Have your say on police budget cuts

Have your say

SOUTH Yorkshire people are being given a chance to quiz the police on key priorities as Government cuts begin to bite.

This month South Yorkshire Police temporary chief constable Bob Dyson and Charles Perryman, chair of the South Yorkshire Police Authority, will be attending consultation events in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster.

Each meeting will take place at 6.30pm.

They are on November 9 at Barnsley Metrodome; November 16 at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology; November 23 at Sheffield Hallam Students Union building and November 29 at The Hub at Doncaster College.

Mr Dyson said: “The force has to reduce its spending by £42 million over four years.

“In deciding where and how to make these savings, it’s important we consult with people to get their views on where they would be prepared to see cuts being made.

“These meetings are an important part of that process and an opportunity for people to attend and make their views known.

“We will do all we can to minimise the impact of the cuts on policing.”