Plans to recruit additional police officers in the county has received high praise from the MP for South Suffolk.
A total of 54 new officers will be recruited over a 12-month period, a move which follows a pledge from Prime Minister Boris Johnson to recruit 20,000 more police officers across the country.
As part of a wider cash injection in public services, schools across South Suffolk are expected to receive a 6.6 per cent rise in funding.
Welcoming the initiative, James Cartlidge said: “Having made difficult choices to restore the broken public finances we inherited to good health, we are now in a position to increase spending.
“This is great news for South Suffolk. Our schools have suffered historically from an unfair funding formula, which I have campaigned with my colleagues to change.
“The result is that local schools will now see a significant uplift.”
Reflecting on plans to strengthen policing in the county, Mr Cartlidge championed the move.
“Likewise, at a time when county lines crime has put real pressure on our police force, it’s very positive to see that Suffolk will get its share of new officers following a broader increase in police funding,” he said.
“This shows our government’s commitment to keeping communities safe and strengthening educational opportunity.”
Published by the Suffolk Free Press.