Police and Crime Commissioner’s quick survey on policing “tax” = “precept” 2017/18

From the PCC’s website:

2017/18 Sussex Police Precept Consultation

Would you like to see over 100 more police officers and staff in Sussex?
Your opportunity to strengthen local policing and public safety
One of my responsibilities as your Police and Crime Commissioner is to set the overall budget for policing in Sussex. This is mainly funded by the Government’s policing grant and by a part of your council tax called the police precept which I am also responsible for setting…

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=147816984559

Level #Brighton policing update – Operation Bolero 28 July 2016

From Insp Brian McCarthy by email:

Level policing update – 28th July 2016
OpERATION Bolero

Five males were arrested on the level for conspiring to supply Class B Drugs. This has occurred in the skate park area one of which is wanted on warrant in London for failing to appear. Class B and Class A Drugs were found at the scene and on some of the males. This has occurred at a time when children are on school holidays. Post arrest users of the skate Park have thanked police for the arrests commenting that it has been creating a bad atmosphere in the park.

One male is still in custody the others have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

——– thanks for working to keep the Level a safe place for young people, families and the whole community P.W.

London Road LAT #Brighton – Agenda – tonight 12/7 18.15 for 18.30 Calvary Church, Viaduct Rd

London Road LAT #Brighton – Agenda – tonight 12/7 18.15 for 18.30 Calvary Church, Viaduct Rd

(As per previously circulated email – except item 7)

  1. Welcome, introductions, apologies
  2. Minutes (7th June) – date of next meetings 6/9/16, 4/10/16, 15/11/16 (t.b.c), 6/12/16
  3. Policing and licensing:
    • progress update regarding situation of homeless/begging in south end of London Road
    • licensing application for off-sales etc. by Presuming Ed – they wish to go beyond the “licensing matrix” and conduct “off-premises” sales plus extend alcohol sales hours beyond the matrix cut off point
    • Policing priorities
  4. Planning issues – (if any)
  5. Viaduct Road clean-up, and consultation for community bins plans.
  6. report back on last HMO meeting 8th June
  7. Financial future
    • we currently have a balance in hand
    • Calvary Church Trustees have currently offered free use of the premises for meetings
    • we need to arrange more publicity – fliers etc.
    • grants are available from various sources
  8. Various updates and projects in and around London Road
    • DRARA – AGM was last Friday
    • Communities of the Level
    • BID – via Ann Townsend (if any)
    • Triangle
    • Francis Street
    • Barrows Residents Association
    • Rosehill Residents Association
  9. A.O.B. (please notify before the start of the meeting)

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