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Precept Consultation Survey Open until 24th January 2022

The Police & Crime Commissioner, Joy Allen, has launched a survey asking local residents how much they are prepared to contribute towards policing in the force area through their council tax. 

Commissioner Allen is committed to rebuilding community policing and putting an extra 226 extra officers onto the streets of County Durham and Darlington by 2023.  A small rise in the police precept will support these plans.

The Government’s funding settlement assumes that PCCs in England and Wales will raise the council tax for policing by up to £10 per year for a band D property.  In County Durham and Darlington this is less than 19p per week but as the majority of properties in the Force area are in bands A and B the cost would be less than this for the majority of residents.

Many households are facing financial challenges at the moment, but people want to see more officers on the streets, a return to real neighbourhood policing and a force equipped the resources to tackle serious criminality such as sexual violence and anti-social behaviour.

You can give your views via the survey at durhampcc.welcomesyourfeedback.net/s/x3xzq9

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