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Central Bedfordshire Council budget approved

The council is under huge financial pressure due to substantial increases in costs, particularly in Children’s Services and Adult Social Care where it estimates an additional £15million is needed to maintain these services. Meanwhile, inflation has been running at nearly 10 per cent for a whole y...

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Suicide prevention charity supported by Amazon

A suicide prevention charity has received a £1,000 donation from the team at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Dunstable.

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Dunstable Yesteryear - Dunstable Cemetery records are now online

The cemetery opened in 1861

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Have your say on Central Bedfordshire's plan for Adult Social Care

A draft strategy has been written looking at the vision for Adult Social Care, the key priorities and how these will be delivered, and the difference it will make for residents now and in the future. It also addresses the challenges facing Adult Social Care both locally and nationally and how the...

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What’s on this half-term in Central Bedfordshire?

Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy. We have children’s centres in Leighton Buzzard, Sandy, Biggleswade, Shefford, Stotfold, Flitwick, Houghton Regis and Dunstable. Each hosts a variety of activities each week including Stay and Play ...

Dunstable Town Council

Monthly Summary – 15 January 2024 – 14 February 2024

During the last month I have continued to support local businesses through engaging in network events. I had the pleasure to present to the three businesses who won the Christmas Window Display competitions this year their prizes. A great chance to speak to those in Flexi Staff to hear how busy they...

Dunstable Town Council

Tender for Catering Concessions at Grove House Gardens

Dunstable Town Council are inviting tenders from catering providers for Grove House Gardens for the period of 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2025 in Dunstable. All tenders must be submitted by post by 12.00 noon on Friday 8 March 2024. Incomplete Tender Documents Tender responses may be rejected if the...

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More Tiny Forests for Central Bedfordshire

600 trees of differing varieties have been planted by local community groups, schools and members of the public to create the new feature. Tiny Forests, around the size of a tennis court, are dense, fast-growing native woodland, planted to improve areas of urban tree population. The planting m...

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Council makes changes to Home to School Transport Policy: have your say

We are proposing changes to two of our policies – for all children of compulsory school age, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or other mobility difficulties, and our policy for Young People aged 16-19. Both policies have been reviewed and amended to make...

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School Streets trial at Dunstable school aims to reduce congestion and improve air quality

After engagement with local residents, it has been agreed that this will come forward over a trial period which will see twice-daily road closures on Burr Street in Dunstable, alongside a range of other measures to encourage an increase in pupils walking, scooting and cycling to school.  The in...

Dunstable Town Council

Tender for ICT Support, Infrastructure, Telephony & Connectivity

Dunstable Town Council is seeking an organisation to provide an ICT Support contract which includes management of our existing ICT infrastructure, telephony, connectivity, and licensing. Further details are outlined below. It is important to the Council that a single supplier can provide the support...

Dunstable Town Council

Church Street and West Street

Heading East and West from the main crossroad is Church Street and West Street. Both roads are steeped in history and are home to local independent shops and businesses. The area is full of local independent restaurants and takeaways with cuisines from around the world. Within a short walk you can v...

Dunstable Town Council

Dunstable Town Council Secures £40,000 Grant for an Accessible Pathway and New Inclusive Play Equipment

Dunstable Town Council is thrilled to announce a £40,000 grant from Central Bedfordshire Council’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for enhancing some key Dunstable’s recreational spaces. The primary focus of this funding will be the installation of inclusive play equipment in Grove House Gard...

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£240,000 boost for Central Bedfordshire communities

The money will enable 12 charities, voluntary groups and town and parish councils across the Central Bedfordshire area to invest in their facilities, improving access, reducing running costs, and creating better spaces for the benefit of their respective communities. The grants are fully funded b...

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We've approved resettlement support for Afghan families that served alongside UK armed forces and government

This is after we approved Home Office funding. The schemes will prioritise those who are at risk under Taliban control because they assisted the UK’s efforts in Afghanistan in standing up for values such as democracy, women’s rights, freedom of speech and the rule of law; and vulnerable peopl...

Dunstable Town Council

Town Centre Assistant

Town Centre Assistant  Part-time: 24 hours per week Starting salary: £17,137 pro rata The Town Council is excited to announce that we are recruiting to a new position of  Town Centre Assistant. We are looking for a self-motivated, committed individual with a positive attitude to support our Town ...

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Council calls for action on flooding in Central Bedfordshire

A meeting of Full Council last week debated the local response to recent flooding, which can have a huge impact on local communities. Thanks to the work of partners, including property owners, local volunteers, water companies, and the Environment Agency, only a small number of properties were flood...

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£1000 fine for illegal fly-tip in Houghton Regis

The incident took place in Cemetery Road in August 2023, and was reported to the Council by concerned residents. Our investigation, which included an examination of the dumped waste, led to a former resident at her new address in Derby. The former resident attended an interview in December 2023,...

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Have your say on our Skills for All strategy

The new ‘Skills for All’ strategy aims to ensure that everyone can access quality education. It outlines how we will support residents from childhood, helping them continuously acquire new knowledge and skills and contribute to the growth of Central Bedfordshire. The strategy outlines four ke...

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Housing Matters – January 2024

Welcome to Housing Matters. In this issue, read about: New government legislation around XL Bullies We're taking photos of all our properties Communal lighting in buildings with shared entrances Help us tackle tenancy fraud Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Academy skills workshops ...