Policing funding consultation #Brighton # Sussex

As Government funding appears to necessitate a cut-back of around 25% in the number of PCSOs, and require them to re-apply for their jobs or face redundancy, KatY Bourne our Police and Crime Commissioner is consulting on how much we are prepared to pay for policing. See Below:

How much would you pay for policing in Sussex?

One of the responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners is to set the budget for policing.

A small proportion of the cost of policing is paid from your council tax with the rest coming directly from Government. This local council tax element is called the precept, which I set each year following close consultation with local taxpayers.

As your PCC in Sussex, I have to consider the Chief Constable’s operational policing plan and determine whether the amount you pay for policing locally should stay the same or rise to allow investment in key areas. 

I have launched a public consultation to find out if local taxpayers would be prepared to pay an additional amount next year, per household, to enable me to invest directly in two areas that the Chief Constable has highlighted as priorities for policing:

  1. Protecting children and vulnerable adults in Sussex from exploitation and abuse.
  2. Digital forensic capability to retrieve, analyse and store information held on computers, mobiles and tablets.

You can find out more about these investment proposals and have your say in the public consultation here: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/public-consultations/

I hope you will complete the short online survey and encourage your networks to have their say in the consultation as well. Your feedback is important to me – thank you for taking the time to tell me what you think.

The consultation will remain open until Friday 8 January 2016. Once it has closed I am duty-bound to inform the Sussex Police and Crime Panel of my considerations. This decision will be reviewed by the Panel on Friday 22 January 2016.

Best wishes

Katy Bourne

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

 

Consultation on #Brighton updated Licensing Policy (e.g alcohol) closes 5/1/16

Please have your say!

From an email from the Licensing Department:

A copy of the draft updated Statement of Licensing Policy (SOLP) can be found on the council’s website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/licensingact as well as on the council’s consultation portal http://consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk/public/bhcc/ehl/statement_of_licensing_policy/statement_of_licensing_policy

Some current works on London Road #Brighton – June 2015

People have asked about the works on the pedestrian crossing traversing London Road between Ann Street and Oxford Street.

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This was flagged up in the consultation of August 2014 and came third. Initially we were told that there was not money available for this project, but in fact we were told that money had been found for this project.

If we can find a drawing for the shape of the intended scheme we’ll post it here.

In the meanwhile here is a closer shot showing the pedestrian “build-out” taking shape.

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The consultation data is found here.

 

Please send in a vote by Sept 9th 2014! consultation on London Road improvements

Next stage of consultation for ongoing London Road improvement.

See pdf here.

Jim Mayor – Council Project Manager asks us for a view on the following (full text below)

The options we have shortlisted for short term improvements are:

1: A General Clean / Smarten Up / Tidy

2: Minor Improvements to Preston Circus

3: Improvements to the Oxford Street / Ann St Crossing

Please send in a reply by 9th September to  emma.friedlander@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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Below is the full text and details from Jim Mayor

Dear all
 In February we asked where people felt we should target improvements in London Road. 227 people provided opinions. You were amongst the people who said they would like to stay involved in the decision making process.
 Using feedback from consultation we’ve shortlisted three potential areas for our initial improvements. We’d like your help in choosing a final focus for those improvements.
 What we’d like you to do
The options we have shortlisted for short term improvements are:
1: A General Clean / Smarten Up / Tidy
2: Minor Improvements to Preston Circus
3: Improvements to the Oxford Street / Ann St Crossing
 When you have read the attached document, please choose which option you think we should focus on and email Emma Friedlander at emma.friedlander@brighton-hove.gov.uk to let us know.
 We’ll choose whichever option has the most votes by 9th September.
 (If you think we should focus on something else you can let us know – but hopefully the information in the attached document will explain why we have chosen this shortlist).
 What will happen next?
When we have identified which improvements our initial funding should focus on, we’ll work with you to agree exactly what those improvements should look like.
 (Please note that we have not loaded the list of community facilities onto the London Road LAT website yet – this should be done shortly)
 Regards
 Jim Mayor
Project Manager
Brighton & Hove City Council
01273 294164