BRIDGWATER NEWS: Would you pay an extra £1 a month to support policing?

BRIDGWATER NEWS: Would you pay an extra £1 a month to support policing?

BRIDGWATER people will be able to tell Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens, their views on a possible move to charge people an extra £1 a month to support policing.

Ms Mountstevens will be at the Angel Place Shopping Centre in Bridgwater on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 1pm to 2.30pm to speak with local people about policing issues.BRIDGWATER NEWS: Would you pay an extra £1 a month to support policing?

But she really wants to know if people would be in support of paying a little bit extra - £1 a month – as part of their Council Tax bill for 2018-19 towards policing.

Ms Mountstevens will be in Bristol, Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare on January 10 asking people for their views ahead of making key decisions on the police’s budget for the next financial year.

PHOTO - RIGHT: Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens.

Funds for Avon and Somerset Constabulary are raised as part of the annual Council Tax which also includes money for Somerset County Council, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater Town Council and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

People were asked to pay £181.81 towards policing costs in 2017-18 as opposed to £178.26 in 2016-17.

Now people are being asked if they would like to pay more for policing services in 2018-19.

If people cannot get along to see Ms Mountstevens at the Angel Place Shopping Centre on January 10 – they can email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or call on 01275-816377.

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