Consultation about the 2017/18 budget.

This consultation is closed. It ran from 29 July to 7 October 2016.

Each year, Herefordshire Council asks residents to help shape the way its budgets are set. We will need to be even more efficient and effective to protect priority services and continue to support our county’s vulnerable residents, whilst ensuring that Herefordshire remains a great place to live, work and learn.

Our priorities for Herefordshire are to:

  • Enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives
  • Keep children and young people safe and give them a great start in life
  • Support the growth of our economy and
  • Secure better services, quality of life and value for money

Herefordshire Council has saved over £59 million over the past six years. We must deliver further savings in order to balance our budget between now and 2019/20. We are working to develop a one Herefordshire approach with the NHS, Police, Fire and other public sector organisations in the county to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

We want to hear what council services you would want to protect and any ways in which you might be able to help us in enabling community services to continue. We also want to hear ideas on how we can improve - perhaps by using new technology, changing the way we do things, or by working with other organisations, community groups, or charities.

All individual responses will be anonymised, and responses on behalf of an organisation will have their comments attributed to them in the final report. The feedback received will inform Cabinet’s decision-making on the draft budget. This was proposed to Full Council in February 2017.

Budget consultation documents

Published: Friday, 29th July 2016