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New Milton Town Council  

None known at this time.

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New Forest District Council

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Hampshire County Council - Relevant to New Milton

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC CONSULTATION :- Hampshire County Council is inviting views on proposed changes which aim to maintain good quality breaks for parents and carers of disabled children, within a reduced budget, while providing fun and educational opportunities for the children and young people receiving them.

A 12 week consultation has been launched today (12 March 2018), by the County Council, to gather views on the proposed changes. This feedback will inform decisions to be made, later in the year, on the provision and delivery of the Short Break Activities Programme from April 2019.

Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services at Hampshire County Council, Councillor Keith Mans, said: “I do hope that as many people as possible will take this opportunity to consider carefully, the changes that are being proposed for the Short Break Activities Programme. It is crucial that children and young people, and their families and carers, who could be affected by potential changes, tell us what they think. I am equally keen that we gather feedback from organisations and charities that provide short breaks with County Council funding, professional colleagues such as those from the Health Service, and other residents.”

People are being asked to provide the Authority with their thoughts and comments on the proposals through the online consultation form. Before completing the form, it is strongly recommended that participants take time to read the accompanying information. This sets out the current Short Break Activities Programme, together with background information, the proposed changes and their potential impact, as well as other options for taking part in the consultation.

Detailed Information and Access to the On-Line Documentation.

Closing Date of Consultation : Sunday 3rd June, 2018

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC CONSULTATION :- Hampshire County Council currently spends £30 million on Home to School Transport (HtST) and Post-16 transport for 15,000 students in Hampshire. The proposed changes, if agreed, would see a reduction in transport services that are provided at the County Council’s discretion – above and beyond what the Authority is legally required to deliver. This currently applies to under 1,000 young people who the County Council has supported either through local policy elements that go beyond the statutory minimum, or based on a family’s individual circumstances.

Councillor Keith Mans, Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services, commented: “With the substantial reductions in central Government funding, the County Council has had to look very closely at how all of its services operate. We would like to know what people think about some proposed changes being considered for managing Home to School Transport in the coming years; that will bring our services into line with other authorities which now offer only that which is specified in legislation.”

Detailed Information on HCC Web Site

PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS OPEN UNTIL : 13TH MARCH, 2018. - NOW CLOSED

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New Forest National Parks Authority

None known at this time.

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