Police move to freeze tax

POLICE authority members have voted to accept a Government grant and freeze their share of council tax.

The move means Scarborough residents will not see the police precept in their bills rise in 2012/13.

Scarborough councillor and police authority member Janet Jefferson said: “I think it was the right decision for residents of Scarborough and North Yorkshire.

“Good work has been done to ensure we are in a strong financial position.

“Everyone is having to cut back. People can’t cope with further expenditure.”