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Innovation

Innovation

 

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Encouraging Ideas

In 2014 we launched the Innovation Project, which is an open-ended opportunity for people to suggest ways by which we can save money, generate income and provide a better service.  This project combines existing methods the Council uses to gather ideas from the public and employees on how the council could work differently;

  • Formerly the Red Tape Challenge which asked members of the public to submit ideas to enable to the Council to work more efficiently;
  • Staff suggestion scheme which encourages Council employees to provide ideas on ways in which the Council could operate more efficiently;
  • Budget consultations where we have asked respondents to submit Innovation ideas;
  • Citizen’s Panel where we have asked respondents to submit Innovation ideas.

A report outlining the public response to the Innovation Project can be accessed below, as well as the original report considering ideas received through the Red Tap Challenge.

The most common themes from the Innovation Project have been about staff terms and conditions; waste and recycling; environmental matters and property.

The Council would like to thank all those who have submitted ideas so far. 

We are still keen to hear more ideas from the people who use our services and our workforce.  We may contact you to discuss your ideas further. Ideas will be considered by senior officers and councillors, where appropriate, and a report including the best ideas will be published on this website.

How to Submit Ideas

Complete an online form: here

By post:    CONSULTING BEDFORD
                 Bedford Borough Council
                 Borough Hall
                 Cauldwell Street
                 Bedford
                 MK42 9AP
                                

By email: consultingbedford@bedford.gov.uk

By phone: 01234 276957

In person: Paper forms are available at any Bedford Borough library, Borough Hall reception area and the Customer Service Centre.

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The 2016 report giving details of some of the public responses submitted to the ‘Innovation Project’ can be accessed below:

 

The 2014 report giving details of responses submitted to the Red Tape Challenge can be accessed below:

 

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