Attleborough & Thetford Weekly Crime Summary 4 Jan 16 …

Police are once again reminding all residents of the importance of crime prevention and to use the close it, lock it, check it system for home security, double checking that windows and doors are properly secured to help prevent burglary.

Christmas presents such as new electricals, jewellery and cash are attractive pickings for burglars and a large proportion of burglaries continue to be committed by offenders walking into unlocked houses or climbing through open windows.

Increase or freeze police element of Council Tax have your say from today

Norfolk s Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett will soon have to decide whether to increase or freeze the policing element of Council Tax and he wants to know what you think. The Commissioner has today launched a public consultation, which will run throughout January, on whether the police precept should rise by 2pc (an average of 4 per year) or be frozen. Stephen said: The announcement from the Government around police funding was welcome but that does not mean Norfolk Constabulary is out of the woods; far from it.

The Government has said that police funding will be protected but that s on the assumption that PCC s increase the policing element of the Council Tax by 2% each year.

There are, of course, still major financial pressures on the force as they carry the burden of past funding cuts, and the demands on our police continue to increase and crucially, to change.

There is an unprecedented surge in demand in areas such as rape, serious sexual offences and child sexual exploitation as people feel more confident to come forward. Cybercrime is another area of serious growth for the constabulary and an expensive one.

Her Majesty s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) says Norfolk Constabulary is doing an outstanding job in managing its efficiencies, but there is much more to do.

Before I make any decisions on whether to raise the precept I want to hear people s views. I will be consulting throughout January and would urge people to have their say.

Each year the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is responsible for setting the policing element of the Council Tax and is responsible for consulting with the public for their views.

The consultation will run until January 29. You are able to have your say by visiting . There are also opportunities to come and have your say in person:

Public meetings

Wednesday 13 January at 6.30pm in The Council Chamber, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2SF

Monday 18 January at 12noon in the Assembly Room, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 5DQ

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Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley


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