We regularly seek the views of local people on a wide range of topics and services throughout the year, such as:
- community safety consultations
- public transport consultations
- education and schools consultations
- leisure consultations
- libraries and culture consultations
- planning and regeneration consultations
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Consultation starts: Monday 27 July
Consultation closes: Friday 14 August
About the consultation: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire wants to know your views about what you want from policing. You can view the full or summary plan and then complete the online questionnaire to have your say.
Consultation starts: Monday 20th July 2015
Consultation closes: Friday 9th October 2015
About the consultation: Central Bedfordshire Council is required by law to review its gambling policy on a three yearly basis. The current policy is due for renewal in January 2016. We would like to hear your views on the draft policy. You can read the policy and have your say by visiting our licenses webpage.
Consultation starts: Friday 17 July 2015
Consultation closes: Friday 18 September 2015
About the consultation: The Council needs to save £37,000 in the 2015/16 financial year. The Library Link and Housebound Service review has shown that the mobile library vehicle service is no longer financially viable to deliver in exactly the same way and therefore we are consulting on new ways of providing the Library Link service.
The Library Link Vehicle Service is aimed at providing residents who are unable to visit a library building with access to books and reading material. Currently this delivered by a mobile library vehicle that visits local communities along a scheduled route, alongside a door-to-door service where ‘Book Bundles’ are delivered to the homes of residents who have a disability or mobility issues.
We want to hear your views on how the service could be delivered differently. You can have your say by completing the online questionnaire.
If the Council were to go ahead and change how the service is run, a draft eligibility criteria document (PDF 49KB) has been drawn up for those who would be interested in receiving Book Bundles.
Consultation starts: Monday 13 July 2015
Consultation closes: Monday 24 August 2015
About the consultation: The Council would like to hear your views on the Draft Charging Schedule. This document details the proposed rates of Community Infrastructure Levy for different types of development across Central Bedfordshire. The Draft Charging Schedule has been informed by the infrastructure delivery plan, the viability evidence and comments made on the preliminary draft charging schedule.
You can have your say by reading the supporting evidence and completing the online questionnaire.
Research starts: 2 July 2015
Research ends: September 2015
About the research: The Council commissioned research in 2013/2014 to help us understand the impact of the Welfare Reform on residents and identify ways in which the Council could help support residents through the changes. Now, we would like to review the support provided and understand whether the advice, support and training initiatives are making a difference to residents and their families.
We have commissioned this study with a market research agency called BMG Research who are a member of the Market Research Society. If you have used any of the following services from the Council or voluntary organisations, you may be contacted to ask if you would like to participate:
- Employment skills and adult learning
- Housing support initiatives
- Money/debt advice and support
If you would prefer not to take part then please contact the Central Bedfordshire Council Contact Centre on 0300 300 8000 to opt out of the study.
Consultation starts: Friday 22 May 2015
Consultation closes: on-going
About the consultation: The Community Safety Partnership wants to hear your views about how safe you feel in your area and your views about our priorities for the year. You can have your say online or by picking up a copy of the questionnaire at our libraries.
Consultation starts: Friday 17 April 2015
Consultation closes: on-going
About the consultation: We want to hear from young people who have left their place of education early after completing their GCSE’s. Please spend a couple of minutes completing the questionnaire to help us identify common patterns and ensure that the right support, courses, advice and guidance is given to young people when they are making the transition from Year 11 to Year 12.
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.
Anyone interested in a current planning application is welcome to submit their comments to us for consideration. You can search for planning applications online and comment on them online too.
You can read more about how to do this on our planning applications page.