Hampshire County Council provides a wide range of services which make a difference to residents lives on a daily basis, including education, transport, planning, social care, libraries, waste management and trading standards.
The Council is funded by a combination of grants from central Government, council tax, business rates and charges for services. The economic downturn has led to significant reductions in the funding we receive from central Government. At the same time, there has been increased demand for some of our most important services, including those to protect vulnerable children and adults. We have been proactive, recognising that we need to radically change the way we work, so that we can continue to deliver high quality services with less funding in the future.
Our strategic plan for 2013-17 is called Shaping Hampshire: modern, public services for the future. It sets out how we will reshape services and become more efficient.
Health and wellbeing – our aim is to improve health and wellbeing for all
Economy – our aim is to promote economic prosperity and protect the environment
Communities – our aim is to work with communities to enhance local services
Efficiency – our aim is to deliver high quality, cost-effective public services