The Commissioner decided, after consultation with the public and after taking into account the impact of the financial settlement, the challenge in meeting the costs of delivering a significant increase in Police Officers within North Yorkshire, and in line with the Government’s policy’ and the financial needs of the Force, to propose to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel a police precept for 2021/22 of £271.06 for a Band D property within North Yorkshire. This would be an increase of 1.99% or £5.29 per annum, from the 2020/21 level. The Panel agreed with the proposal and therefore the Commissioner has set the precept at this level.
The Commissioner decided, after consultation with the public, to propose to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel a fire precept for 2021/22 of £74.14 for a Band D property within North Yorkshire. This would be an increase of 1.99% (or £1.45) per annum, from the 2020/21 level. The Panel agreed with the proposal and therefore the Commissioner has set the precept at this level.
The Commissioner has decided, following discussions with the Chief Constable, that the local police team in Pateley Bridge will co-locate in the Harrogate Borough Council Offices on King Street opposite the police station and the police station be sold. The front counter service will remain open at the Nidderdale Plus office.
The Commissioner has decided to approve the Chief Constable’s recommendation to dispose of Ingleton Police Station, and agrees, in consultation with the Chief Fire Officer, that the local Neighbourhood Policing Team should co-locate with the Fire and Rescue Service in Bentham Fire Station and hold regular local drop in sessions in Ingleton.
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