Strategy and Performance Board

This week I chaired my quarterly Strategy and Performance Board, which is where I formally hold the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the public.

The majority of the session was dedicated to a presentation from the Chief Constable and her team, where they made the case for the amount of money they will need in the next financial year.

Almost 50 per cent of Gwent Police’s overall budget now comes from local council taxpayers. The rest is received via a UK Government grant, however, at this stage we do not know how much that grant will be for 2022/23.

As Police and Crime Commissioner it is my duty to set the level of council tax you pay towards policing every year.

I am due to make this decision in early January but before I do this I want to hear your views.

Please take some time to complete my survey and have your say.