Have Your Say on Sussex Police Funding

Yesterday (Wednesday 22 January) PCC Katy Bourne welcomed the biggest funding boost for policing in a decade after the Government announced a £1.1billion increase. This means that Mrs Bourne is now in a position to consult with residents on how much they contribute locally to Sussex Police. She has launched a snap survey today to find out how the public would feel about a proposed average increase of 20p a week, equating to an extra £10 a year, per household.

Now is your chance to have your say. It takes just 30 seconds to complete:

If this link does not work for you then can copy and paste it into your browser, or search online for the Sussex PCC’s website https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/, where you find the link on the news feed. For additional information you can review the Frequently Asked Questions.

The survey closes at midday on Thursday 30 January 2020.

Mrs Bourne said: “The overall amount of funding available for policing could be as much as £15.2bn, if all PCCs take advantage of the £10 precept flexibility. We need to focus on bringing crime down, so this settlement means that PCCs can invest more into policing to tackle crime and keeping our communities safe.”

“The Government quite clearly remains committed to its pledge to recruit an additional 20,000 officers – with funding for 6,000 officers by March next year included in this year’s grant.”

Please give your views before the survey closes at midday on Thursday 30 January 2020.