Ledbury

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

Ledbury

Postby administrator » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:16 am

Please use this area to talk about public services in Ledbury.
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Re: Ledbury

Postby Colin M » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:34 pm

I have a huge concern about services in Ledbury with the current trend of removing what many locals would see as essential ones such as the ambulance station and now it would seem the police station as well. When you add this up along with the 80% cut in youth services, the "releasing" of some services such as verge cutting, toilets and some public buildings one does have to ask the question where these are going to be funded locally. It's not as if HCC are releasing any services that can actually make money, such as car parks. To many it looks like HCC are only interested in foisting off the services that cost something.
Perhaps HCC can be persuaded to allow the local councils to try and make up some of this new money that has to be found by balancing the loss making items with a few profit making ones.
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Re: Ledbury

Postby administrator » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:06 pm

Thanks Colin it would be good to know other peoples thoughts on this. The issue of devolving the management of car parking to town councils has come up at several of our events. Do you have any other ideas about profit making services that could be devolved?
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Re: Ledbury

Postby Colin M » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:21 am

How about allowing local/town councils to sell off un-used public buildings or negotiate their own 106 agreements with developers and keep the money for local use or charge for public conveniences.
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