Police spending in Sussex 2018 – should it be higher?

Another year, another consultation.  I think we have been here before, but here it is again: the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex , Katy Bourne, has launched an on-line petition at www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/public-consultations “Would you pay more to support policing in Sussex?”.  Last year, she says, 4500 people responded to a similar petition, with 80% responding “Yes”.  Whether this actually made any difference is not clear, and people may have their own views as to whether this is an effective, or a desirable, way to determine the level of spending on the police.  Anyway, the petition is there if you want it, and is open until 5 January 2018,