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: Monday 14 September 2015
Consultation closes: Wednesday 30 September 2015
About the consultation: We are looking for residents’ latest opinions on the services we provide. A randomly selected sample of 500 residents will be contacted by a market research company called Public Perspectives who are helping us gather this information through a telephone survey.
If you receive a call regarding the residents’ survey, but feel you would like some reassurance regarding its authenticity, please contact Joanna Lang by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 0300 300 5334.
Consultation starts: 24 August 2015
Consultation closes: 30th September 2015
About the consultation: There is a piece of land at Kirton Way currently owned by a developer. The land has become problematic over time as the grass area contains concrete structures and ironwork which have deteriorated and are unsightly. Central Bedfordshire Council has been informally maintaining the site by cutting the grass for a number of years. The site has been visited by Central Bedfordshire Council's Chief Executive Richard Carr and Assets Head of Service Andrew Gordon at the request of the Ward Councillor.
At a meeting of the Houghton Regis Partnership Committee (comprising the four Houghton Regis Central Bedfordshire Council Councillors and four nominated town councillors), there was agreement that efforts should focus on removing the concrete and ironwork, and the land levelled and seeded. We would like to know your thoughts about this piece of land. You can have your say on the land by completing the online questionnaire.
Consultation starts: 13 August 2015
Consultation closes: 14 September 2015
About the consultation: This consultation sets out proposals to implement a Local Development Order (LDO) for the Stratton Business Park. This would enable businesses and landowners to undertake certain types of improvement to their buildings or certain forms of development without the need to secure planning permission. As a part of this, we are proposing certain restrictions and conditions to ensure protection for local residents and others.
We would like to hear your views on the plans and proposals contained within the Draft Local Development Order. Please review the draft document and supporting documents before providing your feedback.
Consultation starts: Thursday 13 August 2015
Consultation closes: Friday 25 September 2015
About the consultation: The Public Protection team have developed a policy which details what businesses can expect from Public Protection and we would like your views on its content. Please read the policy (PDF 70KB) document and submit your feedback in one of the following ways:
· e-mailing email@example.com
· e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
· e-mailing email@example.com
· e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
· writing to the Head of Service, Public Protection, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire. SG17 5TQ
telephoning 0300 300 8000 and ask to speak to Public Protection
Consultation starts: Friday 7 August 2015
Consultation closes: Sunday 20 September 2015
About the consultation: Residents have expressed concerned about commuters and non-residents parking in Arlesey. Central Bedfordshire Council would like to understand what is causing the congestion and ask local people how they would like us to resolve this. There are a number of zones across Arlesey that the Council is particularly investigating. Each of the areas are specified below:
Zone 1 & 2 - This area covers Old Oak Close, Stotfold Road, Church Lane, St. Peter’s Avenue, House Lane and the surrounding roads. You can read the leaflet (PDF 620KB) and complete the questionnaire online.
Zone 3 - This area covers the House Lane, Glebe Avenue, Church Lane, Carters Way and the surrounding roads. You can read the leaflet (PDF 624KB) and complete the questionnaire online.
Zone 4 - This area covers Bury Mead, Chase Hill Road, House Lane and the surrounding roads. You can read the leaflet (PDF 611KB) and complete the questionnaire online.
There will also be a chance to ask Council representatives any questions they might have on Wednesday 9 September 2015 between 2pm and 8pm at St. Peter’s Church, Church Lane, Arlesey, SG15 6UX.
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.
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.