Hampshire County Council is asking for residents’ and stakeholders’ views on high level, strategic options for balancing its budget. The closing date is 11:59pm on Monday 21 August 2017.

Due to ongoing national austerity measures; demographic changes reflecting increases in demand for some services; and inflationary pressures, by April 2019 the County Council will be facing an anticipated budget shortfall of £140 million. With less money available and growing demand for council services, tough decisions will need to be made about what the County Council can and cannot do in the future.

Your feedback will help to inform the approach the County Council takes to balancing its budget. Any changes to specific services will be subject to further, more detailed consultation.

Complete the consultation online

Paper copies of the Information Pack and Response Form are available to download and printor may be requested by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 0300 555 1375. Calls charged at local rate.

Full details can be found here: https://www.hants.gov.uk/aboutthecouncil/haveyoursay/consultations/balancingthebudget