Hampshire is a great place in which to live, learn, work, visit and play and Hampshire County Council is committed to ensuring Hampshire stays like this - now and into the future.
We are one of the largest local authorities in the country, and deliver the majority of Hampshire’s public services, to 1.42 million residents. We are responsible for around 80% of all spend on council services in the county, amounting to £2.6 billion a year.
With this key role in Hampshire, we are well placed to help maintain and boost our county’s economic prosperity, by championing Hampshire’s businesses, encouraging economic growth and helping to ensure we have an excellent education and skills offer.
By bringing new investment and new opportunities into Hampshire, we can work to bring far-reaching benefits for residents, communities, and businesses, and improve people’s lives for years to come.
By building resilient communities, we can also ensure our social care services are targeted where they are needed most and contribute to creating a good quality of life.
The importance of our unique natural and built environment in Hampshire, with its two national parks, historic cities and 290 miles of coastline, is also at the heart of our strategic priorities.
With local government finances remaining under huge pressure now and into the future, alongside growing demand for core local services like social care for vulnerable children and adults, our Strategic Plan sets out a set of key aims which will enable the County Council to target its resources to continue to support the most vulnerable residents in Hampshire, whilst building healthy, resilient and prosperous communities for years to come.Strategic Plan 2021-2025: Mid-term review 2023
Our four strategic outcomes
Vision and values
The following vision and values guide everything we do:
Our work in numbers
Each year we:
- Support around 10,000 children in need of vital social care
- Provide 360,000 meals-on-wheels lunches
- Educate over 138,000 pupils in Hampshire’s 463 maintained schools
- Maintain 5,500 miles of roads and 1,750 bridges and structures
- Provide long term care and support to over 18,400 adults, 66% of whom are older people
- Manage 3,600 hectares of land for wildlife, heritage and public access
- Protect Hampshire consumers through the work of Trading Standards and prevent £1m of unregulated and unsafe goods entering the county
- Manage over 600,000 tonnes of household waste and recyclable material – diverting around 95% of this from landfill
- Support 3,000 victims of domestic abuse
- Help 5,300 people to stop smoking tobacco and live healthier lives