Friday, 17 November 2023
Sign of things to come for Houghton Regis community and leisure
A ‘steel signing’ ceremony marked a significant milestone for a superb new facility in Houghton Regis providing sports, fitness, and community facilities, as the building’s structure takes shape.
Thursday, 2 November 2023
School library named in honour of former governor
A remodelled library at Derwent Primary has been officially named in honour of the school’s late Chair of Governors, Mrs Caroline Coombs.
Wednesday, 1 November 2023
Have your say on proposed active travel networks in Central Bedfordshire
As part of our active travel commitments we want to make it easier and safer to walk, wheel and cycle in our towns.
Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Biggleswade Library re-opens after transformation
Biggleswade Library opens its doors this month after being transformed into a modern facility.
Friday, 1 September 2023
Local park gets ready for new guests
Children using a much-loved Central Bedfordshire park are buzzing thanks to a new home for bugs and bees.
Thursday, 6 July 2023
Central Bedfordshire Libraries launch 2023 Summer Reading Challenge
Children invited to read 6 books over the summer. Chance to win £50 LEGO vouchers for children aged 4-16 years-old who complete the challenge. Ready, Set, Read theme encourages play, sport and games.
Thursday, 9 February 2023
New leisure operator to support our ongoing investment in leisure facilities
We have appointed Everyone Active as our new leisure management operator responsible for managing our leisure and cultural facilities.
Thursday, 8 December 2022
Biggleswade Library set for a major refurbishment
Biggleswade Library is about to be transformed into a modern, attractive facility and community hub for residents.
Thursday, 17 November 2022
We've opened 2 new outdoor spaces in Dunstable
On Thursday 17 November 2022, we opened two new outdoor spaces on the Downside Estate in Dunstable.
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Plans for new £25 million Leisure Centre for Leighton-Linslade confirmed
Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive has approved plans for a new £25 million leisure centre in Leighton Linslade.
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
A new bigger and better library booked in for Stotfold
Plans to move Stotfold Library from the Simpson Centre to the hall in the nearby Greenacre Centre have been backed by Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive.
Tuesday, 2 August 2022
Council Executive agrees proposals to enhance Biggleswade Library
Our Executive Committee has agreed proposals for a £700,000 refurbishment of Biggleswade Library to provide a modern, attractive facility community hub for residents.
Tuesday, 26 July 2022
Central Bedfordshire flies the flag with some of the country’s best parks
Six parks and open spaces in Central Bedfordshire have been recognised as being amongst the best in the country in the UK’s National Green Flag Awards 2022.
Monday, 11 July 2022
Central Bedfordshire libraries invite children to join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge
We're calling for children to discover a reading adventure at their local library, during the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.
Friday, 6 May 2022
We're consulting on plans for a bigger library in the Greenacre Centre, in Stotfold
We're proposing to move Stotfold Library from the Simpson Centre to the hall in the nearby Greenacre Centre.
Monday, 14 March 2022
We're consulting on plans to enhance Biggleswade Library
We're proposing a major makeover of Biggleswade Library to provide a modern, attractive facility and community hub for residents.
Friday, 10 December 2021
Planning application submitted for upgrades to Sandy leisure facilities
A new planning application has been submitted for an extension to the Jenkins Pavilion, following a consultation with residents on proposals to improve the leisure offer in Sandy.
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
New leisure centre planned for Leighton Linslade
Another new leisure centre is planned for Central Bedfordshire after our Executive agreed to progress plans for a £25 million facility in Leighton Linslade.
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
£25 million new development lined up for Houghton Regis
A stunning new centre, with superb leisure and community facilities, is on the cards for Houghton Regis residents.
Friday, 3 December 2021
A big green thank you, as we celebrate National Tree Week
We're supporting National Tree Week, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration by thanking schools and community groups who have received tree grants this year.
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Sandy celebration: Pride of Place Day
Residents of Sandy have celebrated their first Pride of Place Day, coming together to help create a safer environment and improve the look of Winchester Road estate.
Friday, 5 November 2021
Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre reopens for residents
Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre is reopening with a live performance of Woodland Tales with Granddad on Saturday, 13 November. It’s part of an autumn programme offering something for everyone.
Thursday, 28 October 2021
Murder, mystery and mayhem with Central Bedfordshire libraries
Join our libraries this November for their very first Crime Literary Festival as they go crime crazy with competitions, quizzes, reading challenges and author events.
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Council celebrates six Green Flags awards in parks across Central Bedfordshire
Six open spaces owned by Central Bedfordshire Council have today been recognised as some of the best community-run green spaces in the country in the UK’s National Green Flag Awards 2021.
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
Have your say on the future use of Houghton Regis Community Centre
We've launched a consultation on the future use of Bedford Square Community Centre in Houghton Regis.
Thursday, 22 July 2021
Central Bedfordshire Libraries invite children to join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge
We are calling for children to discover a wild reading adventure at their library, during the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. This year's theme is Wild World Heroes, with a nature-themed challenge.
Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Investing in your Sandy Leisure Facilities – let us know your thoughts
We'd like to hear the local communities’ views on proposals to improve the leisure offer in Sandy.
Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Creasey Park’s new artificial turf pitch ready for action
Creasey Park Community Football Centre has opened a new full-size artificial turf pitch (ATP) after investing £1.1 million of funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
Consultation begins for walking and cycle routes in Biggleswade, Cranfield and Leighton Buzzard
New active travel schemes to encourage more walking and cycling have been proposed in Biggleswade, Cranfield and Leighton Buzzard.
Friday, 13 November 2020
Select and collect library services continues during lockdown
We're pleased to confirm that select and collect services will continue at our 12 libraries during the latest government lockdown.
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
We're celebrating as we've received six Green Flags to fly across Central Bedfordshire parks
Six of our open spaces have today been recognised as some of the best community-run green spaces in the country in the UK’s National Green Flag Awards 2020.
Monday, 12 October 2020
Council seeks views over leisure facilities and being active
We are consulting residents, businesses and organisations over its draft leisure facilities and physical activity strategies.
Monday, 10 August 2020
New select and collect service for Central Bedfordshire libraries
We will be offering a new select and collect service at their twelve libraries from Tuesday, 11 August.
Monday, 20 July 2020
Biggleswade skatepark rolls into action
The new skatepark at Chambers Way play area in Biggleswade is now open for use.
Monday, 6 July 2020
Leighton Town Football Club receives £54K funding for refurbishment
Leighton Town Football Club has been awarded £54k in funding to carry out major refurbishment to the club’s facilities.
Friday, 5 June 2020
Residents encouraged to get cycling and win £500 towards a new bike
It’s great to see more people having a renewed interested in getting out on their bike during the lockdown.
Thursday, 19 March 2020
Dan, Dan the library man’s happy returns
When Dan Osborne was wheeled as a baby into Shefford Library or met Postman Pat there, aged just three, he had no idea that he’d be helping celebrate its 30th birthday as a much-valued member of staff
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Join our fun outdoor events in Central Bedfordshire to celebrate ‘Love Parks Week’
We are celebrating Love Parks Week by holding a series of activities to inspire people of all ages to play, explore, exercise and relax, running from 24 July – 2 August.