Category: Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council signs up to FixMyStreet

Central Bedfordshire Council has signed up to FixMyStreet to enable residents to report highway issues.

FixMyStreet was created by mySociety, which is a not for profit group using online technologies to empower citizens to “take their first steps towards greater civic participation”. FixMyStreet is for reporting things which are broken or dirty or damaged or dumped, and need fixing, cleaning or clearing. Such as graffiti, dog fouling, potholes or street lights that don’t work.

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Wixam Park planning application submitted following public consultation

Following a public consultation in 2020, O&H, the master developer, has submitted an outline planning application to Central Bedfordshire Council for the development of Wixam Park. The planning application is for up to 1,200 dwellings of a mix a sizes, types, and tenures, including an elderly care facility and provision for affordable housing.

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Trading Standards warning after illegally imported puppy is quarantined

Buying or rehoming a cute puppy may seem a good idea and a welcome addition to a family, but Central Bedfordshire Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents to be aware of illegal imports.

Last week, officers had to quarantine an illegally imported puppy because it had not received a rabies vaccination before coming to the UK. The second time in four months they have had to take such action.

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Inspiring Music’s Saturday ukulele and recorder sessions

A new round of virtual music classes will start on Saturday (16 January 2021). These are to ensure children can continue to develop their musical skills while the country faces lockdown restrictions.

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Inspiring Music service started their virtual music sessions last year, when lockdown restrictions were introduced to help tackle the spread of Coronavirus and sessions could no longer go ahead in person.

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Red Lion Close, Cranfield – waiting restrictions

Residents of Red Lion Close, Cranfield have highlighted issues in relation to parking and traffic congestion at school peak hours to Central Bedfordshire Council.

Council officers held several meetings with councillors and residents to design a scheme to help reduce the issue.

The proposal put to the chair of the Traffic Management Meeting on Tuesday (15 December 2020) was to ensure that there was access to and from residential driveways, and for emergency vehicles, at all times.

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