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


Postby administrator » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:32 am

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

Postby Forabw » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:40 pm

Youth centre closing, Registrar service being reduced, council tax benefit proposals likely to have a severe impact, roads in the centre of town disintegrating, recycling skips removed with virtually no notice, car parking charges increased (in time for Christmas!), care charges being increased, and that's only the start. HC is currently looking to outsource 39 services which despite the pr will mean lower standards, poorer quality and no accountability. We have had our consultation event - 2 hours and no time to discuss the LTP.
Agree with Spartacus - 'The YCYS framework is, by its nature, a negative starting point. What services can we do without? Perhaps it would be better to say, how do you think we can make more of the money we have so that we don't lose any services?"
Have said in previous posts we need to drill down to current budgets to identify not only savings but more effective use of the money we have. The alternative of simply cutting and reducing services to a level of inadequacy is the wrong path
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