Category: Bedford Borough Council

Wootton is part of the Great British Spring Clean in Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council is joining the Great British Spring Clean by organising events to collect and safely dispose of litter, joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to inspire 500,000 people across the country. This year, the Spring Clean will focus on single-use plastic and encourages everyone to recycle as much as possible.

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Transport Secretary refuses to return a penny of speed camera fines to Bedford Borough

The Government has rejected a joint call from Mayor Dave Hodgson and a number of Parish Council Chairs to stop hoarding all of the fines raised by local average speed cameras and instead reinvest the cost of their installation in further road safety measures.

Bedford Borough Council became the first place in the in the country to install the cameras on local roads in 2012, after Mayor Dave recognised the breadth of public concern about speeding traffic. They are incredibly effective at bringing down speeds and hence have been popular where they have been installed, and a large waiting list of sites has grown as more communities have called for them.

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New fine for irresponsible waste disposal in Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council has introduced a new Fixed Penalty Notice to tackle fly-tipping. It is estimated that two-thirds of fly-tipped waste is household waste. This is due to householders using an unauthorised person to take it away and not that they fly-tipped it themselves.

To crack down on this, a new Fixed Penalty Notice has been introduced which will see a £300 fine issued to people who are responsible for fly-tipping because they allowed an unauthorised individual get rid of their household waste

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