Police to up its tax?

Police chiefs in Nottinghamshire are asking people if they would be willing to pay a bit more council tax to help fund more officers on the county’s streets.

Nottinghamshire Police Authority is considering increasing next year’s council tax precept to finance more frontline police officers.

The plan would see the number of divisional frontline police officers rise from 1,600 to 1,700 over a three-year period.

The council tax bill on an average Band D property would increase from £160.11 to £166.50 which is an annual rise of £6.39.

Leave feedback on the website at www.nottspa.org, or email npa@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk.