How would you spend Lincolnshire Police funding?

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Residents of Lincolnshire are being asked to play a part in the shape of future policing, amid what’s described as ‘an uncertain financial future’.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones has launched a survey in the run up to the setting of next year’s budget for the force.

It will ask the views of people across the county about their priorities for policing, their own personal experiences of crime and where they would deploy extra officers and force funding if available.

Complete the survey here, or call 01522 581420.

The PCC will not be told the level of grant his office – which funds both the police force and victims services – will receive until mid-December.

The money from Whitehall makes up around 50% of the overall amount of funding for services, with the rest coming from council tax.

Marc Jones said he has travelled to London several times in the past months, and spoken to ministers and civil servants to make the case for fairer funding for Lincolnshire.

The survey is intended to help guide some of the funding priorities and decisions for the county.

Marc Jones said: “The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is to ensure the views and priorities of the communities of Lincolnshire are reflected in the way our great county is policed.

“It is absolutely vital that the tax payers of Lincolnshire play a crucial role in deciding how their own community is policed and to ensure we make the decisions that reflect their views we first need to understand them.”