NEWS | Last chance to have your say on the council’s budget

Herefordshire Council wants to hear public opinion about proposed council budget

Herefordshire Council is concluding a tour of the county to hear local people’s views 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.

It is now the last chance for the public to have their say on the proposed Herefordshire Council 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).

The last community events for the public to give their views are:

  • 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