Annual Canvass 2018 – make sure you’re on the electoral register

Herefordshire’s Annual Canvass started on Monday 16th July. The purpose of the Canvass is to compile an accurate Electoral Register for use in 2018/19.

The Canvass will happen in a similar way to previous years. This means that every property in the county will be sent a “Household Enquiry Form”. This form will show all members of the household that are registered to vote. The form MUST be checked and completed, whether there are changes or not – it’s the law!

To make the return of these forms as easy as possible they can be completed using several different methods:

  1. By phone 08082 841448 (only if no changes)
  2. By text 07786 209348 (only if no changes)
  3. Online elecreg.co.uk/hfds (changes can be made)
  4. By post envelope sent with form (changes can be made)

N.B. Anyone in the Household aged 18 or over, can complete this – they will need the two security numbers to do this, which are printed on the form.

All response methods are free of charge to the householder. However it is cheaper for Herefordshire Council if one of the electronic methods is used, as the paper returns cost more to process. Full and clear instructions are on the forms.

Any resident aged 18 or over can complete the form on behalf of the whole household.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Whilst each household must complete their form, this process will NOT register to vote any new people. These new people MUST also register themselves to vote individually.

The simplest way to do this is online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. All they need to register is their date of birth and National Insurance number.

If you have any questions, here are our contact details:

Contact details:

Herefordshire Council Electoral Services: phone – 01432 260107

email – canvass@herefordshire.gov.uk

Budget Consultation 2019/20 Herefordshire Council

BUDGET CONSULTATION OPEN TO 21st SEPTEMBER 2018

On Wednesday 4th July a Budget consultation meeting for parish councils was held. The meeting was well attended and was chaired by the Leader of Herefordshire Council, Councillor Jonathan Lester and speakers included Councillor Nigel Shaw, deputy Leader and Andrew Lovegrove our Chief Finance Officer.

You can find the presentation by Andrew Lovegrove at the following link:- https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/14532/2019-20_budget_consultation_5_july_2018_presentation

In addition, yesterday we launched the budget consultation with a press release:-https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/news/article/579/hfdsbudget_consultation_launched

The consultation is open until Friday 21 September and is quick and easy to complete online – please follow the following link:- https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/budgetconsultation

If you prefer, a paper questionnaire can be downloaded from:-  https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/14519/budget_consultation_2019-20_questionnaire