Last chance to have your say on Sussex Police funding and priorities – Brightling, East Sussex – village website

An announcement from Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne

This is a reminder that Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne is asking residents to share their thoughts on policing priorities and the precept element of the 2023/24 Sussex Police budget in this survey.

The PCC said: “After five years or restoring neighbourhood policing, I know people don’t want to see visible policing diluted. With the public’s support there will be no cuts to PCSOs and we remain on track to have 3,089 police officers in Sussex by April next year.

Until mid-December this year, the Government had given PCCs the flexibility to raise the amount people pay for policing in their council tax, known as the precept, by up to £10 a year for an average (band D) household, or 83 pence a month. This would raise £6.4m for the Sussex Police budget.

Recently the Policing Minister informed PCCs that this flexibility would increase to £15 a year for a Band D household (equivalent to £1.25 a month).

If you have not yet aready done so, you can provide your views on potential precept increases and tell her what you want police to focus on in her short survey.

The consultation runs until midnight on Tuesday 10th January 2023.

You can also find more information and the link to the survey on the PCC’s website.