Welcome to the Stanbridge Parish Council website. See here for local Parish Council news and meeting information, and regular Central Beds Council updates.
Changes to Arriva 70 and F70 Bus Routes
We have been informed of the commercial decision by Arriva bus company to amend the 70 and F70 timetable, as from the 11th March. Due to the ongoing success of the F70 service and the very poor patronage on the 70 between Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard, Arriva will withdraw the 70 service completely and will increase the frequency of the F70 and include a F77 which will serve Stanbridge between Peddars Lane and the Five Bells Monday to Saturday, there will be no Sunday service through the village. The unfortunate part to this change is that Tilsworth will lose the 70 service to Luton/ Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes.
See timetables and map below, including the timetable for the 32 service operated by Arriva from the 12th March 2018, this will provide an off peak service between Tilsworth and Leighton Buzzard, Monday to Saturday.
CBC Draft Local Plan
Current link for CBC Draft Local Plan. The consultation on the Local Plan is open between 11 January (10am) and 22 February 2018 (5pm).
BedsAlert Updates 2018
Parish Council Meetings and Updates
Stanbridge Parish Council meetings are normally held at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month, in the Stanbridge and Tilsworth Community Hall. See Events Calendar for details.
The Stanbridge Parish Council Autumn Newsletter has been printed and distributed to everyone in Stanbridge this month:
Parish Councillor Vacancy
Following the resignation from Parish Councillor Martin Throsby, the Parish Council wish to thank Martin for his contribution towards the parish over several years serving as both Councillor and Chairman. Cllr Sutton presented Martin with a gift in acknowledgement and appreciation of this.
Due to this resignation, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council - see here for Notice of Vacancy.
CBC have now notified us to proceed with co-option - see Councillor Vacancy
Please contact the Clerk, if interested in applying.
Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Department
In view of the issues highlighted by several concerned residents, regarding the installation of the speed humps in Tilsworth Road, please note you can raise any concerns or complaints on this matter, other speeding or highways issues including pavements, on the following number and email:
Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Department, tel: 0300 300 8049 or click on the following link to their website: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/travelling/roads-safety-and-highways/report-highways-fault/default.aspx
The Parish Council are also in communication with CBC regarding this issue and other speeding problems. You can also raise any Central Beds Council issues with our Ward Councillor Mark Versallion, tel: 0300 300 8555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see his Councillor page: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/modgov/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5231
Andrew Selous, MP also has regular Surgeries, see link for details: http://www.andrewselous.org.uk/surgery-dates
For Community Hall bookings, please click here
For Community Hall Activities please see Stanbridge and Tilsworth Community Hall page
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Would You Like To Volunteer For Street Watch?
Bedfordshire Police is keen to hear from residents concerned about anti-social behaviour and crime in their area and would like to join forces to tackle these issues. Street Watch enables residents to promote good citizenship by patrolling their own streets. Members liaise with the force to encourage positive information sharing and partnership working. Juliet Wright, the force’s Watch Scheme Development Coordinator, said: “Our Street Watch volunteers provide visible reassurance and appropriately engage in local issues that matter most to their communities. They commit two hours every month to patrol in small groups, providing that vital link between their communities and the force. “We are looking for volunteers who either want to join a scheme that’s already set up in their area, or anyone who would like to start one.” Bedfordshire has Street Watch schemes in: Ampthill, Barton-Le-Clay, Biggleswade, Caddington, Clifton, Marston Moretaine, Harlington, Houghton Regis, Maulden, Shefford and Wootton, but schemes can be set up in any area. Volunteers are vetted at the same level as police volunteers, and Bedfordshire Police will provide training for any new members or groups. To find out more about becoming a volunteer, please email Juliet.Wright@Bedfordshire.pnn.Police.uk More information is also available at: www.street-watch.org