Have your say on funding for policing and fire and rescue services in Essex
PFCC Precept Survey is closing soon..
There’s less than a week to go for you to complete our survey and have your say on funding for policing and fire rescue services in Essex? Do you want more investment in the services and what are your priorities? Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex needs to know before he sets out plans for the 2021/2022 policing and fire and rescue services budget for the county.
You can fill in a survey here to give your views.
Roger said: “I need to know what your thoughts on funding for the services are. To do this I have been running a survey to gather views. That survey closes at midnight on December 20th and it is so important that you complete it and have your say.
“I know it’s a difficult time for you financially. The COVID 19 pandemic has been a horrible crisis and had a big impact on livelihoods. So, any plans to increase the council tax need to be considered very carefully.”
Roger adds: “Once the survey closes, I will be looking in detail at the results, as well as holding discussions with senior police and fire and rescue colleagues, scrutinising their financial plans and proposals very carefully. I will feedback the results in the New Year.”
The survey is online but alternative ways of having a say are available. People can call 01245 291600, leave full details and be called back or they can email [email protected].
The survey has been open from 6am on Monday, November 30 and will close at midnight on Sunday, December 20.
More information is available here.
The Band D Council Tax for policing in Essex for 2020/21 is £198.63 per year. For fire and rescue services it is £73.89 for a Band D property.
This is not a referendum, it is an opportunity to gauge opinions so those views can be taken into account as part of the decision making process.
Watch a video message from Roger Hirst.