Telephone, email and social media

Telephone and email address

Email address: customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Call Central Bedfordshire Council

Phone lines are open:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5.30pm
  • Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm
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Council and democracy

Tel: 0300 300 8301

  • General enquiries, elections and electoral register
  • Recruitment and human resources
  • Nationality checking

Home and environment

Tel: 0300 300 8302

  • Anti-social behaviour, community safety, domestic violence, registration services
  • Abandoned vehicles, bulky waste, dog warden, environmental health, waste collection and permits
  • Council housing and garages, homelessness and choice based lettings

Health and caring

Tel: 0300 300 8303

  • Adoption and fostering, adults with learning difficulties, carers helpline and children's social care
  • Family support, older persons team (65+), occupational therapy and physical difficulties
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults, welfare rights and youth service

Learning

Tel: 0300 300 8304

  • 0-19 service, adult education and traveller education
  • Educational welfare and Heart Supply Agency
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) and student awards

Leisure and culture

Tel: 0300 300 8305 

  • Tourism, libraries and Leighton Buzzard Theatre Box Office
  • Leisure development, Play Rangers, recreational open space and play
  • Leisure centres and sports development

Money and benefits

Tel: 0300 300 8306

  • Accounts payable, automated payments and council tax
  • Housing benefit, council tax support, exchequer services and free school meals
  • Private sector housing grants and welfare rights

Planning and business

Tel: 0300 300 8307

  • Albion Archaeology, building control, conservation and dangerous buildings / structures
  • Planning, land charges, listed buildings, minerals and waste
  • Trading standards, trees and landscaping, health and safety

Travelling

Tel: 0300 300 8308

  • Blue badges and concessionary transport
  • Highways, schools transport and parking
  • Road safety and public transport

Out of hours

Council out of hours numbers

  • Social Services Emergency Duty Team: 0300 300 8123
  • Council housing repairs, homelessness and noise complaints: 0300 300 8098
  • Highways Helpdesk: 0300 300 8049

Domestic abuse

  • National Domestic Violence: 0808 2000 247
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • If you are in immediate danger please call 999

Bogus callers and scams

  • Bogus? Call us and Consumer advice: 03454 04 05 06
  • Central Bedfordshire Council fraud investigation line: 0300 300 8182
  • Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

Dangerous structures

  • Report dangerous structures: 0300 300 8098
  • In case of life emergencies call 999
  • Use 101 to call for non-emergencies
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