Your views wanted on next year's budget

Today (Monday 11 December 2023) we are launching a consultation on our proposed budget for 2024-2025. We are facing significant financial pressures, including reduced Government funding and rising costs, and need to make difficult decisions about how to allocate our limited resources.

We must make savings of £4.4 million over the next four years and are asking residents for their views on how we should allocate our limited budget.

Cllr Ron Tindall, Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Commercial Services, said: "We are facing difficult financial decisions and we need your help to make the right choices for our residents. We want to ensure that we can continue to provide essential services, but we also need to be mindful of the financial pressures that we are facing."

"I urge all residents to take part in the consultation and let us know your views on our proposals."

The consultation will run for four weeks - until 11.59pm on Monday 8 January 2024 - and you can have your say online or by post.

Everyone with a connection to the borough is invited to find out more and respond online at Let's Talk Dacorum.

Anyone without internet access can obtain paper copies of the survey by calling 01442 228000 or by visiting The Forum in Hemel Hempstead.