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Herefordshire Council will tour the county to gather public opinion about proposed council budget

Herefordshire Council is consulting with local people on the proposed budget for 2020/21.

A previous consultation to gauge public opinion on the new council’s ambition for Herefordshire took place in September and October 2019 and over 1500 people shared their views. Building on feedback from the online survey and community events, the council’s Corporate Plan 2020-24 will be further developed, setting out the aims of policy and investment priorities for the council.

Herefordshire Council is now consulting with the public on the proposed budget which would support the cost of development and investment in the county’s communities, economy and environment. To balance the budget for 2020/21, there is a proposed 4% increase to next year’s Council Tax (made from a 2% increase ring-fenced for adult social care and a further 2% to go towards the rest of the council’s services).

Over the next few weeks, representatives from the council will be asking people across Herefordshire to give their views on the budget proposals:

  • 21 November 9am – midday - Bromyard Public Hall
  • 22 November 10am – 2pm - Leominster Corn Square
  • 23 November 10am – 3pm - Hereford High Town
  • 26 November 10am – 2pm - Ledbury Market House
  • 28 November 10am – 2pm – Ross-on-Wye Library
  • 29 November 10am – 2pm - Kington Place de Marines

The closing date for the proposed budget consultation is 4 December 2019.

To receive a copy of the consultation in an alternative format or language, email researchteam@herefordshire.gov.uk or call 01432 261944.

To view the council’s ambition for Herefordshire, and to complete the online survey, visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/ambition

Published: Friday, 8th November 2019