PCC Police Tax Survey

PCC Mark Shelford is asking local communities if they would pay more to support their local police service.

PCCs, who are responsible for setting the amount of money local people contribute to policing through council tax, need to consider whether they increase the policing as part of the council tax.

The Government has told PCCs they can raise the precept next year by £10 for an average band D household, which is approximately 83p per month.

Before making this decision, PCC Mark Shelford wants to hear from communities their views about this potential increase, and he has launched a survey asking if residents would be willing to pay an increase in the precept.

PCCs have to balance the challenges facing policing with local people’s views in order to best resource an efficient and effective police service that can keep people safe, and it is essential they hear from as many local people as possible.

Complete the survey now