Council seeking reassurance over policing levels in Stevenage

23 Feb 2016

Stevenage Borough Council is looking for reassurance from the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) that the town will have the right policing levels despite a decrease in the policing precept.

The PCC has decided to reduce his Band D Council Tax precept by 0.55% for Hertfordshire next year and the council has asked for assurances that policing resources in Stevenage will be sufficient to meet the needs of our local community. 

Councillor Sherma Batson MBE DL, Executive Member for Safer Communities and Equalities at Stevenage Borough Council, said: “Working with our partners, we have made significant developments in making Stevenage a safer place for everyone who lives, works, and socialises in the town. The findings of our recent residents’ survey show that the main area of concern for the local community is tackling crime and anti-social behaviour so we want to ensure that we continue to have the right policing levels to meet the needs of our town.”