Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Thumbs up to homelessness and rough sleeping strategy
Plans to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Central Bedfordshire over the next five years was approved at a meeting by the Council’s Executive yesterday (7 January).
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Clamp down on unlicensed mobile home parks
We've successfully prosecuted another mobile home park owner for illegally operating two mobile home sites on Watling Street, Caddington without a licence.
Monday, 13 July 2020
Local landlords – get expert advice in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic
As a landlord, you're invited to a Central Bedfordshire-wide virtual forum, to hear about new legislation and find out how we can support them.
Friday, 16 October 2020
Planning consultation begins for new care home in Leighton Buzzard
We've just launched a planning consultation for feedback on a new care home in Leighton Buzzard – the first we'll have built in around 40 years.
Friday, 11 December 2020
Park home residents to benefit from £1 million green homes grant
A new green homes grant, enabling the installation of cladding and insulation in park homes, has been launched after being approved by our Executive Committee this week.
Thursday, 25 February 2021
Park home cladding and insulation grant boosted by £4 million
We've extended our programme to enable the installation of cladding and insulation for park homes at an additional 12 sites across Central Bedfordshire.
Wednesday, 5 May 2021
The go-ahead has been given for much-needed homes for older people in the Flitwick area
The plans for the site on Steppingley Road (the site of the former leisure centre) have been approved at our Development Management Committee today (5 May) and work could start in the autumn.
Friday, 27 August 2021
Supporting Afghan refugees
Our thoughts go out to the families and individuals in Afghanistan affected by the current humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in the country.
Thursday, 2 September 2021
Owners of unlicensed shared housing fined £30,000 for fire safety breaches
The owners and manager of an unlicensed shared housing property have been issued with fines totalling £30,000, for putting the safety of their tenants at risk.
Thursday, 16 September 2021
Improving Park Home and Caravan Site Management in Central Bedfordshire – Fit and Proper Person Register
In 2013 the government introduced new laws to give tenants more protection and further regulation has now been introduced with stricter rules.
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
One hundred park home residents benefit from £1million green homes grant to improve the thermal efficiency of their homes
A Green Homes Grant of £1m from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been used to improve the energy efficiency of older, poorly insulated park homes.
Thursday, 7 October 2021
Housing Minister pays a visit to Central Bedfordshire park home residents
Last week (Wednesday 29 September), we welcomed Housing Minister, Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP to a local park home to see ‘green’ improvements made to residents’ homes.
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Park home site owner fined over £20,000 for operating with unsafe electrics
The owner of a park home site in Caddington has been fined over £20,000, after we investigated.
Monday, 8 November 2021
We're proposing a change to social housing tenancies to give tenants more stability
We've reviewed our Tenancy Strategy and have launched a consultation on changing the length of the housing tenancies it offers.
Monday, 8 November 2021
Warmer, greener homes on offer with an extra £3.9 million funding from the Green Homes Grant scheme
More Central Bedfordshire residents are set to benefit from the government’s Green Homes Grant Scheme, with funding available to install free loft and cavity wall insulation.
Thursday, 23 December 2021
Farrans Construction awarded the build contract for a new £50 million development that will see the realisation of an older person’s village in Flitwick
Farrans Construction awarded £50 million contract to build a new older person's village in Flitwick
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Names revealed for Dunstable’s new flagship integrated health and care hub
We've revealed the new name of the flagship development currently under construction in Dunstable as the Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub and Grove View Apartments.
Monday, 28 February 2022
We've brought 80 homes a year back to life
During this week’s Empty Homes Week (28 February to 6 March), we are making the public aware of the steps it can take to bring empty homes back into use.
Wednesday, 2 March 2022
Get tailored housing advice for you
We've launched new housing advice for our customers.
Thursday, 10 March 2022
Council has supported 9,000 vulnerable households this winter
Over the winter months, 9,000 vulnerable households received support from Central Bedfordshire Council.
Monday, 11 April 2022
Topping out milestone marks the halfway point for Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub and Grove View Apartments for the over 55s
The highest point of the new £43 million state-of-the-art Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub and 98 new one and two-bedroom affordable homes for the over 55s has been completed.
Tuesday, 26 April 2022
We're ready to start making energy bill rebate payments
Eligible households in Central Bedfordshire will soon start to receive the Energy Bill Rebate announced by the government in February.
Monday, 23 May 2022
£54 million contract signed and works to commence for major development of a senior living village in Flitwick
We've signed a £54 million contract with Farrans Construction to deliver a new senior living village.
Friday, 1 July 2022
New community art project commissioned for Houghton Regis
We've commissioned a permanent piece of artwork for the ground floor lobby at our new independent living scheme: All Saints View in Houghton Regis.
Monday, 5 September 2022
It’s official: Heron Foods has joined All Saints View’s retail unit
We've been working with the national food retailer Heron Foods to deliver a new retail offer at All Saints View’s parade of shops.
Thursday, 24 November 2022
Work starts at site of new supported living development in Dunstable
Work has officially started in Dunstable to deliver a new specialist development for local adults with disabilities.
Monday, 12 December 2022
Housing Matters – November 2022
Our November 2022 newsletter for our housing tenants.
Friday, 23 December 2022
Housing Matters – December 2022
Our December 2022 newsletter for our housing tenants.
Wednesday, 1 February 2023
Have your say on the a new draft Housing Asset Management Strategy
We are inviting local people to have their say on the new draft Housing Asset Management Strategy (HAMS).
Tuesday, 14 February 2023
Housing Matters – February 2023
Our February 2023 newsletter for our housing tenants.
Thursday, 6 April 2023
Housing Matters – April 2023
Our April 2023 newsletter for our housing tenants.