Green celebrations as 21 Central Bedfordshire schools receive Eco-Schools Green Flag Award
The Green Flag, a recognised symbol of excellence in environmental education and sustainable practices, is administered by the Eco-Schools Keep Britain Tidy environmental charity. Eleven schools achieved Green Flag with Distinction with a further three awarded Green Flag with Merit. Councillor Tr...
Housing Matters – December 2023
Welcome to Housing Matters. In this issue, read about: Important changes to the Housing Register Independent Living open day at All Saints View Waste and recycling updates Children perform at Crescent Court for Mental Health Wellbeing day Helping rough sleepers during extreme weather ...
Dunstable nursery celebrates after improving Ofsted rating from inadequate to good in just two years
The nursery has gone from inadequate to good in just two years
Notice of Election for a Parish Councillor
Election of a Parish Councillor to Dunstable (Part) East Ward 1. An election is to be held for a Councillor for the Dunstable (Part) East Ward. 2. The number of Councillors to be elected is 1. 3. Forms of nomination may be obtained, during normal office hours, from the Deputy Returning Officer at th...
Dementia friendly carol service will bring Christmas cheer to local families
A local home care company, Home Instead Luton and Central Bedfordshire works together with a community voluntary organisation, Young@Heart Café, and are busy planning a dementia friendly carol service this Christmas.
Dunstable drivers warned of delays as M1 to close overnight throughout December
Allow for a longer journey time
Hobbycraft set to move to Dunstable’s retail park as plans submitted to council
The mayor has welcomed the plans
Dunstable’s annual Christmas Carols and Torchlight Procession illuminates the town
On Friday 24 November, Dunstable Town Council hosted its highly anticipated annual Christmas Carols and Torchlight Procession. The community event, now going for over 35 years in one form or another, brought together residents and families for a festive celebration. The evening commenced at 7 pm on ...
New Arlesey Relief Road opens
We started work on the new relief road in Spring 2022, to help with easing congestion, improving road safety, and reducing journey times for motorists heading toward the A507. As part of the comprehensive scheme, there are new cycleways and footways alongside the carriageway as well as a new ...
Central Bedfordshire’s Youth Parliament heads to the House of Commons
On Friday 17 November, the UK Youth Parliament took part in a debate about free school meals as part of their campaign, ‘Food for Learning’. More than 200 Members of the Youth Parliament from across the UK participated in the debate, which outlines their proposed solutions to extending free scho...
Mark those calendars - 8, 9 & 10 December - so you don’t forget as Dunstable’s Twilight Market is nearly upon us. Don’t let the holiday spirit pass you by, immerse yourself into the magic of Dunstable’s Christmas Twilight Market from Friday 8 December until Sunday 10 December. We start o...
Dunstable lights up for Christmas with carols and torchlight procession
Dunstable's annual Christmas Carols and Torchlight Procession illuminates the town
Queensbury Academy students attend the launch of The Elephant Group in London
Dunstable students hear how to access top universities & apprenticeships
Delivery driver forced to open van in attempted robbery in Dunstable
They left empty-handed, but they did cause damage to the back of the van
Dunstable celebrates Rich History with book launch and historical event
Priory Church of St Peter recently hosted a successful book launch and talks that brought Dunstable’s history to life during the Bedfordshire Day event.
We want your input on new playground equipment at Houghton Hall Park
Set in 42 acres of parkland and woodland, the new play area will include play equipment for children aged 6 to 14 years old. We continually aim to improve its play facilities and provide quality play experiences for children. We are currently looking to upgrade the wooden net structure that ...
We're celebrating National Tree Week
National Tree Week, which runs from 25 November to 3 December, marks the start of the winter tree planting season. It encourages people to get out and plant trees around the country and reminds everyone how important trees are to our lives. Building on the success of last year, which saw almost 2...
Dunstable woman collapses outside Downing Street while campaigning for treatment for ‘invisible illness’
She was raising awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Councillors clash over late parking charges amendment for Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard in heated debate
The £1.50 rate for an hour’s parking will be cut to £1 and 50p charge for a half hour scrapped
Kennel has licence revoked for animal welfare breaches
In April 2022, an unannounced inspection by our Animal Welfare Licensing Team uncovered violations of licence regulations and animal welfare issues, following a complaint from a member of the public. Following the investigation in May 2022, Miss Stephenie Staples, the licensee and proprietor of W...