Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is urging residents to ensure they have their say on the level of contribution they are willing to make towards the cost of local policing.
The Government has today announced that Police and Crime Commissioner’s will be given the flexibility to increase the policing precept by £10 per Band D household per year to help meet the current challenges policing faces.
Michael Lane said “It is good news that the Minister has recognised the continued need for flexibility in the local tax precept setting powers that Police and Crime Commissioners have.
“An increase in the policing precept this year will enable Hampshire Constabulary to maintain its current level of police officers and build on this with additional recruitment. Despite the investments being made nationally, without an increase in the policing element of the council tax police officer numbers could still reduce. It is therefore more important than ever that I hear from council tax payers share their views about the level of contribution they would be willing to make through my precept survey.”
“As a result of the public’s support for an increase in policing element of the council tax last year, I am pleased to confirm that 210 additional police officers and 65 police investigators were recruited into Hampshire Constabulary and they are now working to keep you safer in your local communities. This places Hampshire Constabulary in a good position to build upon.”
“I continue to believe that a nationally fairer funder formula is the most appropriate way for the long term future of policing funding. I know that there are pressures on government, but I will continue to fight for this.”
The settlement recognises the challenges faced by today’s policing of increasing demands, greater complexity and changes in criminal activity.
If an increase in local council tax precept of 803 pence per month or £10 per year for a Band D property is supported it will help to keep communities safer and will,
This funding will:
With 61% of council tax payers in the Hampshire Constabulary policing area residing in properties that are Band A-C the majority of people will see an increase of less than £10 a year.
Proposed contribution to policing in council tax bands for 2020/21
Graeme Barbour (Police, Digital Communications Officer, Hampshire)
Potential Environmental Event
Hound Parish Council are looking to host an event every 2-3 months supporting environmental and sustainable themes at Abbey Hall and are looking for individuals, groups or organisations who may be interested in a table or stall.
We have had initial conversations with the Hampshire Refillery who are a not-for-profit organisation, offering liquid and powder refills of household cleaning, laundry, and personal care products (shampoo, conditioner and shower gel). They also have re-usable wipes, kitchen roll and sponges. More information about them can be found at https://thehampshirerefillery.com/
Netley Christian Fellowship have been approached about the possibility of them holding their clothes swap event during this and we will be there to collect empty crisp packets which will be recycled via the Terracycle scheme.
So, if you either know someone or are yourself interested in being part of the event(s) and fit within the environmental, sustainable and zero waste values that this event is looking to promote, please do get in touch by calling into the office for a chat, call us on 02380 453732 or email email@example.com
The agenda for the Recreation & Facilities Committee meeting on Monday 20th January has been published.
The meeting is at Hound Parish Hall starting at 7pm.
Hampshire County Council is asking people who live, work and study in Hampshire to have their say on proposed changes to libraries. A 10-week public consultation opens today (9 January 2020) asking for opinions on:
· the emerging vision for Hampshire’s Libraries to 2025;
· the level of need for library services in specific local communities;
· proposed changes to the Library Service and the potential impacts; and
· any alternatives that respondents may wish to propose.
The County Council is committed to providing a high-quality library service, fit for the future, that responds to a new generation of library customers. Therefore, we feel the right thing to do is focus the resources we have on where they will be of most benefit - to make the library service relevant in a way that will improve the literacy, life chances and wellbeing of Hampshire residents.
At the same time, Hampshire County Council is facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £80 million by April 2021. The council is having to look across all its services to find savings which can help to bridge this gap and the Library Service is required to identify £1.76 million towards the overall savings target
The proposals in the consultation have been carefully thought through and offer a genuine choice. As well as increasing income and improving business efficiency, the consultation includes proposals for changes to the way services are delivered. This includes options to close up to 10 council-run libraries and reduce opening hours in others. It also considers exploring better ways to deliver library services in deprived communities. No decisions will be made until all the consultation responses have been fully analysed.
Full details of all proposals can be found at www.hants.gov.uk/library-consultation – we also have printed copies of the information available to read in our libraries. Please share this information within your own organisation, group or club and encourage your members to participate in this public consultation.
The consultation is open until Wednesday 18 March 2020. Feedback received will inform decisions to be made by the Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage in summer 2020. If you have any questions about the public consultation or its impact on your organisation please email the Hampshire County Council Insight & Engagement Unit firstname.lastname@example.org
Hedge End NPT (Neighbourhood Policing Team) will be in the bandstand, Hedge End village centre, Saturday 11th January between 10am-12pm.
• ANTI THEFT PURSE LANYARDS.
• ANTI THEFT LANYARDS & NUMBER PLATE SCREWS AND CAPS.
SCREWS & CAPS - YOU WILL NEED -
* To know what colours you need for the car. 4x black or 2x black & 2x yellow or 2x white & 2x yellow etc.
* A screw driver to fit your current screws.
* A large / chunky flat head screwdriver.
We will be in the Bandstand from 10am, ready and waiting.
We can provide valuable crime prevention advice and leaflets to assist you in keeping yourself and your property safe and secure. We will also have police colouring in and spot the difference for children. Come and talk to us.
All engagement events will be monitored, to assess how successful they are, so we can plan and prioritise our time. We look forward to seeing you!
PCSO Mica Woodcock.
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Mica Woodcock (Police, PCSO, Eastleigh District)
Council Meeting - 13th January
The agenda for the Council meeting on Monday 13th January has been published.
The meeting is at Hound Parish Hall starting at 7pm.
Hound Parish Council News Blog.