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
Get the latest consultations by email
If you would like to be kept informed of consultations which are open to the public to respond, please register on Central Bedfordshire Council updates and tick which areas you would like to hear about.
You can also follow us on Twitter or find us on Facebook.
The council’s consultations database records all consultations carried out by or on behalf of the Central Bedfordshire Council.
You can use the consultations database to find out about
how you can get involved in consultations
headline results of completed consultations
Consultation starts: Tuesday 19 January 2016
Consultation closes: Wednesday 17 February 2016
About the consultation: Central Bedfordshire Council is currently considering the rebuilding of the road surface in the area in front of 41-79 Engayne Avenue. This would allow the bus service 73 to be reinstated to Engayne Avenue. The area includes parking for the residential properties, but is designated as a public highway.
The new construction would allow buses to turn around at this point, without the need to reverse. Buses would pick up and set down passengers at the bus stop currently being used by service 83 on Engayne Avenue itself. This stop would be enhanced to have a raised kerb for level access for bus users and a new bus shelter. Parking restrictions (yellow lines) would be marked on sections of road to allow the buses free flow. This will not affect the number of parking spaces.
Should this work not be undertaken, the bus service 73 will continue to stop as present in St. Neots Road (from Bedford) or West Road (towards Bedford).
You can have your say by completing the online questionnaire.
Consultation starts: Monday 11 January 2016
Consultation ends: Friday 11 March 2016
About the consultation: We are send out a survey to approximately 800 customers that receive care and support services funded in some way by the Council. The mandatory survey is being carried out nationally to understand the impact that services have had on different parts of the person’s life, such as their general health and their social life.
The survey will be posted to a sample of customers from January 2016.
Different surveys such as Easy Read versions are being sent to customers with different needs so that as many people take part as possible.
The results will be sent back to the Department of Health to help them to gather data on the quality of social care services nationally. We will also use the results to see how satisfied local residents are with their services, and to inform any changes or improvements to services in the future.
If you have any questions related to the survey, please contact Cheryl Stimson on 0300 300 5176 or email at Partnershipteam@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.
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.
Open to comments: Sunday 7 February
Deadline for comments: Monday 7 March
About the Byelaws
The council is seeking resident’s comments on new Drainage Byelaws (PDF 137KB) approved by Executive in January 2016.
The proposed Byelaws set out enhanced requirements around what can and cannot be done to an ordinary watercourse (such as a small river or stream) under the council’s jurisdiction.They are designed to ensure that watercourses are adequately protected from new development, whilst also making legal requirements around managing flood risks clearer for those involved in the planning process.
Note that these byelaws do not cover major rivers or watercourses managed by the Internal Drainage Board ( seehttp://www.idbs.org.uk/board-area-map/) or the Environment Agency (seehttp://maps.environment-agency.gov.uk/).
You can share your thoughts on the byelaws by email@example.com by post to Central Bedfordshire Council, Flood Risk Management, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ.
After public comments are taken into account the Byelaws will be sent to the Secretary of State for final approval.
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.