Your Priorities Survey 2017/18

We wanted to hear your views on how we should be spending your council tax money over the coming year.

This consultation closed on 11th December 2016.

This consultation closed on 11th December 2016.

A decision about the budget was made at a council meeting on 21st February 2017.


Hertfordshire County Council provides vital services to everyone who lives in Hertfordshire, whether that's providing social care, maintaining the county's 3,000 miles of road or running the county's fire and rescue service.

The council continues to face significant financial challenges. Since 2010 we have made savings of almost £250 million from our annual budget and we must make further savings of £75 million by 2020. This is because the Government has significantly reduced its grant to councils and because the number of people living in Hertfordshire is growing every year.

As our population ages and more people require care, more of our budget will be spent on supporting older people. For instance, an additional £8.1 million was needed to support older and vulnerable people this year. We also have a growing number of children in the county who need school places.

Which is why it is important that we get your views so we can continue to provide the right services for the right people, making sure we are focusing on the most important things that matter to you and always ensuring that we are being as efficient as possible.

If you live in Hertfordshire, these decisions affect you, so please have your say.

Why we were consulting

A decision about the 2017-18 budget was made in a meeting of the whole County Council on 21st February 2017.

We'll update this page with our response.