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Rural Policing

March 26, 2018 5:12 PM

PCSOs in Southwell before cutsLocal households will be contributing an extra £12 each a year in Council Tax for the police from April onwards.
Nottinghamshire police numbers are at their lowest level for 30 years, down by 331 in the last five years.
Community policing has been hardest hit, especially in rural areas. Late last year, despite pleas from local Conservatives, the custody suite at Newark Police Station was mothballed. Now there is talk of the Police Station, which was purpose built only ten years ago, closing altogether.
At the same time as these cuts are being made in Newark and Southwell, there are plans to build a brand new £15.7 million custody suite in Nottingham!
Responding to the rise in recorded crime, Nottinghamshire Police intend to recruit 80 frontline officers with a promise of extra money to invest in local policing. After all, considerable Council Tax money comes from our rural areas.
Lib-Dem run Southwell Town Council supported local policing by providing subsidised accommodation for them.
People have the right to feel safe in their own communities and Liberal Democrat Councillors will be lobbying for adequate policing for Southwell and the surrounding villages.