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January 4, 2015 in General News

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Alban Academy – Consultation

April 10, 2014 in General News

Alban Academy is proposing to change the age range from 9 -13 (Years 5 – 8) to 9 – 16 (Years 5 – 11).

It is proposed that the buildings currently providing educational facilities for 9–13 year olds will be extended to support a small sized school of approximately 900 pupils. Pupils currently in Year 7 would have the opportunity to take up the new places at Alban in Year 9 in September 2015, populating Years 9, 10, 11 on a year by year basis. It is anticipated that Alban Academy will be at capacity by September 2018.

Alban will be holding a Public Consultation Meeting at Alban Academy on Wednesday 23rd April at 7pm in the Main Hall. Following this meeting there will be a statutory consultation period of 4 weeks, ending on May 21st 2014.

Full consultation with all details and contact information attached – Alban Academy Consultation 2014

Dog Control Order Consultation

October 1, 2013 in General News

Great Barford Parish Council wishes to seek the views of residents and stakeholders of the Parish on the introduction of dog control orders in Great Barford.  These Orders seek to ensure that dog owners keep their animals under control and take responsibility for them at all times.

The Orders that Great Barford Parish Council is proposing to introduce are as follows: 

Dog Exclusion Order: The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to permit the dog to enter or remain on any land to which this Order applies.

The proposed areas are:

  • Playing Field, Fishers Close
  • Jubilee Play Area

Dogs on Lead Order: The effect of the Order is to make it an offence for a person in charge of a dog to fail to ensure that a dog is kept on a lead on any land to which the Order applies.  The proposed areas are:

  • Churchyard and Graveyard
  • Village green, by the river, New Road
  • Open spaces in Chapel Field, Willoughby Close and Pyms Close

The consultation document will be delivered to each household in Great Barford.  Copies are also available from the Parish Clerk at or on 01234 870245.

The response form can also be completed online at:

The public consultation will run for a six week period from Monday 30th September to Friday 15th November.


Black Cat roundabout public meeting – 7pm, 03rd September, Great Barford Village Hall

August 28, 2013 in General News

Come along to the meeting to hear about the proposed scheme to improve the Black Cat Roundabout and to view the plans. Further details can be found here

Great Barford Playscheme 02nd – 23rd August 2013

July 9, 2013 in General News

Great Barford Parish Council is funding the first session for children from Great Barford at the playscheme this year. To take advantage of the free place this form, Great Barford Playscheme Form 2013, must be completed by a parent/guardian/carer and handed in at your child’s first session. The sessions are for children aged 5-13 years. The sessions cannot be pre-booked and are run on a first come first served basis.

Community Tree Planting Event – 18th of November

November 11, 2012 in Events, General News

Download the Community Tree Planting Event poster

Serious Road Traffic Collision – New Road/Roxton Road

October 10, 2012 in General News

Officers from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Collision Investigation Unit have launched an investigation into a serious road traffic collision which happened on October 8th.

The collision happened on Roxton Road, Great Barford at its junction with New Road at 8.30am and involved two vehicles, a Ford Transit panel van which was in collision with a bus.

The driver of the van was airlifted to Addenbrooks Hospital suffering from serious head injuries. He remains at the hospital and is described as being in a serious condition.

The driver of the bus was not injured but one of his 47 passengers reported minor facial bruising.

A full collision investigation is underway and anyone who has information relating to this collision is urged to contact the officer in charge of the case, PC Gareth Rees, at the Collision Investigation Unit, on 01438 757500, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Black Cat roundabout gets part time signals

October 10, 2012 in General News

As part of a £22m campaign, the Black Cat is one of the sections of the east of England motorway network to get some much needed part time traffic signals.

Full details on the Highways agency website


Extraordinary Meeting – 11th October – Anti Social Behavior

October 5, 2012 in General News

An extraordinary meeting has been called by the Parish Council to discuss the anti-social behavior in the village and actions we can take. We also need to discuss funding the emergency repairs to equipment that is now in a dangerous state thanks to the damage caused by this behavior. Full details can be found here in the agenda. All are welcome to attend.

Village Youth Club – looking for volunteers

September 30, 2012 in General News

The Great Barford Youth Club are looking for adult volunteers to help out with the youth nights. Please contact Di Ames on 01234 870251 or email