Tell the Government what you think about the proposed police funding formula
This is a critical issue for Devon and Cornwall – the current proposals will see yet more funding diverted away from rural areas to metropolitan and urban centres.
The Home Office published its proposed funding formula for policing in July 2015 for consultation.
The consultation will close at 5pm on 15 September 2015.
Tony Hogg and his team are continuing to build the strongest possible case to respond to the proposals and to assist others to do the same. We will shortly publish information on the proposal and its full impact on Devon and Cornwall together with our views on what changes should be made to the proposal to make the system fair as we prepare our full submission to the consultation. We will also be sharing all this information with local bodies and our 18 MPs.
To ensure that the voice of rural areas is heard we would encourage everyone in Devon and Cornwall to directly respond to the Home Office consultation.
There are four main issues of concern/objection for us – which are set out in the pro forma letter below – all you need to do is sign and send.
The four main issues that we object to are:
- The impact of tourism on policing demand is being ignored.
- No account is taken of rural policing demands.
- The whole formula is biased towards metropolitan areas.
- Non-crime demand must be reflected fairly for all areas.
Please take the time to send a response. We need to send the strongest possible message to Government that money must not be taken away from rural areas like Devon and Cornwall and given to metropolitan areas.
Please show your support by downloading the letter and post to:
Police Funding Consultation, Police Resources Policy Team , Crime and Policing Group, 6th Floor, Fry Building , 2 Marsham Street , London SW1P 4DF
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would ask that you copy us in on your letter if you can – by emailing it to: email@example.com
Responses must be received by the Home Office by 5pm on 15 September 2015.
We have now sent our response to the consultation. Find out what we had to say about the Government's funding proposals here >