Police to ask public if they would pay more as £12m cuts loom

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The public will be asked whether they would be prepared to pay more towards policing with a meeting planned in Pleasley next week.

With the budget coming up, Nottinghamshire Police will also quiz locals on where they think savings could be made within the force with at least another £12m needed to be slashed over the next year.

Police and crime commissioner, Paddy Tipping, and his deputy, Chris Cutland, will be at the Pleasley Landmark Centre to listen to locals’ views, and find out which crimes are worrying their communities.

Mr Tipping said: “I very much want to know how the public feel before I draw up the next budget.

“Nobody wants cuts but these are the cards we’ve been dealt by the Government.

“I’m disappointed that there isn’t more money in the pot but am determined that my budget will reflect what the public tell me they need and expect.”

The meeting will be held on January 14 from 6.30pm.