Have your say on the draft Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan from Central Bedfordshire Council:
• Consultation opened: Monday, 20 May 2013
• Consultation closes: Monday, 1 July 2013
• Visit our Gypsy and Traveller webpage to read the plan and submit your comments
Central Bedfordshire Council's draft Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan sets out how we propose to meet the accommodation needs of gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople in the area up until 2031.
The plan includes a shortlist of seven proposed gypsy and traveller sites, as well as one site for travelling showpeople. It also details the planning policies against which all planning applications for these sites will be assessed.
To have your say on the plan visit our Gypsy and Traveller webpage, where you can read the plan in full, view the list of proposed sites, access supporting documentation and find out how you can have your say.
DO YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOUR ELECTORAL REGISTRATION DETAILS?
DO YOU WANT TO STOP COMMERCIAL COMPANIES HAVING ACCESS TO YOUR DETAILS ON THE ELECTORAL REGISTER?
Important changes to your details on the electoral register:
From October this year there will be changes to the way that you can protect your details on the electoral register should you not wish them to be sold to third parties.
There are two versions of the electoral register – the full register, which only certain organisations can access and the edited register, which anyone can buy. Your details will appear on the edited register unless you ask for them to be removed. Currently 117,000 people within Central Bedfordshire Council area have requested their name and address to be excluded from the edited version of the register.
In the past we carried over requests to be excluded from the edited register, but we will no longer be allowed to do this. If you want to have your details permanently excluded from the edited register you can write to us at Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands SG17 5TQ or email us at email@example.com making a permanent opt-out request.
Please ensure that you state your full name and address and that you wish your details to be excluded from the edited register on a permanent basis or until further notice. A separate request is required for each member of the household if they also wish to be permanently omitted from the edited register.
We have recently set up the Slip End Parish Community page on Facebook!. Find us HERE and ‘like’ our page to be kept up to date with information from around the parish including the youth club, the Community Projects Group, the Peter Edwards Hall and Playing Fields, the Village Hall and events running in the parish.
Also there’ll be news available from the Parish Council about planning, development, speeding issues and news on the gritter. Whilst we have a forum on the website we are looking to use Facebook as a more modern way of enabling the community to be told about important events and things going on, and for you to be able to communicate back to the various groups.
If you are registered on the forum please be aware that it will soon close down (we’ll let you know when ) so if you ‘do’ Facebook then ‘like’ us, and if you don’t ‘do’ Facebook then keep an eye on the website to be kept up to date.
If you’ve got any interesting photos of the parish that you’d like to see on the Slip End Parish Community page then please contact Sarah - firstname.lastname@example.org