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Thames Valley Police Council Tax Survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, is seeking your views on a proposed increase to the policing element of council tax for 2021/22.

In response to the exceptional operational demands placed on the police, particularly in response to the global pandemic, the Government is increasing funding available to PCCs by up to £703 million. This is provided all PCCs increase their council tax for a Band D household by £1.25 a month*, or £15 a year in 2021/22 which, collectively, will raise £287 million, or 40% of the £703 million increase in funding.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said: “Despite the increase in funding from government, there continue to be cost pressures on the Force and the public rightly expect to see improving performance in order to keep us all safe and bring criminals to justice. Alongside the funding from the Home Office, the Government has also allowed Police and Crime Commissioners to increase council tax by up to £15 (for a Band D property) in order to make additional investments in policing. In Thames Valley that means that for less than 29p a week for the average household (Band D property) more than £13m could be invested in frontline policing.

“In previous years the support of local tax payers through their council tax has meant that we have managed to reduce the time it takes for the police to answer non-urgent 101 calls and to significantly increase detection rates, meaning that more victims of crime receive justice and more criminals are held to account.

“It is important that any increase in council tax now, at a time when many families are struggling, is focussed on frontline policing to tackle the concerns of the public. I am proud of the work done by Thames Valley Police Officers, PCSOs, staff and volunteers every single day, but there is always more that can be done.

The survey can be completed at and is open until 5pm on Wednesday 20th January 2020.

*Proposed increases for other council tax bands can be found below:

BandCurrent Police share of council tax in 2020/21Proposed council tax 2021/22Proposed monthly increase


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Highways England has advised that the M4 will be closed in both directions this  weekend, 8-11 January, between junctions 10 (Winnersh) and 12 (Theale). The closure will start after 8pm Friday and the motorway will reopen by 6am on Monday.

Further closures are also planned in both directions over next weekend, 15–18 January, between junctions 8/9 (Maidenhead) and 10 (Winnersh). The closure will start after 8pm Friday and  reopen by 6am on Monday.

For further details visit the Highways England website.


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These lights will be in place at the junction of Sonning Lane and South Lane on 11-18 January, 930am-330pm, to allow Gigaclear to carry out telecom installation works. 

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