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Norfolk policing budget to go before county council




Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Lorne Green, will take his proposals for the 2019/20 policing budget to the county’s Police and Crime Panel next week.

Those proposals will include how much Norfolk’s taxpayers will contribute to funding their policing service through council tax.

The crime commissioner said: "This is one of the most important decisions for which police and crime commissioners are responsible,

The Norfolk Police and Crime Panel for Norfolk County Council meets at 10am, Tuesday, February 5, in the Edwards Room at County Hall, in Norwich.
The Norfolk Police and Crime Panel for Norfolk County Council meets at 10am, Tuesday, February 5, in the Edwards Room at County Hall, in Norwich.

"That decision has implications for the Norfolk public on two counts – first, through the amount of police service funding coming directly from their pockets and, second, through the level to which their police force is funded and the service it is able to deliver to them."

The PCC will present his proposals to the panel, which is made up of councillors and independent members, for them to scrutinise the proposed budget plans.

This will include the PCC’s decision on whether to freeze or increase the policing element of council tax.

The meeting comes at the end of a four-week consultation period during which the PCC has been gathering views from Norfolk residents and businesses on how much they would be prepared to pay to help fund their policing service.

The Norfolk Police and Crime Panel for Norfolk County Council meets at 10am, Tuesday, February 5, in the Edwards Room at County Hall.



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