Police merger: 0.2 per cent is hardly a majority
SIR – I am dismayed to read that Hertfordshire Police Authority believes that residents in the county would be prepared to pay an additional 15 per cent on the current �63.4million they received from council tax payers for 2009/10, the Welwyn Hatfield share being nearly �6m.
A survey of 1,800 people is only just 0.2 per cent of the adult population of the county and I would not call that a reasonable sample to claim that eight out of 10 people support the increase.
I would remind the police authority that the county council and Welwyn Hatfield Council are to freeze their council tax bills for 2010/11.
I would suggest that Hertfordshire Police Authority takes the same attitude.
It currently employs 2,157 police officers and 2,053 staff.
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If savings have to be made, perhaps it would be better to reduce the number of staff by natural wastage rather than lose 200 police officers.
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