With his next police budget coming up, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has planned a series of public meetings to seek residents’ views about how savings could be made.
At the same time, Mr Tipping and his Deputy, Chris Cutland, want to hear any concerns the public have about crime and anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods, and whether they would be prepared to pay more towards policing.
“I very much want to know how the public feel before I draw up the next budget,” the Commissioner said. “Nottinghamshire Police has to make savings to the tune of at least £12m in 2016-17 so I welcome suggestions from our communities on how the force should achieve these while helping to protect critical frontline services.
“Nobody wants cuts but these are the cards we’ve been dealt by the Government. I’m disappointed that there isn’t more money in the pot but am determined that my budget will reflect what the public tell me they need and expect from our police service.”
People attending the meetings will also be encouraged to complete the Commissioners’ snap shot survey. Leaflets on rural crime will be available where applicable.
The survey, which takes just a few minutes, can also be completed on line by going to: http://www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/Get-Involved/Consultations-and-Surveys/Snap-Shot-Survey-2015.aspx.
Three meetings to be held this month are as follows:
- 12th January 2016 (6pm – 7pm)
atCounty Hall’s Assembly Room, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford. NG2 7QP.
- 14th January 2016 (6.30pm to 7.30pm)
at Pleasley Landmark Centre, Chesterfield Road North, Pleasley, near Mansfield. NG19 7SP.
- 18th January 2016 (6pm – 7pm)
at Nottingham CVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham. NG1 3FB
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Posted on Monday 4th January 2016