£600K funding agreed for local projects

Published: 14 Mar 2019

In response to demand from local residents, Hertfordshire County Council has agreed to continue funding a range of public health and wellbeing projects delivered by district and borough councils across the county.

Hertfordshire’s District Partnership has been in place for the last five years and comprises all 10 district and borough councils along with Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health department.

In that time, £2.3million has been invested in the Partnership, which has delivered over 200 public health projects to benefit the residents of Hertfordshire.

*Examples of specific projects can be found in the Notes to Editors.

Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention, Tim Hutchings, said: “Our District Partnership is a real success story; a perfect example of how joining things up and working together can achieve real results and make a tangible difference to thousands of residents.

“Our district and borough councils have very close relationships with their residents, so they are best placed to identify specific local issues and design effective health and wellbeing interventions; this funding helps make that happen.

“At a time when the future of Public Health funding is rarely out of the news, this initiative demonstrates the unique position local government is in to genuinely improve people’s lives and make a positive impact on the wider prevention agenda.”

For more information about the work of Hertfordshire County Council’s Public Health team, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthinherts