Have your say on budget for Derbyshire Police

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 23rd November 2023

Residents across Derbyshire are being urged to take part in a survey which focuses on the county’s Policing Budget for 2024/25.
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster has launched a new survey on the police budget and precept that helps to fund local policing.
Angelique said: “I am consulting the public on the Policing Budget for 2024/25, and I want to hear from as many residents as possible to ensure the decision I take is representative of the views of the public.
“If you can please share with your residents, local community groups and any family and friends who live in Derbyshire it would be greatly appreciated.”
The survey is available here
Angelique continued: “We have made significant progress in the last two years. However, there is more to be done and I will continue to hold the Chief Constable to account to ensure Derbyshire Constabulary delivers the high standard of policing we want to see in Derbyshire.
“I am keen to continue increasing and improving our partnership work with local communities and specifically our local councillors.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner has issued her Annual Report for April 2022 – March 2023.
Angelique said: “I wanted to share with you an update on the work I have been doing across Derbyshire and Derby City over the last financial year.
“My annual report contains a summary of my activity as your Police and Crime Commissioner.
Regarding policing in Alfreton, within the annual report, it states that “Ongoing funding has been provided by the Commissioner to improve the police estate including a new policing base in Alfreton Town to fulfil her commitment towards stronger local policing.”
And within the ‘Engagement’ section of the report, it states: “The Commissioner hosted a Schools Conference in Alfreton, which was attended by Safeguarding Leads from secondary schools across Derbyshire. The conference was held to encourage partnership working with the police and communication to support young people and to protect them from harm (countywide).”
It also states: “Meeting with members of the Alfreton SNT to discuss issues of road safety and partnership working between the SNT and local businesses. (Amber Valley).”
To see the full report – go to here

Pictured is Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster at Alfreton Police Station.