Public Services I could do without or we could do differentl

Local residents across the county are being encouraged to take part in a series of ‘Your community – your say’ events to consider the services and priorities Herefordshire Council should be focusing on in the future.

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‘Your community – your say’ forms part of a fundamental review of services the council is currently undertaking, in response to the many challenges facing the delivery of public services over the next decade. Councillor John Jarvis, leader of Herefordshire Council, said:


“This is a time of significant change for the council and as such we’re taking the opportunity to look at what we do, how we do it and if it can be done better or differently. We have already seen local residents playing a greater role and taking responsibility for the services they receive, which is why it’s important to continue listening to their views on where we can make further savings in non-statutory services. The Your community – your say process is a slightly different approach for Herefordshire Council and we hope it will deliver a rich two way dialogue with residents. So we encourage all residents to take the opportunity to engage with the process and tell us what’s important in their community.”


There are different ways you can participate in this consultation and we like as many people as possible to be able to contribute:

• Please see events page where a list of events is posted.
• You can attend an event and put forward your views on services that are important to you and join in the local discussion groups.
• You can join the discussion forum by clicking the link above
• You can fill in the survey questions

Public Services I could do without or we could do differentl

Postby administrator » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:10 pm

In this time of austerity with all Local Authorities facing unprecedented financial cuts are there public services that you feel you could do without or would put on the nice to have but non-essential pile? Also are there better or alternative ways of delivering services that could result in cost savings?
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Re: Public Services I could do without

Postby Karen Rose » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:33 pm

This is a difficult one but maybe instead of doing without we could find smarter ways of providing them?
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Re: Public Services I could do without

Postby administrator » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:11 pm

I agree and there are already some good examples of this in the county; the Community library schemes that have been established following the withdrawal of the mobile library scheme, the 458 'shopper' bus service which runs from Fownhope, Dormington and Mordiford to Ross-on-Wye and is subsidised by the 3 parish councils and the Tudorville Youth Centre which was saved from closure when it was taken over by the local community and is now a thriving community facility serving one of the most deprived areas of Ross-on-Wye. It would be good to hear about other good local examples or ones from further a field or peoples ideas about new ways of delivering services.
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