Police keeping 101 callers hanging on the telephone
Calls have been made for Cheshire police to address the increased waiting time residents face when dialling 101.
Speaking at last Tuesday’s meeting of Alsager Town Council’s Environment and Community Committee meeting, Coun Sue Helliwell said the constabulary should also be told about concerns relating to potential charges for 101 calls.
The number should be dialled if people want to talk to their local police officer, need crime prevention advice, or report a crime that does not require an emergency response.
Calls to 101 (from both landlines and mobile networks) cost 15p per call, no matter what time of day or the length of call.
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