Central Bedfordshire Council is helping rough sleepers Photo by Ev on Unsplash

Night-time help for rough sleepers

With overnight temperatures this week forecast to remain at zero or below, Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) will be continuing its night-time help for rough sleepers.

The provision will initially be available from Monday to Friday nights of this week – and CBC will continue to monitor the situation throughout the week.

If you know if anyone who could benefit from this help, please let them know.

In the north of Central Bedfordshire, the Amicus Trust will be operating its Night Owl Bus every night from 9pm.

The pick-up points are:

  • 9pm to 10pm Biggleswade bus station
  • 10.15pm to 10.45pm Sandy bus stop
  • 11pm to 11.15pm Arlesey railway station
  • 11.30pm to 11.45pm Shefford (near Town Council/Dominoes)
  • 12.15am to 12.30am Ampthill near Waitrose/bus stop
  • 12.45am to 1.15am Flitwick Village Hall

Further pick-up points by arrangement and only in response to identified need.

Latest updates are available on the Amicus Trust’s Facebook page.

Transport from Dunstable

In the south, help is being provided by Noah Enterprise.

There will be help at the Welfare Centre, 141 Park Street, Luton from 8pm to 10pm, after which overnight shelter will be provided until 7am at Luton Central Baptist Church.

Transport will be provided to the Welfare Centre from Dunstable each evening – and then back to Central Bedfordshire the following morning.

Anyone needing transport should meet at the Salvation Army in Bullpond Lane, Dunstable, LU6 3AH between 7.30pm and 8pm.

The Salvation Army are also providing help to rough sleepers in Bedford at Congress Hall, in Horne Lane.