Getting the publics' views on a
number of areas is a very important part of policy making here at
Bedford Borough Council. This becomes even more vital as we
become a unitary authority on April 1st 2009. This
coincides with a time when The Local Government and Public
Health Act 2007 places a 'Duty to Involve' on all Best Value
Authorities (excluding the police)
The 'duty to involve' means all councils are obliged to inform and
consult with Citizens on a wide range of issues. It highlights the
importance of community engagement and the importance it plays in
local decision making.
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If you would like to be kept
up-to-date with any consultations being undertaken by Bedford
Borough Council, please fill in a form and give us your
details. Please click here to
fill in a web form to give us your details.
We have a database that records
consultations being undertaken by the Borough Council.
Please click here to
access the database.
As part of our commitment
to equality and diversity we often include diversity monitoring
questions on questionnaires, recruitment forms, and other
paperwork. Asking about these areas helps us to make sure we are
communicating with all sections of the community, and to help us
identify areas for improvement. For more
information about diversity monitoring information, and why they
are so important, please click here