Decision making and meetings - Overview

The Council, Executive and Committees

In Bedford Borough, the Full Council is made up of 46 Borough Councillors and the Elected Mayor.

It approves, amends and adopts the Council’s major policies and budget.

The Executive is made up of the Mayor and eight Borough Councillors who are Portfolio Holders.

It has overall responsibility for most Council services.

The Committees of the Council will give you the chance to find more information. 

Council Executive decisions

Decisions made by the Executive are published in our decisions database.

Overview and Scrutiny Committees

To balance the Executive’s powers, Overview and Scrutiny Committees are responsible for holding the Executive to account and making sure the best decisions are taken for Bedford Borough.

Calendar of meetings, agendas and minutes

Committee meetings are scheduled throughout the year and each have an agenda and minutes added after the meetings.