*Hampshire County Council budget consultation
County Councillor Rhydian Vaughan is drawing attention to a current consultation. Hampshire County Council is asking residents for feedback on how to meet the demand for services within the budget:
Servicing Hampshire – Balancing the Budget Consultation.
Despite making savings over the last 9 years of £340 million, Hampshire County Council (HCC) is required to make further savings of £140 million to the years 2019/2020. HCC is required by law to balance the books and is not allowed to run a deficit. Leader of HCC, Cllr Roy Perry states, ‘Although we have been preparing for this challenge for some time, finding these additional savings is inevitably going to be extremely tough'.
As part of the decision making process a consultation has been opened to enable residents in Hampshire to bring forward constructive views on where these savings could and should be made.
The consultation runs from 3rd July ‘till 21st August. To find the consultation, Google ‘Hantsweb’ then click on the pair of scales entitled ‘ Provide your views on how we could balance our budget’.