Central Bedfordshire Council
|Central Bedfordshire Council|
|Founded||1 April 2009|
|Preceded by||Bedfordshire County Council
Mid Bedfordshire District Council
South Bedfordshire District Council
|East of England Local Government Association|
Central Bedfordshire Council is the unitary authority for Central Bedfordshire in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England.
It was created from the merger of Bedfordshire County Council and Mid Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire District Councils on 1 April 2009.
With a budget of £500m the unitary council provides over a hundred services to a quarter of a million people, and is responsible for schools, social services, rubbish collection, roads, planning, leisure centres, libraries, care homes and more.
Since 2011 the Council has been led by Cllr James Jamieson with a Cabinet of seven portfolio holders: • Corporate Services (finance) • Children's Services • Social Care, Health and Housing • Regeneration • Community Services • Partnerships • External affairs
The council has 59 Councillors; 49 Conservatives, 6 Independents and 4 Liberal Democrats.
The next elections for Central Bedfordshire Council are in May 2014.