Transparency - other information

Publication scheme statement

We are committed to openness and actively seek to make available information about how we work, our decision-making processes, and the services we provide.

Our publication scheme is a guide to the information we have made available and intend to make available in the future.

It also provides details about:

  • how to obtain information
  • how it is made available
  • and whether there is a charge for it

The publication scheme commits us to:

  • proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information, including environmental information, which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below
  • specify the information which is held by the authority and falls within the classifications below
  • proactively publish or otherwise make available as a matter of routine, information in line with the statements contained within this scheme
  • produce and publish the methods by which the specific information is made routinely available so that it can be easily identified and accessed by members of the public
  • review and update on a regular basis the information the authority makes available under this scheme
  • produce a schedule of any fees charged for access to information which is made proactively available
  • make this publication scheme available to the public
  • publish any dataset held by the authority that has been requested, and any updated versions it holds, unless the authority is satisfied that it is not appropriate to do so; to publish the dataset, where reasonably practicable, in an electronic form that is capable of re-use

Who we are and what we do

Organisational information (link to Senior officer salaries and organisational structure): find out about senior officers, who they are, their salaries and their directorates.

Our councillors (link opens in new window): find out about the Leader of the Council, political control and who are councillors are.

Locations and contacts: find out our contact information, addresses and telephone numbers.

Constitution and legal governance (link opens in new window): the constitution is made under Section 37 of the Local Government Act 2000. The purpose of the constitution is to provide a framework of rules governing the way in which the Council exercises its functions and takes decisions. The Council is required to maintain an up-to-date constitution.

Legal and money advice: finance and legal matters can be complicated. Here we provide information and advice to help our residents.

Access to information: find out how to make a freedom of information request to Central Bedfordshire Council.

What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information: financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure.

Tenders and procurement: find out about our latest tender opportunities.

Contracts (link opens in new window): view our contracts register.

Our priorities and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information: find out about performance management in Central Bedfordshire Council.

Development strategy Local Development Framework (LDF). Major developments to our area.

Development briefs and master plans: Local Development Framework (LDF).

How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions

Decision making processes

Consultations

Policies and procedures

Our policies and procedures: current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities.

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.