11 December 2012

Northamptonshire County Council’s draft budget proposes to continue to support community safety priorities by repeating its financial support for the county’s police force.

The draft budget allocates £300k towards community safety work in the county.

Councillor Bill Parker, cabinet member for finance, said: “The proposed funding is a continuation of the council’s financial support for community safety priorities.

“Last year a similar amount was transferred to the police to support community safety projects, particularly around domestic violence, and we want to continue with that support.

“We will meet with the Police and Crime Commissioner to determine the coming year’s priorities for investment and how the money could be best used to make an impact on community safety issues.”

The draft budget, published today (TUES), is subject to an eight week consultation.