Central Bedfordshire Council

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Central Bedfordshire Council
Central Bedfordshire Council.svg
Founded1 April 2009
Preceded byBedfordshire County Council
District councils
  • Mid Bedfordshire District Council
  • South Bedfordshire District Council
Chair of the Council
Cllr Brian Saunders, Conservative
since 16th May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr James G Jamieson, Conservative
since 19th May 2016
Chief executive
Richard Carr
since October 2009
Seats59 councillors
Central Bedfordshire Council political makeup
Political groups
  Conservative (41)
Other parties
  Independent (13)
  Liberal Democrat (3)
  Labour (1)
  UKIP (1)
Joint committees
East of England Local Government Association
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
May 2023

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.

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; 52 Conservatives, 4 Independents, 2 Labour and 1 Liberal Democrat.

The last elections for Central Bedfordshire Council were in May 2015.


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