- Promote individual empowerment
- Promote collective empowerment
The idea of empowerment is that those who have little or no influence (such as excluded people), are able to acquire the capacity to have informed opinions, to take initiatives, make independent choices and influence change. It also means that those with influence actively change their attitudes and rules and change the way decisions are made through engaging with excluded people.
Community empowerment is the giving of confidence, skills and power to enable communities to shape and influence their own development. The following provides you with some of the tools to feel more empowered and less disenfranchised with life in Central Bedfordshire:
Central Bedfordshire E-Petitions
An e-petition is a petition which collects signatures online. This allows petitions and supporting information to be made available to a much wider audience than a traditional paper based petition.
Anyone who lives, works or studies in Central Bedfordshire can submit or sign an e-petition. 100 signatures are required for an e-petition to be submitted to the next stage. If you create an e-petition you will be required to provide the Council with your contact details. We may ask the relevant service team to respond to you on the issue you raise. If you sign an e-petition on this website, you will be required to give basic personal information to verify that the signature is genuine. Your name (but no other details) will be published on the epetition website. The email address is personal to one person, ie you, and can be used once to sign. No other person can use this email address to sign, even if they share it with you.
To create a new E-Petition visit the Central Bedfordshire Council E-Petition Page
Further E-Petitions Resources
Current Local Petitions