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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Central Bedfordshire Council is consulting on the Development Strategy 2014 and we're asking for your views.
The Development Strategy will be the main planning document for Central Bedfordshire, and sets out new policies for development including how many houses and jobs are needed and where they should go; and more detailed policies which will be used to determine planning applications.
You can view the Development Strategy online and have your say on the Development Strategy webpage until Tuesday 26 August 2014.
Central Bedfordshire Council is working with the National Highways and Transport (NHT) Network and the South West Highway Service Improvement Group on a public satisfaction survey on highways and transport services.
The Council is one of 78 local authorities signed up to the survey which will allow for the results to be compared with others across England and to identify the areas to prioritise and improve.
A random sample of 3300 Central Bedfordshire residents will receive a questionnaire in June from Ipsos Mori who are carrying out this research on behalf of the National Highways and Transport network
Central Bedfordshire Council are consulting with local businesses to understand the issues they face so that we can shape economic policy to help our local businesses thrive. The Council has commissioned an independent professional research agency called BMG Research to help us undertake the telephone interviews for this research.
You can also complete an online questionnaire which should take no longer than 25 minutes to complete.
If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Sarah Michaels, 0300 300 5558.
Central Bedfordshire Council are consulting on potential changes to the services provided by Children's Centres in Central Bedfordshire. There has been a growing awareness nationally of the importance of Early Intervention and Early Help with the most vulnerable families.
There is a need for a more focused approach to early intervention in Central Bedfordshire which targets areas of greatest need. Our population continues to grow, there are health challenges ranging from infant mortality and teenage pregnancy to obesity and smoking. Educational achievement is not as good as we want it to be and child and family poverty is also an issue. Early intervention through Children’s Centre’s is key to tackling some of these issues.
Please read the consultation document (PDF 54KB) and give us your views using the online questionnaire. You can also view the Executive Committee report and the Overview and Scrutiny committee report on the Council's website. You can see more information about the centres on the Children's Services webpage and view a map of the centres here (PDF 130KB).
The consultation is open until Tuesday 19 August 2014.
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.