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- 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: 15 October 2014
Consultation closes: 15 December 2014
About the consultation: Central Bedfordshire Council are consulting in connection with Bedford Borough and Milton Keynes Council, looking at the current provision of pharmaceutical services across the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) area. Pharmaceutical services include services such as dispensing, health advice and stop smoking advice. It looks at whether this meets the needs of the population and identifies any potential gaps to service delivery.
The Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment document (PDF 1.7MB) is required to be published by each Health and Wellbeing board by section 128A of the 2006 Act updated in 2009.
You can have your say on the draft pharmaceutical needs assessment by reading the document above, or the summary document (PDF 24KB) and complete the online survey.
Consultation starts: Tuesday 14 October 2014
Consultation closes: Tuesday 18 November 2014
About the consultation: The Council is consulting on an amendment to the Home to School transport policy for this academic year. The proposed amendment is designed to clarify eligibility criteria for those affected by statutory notices for school closures, which has recently affected the Dunstable area. You can read the current policy (PDF 326KB), the proposed amendment (PDF 70KB) and have your say on the potential changes.
Consultation starts: 21 October 2014
Consultation closes: 25 October 2014
About the consultation: Sustrans will be carrying out a survey on behalf of Central Bedfordshire’s Travel Choices, to collect data about users of the National Cycle Route in Dunstable. Staff will be stationed at points along the route in Dunstable town centre and will note details such as the age range and gender of those using the route as well as their mode of travel (cycling or walking). The information will be used to supplement information already collected via automatic counters and is the second such survey to be carried out for the project. Staff from Travel Choices will also be offering information and advice on travelling in the Dunstable area.
Consultation starts: Thursday 8 October 2014
Consultation closes: Friday 7 November 2014
About the consultation: Central Bedfordshire Council would like to hear about your experience of the youth support team and your Personal Advisor. Have your say and tell us your views.
Consultation starts: Wednesday 24 September 2014
Consultation closes: Wednesday 22 October 2014
About the consultation: You can have your say by filling out the online questionnaire. Dickens Boulevard has been raised as a particular concern in regard to parking issues and as a main thoroughfare in and out of the estate. It has come to our attention there are a number of issues associated with parking along Dickens Boulevard. These include issues with on-coming traffic, vehicles racing each other to get past parked cars, access issues for deliveries and also motorists driving on the footway to avoid parked cars.
The Council would like to seek your opinion on some potential solutions.
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 October 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.
Consultation starts: Monday 8 September 2014
Consultation closes: Friday 31 October 2014
About the consultation: Central Bedfordshire Council want to make sure that our fostering services are meeting the needs of foster carers, foster children and their families. By completing these surveys, it will help us to make sure we have done all we can to support you and to enable us to do things better in the future.
Foster Carers - 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.
Foster Children - We would like to hear from you about your views on your foster placement. You can complete this short survey to tell us what you think.
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.