Category: Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Election results announced

Voters across Central Bedfordshire have elected a new council made up of 41 Conservative councillors, 13 Independents, three Liberal Democrats, one Labour councillor and one UK Independence Party councillor.

The previous administration was made up of 52 Conservatives, four Independent councillors, two Labour councillors and one Liberal Democrat, so today’s (3 May) result represents no change in overall control of the local authority.

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Collection methods adding half a billion in fees to people’s council tax debt, Citizens Advice reveals

Outdated and punitive council tax regulations are encouraging local authorities to collect arrears aggressively – and it’s causing people serious financial harm, says Citizens Advice.

Its new research shows missing an average council tax payment of £167, in the first month of the financial year, can escalate to a debt of over £2,065 in just 9 weeks.

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Give your old bikes a new life this Easter!

Central Bedfordshire Council is encouraging residents to start their Spring cleaning this Easter. It is looking for old bicycles that are no longer needed.
The council’s Travel Choices team, who promote walking, cycling and other forms of active and sustainable travel, will be at Ampthill Library on Saturday 20 April from 9am to 4pm to collect the donated bikes.

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Central Bedfordshire Council supports communities taking part in the country’s biggest environmental campaign

Central Bedfordshire Council is encouraging its local town and parish councils to organise community litter picks as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2019, a national campaign to tidy up our country. This is the third time that the national campaign has run, and this year it lasts for a month, running until 23rd April.

Organisers, Keep Britain Tidy, expect that up to half a million people will be taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country. It has also been appealing to schools across the nation to get involved in litter picking, as part of the Great Big School Clean.

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