Sherwood MP Mark Spencer delighted by extra funding for Nottinghamshire Police
Sherwood MP Mark Spencer has welcomed the announcement that Nottinghamshire Police will receive an extra £12.1m in funding from the government.
On Thursday of last week, the government announced the annual Police Funding Settlement for the 2021-22 financial year, which included £15.8bn of funding for the police system — an increase of £636m on last year’s settlement.
In Nottinghamshire, the extra £12.1m represents a 5.4% increase in funding, taking the overall budget to £236.9m, up from £224.8m in the last financial year.
“It is great to see the government investing so heavily in our hard-working police force,” said Mr Spencer, the government’s Chief Whip.
“Since Boris Johnson made his pledge to recruit 20,000 more police officers by 2023, we’ve already recruited over 6,000 more police officers nationally, and for us here in Nottinghamshire we have got 132 new officers for our towns and villages.
“I am proud to be a member of the government that seeks to make our local areas safer, with a clear commitment to level up our law enforcement teams.
“The police force are among the best of us, and it is fantastic to see the Government re-stating their commitment to them.
“Whether you live in Calverton, Hucknall, Blid-worth, Edwinstowe, Ollerton — or anywhere in between — I am sure that we can agree that this extra funding will go a long way to delivering on the people’s priorities and making our local communities safer.
“By backing our police with the funding, powers and resources they need, we are keeping the public and our communities safe, so that people everywhere can live their lives free from the fear of crime.”