How much would you pay to support the police?

Police and Crime Commissioner has repeatedly petitioned the Government for better police funding.

Police and Crime Commissioner has repeatedly petitioned the Government for better police funding. - 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 pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 01275 816377.