PEOPLE have another two weeks to say how much should be spent on policing and fire and rescue services in their council tax bills from April.

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Zoe Metcalfe for the last time has the task of setting the police and fire precept for North Yorkshire.

And as part of her commitment to ensure everyone has the chance to have their say before the amounts are decided, she is consulting with the public before making her proposals to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel in February.

Commissioner Metcalfe said: “It is never easy to ask residents for more money, and I know that many individuals and families are facing financial pressures once again this coming year, but our emergency services are also dealing with rising costs as they continue their vital work to keep us all safe.

“And again, this year the decision will be challenging, as I have to balance the burden on taxpayers and the growing demands for services from our police and fire and rescue services, so it's vital that I hear your views.

“Please go online, take just a few minutes to have your say and I will ensure your views are reflected when decisions are made.”

The survey opened on Monday, December, 4 and runs until midnight Monday, January 21 at