CHESHIRE Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer is delighted that the police and crime panel has supported his decision to freeze the council tax for policing.

John Dwyer said: "I’m pleased the panel has unanimously supported my proposal. I’m very mindful that the people of Cheshire are facing difficult financial challenges and in setting next year’s budget.

“I am committed to ensuring that our communities policing needs are met without passing additional costs directly on to the public.

"I have also refreshed my police and crime plan to ensure it remains up to date and relevant to the needs of the public.”

The Panel has considered the revised plan and support his changes.

The amended plan is still out for consultation.

Halton residents are invited to make their comments.

To see the draft police a crime plan for 2014-2016,