The public is being asked to give their views ahead of next year’s policing budget being set.

Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, is seeking views from Lancashire residents to inform his decision making.

In 2021/22 Lancashire Constabulary cost £311m a year, with 69 per cent of funding coming from central Government and the remaining £99.8m being raised by council tax.

The commissioner is responsible for setting the amount of money you contribute to local policing through your council tax bill.

The precept is an essential part of police funding. It helps Lancashire Constabulary have enough money to resource an efficient and effective response to community policing needs.

Andrew Snowden recently launched Police and Crime Plan which sets out his ambition for more visible front line police officers, together with the critical investment into crime fighting cyber and digital technology and physical infrastructure to ensure the force is fit for the future to stay one step ahead of criminals.

Feedback will help to ensure additional investment into next year’s budget is being targeted into where the public want it.

This is in addition to the 500 police officers that will be recruited into Lancashire Constabulary by March 31, 2023, as part of the Government uplift programme.

You can complete the survey by visiting This survey will close on Wednesday, January 26.