Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove has launched a survey to consult with people in Bridlington and across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire on the level of council tax they pay for policing.
As PCC, Matthew has a statutory obligation to set the police budget and is now seeking the views of taxpayers in regarding the 2014/15 council tax precept.
Matthew said: “Last year I decided to freeze the police precept, meaning taxpayers have paid the same amount for their policing for the last two years.
“I am now seeking the views of the public on whether to increase the precept this year or freeze it again.
“An increase will allow me to minimize reductions in officer numbers and invest in new technology to keep officers on the beat and spend less time in police stations.
“The views of the public are important to help guide me as we work to keep our communities safe by modernising and transforming policing.”
The consultation survey can be completed on Matthew’s website www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk from today, Monday November 18, or by post by calling 01482 220787 to obtain a copy.
Copies will also be available at forthcoming PCC Street Surgeries. The survey closes on Friday December 6.