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  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: Jan 25, 2021

    Bedford Borough experienced heavy snow over the weekend, and below zero temperatures overnight and into this morning have seen potentially treacherous driving conditions.

    For the safety of Council staff and other road users, bin collections have been suspended on Monday 25 January and these bins will be collected tomorrow. The Council will work to catch up throughout the week, so please do place your bin out on your normal day- as out of the way of pedestrians as possible- and it will be collected either as normal or the day after.

  • Council Gritter
    Article: Jan 24, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council is advising drivers not to travel tomorrow morning (Monday) unless it is absolutely vital as gritting continues across priority routes in Bedford Borough. The council has been gritting roads in the Borough throughout the day on Sunday, and is set to head out again overnight.

  • Claydon Station Today
    Article: Jan 24, 2021

    East West Rail which is a project aiming to restore rail links between Oxford and Cambridge and on to the East Coast towns of Norwich and Ipswich. It will form a much needed fast public transport link serving the economically important Oxford-Cambridge arc and beyond across the top of our East of England Region.

    The 1st phase of the Western Section from Oxford to Bicester Village is already operational. Through trains to London and connecting trains to Birmingham now run via a recently constructed new curve and junction between the existing Bicester North and Haddenham & Thame Parkway stations. This gives access to the Birmingham Moor Street - London Marylebone Main Line.

    It is the 2nd Phase of the Western Section that is more important for West Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and yesterday (23rd January, 2021) the government announced on £760m of funding for the delivery of this next phase of East-West Rail by relaying the track from Bicester to Bletchley, including the rebuilding of the rail flyover in Bletchley and new platforms at the mainline station. This is estimated to mean 1,500 skilled jobs during the phase. When complete, planned for 2025, it will reinstate direct rail services between Bicester and Bletchley for the first time since 1968.