Posts Tagged ‘Police & Crime Commissioner’
On Saturday I was pleased to welcome the Conservative candidate for the Police & Crime Commissioner election on 5th May to Much Wenlock. John-Paul Campion has worked hard in his campaign across Shropshire and I hope that his efforts will prove successful. This is what he says about how we can secure a safer West Mercia.
I’m backing John Campion for Police & Crime Commissioner in the election to be held on Thursday 5th May.
He is committed to keeping our community safe against threats and responding in an emergency. He will also invest in crime prevention ensuring we tackle the causes of crime.
He will support the reform of the back office functions enabling more money to be diverted to protect front line policing. He has committed to being open and transparent in how decisions are made and how tax payers’ money is spent.
He pledges to work hard to ensure people feel safer in their local communities. I agree with him that, for too long, anti-social behaviour has blighted our town centres and urban streets as well as rural villages blighted by speeding.
You can find out more about John here:
This website provides information on the election and the role of Police and Crime Commissioners: PCC election information
The Police & Crime Commissioner elections takes place and we, in Shropshire, have the opportunity to elect the West Mercia Commissioner. To do this, you must be registered to vote. If you will be aged 18 or over on the day of the election – Thursday 5 May 2016 – you are entitled to vote. If you have not already registered, the deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016.
Shropshire’s Council Tax will be frozen for 2014/15 – the fifth consecutive year with no increase.
The Police & Crime Commissioner and the Fire Authority have both raised their charge by 1.99%.
The average increase for Shropshire town and parish councils is 4.86%. I understand that Much Wenlock Town Council’s increase will be much lower at 0.42% and Easthope, Shipton & Stanton Long Parish Council’s is 0.02%. Therefore Band D for Much Wenlock will be £1,590.83 and Band D for Easthope, Shipton & Stanton Long will be £1,452.79.