The Member of Parliament for Eastleigh, Mims Davies, has urged her constituents to respond to a consultation on ‘Balancing the Budget’, launched by Hampshire County Council on Wednesday 5th June. The consultation will close at 11:59pm on 17th July 2019.
The County Council has said that it would like to hear from as many residents and stakeholders as possible to help inform areas of focus for the council 2021/22. The views submitted through the consultation will be collated and used to inform discussions at Executive Member, Select Committee, Cabinet and Council budget proposal meetings during 2019.
Commenting, Eastleigh MP Mims Davies said:
“I am proud of how Hampshire County Council has continued to deliver excellent services differently and more efficiently across our area while securing savings of £480 million over the past 11 years.
“This joint effort across the country has allowed the UK to tackle the crippling debt left by the last Labour Government and enabled our economy to grow with employment increasing by over 3.6 million since 2010 and the UK ranked for second year in a row as the best place in the World to do business.
“As a result of this, I know how seriously Hampshire County Council take their responsibility to spend the publics money wisely and therefore welcome this opportunity for local people and stakeholders to feed-in to this consultation and express where and on what the Budget for 2021/22 should be spent.”
Executive Member for Public Health at Hampshire County Council, Councillor Judith Grajewski added:
"I do hope that as many people as possible will respond to this consultation so that their views can be taken into account as part of the County Council's budgeting process. We really do want to hear from residents.
“Responses can be made on-line or by printing the form to fill in and post. The information packs and response forms are available in Hampshire libraries. Copies can also be requested in other formats including Braille, audio or large print. We've tried to make it as easy as possible for everyone to have their say".
Those wishing to respond to the consultation can do so via the website at www.hants.gov.uk/balancingthebudget. Paper copies can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , by phone to 0300 555 1375 or from local Hampshire libraries.