What we are consulting on
Bedford Borough Council has five Committees that review and investigate issues that matter to local people and local communities, as well as reviewing the Council’s own decisions and policies. These Committees are called ‘Overview and Scrutiny’ Committees and are made up of elected councillors who are not on the Council’s Executive.
They have a role not only in looking at Council services but also health and community safety. Each Committee specialises in one particular area, Children’s Services, Environmental Services and Community Safety, Adult Services, Health, and Budget Corporate Services.
We would like your help to develop next year’s agendas. What do you think that the Committees should look at?
Here are some examples from this year of what the Committees have considered:
- Social Care Performance and Bedford Borough’s Local Offer
- Local Community Care Co-ordinators
- Hydrotherapy Services
- Single Use Plastics
- Bedford Business Improvement District
The majority of these items were suggested through the consultation process last year.
How to Have Your Say
We look forward to hearing from you by 31 March 2020.
You can contact us by phone on 01234 228905.
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at:
The Democratic Services Team
Bedford MK42 9AP
Please note that the Overview and Scrutiny Committees do not deal with individual queries or complaints, such as individual planning applications or Housing Benefit claims. Any such queries should be addressed to the relevant department.
What happens next?
A wide range of individuals and organisations are being consulted in this process. The replies will be used by the Committees to draw up their Annual Work Programmes to reflect local priorities. Your views really can make a difference.
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