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Norfolk police commissioner set to present budget proposals

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green (2625842)
Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green (2625842)

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green will present his budget proposals next week.

Over recent weeks, Mr Green has been seeking public views on plans to raise the police's portion of the council tax by either £8, £16 or £24 a year, based on an average band D home. Those proposals would equate to either 15, 31, or 46 pence a week,

But its results of that consultation, and Mr Green's final recommendation, will only be revealed at the meeting of the county's police and crime panel on Tuesday.

Mr Green said: “The Chief Constable has set out very clearly what the different consultation options, including a freeze at last year’s levels, would mean for Norfolk’s policing service.

"He has said a freeze would, inevitably, lead to police officer and staff reductions.

"At the other end of the scale, he has also said that, were I to raise the council tax by the maximum amount of 46 pence a week, this would allow significant investment in the force, including the addition of 40 extra officers.

“Taking on board what Norfolk residents and the Chief Constable have said, it’s now my job to weigh up all the information and make a decision which I will take to panel members.”


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