Final call for police and fire budget survey.

Residents across North Yorkshire and the City of York are being urged to tell Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe how much they are willing to pay for policing and fire and rescue services before her online consultation ends on 13 January.

The online survey runs until Thursday 13 January at

One of Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe’s roles, required by law, is to set the police and fire precepts – the amounts dedicated to policing and fire and rescue services in North Yorkshire and York from every household.

As part of her commitment to ensure everyone has the chance to have their say before the amounts are decided, she wants to know your views as part of a consultation. Zoë will then make her proposals to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel in February.

Zoë said: “One of my first duties will be to set the precepts for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, something every Commissioner has to do every year.

“It is never easy asking for more money, and I know that many individuals and families are facing financial pressures, so it is important you tell me how much you are prepared to invest in our emergency services so they can keep communities safe and feeling safe.

“Please go online, take just a few minutes to have your say and I will ensure your views are reflected when decisions are made.”

Details on the consultation and the proposals to be commented on can be found at

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