Police thank parishes for support

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THE head of police in Daventry has thanked parish councils which have given their backing to Police Community Support Officers (PCSO)

It comes as there is a possibility the number of PCSOs across the county could be reduced due to budget cuts.

However there has been a huge amount of support from people in the villages who wish to retain the officers.

Temporary Inspector Paul Valentine, sector commander for Daventry, said: “Since the proposals have been announced I have had letters from around 25 parish councils expressing their support.

“I have been overwhelmed by the response from people and it goes to show there is a lot of strength of feeling in the rural areas.”

Northamptonshire Police is facing budget cuts, but so is Northamptonshire County Council, which helps fund more than a dozen PCSOs.