Monday, 18 January 2010

Lincolnshire Police Authority Budget Simulator

Lincolnshire Police Authority is responsible for setting the budget of well over one hundred million pounds. Over the next 5 years it is likely the Police will need to make significant savings every year to maintain services and adapt to changes in demand and legislation.

Because of this the authority are asking local residents to take a few minutes to tell them which areas of policing they should be making savings in, and which areas should receive the focus of the funding they have.

Currently Band D council tax payers in Lincolnshire pay £174.06 pounds per household per year towards Policing or just 47 pence a day for a 24 hour, seven days a week police service.

By clicking on the arrows in the simulator you can indicate whether you want to raise or lower spending in a particular area. You can also see if you increase spending in too many areas how this could increase the council tax that you pay.

Clicking on the heading for each section will tell you what that budget area includes.

By taking part in the budget simulator you will be helping us decide where funding should be spent and inform the budget setting decisions made by the Police Authority in 2010. It is vital that we obtain your feedback about the budget, particularly in the challenging financial climate we are now in.

So have a go: