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Time is running out to share your views on policing and how it should be paid for

December 11, 2023

"Your Police Your Views" Share your views with Philip on policing, community safety and how it should be fundedResidents and businesses across Warwickshire are being warned that time is running out to take part in a major survey on policing and how it should be paid for.

The ‘Your Police, Your Views’ survey was launched by Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe in October, giving people the chance to give feedback on their experiences of policing and community safety in the county and have a say on what priorities should be tackled in the year ahead.

There are now fewer than two weeks to go before the survey closes, during which Mr Seccombe is keen to get as many responses as possible from across the county. To promote the survey and gather views Mr Seccombe and his team have undertaking a number of face-to-face and online engagement sessions over the past three months, including sessions for town and parish councils and the business community.

The annual survey forms an important part of the budget setting process for policing each year. The responses help to inform how the budget is structured, to make sure Warwickshire Police continues to meet the needs of local people.

Mr Seccombe said: “The online survey is simple to complete and asks people about their experience of policing and crime in the county, as well as what works well and what needs improvement.  It’s also an opportunity for people to tell me their views on funding the police service before I make a judgement on the level of Council Tax to apply in the year ahead.

“It’s always a tricky decision to balance what is fair and affordable to the public against providing the Chief Constable with the resources needed to deliver an effective response to the community. That’s why I’m so keen to get as big a response as possible to hear views from all corners of the county.

“We’ve had a good response so far but with under two weeks before it closes, there’s still time for people to go online or send back any paper surveys collected at one of our engagement events.”

You can complete the ‘Your Police, Your Views’ survey at: until midnight on Friday 22 December.  Results will be published in January alongside the Commissioner’s draft budget proposals for 2024/25.