Bedfordshire Police Want An Extra £1 a Month From Band D Council Tax Payers

News Release form the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, Kathryn Holloway

Since 2010 the Government has continuously reduced the amount of national funding for Bedfordshire Police and to date, as your Police and Crime Commissioner, despite a successful on-going recruitment campaign which has helped to hold service levels against a picture of ever-increasing demand, I have been given no facility, until now, to uplift the total number of resources available to respond to victims of crime and protect the people of Bedfordshire.

As a result, the force now has 140 less officers than it did in 2010.

When we take into account the demand, complexity and the landscape of policing (which is significantly different to 2010), I am sure you will understand why I have taken the decision to raise Council Tax by £1 per month for the next 24 months, which will cost the total of £24 pounds per Band D household in Bedfordshire to increase the number of police officers by at least 100, taking us some way towards what this county requires.

Please see below the table of costing per household:



I would like to invite you to share your opinion on this decision by way of reply to the following email address: PCC@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk

Your comments of support or concern for this decision would be welcomed and will be collated and presented to the Police and Crime Panel on 6 February 2018 which is the authoritative body which holds the Police and Crime Commissioner to account.

I appreciate your thoughts, time and consideration regarding this issue and look forward to receiving your response.

Kathryn Holloway


---

Comments

Recently Popular

Ashberry Homes New Showhome Open At Bidwell

New TV Documentary to Feature Whipsnade Zoo

First Meeting of Chief Constable's New Advisory Panel

Give blood during the Easter holidays

Town Council to Consider Working From Home More Permanently

CBC Urge Residents to Complete Economic Survey

Take the Walking Challenge in September's Walking Festival !

More Popular Stories

Lidl Plans For 1.2million sq ft Regional Distribution Centre

Angry Resident Wants Peace Back as Chalk Pit Tourism Takes Off

L&D Hospital Mani Car Park Closes From 13 July - Bigger Car Park To Be Built

Consultation on New Secondary School in Houghton Regis

Bidwell Heights - Go Ahead for New Build Despite Crime Concerns

Houghton Regis Academy Closure - Public Meeting 10 March

Plans For 66 bed care Home, Nursery & Shops at Lower Thorn Village

Police Appeal After Man Robbed in Houghton Regis

Amazon Prime Scam Has Cost Victims More Than £1m

Supermarket Responds to Criticism that Shelves & Fridges were Empty

Houghton Regis local news, events, council news, going on in Houghton Regis and nearby villages, Bedfordshire, UK. Editor Alan Winter

 HRND

Houghton Regis News Desk

Contact HRND
HRND on Facebook
Facebook Archive
HR Clubs & Societies
Construction
Fix My Street
Story Index
HRND Pinterest
HRND on Twitter
Other Group Sites
Luton News Desk
Dunstable News Desk
Editors Blog
More Group Links