Have your say on local police funding

North Yorkshire is the safest place in England and our police do a good job. But like everywhere, we have our challenges.

When I asked the public to help set priorities for the police, 90 per cent of you put protecting vulnerable people at the top of your list.

As your Police and Crime Commissioner, it’s my job to ensure the Chief Constable delivers this for you.

I also set the precept for local policing. This is the amount you pay in your council tax towards running North Yorkshire Police.  However, before the precept is set for this coming year, I need to know what you think. 

Do you want to pay the same as you did last year? Or do you want to pay more? And if so, how much more?

Please let me know what you think and complete this on-line questionnaire, it will only take a moment and your views are important.

I am keen for as many people as possible to take part in the consultation and would be grateful if you could encourage others to take part. You can help me promote the survey by sharing this message via your, website and social media where you have them.

The deadline for comments is 12 January.

The options people can choose from are:

1.     Freeze the precept. Meaning no more to pay locally, but harder for the police to deliver services and balance the books.

2.     Increase the precept by 1.99 per cent in order to raise just over £1.2 million for next year and subsequent years, but avoid a costly local referendum. This will cost the average household an 8p extra a week.

3.     Put the precept up by more than 1.99 per cent which could raise more money, but will mean at least £700,000 spent on a referendum on the proposals.

Click here to complete the survey online

You can also have your say by:

·         Calling: 01423 569 562

·         Emailing: pcc@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk or

·         Writing to: FREEPOST RTCL-AGAE-TRTS, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, 12 Granby Road, Harrogate, HG1 4ST.

Thank you for your time.

Julia Mulligan

Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire