PCC’s plan for small increase to policing precept approved by Police & Crime Panel

Tim Passmore has confirmed that he will be asking council taxpayers to pay an average of just under 7p a week extra towards policing in the county in the next financial year.P&Cpanel 1

The PCC presented his precept proposal to the Police and Crime Panel meeting at Suffolk County Council’s HQ today for their consideration; the panel unanimously supported the proposal.

Raising the precept by 1.958% will add £830K to the Constabulary’s budget in the next financial year, which will help fund 20 police officers to focus on protecting vulnerable people and support the county’s cyber-crime investigations and three PCSOs to carry out a liaison role in schools right across the county. This increase to the policing element of the precept means the average council tax payment will increase from £170.10 to £173.43 per year in 2016/17, an average of just under 7p a week (based on Band D property)….more


Missed your area public meeting?
Watch it now…mildenhall

Having direct contact with the people of Suffolk that the PCC represents is extremely important.

Tim said, “I make myself available to anyone who needs to speak to me through one-to-one surgeries and directly via e-mail and on the phone, but it is equally important to have these bigger meetings where people can question me in a more open forum.

“Over the past months I have staged a programme of public events with the Temporary Chief Constable, Gareth Wilson; one in each of Suffolk’s district council areas. If you were unable to attend you can watch the meeting again in the YouTube videos below.


SUFFOLK COASTAL (unfortunately not filmed)

The films were produced by volunteer John Burns, to whom we are really grateful.