Central Bedfordshire Council formally marks start of work to upgrade A421 into Milton Keynes

Central Bedfordshire Council formally recognised the start of its project to upgrade a key section of the A421 road into dual carriageway with a ground-breaking event held last Friday (15 March).

A remaining 3km of the road is being upgraded to better link Junction 13 of the M1 motorway in Central Bedfordshire with Milton Keynes. The stretch runs from the roundabouts by the junction up to the new Eagles Rest housing development and the Altitude Magna Park logistics and distribution site in Milton Keynes.

Manifesto launched for Labour Party’s campaign in Central Bedfordshire

The Labour Party in Central Bedfordshire launched its manifesto for the upcoming Central Bedfordshire Council elections.

The Big Pedal 2019

Central Bedfordshire Council is working with sustainable transport charity Sustrans to encourage residents to get involved in the Big Pedal 2019.

Central Bedfordshire Council supports National Apprenticeship Week

Monday 4 to Friday 8 March is National Apprenticeship Week – Central Bedfordshire Council is taking the opportunity to highlight the benefits that apprenticeships offer.

Central Bedfordshire Council is a strong supporter of apprenticeships and currently employs 50 apprentices.

Central Bedfordshire Council agrees budget

At a meeting of the full Council, the budget for Central Bedfordshire a budget was approved which will limit a council tax increase to only 1% and will see increased investment in key services.

After carefully considering the feedback from the budget consultation, the council agreed to a 1% increase in council tax. The increase, which is less than half the current rate of inflation, would mean an extra 29p a week for an average household (Band D) in our area.

Central Bedfordshire Council domestic abuse survey

Central Bedfordshire Council is asking people to share their experiences of domestic abuse through a short survey.

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone and can take many forms. That’s why CBC is asking as many people as possible to complete the survey. The feedback will help CBC to think about how to it can improve services.

Lidlington homes could leave the village due to Council’s development plan

Lidington homes would leave the village due to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

This was the claim made by the Lidlington Action Group at January’s Full Council Meeting. Lidlington Action Group told Central Bedfordshire Council that people’s homes would leave rural village and be part of a mini Milton Keynes if Local Plan goes ahead.

Unlocked land in Central Bedfordshire part of new development partnership

Potential to deliver over 10,000 homes across seven sites

A new partnership has been announced by Homes England and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to develop land being released by the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

One of the first seven sites named as part of this agreement is RAF Henlow in Central Bedfordshire.

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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Shefford
Bedfordshire
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