The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales is carrying out a budget consultation and seeking views on budget proposals for 2017/18 and the Police and Crime Plan
The Commissioner’s budget plans rest on a 5% increase in the precept which means an increase of £10.91 per year or 3p per day for a band D property. Whilst nobody wants to increase the charge, people want to live and work in safe communities.
Responses to the consultation will be help inform the decision making of the Police and Crime panel when they meet in the New Year to consider the level of precept for 2018-2019 so we hope that as many individuals and agencies concerned with keeping our communities and vulnerable individuals safe will respond with their views.
The consultation asks 5 questions (as set out below) and responses are needed by 28th December 2017.
- What are your views on the need to maintain an effective police service during a period of austerity - in particular, maintaining a strong neighbourhood presence?
- Are there areas of South Wales Police activity that you would you be happy to see cut?
- What would you consider the right level for the police precept for South Wales for 2018-19?
- What are your views on capital expenditure plans for next year?
- Do you think there are areas of the Police service that should be protected from further cuts?
Full details of the budget proposals and contact for postal responses can be found via on the website www.southwalescommissioner.wales or via this link.