Humberside Police Commissioner Confirms Tax Rise
2:15pm 12th February 2014
(Updated 2:18pm 12th February 2014)
People living in Pocklington, Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge will have to pay more for policing from April.
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove's confirmed the force's share of council tax will go up by 1.99% in 2014/2015
He informed the Police and Crime Panel of his decision on Tuesday, after the panel recommended by 5 votes to 4 to implement a freeze.
It means the precept on a typical Band D property will rise by around 6p a week from £173.12 to £176.57.
The decision follows a public consultation exercise in which 1,277 residents were surveyed across the Humberside area. Respondents were informed that if the precept increased by this amount.
Mr Grove said: "I consulted with local people face to face at my Street Surgeries and commissioned an independent survey. The overwhelming view of the public was that a small increase in the precept would be acceptable to lessen reductions in police officers adn PCSOs, and to invest in new technology to keep them on patrol in the communities.
"I work for the public and the public have influenced my decision, " he said.
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