Have your say on policing precept

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How much are you willing to pay for policing in Lancashire?

That’s the question the Police and Crime Commissioner is asking residents in a county-wide consultation on the policing precept.

Clive Grunshaw is asking Lancashire residents do they want to freeze the council tax “precept” payment, increase it by 2%, equivalent to 6p a week, or 5% which is equivalent to 15p a week for a Band D council tax payer.

The public have a range of options to comment which include:

l Surveys which can be accessed from all police inquiry desks and some libraries during December.

l Speaking to the commissioner at all public engagements throughout the next two months.

l An online survey on the Lancashire PCC website www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk.

l Or people can call the Commissioner’s office before December 23rd on 01772 533587 for a survey leaflet.

Mr Grunshaw said: “It’s really important that everyone has the chance to have their say and that is why I am launching this survey and a range of ways for people to engage with me on the issue.

“If the police precept is increased by 6p a week, that is equivalent of 26 police officers or 45 PCSOs pay, national insurance and pension payments. That’s something I am sure the public would consider was worth spending an extra 6p a week on.”