Cumbria's police commissioner all set for new funding battle
The fight to protect Cumbria’s police force from potential Government budget cuts is about to be reignited.
Peter McCall, the county’s police and crime commissioner, said he’s preparing to sit down with Whitehall chiefs to talk about how Cumbria will be affected under any new funding formula.
The commissioner’s predecessor, Richard Rhodes, had to deal with the prospect of cuts last autumn that would have cost the force millions of pounds.
Following a campaign led by the News & Star, the plans failed to materialise.
But the shadow of future savings - in a system known as the funding... read more
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