17 July, 2018

Consultation over £4 rise in police precept.

The email produced below was received by Broughton Parish Meeting clerk John Horsman:


Dear councillor


Consultation over £4 rise in police precept to protect officer numbers.


I am writing to ask for your assistance in helping us to promote a survey we are running to seek the views of North Yorkshire residents over a proposed £4-per-annum increase in the North Yorkshire Police precept, which would help us to maintain the number of police officers on the beat.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, is proposing to increase the North Yorkshire Police precept – the amount added by North Yorkshire Police to council tax bills by 1.99%. This equates to an average of £4.07 – or 8p a week – for an average Band D property in North Yorkshire.

The increase, alongside work to secure £10m of efficiency savings, will help enable North Yorkshire maintain police officer numbers at a time when other forces are shrinking theirs.

We are keen for as many people as possible to take part in our consultation and would be grateful if you could encourage fellow councils and members of the public to take part.

Please find attached a press release we have recently issued, which provides further information about the proposal.

Please help us spread the word by sharing this message with your councillors and residents, including via your newsletters, website and social media where these exist.

Members of the public wanting to have their say on the council tax precept can do so by visiting www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk and clicking the ‘precept’ button on the homepage.

Alternatively, you can use this link: Complete survey now.

You can also have your say by calling 01423 569 562, emailing info@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk or writing to: Freepost RTCL-AGAE-TRTS, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST.


Yours sincerely

Michael Sargood

Public engagement officer


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