How much would you pay to support the police?
- Credit: Archant
People across Avon and Somerset are to be asked whether they would be happy to pay an extra £1 a month towards the area’s police force.
Police and crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens is holding a series of public drop-in events to help her assess future funding options.
This comes with a proposed increase on the table of 6.6 per cent in the police precept for the coming year. This amounts to £1 a month per household, and would mean the average band D property owner pays £193.91 a year for policing.
Ms Mountstevens said: “It is really important residents tell me how much they would be prepared to contribute to support policing. I am always conscious many residents are struggling with bills and I never take a decision to raise the policing part of the council tax lightly.”
You can also share your views by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01275 816377.