Would you pay an extra £1 a month for policing?
PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 December 2017
People across Avon and Somerset are to be asked whether they would be happy to pay an extra £1 a month towards the area’s police force.
Police and crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens is holding a series of public drop-in events – including one in Weston’s Sovereign Shopping Centre at 3.15pm on January 10 – to help her assess future funding options.
This comes with a proposed increase on the table of 6.6 per cent in the police precept for the coming year. This amounts to £1 a month per household, and would mean the average band D property owner pays £193.91 a year for policing.
Ms Mountstevens said: “I am always conscious many residents are struggling with bills and I never take a decision to raise the policing part of the council tax lightly.”
You can also share your views by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01275 816377.