Central Bedfordshire Council

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Central Bedfordshire Council
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Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 2009
Preceded by Bedfordshire County Council
Leadership
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
Structure
Seats59 councillors
Political groups
Administration
     Conservative (41)
Other parties
     Independent (13)
     Liberal Democrat (3)
     Labour (1)
     UKIP (1)
Joint committees
East of England Local Government Association
Elections
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
May 2023
Website
www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council is the unitary authority for Central Bedfordshire in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England.

Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority in England

Central Bedfordshire is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Bedfordshire, England. It was created from the merger of 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.

It was created from the merger of Bedfordshire County Council and Mid Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire District Councils on 1 April 2009.

Bedfordshire County Council was the county council of the non-metropolitan county of Bedfordshire in England. It was established on 24 January 1889 and was abolished on 1 April 2009. The county council was based in Bedford.

South Bedfordshire

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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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