Scrutiny, Fire Service, East West Rail

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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. 


We would like your help to develop the agendas for the year ahead. Please tell us what you think the committees should look at? 






Community Risk Management Plan

Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service

Colleagues at Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service are seeking your views on their next Community Risk Management Plan covering the years 2019 to 2023. This process assesses the risks facing communities and sets out actions and activities over the next four years to meet these challenges. They advise reading the document before completing their short survey. 




East West Rail Consultation

East West Rail

The East West Rail Company are consulting on the route of the proposed new railway between Bedford and Cambridge. The railway is planned to be open within the next ten years and is part of the Government’s proposals for a radical improvement in transport across the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Bedford-Cambridge arc.




Consultations Update

A number of reports have recently been considered by the Council's Executive which relate to matters that have been subject to public consultation. We would like to thank all those who took the time to share their views. You can view the reports by using the links below. 


Local Plan 2030 (see item 61)


Capital Programme (see item 78)


Council Tax Arrangements for 2019/20 (see item 67)


Here are some useful links

...from Bedford Borough Council

Consultations Database

Modification Orders


Planning Applications

Public Path Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders


...from other organisations

Local Insight

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

List of Community, Voluntary and Faith Groups

Government Consultations