Police ask for more money to fund 50 new officers to in Leicestershire

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach wants to increase the amount he charges in Council Tax by £15 a year for a Band D house

Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:27 pm
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:30 pm

Tens of thousands of people in Harborough are poised to pay more to support the police this year.

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach wants to increase the amount he charges in Council Tax by £15 a year for a Band D house.

That’s a rise of just over six per cent.

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach wants to increase the amount he charges in Council Tax by £15 a year for a Band D house.

Lord Bach, a former Harborough councillor, said the extra cash raised will help fund 50 new officers to police Leicestershire.

That’s on top of a further 88 new recruits bankrolled by the second year of the Government’s 20,000 new officers scheme.

Harborough council is setting out to up its share of the Council Tax bill by £5 a year for a Band D house in 2021-2022.