Police and fire commissioner launches council tax precept consultation

Zoe Metcalfe, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Zoë Metcalfe, is asking how much the public thinks should be invested in local policing and fire and rescue services from council tax bills from April next year.

The survey opens today and runs until midnight Monday 21 January at www.tellCommissionerZoe.co.uk.

Commissioner Zoë said: “One of my roles is to set the precepts for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, something every Commissioner has to do each year.

“It is never easy to ask residents for more money, and I know that many individuals and families are facing financial pressures once again this coming year, but our emergency services are also dealing with rising costs as they continue their vital work to keep us all safe.

“And again, this year the decision will be challenging, as I have to balance the burden on taxpayers and the growing demands for services from our police and fire and rescue services, so it’s vital that I hear your views.

“Please go online, take just a few minutes to have your say and I will ensure your views are reflected when decisions are made.”

Details on the consultation and the proposals to be commented on can be found at www.tellCommissionerZoe.co.uk