Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner is asking residents if they are willing to support an increase to the police precept to put more feet on the beat.

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner is asking residents if they are willing to support an increase to the police precept to put more feet on the beat.

David Keane has launched a consultation with the option to increase the policing precept in local council tax payments by £2 per month for the average band D household.

In December, the government announced that Cheshire Constabulary would receive funding to cover unavoidable pressures on policing but it assumes that Cheshire taxpayers will fund almost two thirds of this through an increase of the policing precept.

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