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Hertfordshire County Council


Working for you

From fixing the roads to looking after children and adults who need care, we're responsible for a wide range of services.

About the council

  • Hertfordshire County Council is the only council with responsibility for services across the whole of the county.
  • We work with central government and other organisations to deliver a range of local services to more than a million people who live, work and travel in the county.

Our Services

  • Services such as local schools, libraries, support for elderly and vulnerable people and the roads and pavements are all provided by the county.
  • Every year we review the work we have done and produce an annual report to give residents a summary of how we have managed your money.

Children's Services

  • Our Children's Services department offers a range of support, and services for families.
  • Children's services received a 'good' Ofsted rating for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers.


  • We want to help Hertfordshire children attain the best possible levels of education and development.
  • 90 per cent of Hertfordshire schools are now rated by Ofsted as good or Outstanding.

Older people

  • We provide services for older and disabled people, carers, mental health and money advice.
  • We have created one of the UK's biggest pooled funds for health and social care (£230) in partnership with the NHS.


  • We look after the roads and pavements in Hertfordshire, including repairs and maintenance, winter gritting and driver training courses.

Our Councillors

  • The council is run by elected politicians, voted in by residents to act on their behalf.
  • They make decisions on where money is spent, what council taxes will be charged and how local services will be developed.
  • Residents can contact their local County Councillor to give their views on any aspect of the council's services.