Survey on an increase in council tax to help protect operational policing is launched
The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner, (Andrew Stansfield) has launched a public survey on his proposal to increase the Police precept from the Council Tax, in order to fund increased police expenditure.
Anthony Stansfeld said: “The Thames Valley Police budget has been cut by £101 million over the last eight years which has resulted in significant cuts to police officer and staff numbers. This year the Government has encouraged all PCCs to raise the policing element of the council tax precept for all households. To prevent further damaging cuts to policing and restore some important frontline policing capability I would like to make use of this Government advice and raise the council tax precept accordingly.
The survey and more information, including the proposed amounts from each council tax band can be found by visiting: https://bit.ly/2QEkGkk
Could you please spend a few minutes to complete survey link below. The Oxfordshire University Hospital Trust, has launched a on line survey, to establish what services are required at the Banbury Horton Hospital. They have only aimed this survey at the 900 or so OUHFT registered members, mostly elderly trust members.
We fear, that this survey is designed, to get the desired result, to back up their decision to downgrade the Horton, to a day case unit.
Keep The Horton General Group, are extending the survey to all the Horton catchment area users. You may be aware, that there are plans afoot, to once again downgrade, Consultant led Maternity/Children’s services/Special Care Baby Unit/Paediatrics/Obstetrics/ 24hr Children’s ward, at the Banbury Horton Hospital.
Please click on, and complete survey below, then please forward to your contacts list, asking that they also complete survey, and forward to their contacts list. (Local)
Thanking You. Keith Strangwood. Chairman KTHG.