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Town and parish councils in Central Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire has 79 town and parish councils (link opens in new window).

Town and parish council activities fall into 3 main categories:

  • representing the local community
  • delivering services to meet local needs
  • striving to improve quality of life and community wellbeing

Through an extensive range of discretionary powers, local councils provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including:

  • allotments
  • bridleways
  • burial grounds
  • bus shelters
  • car parks
  • commons and open spaces
  • community transport schemes
  • community safety and crime reduction measures
  • events and festivals
  • footpaths
  • leisure and sports facilities
  • litter bins
  • public toilets
  • street cleaning and lighting
  • tourism activities
  • traffic calming measures
  • village greens
  • youth projects