Category: Central Bedfordshire Council

Garden waste collections now suspended across all of Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC)has said that due to severe staff shortages, there will be a temporary suspension for all kerbside collections of household garden waste across all of Central Bedfordshire until further notice.

Central Bedfordshire Council and its waste contractor FCC are prioritising collection crews and drivers to ensure critical household waste collections such as clinical waste, residual waste (black bin) and dry recycling collections are unaffected.

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HM Lord-Lieutenant’s British Empire Medal Presentation Ceremony held at Luton Hoo Hotel

At a special ceremony held on Monday 19 July at Luton Hoo Hotel, by kind permission of General Manager Mr Matthew Long, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis brought together six Bedfordshire recipients who received British Empire Medals in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday and 2021 New Year’s Honours Lists, to present their medals on behalf of HM Queen.

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Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan clears a significant obstacle on its journey to being adopted

A future development blueprint for Central Bedfordshire is close to clearing a significant hurdle on its way to being adopted.

The inspectors considering Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan 2015 to 2035 have now issued their final report on the document and the examination process is now formally complete.

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East of England councils must ‘up their game’ on fly tipping

GMB, the union for refuse and street cleaning workers, said that zero tolerance needed on fly tipping and councils must ‘up their game’.

It added that its study found that East of England councils took too few actions following 61,423 incidents in 2019/20.

GMB London and East of England said that as well as punishing fly-tippers, councils must make it easy to use recycling and collection schemes for bulk items while pandemic access restrictions on using recycling centres requiring bookings need to be rolled back.

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Central Bedfordshire’s young carers team up with Bath Philharmonia for concert

Young carers in Central Bedfordshire put on a concert for parents and council representatives after being taught to play instruments by the Bath Philharmonia during half term in June.

Inspiring Music, Central Bedfordshire’s music service, along with Central Bedfordshire Council’s Early Help Team, organised the sessions with the Bath Philharmonia who have ten years’ experience of working with young carers across the country

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Central Bedfordshire Council Test and Trace hub expands to include Bedford and Milton Keynes

Residents of Milton Keynes and Bedford who test positive for COVID-19 are now being contacted by a local contact tracing hub following a pilot project set up by Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) earlier this year.

Local contact tracing teams had been in place for the three councils since August 2020, but the teams were separate and most cases were initially contacted by the national test and trace team.

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Parental concerns need to be addressed as pace of change over Central Bedfordshire Council’s SEND provision appears slow

A planned increase in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision in Central Bedfordshire has to tackle parental concerns, a meeting was told.

“Very little has changed”, SEND parent Amy Ivins, from Dunstable, warned Central Bedfordshire Council’s children’s services overview and scrutiny committee.

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