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.”