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Consultation starts: 18 December 2014
Consultation closes: 6 February 2015
About the consultation:The Homelessness Act 2002 sets out a legal duty requiring local authorities to review homelessness and to produce a Homelessness Strategy based on those findings every five years. In developing the Homelessness Strategy, a comprehensive review of homelessness across Central Bedfordshire was undertaken over a period of ten months and involved active engagement with service providers and partner agencies.
The findings and recommendations from the Homelessness Review have provided the basis for the development of Central Bedfordshire’s new Homelessness Strategy.
The strategy reflects the Council’s strong commitment to early intervention and prevention, by continuing to invest in and improve the effectiveness of the Housing Solutions Service. The Council seeks to enable people to make their own informed choices for housing they can afford and sustain.
The Strategy’s vision is simple – a new start with our help – helping you to help yourself . You can have your say by reading the draft strategy (PDF 264KB) and homelessness review (PDF 692KB) supporting document and completing the online survey.
Consultation starts: 18 December 2014
Consultation ends: 9 February 2015
About the consultation:Our Park Homes offer unique and alternative housing options within attractive rural locations in Central Bedfordshire. The Council is keen to raise awareness of Park Homes and its role in the housing market for older people.
Feedback from an initial survey of Park Home residents and owners is helping the Council to gain a better understanding of the needs and aspirations of Park Home residents. It will also be used to inform the development of a draft Offer to Park Home residents, which we are now consulting on.
Your views are important to us and your feedback will ensure we are getting it right. The Offer outlines the Council’s ambition to improve the lives of Park Home residents, enhance and protect the positive aspects of living in a park home environment Please read the Offer to Park Home residents (PDF 591KB) document and supporting appendices (Appendix A (PDF 606KB), Appendix B (PDF 152KB), Appendix C (PDF 98KB), Appendix D (PDF 135KB) and Appendix E (PDF 415KB)) alongside completing the online survey.
Consultation starts: Monday 3 November 2014
Consultation closes: Monday 19 January 2015
About the consultation:Central Bedfordshire Council is consulting on arrangements for allocating places at Community and Voluntary Controlled schools.
We are inviting parents, schools and residents to give us their views on the changes to school admission arrangements. Please view the consultation document (PDF 133KB), published admission numbers (PAN) for 2016 (PDF 1.1MB) and FAQs (PDF 353KB) to find out more, then have your say by completing the online form by 19 January 2015.
Central Bedfordshire Council are consulting with the public to better understand the actual pupil yield from new housing in Central Bedfordshire.
A randomly selected sample of 1000 residents living in homes built since 2008 will be contacted by a market research company called Cognisant who are helping us gather this information through face-to-face and postal surveys during September and December 2014.
If you are contacted regarding the Pupil Yield survey, but feel you would like some reassurance regarding its authenticity, please contact Kate Philpot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 0300 300 5575.
Central Bedfordshire Council want to make sure that our services are meeting the needs of local families and their children. To help us to do this we are asking you to complete this short survey and share your views about your involvement with our social work teams. It will help us to make sure we have done all we can to help you to achieve your goals and to enable us to do things better in the future.
To complete this survey you will need to have the Personal Reference Number (PRN) from the paper survey that you received from Children's Services.
Superfast broadband could be winging its way to most of Central Bedfordshire and you can help by completing a survey to show just how much demand there is for the service.
Superfast broadband would mean people could download music, games and films more quickly, and websites would download faster too. And for businesses the service would boost opportunities to access global marketplaces and allow more companies to offer flexible working to employees. Please read the Joint Local Broadband Plan (PDF 991KB) (the JLBP) for more information.
Please take part in the survey online.