Nearly £2 million for road repairs in Central Bedfordshire

£3.3 million for road repairs in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire

Drivers and cyclists in Central Bedfordshire will benefit from better roads, thanks to an extra £2 million investment in repairs. This is part of a £54 million package for roads in the East

Central Bedfordshire Council helps residents to get on their bike

Central Bedfordshire Council helps residents to get on their bike

An joint innovative scheme sees unwanted or abandoned bikes ‘recycled’ to individuals and families in need, has collected a national award

New housing rental rules to protect Bedfordshire tenants

Extending licensing will ensure more tenants benefit from better quality accommodation

New rules which will help protect more people in privately rented homes from poor living conditions and overcrowding have come into force this month.

Landlords who let out a property to 5 or more people, from 2 or more separate households that share facilities (homes in multiple occupation, HMO), must get a licence from their local housing authority.

Previously, the rules only applied to properties of 3 or more storeys, but now all properties will be covered.

Central Bedfordshire Council obtains traveller High Court injunction

Travellers banned from parts of Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has gained an injunction banning eleven named individuals from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Central Bedfordshire over the next two years.

During summer in 2017 these individuals and their families moved from site to site across Central Bedfordshire. The Council said that this caused disruption which impacted local communities.

Proposed crematorium behind the Steppingley Hospital near Flitwick

Proposed crematorium behind the Steppingley Hospital near Flitwick

Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) is looking to build a crematorium in Steppingley. The crematorium will be within an attractive landscaped area behind the Steppingley Hospital.

As there isn’t an existing crematorium in Central Bedfordshire, residents are using those in other districts instead. Such as Bedford, Cambridge, Luton or Stevenage.

The council is hoping to submit a planning application in late 2018.

If approved, construction could start in July 2019 and will take around 12 months.

Have you applied for your child’s school place for September 2019?

Applications are now open for children due to start school in Central Bedfordshire next year. If your child is due to start school in September 2019, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school, you can apply online.

If you are applying for a place to start school or to join a middle school, you have until Tuesday 15 January 2019 to make an application.

The deadline is Wednesday 31 October 2018 for applications to transfer to a secondary or upper school in 2019

Cllr Jamieson: The Local Plan will prevent ad-hoc developments in Central Beds

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan is with the Inspector. The council leader, councillor Jamieson says that it is important that the inspector approves it, otherwise residents in Central Beds will be subject to ad-hoc planning applications

Leader of Central Bedfordshire Council – Cllr James Jamieson

“I thought maybe I can do something better” – Cllr James Jamieson
Cllr James Jamieson is the Leader of Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC), and represents the Westoning, Flitton and Greenfield Ward.

He decided to stand in 2009 as he was irritated about things he saw. Such as ignored potholes and traffic lights at roadworks when no one was working.

Cranfield News: planning application approved

East End Farm planning application approved
Planning for 48 new homes in Cranfield was approved today (15 August 2018) by Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC) Development Management Committee .

Fears that the village doctors’ surgery would be under more strain from more new homes wasn’t enough to refuse or delay the application.

Central Bedfordshire Council News and information

Central Bedfordshire Council is the unitary authority for Central Bedfordshire, England.

It was created from the merger of Bedfordshire County Council and Mid Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire District Councils on 1 April 2009.

It provides over a hundred services to a around 275,000 residents, with a budget of £500m.

The last elections for Central Bedfordshire Council were in May 2015.

Since 2011 the Council has been led by Cllr James Jamieson.

Central Bedfordshire Council
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