Final chance to have your say on Hertfordshire spending priorities

Published: 11 Dec 2017

There is only a short time left for Hertfordshire residents to give their views on how we spend your council tax money and what our budget priorities should be for the next financial year.

“Since 2010, we have saved almost £290m from our annual budget and looking ahead we estimate that a further £42m of savings will need to be found by 2020,” said David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council.

“We need to make some important decisions about how we allocate money and we want your views. If you live in Hertfordshire these decisions affect you, so please have your say.”

You can give your views in our online survey before the end of Sunday 17 December 2017.

Last week, David met with a range of community leaders at the annual ‘Meeting Hertfordshire’s Challenges’ event to discuss how we can all work together to meet the needs of Hertfordshire’s residents and to get their views on the council’s budget priorities.

David added: “Over the coming months, we will work with colleagues and partners to decide how further savings will be made in order to balance our books.

“We continue to seek out ways of making efficiencies, working in partnership and being innovative, but given the tough financial challenge we face, this can only go so far. We want to get the right outcomes for our community while giving best value for money and it is vital that we hear from local people.”

The final budget and council tax levy will be agreed at Full Council on 20 February 2018.