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Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017-2022 Consultation

January 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017 – 2022 – Questionnaire

Bedford Borough Council is asking residents to share their thoughts on the 5 year plan for the improvement of the Borough’s Public Rights of Way network.

The Borough Council is responsible for nearly 1,000km of Public Footpaths, Bridleways and Byways Open to all Traffic across the Borough. The Borough Council would like to know your views on how to improve these routes as well as encouraging more people to enjoy and use them.

This questionnaire will help to identify the priorities for the users of the Rights of Way network and give an insight into what people need both now and in the future.

The views of residents are important. You can complete an online feedback form at

Paper copies of the survey are available at Borough Hall, Customer Service Centre and all 5 Bedford Borough Libraries. Paper copies can be sent to you on request.

The consultation is open until Friday 3 March 2017

Unlawful, irresponsible or dangerous parking

January 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

Do not stand for unlawful, irresponsible or dangerous parking in Bedford Borough                       

Bedford Borough residents are being urged to call the council’s parking hotline when they spot people parking in unlawful, irresponsible or dangerous ways, including – 

  • On zig-zag lines outside of schools
  • In disabled parking bays, without displaying a valid blue badge
  • In bus stops or taxi ranks
  • Across dropped kerbs
  • Without a valid ticket or permit
  • In a way that impedes the flow of traffic or access to pedestrian footpaths 

Deputy Mayor and Portfolio Holder for Environment Councillor Charles Royden said ‘Those who park unlawfully or irresponsibly are not only selfish but they also create an unsafe environment for other residents.’  

‘I encourage residents to call our new parking hotline to report offenders and where possible we will prosecute offenders.’  

Call Bedford Borough Council’s main number 01234 267422, select option two for ‘Highways and Parking’, and then option three to report dangerous, inconsiderate or unlawful parking across Bedford Borough. 

To find out more about Parking Services, including FAQs, a map of car parks, and appealing PCNs, please click here.

Average speed cameras

January 25, 2017 in Uncategorized

The average speed cameras are operational and we have been supplied with figures of notices of intended prosecution for November by Bedford Borough Council:
57 notices of intended prosecution were issued.
48 for vehicles travelling between 37 and 42 mph
5 for vehicles travelling between 43 and 49 mph
4 for vehicles travelling over 50mph