Specialist telephones to crack down on scammers

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has teamed up with Age UK by funding the purchase of specialist telephones which prevent scam callers from connecting to potentially vulnerable individuals and in turn, preventing fraudsters from deceiving older people out of money via telephone scams.

The specialist devices have an inbuilt scam calling blocker, preventing known incoming scam numbers from being able to connect to the client’s home telephone number.

Bedford Borough Council reminds park users to take rubbish away

Bedford Borough Council is urging people to be sensible and dispose of their rubbish properly when visiting parks and open spaces within the borough. If bins are full, visitors should find another bin or take their rubbish home with them

Construction of Flitwick interchange approved by Council

The construction of a new transport interchange at Flitwick train station is set to start in August 2021, after being approved by Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive.

The Council said the new interchange will redevelop the train station, as well as the surrounding area, and feature several improvements, but it won’t be including step-free access to the platforms.

Help select potential on-street EV chargepoint locations in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire residents are being asked to nominate locations where electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints could be installed. This is part of a campaign to increase the uptake of EVs across Central Bedfordshire.

London Northwestern Railway confirms return of train services to Marston Vale Line

London Northwestern Railway has today (6 April 2021) confirmed the return of train services to the Marston Vale Line from next week as national lockdown measures ease further.

Govia Thameslink Railway pledges better assistance for millions across the South East

New Accessible Travel Policy sees disabled passengers help train colleagues across Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, to create a more accessible railway

East West Rail launches new consultation for local rail links

The East West Railway Company (EWR Co) is encouraging people from towns and villages between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge to take part in the next phase of public consultation.

It said the comments and ideas received will feed into the design, construction and operation of this rail scheme. Adding that it could provide people from communities across the area with new connections to family, friends, jobs, education and leisure activities

New Countryside Code launched to help people enjoy the outdoors

‘Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory’ – guidance from new Countryside Code.

The new Code allows people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits that nature offers, while giving it the respect it deserves.

Changes include advice on creating a welcoming environment, for example by saying hello to fellow visitors; clearer rules to underline the importance of clearing away dog poo; staying on footpaths; and not feeding livestock.

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