The Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, is consulting on the police part of the council tax for 2016-17. The Commissioner is considering an increase of 1.9% in the amount you pay for your policing service. That would mean an extra £3.12 a year for the average home (band D property). At present, band D homes pay £163.98 per year. Out of the 43 forces in England and Wales, only two receive less funding per head of population than Wiltshire.
The increase would provide the Commissioner with an additional £769,000 of local income for 2016-17. This would help to cover rising costs, including an extra £2m worth of National Insurance contributions, and to protect community policing.
You can have your say on the proposal by going to: www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk where you can also find more information.
The consultation will end at 10am on Tuesday 2 February 2016.