Helping to protect local policing against government cuts

Would you be prepared to contribute a little extra to help protect local policing against government cuts to the police budget?

After six years of austerity, the Government promised in December 2015 to protect police budgets. However, before Christmas the Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, urged the Government to stop the misleading the public after it was confirmed that the grant allocated to Merseyside Police will once again be cut for 2017/18.

If the proposed 1.4% cut is imposed it will leave the Force facing a grant reduction of £3.3m next year in comparison to this year.

To help fill this funding black hole, the Government has assumed that local people can pay more towards policing through their Council Tax.

But before making a decision on whether to make the increase expected by the Government, Jane wants to hear your views -  would you be willing to contribute an extra 4p a week to make up for the Government shortfall and help her to limit the impact of these cuts?


Deputy to help launch Wirral Neighbourhood Justice Scheme


Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, CH44 8ED
29th July 2014 14:01 - 16:00

The Deputy Police Commissioner will be the keynote speaker at the launch of the Wirral Neighbourhood Justice Scheme.

This new initiative is designed to help tackle anti-social and lower level crime in Wirral by empowering communities to resolve conflicts. This will involved the use of locally-recruited community volunteers using restorative justice to bring together those who have caused harm with those affected to repair the damage done.

This approach is also designed to reduce re-offending, stop problems from escalating and reduce the harm caused to victims.

Cllr Ann O'Byrne, who as Deputy as a specific remit for victims, will be speaking alongside the Chief Executive of Restorative Solutions Gary Stephenson, Restorative Justice Housing expert John Stevenson and offender mentor Peter Woolf.

Volunteers will also be on hand to talk about their experiences.

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