Forthcoming and current consultations
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: Tuesday 12 January
Consultation closes: Friday 13 February
About the consultation: Housing Matters is currently delivered quarterly to all our tenants and leaseholders, as well as to partner organisations and is available, in the library as well as on Central Bedfordshire Council's website. It is currently distributed along with the rent statement to each property. It’s been in its current format for a number of years, so now we want your views. You can have your say by completing the online survey. The feedback we receive will ensure Housing Matters is in the format you prefer, with articles of interest and at the frequency which suits you.
Consultation starts: Monday 12 January 2015
Consultation closes: Friday 27 February 2015
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.
Consultation starts: Monday 29 December 2014
Consultation closes: Sunday 29 March 2015
About the consultation: Prior to April 2009, Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles, Drivers and Operators were licensed by either Mid Bedfordshire District Council or South Bedfordshire District Council.
On 01 April 2009, Central Bedfordshire Council was formed. At that time, regulations provided for the continuity of existing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire policies until new policies and conditions could be adopted by the new Council.
The current guidelines, policies and conditions for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire matters were adopted on 01 April 2010. They were formed, in the main, by amalgamating the guidelines, policies and conditions of the former South Bedfordshire and Mid Bedfordshire Councils.
The Council is now consulting with the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trade, interested parties and the general public to update their policies. Please read the following documents: Potential policy document (PDF 115KB), the appendices (appendix A - Driver conditions (PDF 11KB), appendix B - Criminal Conviction policy (PDF 23KB), appendix C - Code of good conduct (PDF 6KB), appendix D - Byelaws (PDF 42KB), appendix E - Hackney Carriage Conditions (PDF 31KB), appendix F - Private Hire conditions (PDF 41KB), appendix G - Special event (PDF 7KB), appendix H - Operator conditions (PDF 10KB)) and National Inspection standards (PDF 391KB) and have your say by emailing your response to email@example.com or by post to:
FREEPOST RSJS GBBZ SRZT (you do not need a stamp), Hackney Carriage and Private Hire consultation, Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5TQ
Consultation starts: Saturday 3 January 2015
Consultation closes: Saturday 28 February 2015
About the consultation: The Council would like to hear your views about the events it provides for children at the Library Theatre. You can have your say by completing the online survey or by picking up a paper questionnaire at the Library Theatre.
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.
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 2014 and January 2015.
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.