County Hall finance experts mull over next year’s budget, and you have your say

County Hall, Hertford

County Hall, Hertford - Credit: Archant

People living in Hertfordshire are being given the chance to have their say in the next few months as work gets under way to agree county budget priorities for the coming years.

Councillor Chris Hayward, Herts County Council’s cabinet member for resources, said: “We need to make some important decisions about how we allocate money and we want your views

“If you live in Hertfordshire these decisions affect you, so please have your say.”

Since 2010 County Hall has slashed £211 million from its annual budget but £80 million of savings will still need to be found by 2017/18 to meet government requirements.

Councillor Hayward said: “We continue to seek out ways of making efficiencies, working in partnership and being innovative, but given the tough financial challenge we face, this can only go so far.

“We want to get the right outcomes for our community while giving best value for money and it is vital that we hear from local people.”

Click here to find out how to make your views knownViews must be sumitted by Sunday, December 13.