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?
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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?
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NORTH YORKSHIRE’S Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has been accused of not being “suitable to hold such a vital office” in a heated debate in the House of Lords. Julia Mulligan, who controversially took on the oversight of the county’s fire service earlier this month, has been dogged by bullying claims, with one complaint against her already upheld by the area’s Police and Crime Panel (PCP) and others lodged.In the Lords, Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Harris of Richmond said she was “very concerned that the PCC (Police and Crime Commissioner) for North Yorkshire has been allowed to take over the fire and rescue service while still having further charges of bullying brought against her”.She said: “She treats people who disagree with her with utter contempt.”Baroness Harris, a former chairwoman of the now-defunct North Yorkshire Police Authority, disputed claims that the change would bring about efficiencies.She said: … [Read more...] about North Yorkshire police and fire tsar Julia Mulligan accused of not being ‘suitable to hold such a vital office’
0 Have your say Ministers have come under fire over the “direction and control” they exert over Scotland’s police force, with claims that criticism of the service has been “stifled” at top levels. There are now calls for stronger safeguards to prevent the force being treated as a “political football” as concerns over the centralisation of police and fire services in Scotland are raised before MSPs next week.Frontline officers have been taken “out of local communities”, which has limited the prospects for preventing crime. Cuts to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) have also raised questions over its performance.The new single forces, Police Scotland and SFRS, were established five years ago with the aim of providing economies of scale to protect emergency services from the worst of hardline spending cuts.But a reduction in staff numbers has been badly managed, Holyrood’s justice committee has … [Read more...] about Unions accuse ministers of ‘interfering’ in police and fire service issues