You may have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which forms part of the new Data Protection Act 2018. Before you contact any councillor you are advised to check our privacy notice which will guide you on how we process information at Central Bedfordshire Council to assist in resolving your query. By submitting your query you are consenting for us to access your information if necessary.
Finding your councillor
Find out who your councillor is, what they do and how they should behave.
You have two options for finding out who your local councillor is.
Find your councillor: option 1
You can see a list of all councillors and filter by political party or ward, or you can choose a councillor from the list and view their contact information, register of interests and appointments to outside bodies.
Find your councillor: option 2
You can find out who your local councillor is, plus access a range of really useful information about the area you live in, just by entering your postcode on My Central Bedfordshire. This allows you to see the ward you live in, your local councillor, planning applications around you and a lot more.
What does your councillor do?
The local community elects councillors.
They are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the local community about local services and budgets, such as Council Tax. Each councillor represents a specific area and serves for a period of 4 years.
The work of a councillor includes holding surgeries to help local people, supporting local organisations, campaigning on local issues, and developing links with all parts of the community.
Councillors are entitled to allowances and expenses to cover some of the costs of carrying out their public duties. They are not paid a salary or wages.
Councillors' code of conduct
All councillors abide by a code of conduct (PDF, 53KB) (link opens in new window); part of which requires them to declare any financial interests, gifts or hospitality that could influence any decisions they make. Part 5A of the Central Bedfordshire Council Constitution outlines the code of conduct for our councillors.
How to complain about a councillor's conduct
You can complain about a councillor's conduct, if you believe they aren't abiding by the code of conduct.