“This is yet another tough and hard settlement,” he said. “I’m disappointed that there has been no movement on the funding formula which has cost us £10.5m in this current year alone.
“Our position becomes more challenging when you see that a number of new initiatives, such as the Innovation Fund and the expansion of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and additional funding to HMIC, will be funded from the overall police pot – and that pot has got smaller.
“We will need to make some tough decisions in our budget, which will be announcing in January.”
Last week the Commissioner launched an online survey to ensure that both his Police and Crime Plan and forthcoming budget reflect the public’s views and expectations.
Questions being asked include the rate of importance respondents give to the Police and Crime Plan’s seven priorities; whether they would be prepared to continue their support by paying a little more towards policing; and where they feel further savings should be made.
To access the online survey, which will close at the end of January, click on this link: http://goo.gl/3TvAAZ or visit the website at www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk. Anyone who does not receive the household survey but would like a hard copy can contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, County Hall, West Bridgford NG2 7QP, 0115 967 0999 ex 801 2005, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on Wednesday 18th December 2013