David Keane, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, is urging residents across the county to join the conversation on funding for their police service.
Between 3 and 24 January 2017, Cheshire’s communities will be able to give their views on whether funding for Cheshire Constabulary should be maintained at current levels or reduced.
The public will be able express their opinions online at www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk on whether funding for the police service should be maintained. It will only take two minutes of your time, and the outcome will influence the decision the Commissioner makes about the policing precept.
You will have three options; a two percent increase, a one percent increase or no increase to the policing element of the council tax.
Explaining the current financial position David Keane said:
“Recent years have seen severe cuts to public services from successive Governments. The result locally has been that we have had to find £52.4 million of savings over the past 7 years. The Government has said that police budgets will be protected at current levels. However it isn’t quite that simple, as the Government commitment does not take into account inflation and is based on local Police & Crime Commissioners increasing the police share of council tax, known as the policing precept, by 2%.”
During the online consultation the public and the business community will be asked if they are willing to support a 2% or 1% increase in the precept or whether it should be kept at the current level. The outcome will then provide the Commissioner with a clear understanding of what the public think before setting the policing precept for the forthcoming year.
More details are available HERE
You can take the survey HERE
On Saturday 21st January 2017 Lyme Park opens its afterhours doors to the public to host ‘NightRun’. NightRun is a national series of night-time trail running events, held in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor, with thousands expected to take part.
Graham Clark, Outdoor Activities Development Officer says “NightRun events are about having fun, being social and exploring the outdoors. Whether you’re a walker, first-time runner, experienced off-roader or even a family looking for adventure, these events will have something for you.” You’ll be able to choose from our Explorer route (3.8km) open to all ages which starts at 17.45, entry fee £6.45, or our Adventurer route (6.8km) which is suitable for 12yrs +, starting at 18.00, entry fee £15.00. Group and family discounts available. All participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
They are totally traffic-free, mostly on paths and trails and if you’d rather walk than run, you’re more than welcome
So pack your head torch, suitable running kit and footwear to master the terrain.
For more information contact the Outdoor Activities Development Officer, Graham Clark, on 01663 761411 or visit the Lyme Park website www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme for more details.
To book online click HERE.
The Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) consultation period has been extended until January 16th 2017.
The draft framework is available to view and comment on HERE. Paper copies can be viewed at Stockport’s libraries and comments can be made online as above, by email to GMSF@agma.gov.uk or by post to Greater Manchester Integrated Support Team, PO Box 532, Town Hall, Manchester M60 2LA.
Stockport council has prepared two documents setting out frequently asked questions which include quick reference information and an addendum with greater detail available at the end of the Public Consultation which are available HERE.
The Met Office has issued loads of useful information and advice on how to prepare for winter weather including health and well-being advice.
Visit their website HERE to find out more.
The Disley and Newtown Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have now collated the results of the recent Housing Needs Survey and the final report is available to view HERE
There is due to be a public presentation of the results early in 2017 and details of this event are due to follow shortly.
The Steering Group would like to thank all those residents who took the time to complete the questionnaire.
For more information on the Neighbourhood Plan, please visit the Neighbourhood Plan page of the website HERE.