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Have your say on public services in Herefordshire

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.

‘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. 

The informal interactive events are an opportunity for local residents to share their views about their local area and to help inform the decisions made about the public services provided on their behalf.  There will also be the opportunity to meet local elected members / councillors and the council officers responsible for each locality area. 

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.”

The events are open to all members of the public and are being held in the following locations:

Location Venue Date
Ross-on-Wye Larruperz Community Centre 20 September
Ledbury St Katherine's Hall 24 September
Ewyas Harold Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall 25 September 
Leintwardine Leintwardine Village Hall and Community Centre 26 September
Dorstone Dorstone Village Hall 27 September
Weobley Weobley Village Hall 1 October
Hereford  Belmont Community Centre 2 October
Shobdon Shobdon Village Hall 8 October
Bromyard The Falcon Hotel 9 October
Kington The Burton Hotel 10 October
Leominster Bridge Street Sports Centre 15 October
Hereford St Barnabas Church 17 October

All events are from 7:00pm - 9:00pm except for Hereford (Belmont Community Centre) on 2 October which is 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
 
If you would like to attend an event, please register your interest by contacting Herefordshire Council on 01432 383001 or yourcommunityyoursay@herefordshire.gov.uk

To keep up to date with developments or for those who are unable to attend the events but still wish to comment, please visit us via:

Online forum:   www.yourcommunityyoursay.co.uk
Twitter:           @haveyoursay_ 
Facebook:       www.facebook.com/YourCommunityYourSay