Herefordshire Council’s Budget – Good for the Climate?

Message from Extinction Rebellion Herefordshire

Herefordshire Council will decide its budget for the upcoming year at a meeting of full council at 10am on 14 February at Shire Hall Hereford. The intended budget has some provision for spending on climate action. Whether this is enough to deliver a net zero county by 2030 – the aspiration in the council’s climate emergency declaration – is of course open to debate. The administration has a wafer thin majority and would welcome a positive presence from us in the meeting to support what they believe is a climate-friendly budget, and to resist possible attempts by the opposition to water it down.

Please come to the Council Meeting on 14 February at Shire Hall to make our feelings known!

Background info:
Start with the draft Corporate Plan – one pager here, and the full version here

The proposed budget for 2020/2021 is here and the proposed capital budget here.

Several other more detailed papers to be found on this page if you want to dig deeper.

(The papers are dated 30 Jan for a preliminary Council meeting and amended versions will go to the meeting on 14 Feb – we are planning to attend the Feb meeting).

Questions for the Council: The meeting on 14th February is open to the public and we can submit questions in advance about the corporate plan and the proposed budget. The rules are strict, set out here, and for this meeting questions have to be submitted by 5pm on Monday 10 February. If you want to put in a question and would like help, please contact Rob at

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