Latest updates: bus services, waste collection and gritting

We work hard to keep you safe on the roads, moving around the borough and to keep services running whatever the weather. Use the tabs below to see the latest service updates for gritting, public transport, school transport, adult transport and waste collection.

Forecast from noon (22 Apr 2021) until noon (23 Apr 2021)

Today will be dry and fine. Temperatures will be around average, but it will feel mild in the lengthy spells of sunshine. There may be the odd patch of cloud around. Overnight skies will remain clear. It will be quite chilly with light winds. Some patches of mist may develop towards dawn too. Tomorrow will be another dry and fine day. It will be a touch milder for most compared to the previous day with continued lengthy spells of sunshine. Road conditions: A chilly night with Road surface temperatures dropping away under clear skies, but should hold above zero tonight. High confidence.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 22 Apr 2021

Forecast Action:
No planned gritting

Last updated?: 22/04/2021 11:26:35

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 12 June 2021

Details of disruption due to weather conditions are shown below. Changes to services due to roadworks and road closures can be viewed on the Service Disruption page.

Status update: As a result of the coronavirus crisis bus companies may be running reduced services. With Schools going back from 08/03/2021 service will ramp up to accommodate. As this is an ever changing picture we would advise passengers to visit the operators websites in advance of travel. The Park & Ride Building had been closed until further notice. The site will remain open during operational hours and the number 2 service will continue to run. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Live bus departure information can be found on our RTPI information page. Public transport timetables can be found on our timetables page.

Last updated?: 12 June 2021

School Transport

School transport update for the - 12 June 2021

Status update:
Schools Transport will provide a full service to accommodate schools returning from 08/03/2021

Last updated?: 12 June 2021

School Closures

For details of any school closures, please visit the school closures webpage.

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 08 Mar 2021

Status update:
Adult Services Transport will continue to run a reduced service due to Covid-19 from 27th January 2021 until further notice.

Last updated?: 08/03/2021 10:11:50

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   12 June 2021

Details of disruption to waste collection due to weather conditions are shown below.

Status update:
All domestic refuse and recycling collections are running as normal today. Residents can check their bin calendar at

Last updated?: 12 June 2021


Gritting of Bedford Borough roads

You can see a plan of the roads which are gritted in Bedford Borough, on the Winter Gritting Plan . You can also find out more about winter gritting on the gritting your roads section or the gritting FAQs blog.

We have reciprocal arrangements in place with neighbouring Councils to ensure that we all make best use of our gritting vehicles. Therefore, some of our gritters cross into neighbouring administrative areas, and some of our roads will be covered by our neighbours gritters. Full details of these arrangements can be seen in our Winter Maintenance Policy document .

School Closures

Details of school closures in the event of bad weather conditions can be found on the school closures webpage.