The police and fire services in Nottinghamshire are set to share an £18.5 million headquarters Plans were approved today for the fire service to move onto the site of the police headquarters, at Sherwood Lodge, by 2021. The current fire service headquarters at Bestwood Lodge will then be sold. The two services say the move will bring ‘operational efficiencies, interoperability and financial savings.’ The head of the fire authority, councillor Brian Grocock, said the savings would be ‘minimal’ for the first five years, but that it would save significant funds in the long term. Documents seen by Nottinghamshire Live show there is expected to be a cost to the fire service of around £550,000 to relocate, it is understood. The cost of the total project is forecast to be £18.5 million, with a total cost to the fire service of around £4 million and the rest funded by Nottinghamshire Police, the documents show. The decision was made by the fire … [Read more...] about Plan for £18.5m joint police and fire service headquarters approved
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Northamptonshire residents will be paying more from this April for their police and fire services after a local tax rise was agreed. Members of the Police and Crime Panel yesterday (February 5) approved Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold’s request to charge taxpayers more.The extra increase will cost a band D household an extra £24 a year for policing and £1.76 extra a year for the fire service.This is the first time commissioner Mold has levied a fire precept after taking over the running of the Northamptonshire fire service this January.At the meeting he told the panel he had not wanted to increase the police precept by the new government allowed maximum of £2 per month but he said it was necessary.He said: “This is one of the hardest decisions I have had to take as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and one that I do not take lightly. Each day my office receives correspondence from concerned residents who want to see more visible policing in … [Read more...] about Police and fire tax rise for Northamptonshire agreed
North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has put forward her proposals on the amount residents will pay for policing and fire and rescue services in the year from April 2019 – known as the precept. The increase, which Julia Mulligan calls a ‘difficult decision’, will mean extra money for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. It will now go to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel for their approval on Tuesday.If agreed by the Panel, the additional money for the police will be used by the Chief Constable to boost local, visible policing – increasing the number of police officers by at least 50, plus approximately 20 PCSOs and new Public Safety Officers.These new recruits would be in addition to the already announced plans to increase officer numbers by 81, taking the total number of officers across North Yorkshire and York to 1,450 with 220 PCSOs.For the fire and rescue service, Interim Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie … [Read more...] about North Yorkshire Police and Fire Crime Commissioner proposes precept rise to boost visible policing
North Yorkshire residents still have a chance to have their say over how much they would be willing to pay for policing and fire services. The office for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is asking North Yorkshire residents how much they are willing to pay in their council tax bill in a survey which launched earlier this month. The survey runs until January 20 and will help determine the charge, or precept, for the 2019/2020 financial year.Feline lonely this Christmas - homeless pets make festive pleaJulia Mulligan, North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, said: “Policing continues to evolve in North Yorkshire as it responds to the changing nature of crime and demands on our police service. This county remains the safest place in England, but we are facing a series of challenges – from a greater focus on complex crimes like child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse, to the need to invest more in tackling offences that blight our rural communities, and … [Read more...] about North Yorkshire police and fire service: How much would you be prepared to pay?
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan is asking North Yorkshire residents how much they are willing to pay in their council tax bill for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service. Setting the charge known as the precept for 2019/20 is part of Julia’s role. She has consulted on the policing precept since she became the Commissioner in 2012 but is consulting on the fire and rescue service precept for the first time this year, following transfer of governance.The survey, which will be carried out by telephone to a representative sample, and online where any resident can have their say, is under way and will remain open until January 18.Residents will be asked how much they would be prepared to pay per year in their council tax bill. The options reflect the government’s announcement on police funding.Julia is making a commitment that if the public were to support a precept rise for North Yorkshire Police, she would work with the Chief … [Read more...] about How much do you want to pay for police and fire and rescue services?