Monthly Archives: August 2016

Safer Neighbourhood Team – August Newsletter 2016

The West Mercia Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) work with local people and partners to identify, tackle and solve issues that matter to the community where you live.

Making neighbourhoods safer by cutting day to day crime and anti-social behaviour is at the heart of keeping people in West Mercia safe.  Thanks to an investment in mobile tablet style computers, these will enable officers to spend more time on patrol on the street and in neighbourhoods.

Officers will continue to come to people when they need them and provide a high quality service however you contact us – in person (on the street, at community bases and at partners and communities together [PACT] meetings), on the phone or online.

More information, contact details and tips to keep residents safe are in the newsletter.

SNT Newsletter August 2016

Herefordshire Council Budget consultation 2017/18

Friday 29 July to Friday 7 October 2016

Each year, Herefordshire Council asks residents to help shape the way its budgets are set. We will need to be even more efficient and effective to protect priority services and continue to support our county’s vulnerable residents, whilst ensuring that Herefordshire remains a great place to live, work and learn.

Our priorities for Herefordshire are to:

  • Enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives
  • Keep children and young people safe and give them a great start in life
  • Support the growth of our economy and
  • Secure better services, quality of life and value for money

Herefordshire Council has saved over £59 million over the past six years. We must deliver further savings in order to balance our budget between now and 2019/20. We are working to develop a one Herefordshire approach with the NHS, Police, Fire and other public sector organisations in the county to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

We want to hear what council services you would want to protect and any ways in which you might be able to help us in enabling community services to continue. We also want to hear ideas on how we can improve – perhaps by using new technology, changing the way we do things, or by working with other organisations, community groups, or charities.

To participate in the consultation visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay or complete a form at any Herefordshire library or customer service centre. Alternatively, send a Facebook message to hfdscouncil, Tweet #hfdsbudget or share your views with your local councillor.