Tuesday, 28 April 2020
We're getting greener with electric vehicles
We're going greener and will be using seven new electric vehicles as part of our commitment to reduce vehicle emissions.
Monday, 18 May 2020
Essential road repairs completed during lockdown traffic lull
We've been revamping roads across Central Bedfordshire while traffic levels are low during the coronavirus lockdown.
Monday, 15 June 2020
Leighton Buzzard High Street to be pedestrianised to help with social distancing
We're temporarily changing road access in Leighton Buzzard to make life easier for shoppers.
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Help keep our pathways clear across Central Bedfordshire
We must all continue to control the spread of coronavirus by washing our hands, wearing masks on public transport, and of course, observing social distancing.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
Abandoned bikes restored for NHS key workers
Three bikes abandoned at railway stations in Bedfordshire have been renovated for NHS key workers at Biggleswade Hospital.
Monday, 27 July 2020
Leighton Buzzard multi-storey car park re-opens
With work to make it COVID-secure complete, Central Bedfordshire Council is to re-open the multi-storey car park in the newly pedestrianised Leighton Buzzard High Street from 7am on Tuesday, 28 July
Friday, 31 July 2020
Bin lorry fan, 8, has truck named after him
Leighton Buzzard youngster Frank Foster, 8, got the surprise of his young life at 8.45am on Thursday morning as his personal recycling lorry arrived to collect his recycling.
Monday, 21 September 2020
Free parking on Saturdays at four car parks
In a bid to add a boost to High Streets hard-hit by the pandemic, we are offering free parking Saturdays at four of our car parks.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Councils win at National Sustainable Travel Awards
In partnership with Luton Council, Bedford Borough Council and Govia Thameslink Railway, we triumphed at the National Sustainable Travel Awards 2020 last week, winning the Best Partnership Award.
Monday, 14 December 2020
A421 dualling upgrade into Milton Keynes complete
We're pleased to announce that works are complete on the project to upgrade a key section of the A421 road into a dual carriageway.
Monday, 25 January 2021
We've launched a new, quick and easy, highways reporting system
You can now report highways issues quickly and easily, and track their progress, through a new online system launched this week.
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
How we're turning rain water into grit for our roads
We've been working on an exciting piece of innovation which not only helps with our gritting runs, but also has considerable sustainability benefits.
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
Plans submitted for rail and bus interchange in Biggleswade
We've submitted a planning application to invest a total of £2.3 million in a new rail and bus interchange next to Biggleswade railway station.
Thursday, 8 April 2021
UK first for Leighton Buzzard train station following installation of kinetic flooring
A system that uses kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps to power two phone charging benches and a real-time data screen has been installed at Leighton Buzzard train station.
Monday, 12 April 2021
Campaign launched to help select potential future on-street electric vehicle charging point locations
Do you think there should be more electric vehicle charging points near you?
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Full steam ahead, for construction of Flitwick interchange
The construction of a new transport interchange at Flitwick train station is set to start in August 2021 after being approved by our Executive.
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
M1-A6 business case approved
The business case to access funding which will support the construction of the M1-A6 link road has been approved for submission to the Department for Transport by our Executive.
Friday, 7 May 2021
Giving back Dunstable's High Street
Monday (10 May 2021) sees the launch of the next phase of works to improve Dunstable’s High Street.
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Pre-works begin for construction of new Flitwick Interchange
We're moving forward with exciting plans to improve Flitwick train station with a new transport hub, connecting bus and rail services for the community.
Monday, 5 July 2021
Biggleswade transport interchange gets the green light
Plans to create a new transport interchange for Biggleswade at the railway station have been approved by our Development Management Committee.
Monday, 23 August 2021
We're consulting on parking fees and charges
Residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on proposed car parking fees and charges changes.
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Have your say on buses in Central Bedfordshire
We're working in partnership with bus operators to deliver improved bus services for local people and to help make bus travel a more attractive way to travel.
Friday, 1 October 2021
Flitwick Transport Interchange moves one step closer to construction starting
Construction work is set to start this month on the new Flitwick Transport Interchange Scheme.
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Bus Service Improvement Plan gets the green light
Our Executive has approved for our Bus Service Improvement Plan to be published by 30 October 2021.
Monday, 18 October 2021
£32.7 million government funding for M1 to A6 Link Road confirmed
We've been successful in securing £32.7 million in government funding from the Department for Transport for a new road, linking the M1 to the A6.
Tuesday, 26 October 2021
We've created a solar panel car park to reduce our carbon footprint
We've installed solar panels directly onto the road surface of our Thorn Turn highways depot car park. The energy from these solar panels will be used to light, heat and power the depot.
Thursday, 28 October 2021
New, improved roundabout planned at busy junction in Clophill
Important road improvements at Clophill have been backed by the government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Transforming Central Bedfordshire’s bus services
Bus travel is set to be improved over the coming years, with greener, better connected, and more reliable services for all.
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Flitwick Transport Interchange – improvements ahead
A new station forecourt, taxi and passenger drop off areas and dedicated facilities for Center Parcs Woburn visitors are all on their way at a new transport interchange in Flitwick.
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
Powering ahead with innovative geothermal energy trial
As temperatures begin to drop and the winter maintenance season approaches, we're well prepared with a new geothermal energy system helping keep our vehicles on the roads.
Thursday, 16 December 2021
Council trials innovative technique to repair roads and footpaths
We are trialling an innovative technique to make long-lasting repairs to its roads and footpaths.
Thursday, 6 January 2022
Improving bus services: Have your say on the next steps
You can help shape the future of bus services in Central Bedfordshire.
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Improving buses – Enhanced Partnership approved
Plans to provide residents with improved bus services in Central Bedfordshire have reached another significant milestone.
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Parking initiatives to support the vitality of Central Bedfordshire towns
Towns across Central Bedfordshire are set to benefit from a series of parking initiatives designed to support businesses and residents.
Friday, 11 February 2022
Increased vehicle access for Leighton Buzzard town centre
Following a recent traffic management meeting, changes to Leighton Buzzard High Street and Lake Street have been agreed to support the vibrancy of the town centre for residents and businesses.
Friday, 11 February 2022
New film release showcases the Dunstable improvements
The Dunstable High Street improvement works are on the home straight and a new film shows the latest progress and other developments helping to transform the town.
Thursday, 24 February 2022
Next arrival in Biggleswade is a new transport interchange
Another major development in Central Bedfordshire is to start as the site of the new £2.3 million Biggleswade Transport Interchange is prepared for construction.
Friday, 11 March 2022
Schools to take part in a fun challenge
Children, teachers, and parents are encouraged to walk, wheel, or jump on their bikes and scooters in The Big Walk and Wheel 2022.
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Hi! Houghton Regis - new bus service for residents
Houghton Regis residents are to benefit from enhanced public transport with the launch of a new bus service.
Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Relief in sight for important new road
A new road connecting new homes and development and helping to ease congestion in Arlesey has moved a step closer.
Tuesday, 5 April 2022
High standards are the way forward in new roads contract
We're looking for a partner to provide up to £150 million of highways maintenance works over a minimum 7-year period, with a clear focus on quality, sustainability, and responsiveness.
Friday, 13 May 2022
Large fine for Luton dad for mis-using daughter’s Blue Badge
A dad who fraudulently used his 14-year-old daughter’s disabled Blue Badge when she was not present, has been found guilty and fined a total of £620 at Luton Magistrates’ Court this week.
Monday, 16 May 2022
Public consultation on the A6/A507 Clophill roundabout improvement scheme gets going
Plans to improve the busy A6/A507 roundabout at Clophill have been released and we're driven to understand what people think.
Friday, 10 June 2022
Ceremony gets the show on the road
A traditional ‘breaking the ground’ event has signalled work starting on a road that leads to growth, homes and jobs.
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Flitwick transport interchange: Steppingley Road resurfacing works
As part of the works taking place to deliver a new Flitwick transport interchange, we'll be resurfacing Steppingley Road.
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Have your say on plans to get more people cycling and walking in Central Bedfordshire
The views of residents are being sought to shape plans to make cycling and walking the first choice for local journeys across Central Bedfordshire.
Wednesday, 27 July 2022
New electric vehicle charging scheme trialled in Central Bedfordshire
Our new initiative is making the charging of electric vehicles at home safer and easier for residents without off-street parking.
Friday, 12 August 2022
Have your say on a new approach to on-street parking in Central Bedfordshire
Residents are being asked to comment on a new On-Street Parking Management Strategy.
Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Over 200 road improvement schemes are lined up for Central Bedfordshire this year
We have released our Highways Annual Plan for 2022/23 which includes over 200 road improvement schemes across Central Bedfordshire.
Friday, 26 August 2022
Have your say on the roads to keep open as a priority during extreme weather
Residents are being invited to comment on which Central Bedfordshire roads are prioritised during extreme weather conditions.
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Important road safety scheme is set to start
New road safety measures are being introduced along the A507 between Clophill and Chicksands.
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Clophill roundabout improvement scheme is shaped with the help of community feedback
We are thanking everyone – motorists, road users, and residents – who have contributed to the plans for the A6/A507 Clophill roundabout improvement scheme.
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Central Bedfordshire to see boost in electric vehicle chargepoints for residents – funding confirmed
We've successfully secured £360,000 in funding toward the installation of 48 new electric vehicle charge points with 98 charging bays at 12 locations across Central Bedfordshire.
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Grant Palmer to take over local bus service
Flitwick-based bus operator Grant Palmer, is to provide an alternative bus service for passengers from Biggleswade, Potton and Sandy from the end of October.
Friday, 7 October 2022
Road improvement scheme starts in Dunstable
A scheme providing a range of improvements on the Blackburn Road section of the Luton and Dunstable Busway has begun.
Thursday, 24 November 2022
Partners win award for ensuring safe, sustainable journeys to school
Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council, Luton Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) were delighted to win the ‘Partnership of the year’ award.
Monday, 28 November 2022
New bike repair stations open for use
We've installed a series of new bike repair stations for residents to use in different locations across Central Bedfordshire, as part of a suite of wider improvements to cycling infrastructure.
Monday, 28 November 2022
Mrs Lollipop hangs up her stick after 53 years of service
A much-loved lollipop lady from Ampthill – who has clocked up an incredible 53 years in her role – has decided to retire.
Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Milestone reached as new highways maintenance partner announced
We're delighted to announce that Milestone Infrastructure, a part of M Group Services, has been awarded its highways maintenance services under a term service contract starting from 1 April 2023.
Thursday, 22 December 2022
Bus services in Central Bedfordshire to benefit from £3.7 million funding
Plans to help provide improved bus services in Central Bedfordshire have moved a step closer.
Friday, 20 January 2023
Government backs new Oxford to Cambridge pan regional partnership
Proposals for a locally-led partnership for the Oxford to Cambridge region have been given the green light by the government.
Friday, 3 February 2023
Revised Clophill roundabout improvements to start
Work is to start on a redesigned Clophill roundabout improvement scheme.
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Milestone for new bridge over the East Coast Main Line in Biggleswade
A new bridge over the East Coast Main Line, made possible thanks to funding we've secured, has reached an important milestone.
Thursday, 9 February 2023
We're fixing potholes across Central Bedfordshire
We're continuing to fix potholes in the roads as the cold, icy weather plays havoc with road surfaces.
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Bridge to future growth in Biggleswade reaches new milestone
A 350-tonne crane has lifted the new Lindsells Bridge into position over the East Coast Mainline in Biggleswade.
Friday, 10 March 2023
New free bus service for Leighton-Linslade confirmed
Leighton-Linslade residents are to receive a new, better connected, cross-town bus service that’s free for six months, to show residents the benefits of using buses for their everyday journeys.
Friday, 10 March 2023
Electric Vehicle car club comes to Leighton-Linslade
We have launched our first electric vehicle car share scheme based at the Chamberlains Barn development in Leighton-Linslade.