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Warwickshire residents asked for their views on how police cash should be spent

Leamington Editorial 12th Oct, 2023   0

RESIDENTS across Warwickshire are being asked for their views on how police cash should be spent.

Police and crime commissioner Philip Seccombe is asking people across the county about their priorities for policing for the year ahead and for their views on the Police Precept – the part of council tax which funds Warwickshire Police.

The ‘Your Police, Your Views’ survey forms an important part of the budget setting process for policing for the next financial year. The responses gathered will help to inform how the budget is structured, to make sure Warwickshire Police continues to meet the needs of local people.

Mr Seccombe said: “I’m keen for Warwickshire Police to continue to improve the service it provides, while remaining focused on the things that matter most to local people. That’s why I have launched the ‘Your Police, Your Views’ survey to get feedback on what people think policing should focus on and whether that has changed in the past year.

“The results will help me as I begin to develop a budget for policing for the year ahead. This involves a delicate balance of sometimes competing priorities, which is why people’s views are so important. I know that pressures remain on everyone’s finances, with inflation remaining high and other increases in the costs of goods and services meaning the money we have available may not stretch as far in the year ahead.

“That’s why I need to get a clear idea of people’s views on which priorities are most important to help establish what amount of funding may be needed, before balancing that against what is fair and affordable.”

The ‘Your Police, Your Views’ survey will run until Friday December 22 and can be found online at www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk/yourviews

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