Decision details

E/12/77 Response to Suffolk Police and Crime Plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


139.1.  Councillor Macdonald thanked Mr Grimwood (Community Safety and Licensing Operations Manager) and his team for collating this response at such short notice.

139.2.  Councillor Macdonald highlighted concerns about the financing of the draft Suffolk Police and Crime plan, as the Commissioner was proposing a zero increase in the precept, whereas an increase in precept had previously been included in the draft budget for 2013/14, and how this shortfall in funding would be achieved.

139.3.  Councillor Macdonald was also concerned about the future funding of work currently funded by the Community Safety Partnership, in particular, the 2 PCSOs and the Admin Officer within the ASB Network team.

139.4.  Councillor Ellesmere echoed the concern about how the underspend would be achieved and the potential impact on the funding of crime prevention projects, such as the recent initiative to stop the sale of super-strength alcohol cheaply by off-licences.




(i)            that Executive authorise the Head of Service (Development and Public Protection), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Safer Ipswich, to submit a response to the draft PCC plan to the Police and Crime Commissioner as referred to in this report in Section 3.


Reason: To enable the PCC plan is revised to meet the needs of the community of Ipswich ensuring on-going provision of services


(ii)          that Executive authorise that the Head of Service (Development and Public Protection) in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Safer Ipswich, to submit bids to access funding from the PCC as referred to in this report.


Reason: To resource work to protect the community of Ipswich

Publication date: 11/02/2013

Date of decision: 05/02/2013

Decided at meeting: 05/02/2013 - Executive

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