Town Centre User Survey

Central Bedfordshire Council and People and Places Insight Limited are undertaking a Benchmarking review of the town centre. Benchmarking has been conducted in over 350 locations and measures performance against 10 indicators such as Retail Offer, Footfall and Car Parking. As part of the process, the following short survey has been devised to allow both users and non-users to provide their ratings and views on various aspects of Leighton Buzzard town centre.

Please take 2 minutes to complete this important survey. If you have any questions regarding Benchmarking, please contact;

Mike King, People and Places Insight Ltd Director at


Complete the survey here:

Cemetery Public Consultation

The Council wishes to capture the public’s views on issues relating to the future of Vandyke Road Cemetery.  With approximately 8 years of burial capacity remaining, the inability to find and secure suitable burial land either within the parish or outside means that the council needs to think about ways to maximise burial capacity within its existing site.

The public consultation exercise asked parish residents to consider options that could provide additional burial capacity in order to meet increasing demand by an ever expanding parish population.

The Survey is now closed 

It is hoped that the findings will be presented to the 9th September Grounds and Environmental Services Committee for its consideration.

The issue is both complex and for some, will be a sensitive topic. It is important to be aware that the final decision is made by council and may not always reflect some of the views expressed during community engagement and consultation. The council will do its upmost to take all comments into consideration when seeking a workable solution in the interests of the town’s ability to accommodate those wishing to be buried within the parish.