Paying for the Police
As you know in part of the Council Tax bill we pay for the Police. This is not a small figure. Cornwall and Devon have a joint Police Force; so the money collected from both areas is pooled to run the service as one.
The interesting part of this whole deal is the split on how the money is spent. Currently Devon gets 2/3 of the money to spend in that area, and Cornwall gets the rest. You could argue that Devon has more cities and slightly larger population/demographics than Cornwall, but does that justify this split?
Does than mean we are getting less per head spent on Policing than our neighbouring county? Maybe the split should be more even?
Anyway, let me know your views