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Consultations

Bedford Borough Council is committed to delivering excellent services to all its residents. Before we make a decision about changing or modernising services, we will consult citizens and service users so that we can be sure that decisions are properly informed by public opinion.

At a time of reducing resources across the whole public sector it is even more, important that consultations are conducted in a professional and open way.

View our Corporate Consultations Strategy (PDF)

Keep informed

Sign up to receive our Your Voice, Your Views bulletin to keep up-to-date with consultations being undertaken by Bedford Borough Council.

Database of consultations

You can also access a database of consultations being undertaken by the Council.

Citizens Panel

You can also tell us what you think about local issues by joining our Citizen Panel. 

As a panel member, you will be asked to take part in at least two surveys a year. Your responses can make a big difference to key decisions that are taken by the Council. 

The Citizens Panel was established in 1999 and has been used ever since as a method of gathering public ideas and opinions on a wide range of topics that relate to Bedford Borough Council and the services we provide.

Email: citizenspanel@bedford.gov.uk if you have any questions or ideas about the Citizens Panel.

Diversity monitoring

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.

Read more information about diversity monitoring information (PDF) and why it is important.