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 (29 Nov 2020) until noon (30 Nov 2020)

This afternoon is likely to stay largely cloudy. The odd spot of drizzle is possible but it will be generally dry. Staying misty in places. Light winds. It will stay dry and calm this evening and overnight, with patches of mist or fog developing through the course of the night, with fog perhaps becoming quite dense in a few places. Monday will bring patchy rain and overcast skies for most of the day. Turning drier late with clear spells by evening. Blustery winds at times. Road conditions: Road surface temperatures staying above zero tonight. High confidence.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 29 Nov 2020

Forecast Action:
No planned gritting based on current forecast

Last updated?: 29/11/2020 12:00:55

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 20 Nov 2020

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 are running reduced services. As this is an ever changing picture we would advise passengers to visit the operators websites in advance of travel. Service 42 - WEF 05/10/2020 between Flitwick and Bedford - division route in place as a result of the B530 closure, please refer to the bus operators website for timetable information. Service 2 - WEF 05/10/2020 between Flitwick and Bedford - alternative shuttle provision in place as a result of the B530 closure, please refer to the bus operators website for timetable information. 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?: 20/11/2020 13:40:10

School Transport

School transport update for the - 20 Nov 2020

Status update:
All services are expected to operate as per normal

Last updated?: 20/11/2020 13:40:10

School Closures

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

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 20 Nov 2020


Status update:
If you are experiencing difficulty in relation to this please email client.transport@bedford.gov.uk or in an emergency please call 01234 228443.

Last updated?: 20/11/2020 13:40:10

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   29 November 2020

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


Status update:
Normal service of general waste, recycling and garden waste. Residents can check their bin calendar at https://www.bedford.gov.uk/bins.

Last updated?: 29 November 2020

 

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.