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Sussex Police Funding Update

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Sussex Police Logo 1200x1354Sussex Police funding 2018-2022

Sussex Police have started the biggest intake of new police officers for over a decade. This has been made possible by the increase in police precept of an average £12 for a band D property, and the PCC releasing £17 million from reserves. It means that over the next four years, Sussex will have 200 more police officers on the frontline than it does today.

Although residents are pleased to hear that local policing will be strengthened by these 200 extra officers, they are already indicating that they would like even more. That is why the PCC has opened a survey on her website to gauge potential support for raising more funding locally if the Government lifts the current cap on the police precept.

Please take a moment to make your views known on this link (click here)

You can find out more about funding for Sussex Police 2018-22 by clicking here

Centurion Way is marching towards Cocking

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You may have cycled along the the much used Centurion Way that already runs from Binderton to West Dean.  A 6 km extension, running north from West Dean to the South Downs Way at Cocking is being planned and the public are now invited to view the plans.

The viewing will take place at Cocking Village Hall on 24th October between 3 pm and 7 pm.  Full details are to be found in the Village Calendar / Upcoming Events entry for that date.

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