Improving police and fire services in Essex

Content originally from Essex PFCC blog


Additional investment agreed for a further 151 police officers – a growth of 519 officers in three years

Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will both benefit from further investment now budget proposals put forward by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner have been agreed.

In the budget for 2020/21, Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, recommended that the policing element of Council Tax should rise by 2.94 per cent to cover inflationary costs. This is the equivalent to an increase of £5.67 a year from £192.96 to £198.63 for a Band D property. In terms of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Mr Hirst is proposing that its element of the Council Tax precept should rise by 1.99 per cent, the equivalent of an increase of £1.44 a year from, £72.45 to £73.89 for a Band D property.

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