Telephone, email and social media

Telephone and email address

Email Central Bedfordshire Council

Email address: customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Call Central Bedfordshire Council

Our full list of telephone numbers are shown below. If you are unsure which telephone number to call, please dial 0300 300 8301 and we will redirect your call.

Opening hours

Telephone 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

Telephone: 0300 300 8301

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

Home and environment

Telephone: 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

Telephone: 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

Telephone: 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

Telephone: 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

Telephone: 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

Telephone: 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

Telephone: 0300 300 8308

  • Blue badges and concessionary transport (bus passes)
  • Highways, schools transport and parking
  • Road safety and public transport

Out of hours telephone numbers

Council out of hours telephone 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
  • Whistleblower Fraud Hotline: 0800 587 8277
  • 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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