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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 (08 Apr 2020) until noon (09 Apr 2020)

Tonight will be dry with clear periods. Some patchy mist and fog is likely to form. There will be light north-easterly winds. Road conditions: RSTs will remain well above zero tonight. High confidence.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 08 Apr 2020

Forecast Action:
No planned Gritting today

Last updated?: 08/04/2020 11:26:04

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 30 Mar 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 or considering running reduced services. As this is an ever changing picture we would advise passengers to visit the operators websites in advance of travel. With effect from 23/03/2020 UNO and Grant Palmer are running reduced services. Please refer to the operators websites for up to date timetable information. With effect from 29/03/2020 Stagecoach will be running reduced services. Please refer to the operators website for up to date 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?: 30/03/2020 06:08:15

School Transport

School transport update for the - 30 Mar 2020

Status update:
Some children, including the children of key workers, will continue to go to school from 23 March as per the latest government advice. All school transport has been cancelled except for those pupils whose parents are key workers and are usually entitled to free school transport. We have notified the parents of eligible pupils and made arrangements for those that have confirmed they need transport. If you believe you are eligible for this provision/transport please contact your child's school or our Transport Entitlement Team by emailing School.Transport@bedford.gov.uk or call 01234 718004 If you have a query with the transport arrangements in place for your child please contact us by emailing client.transport@bedford.gov.uk or mainstream.transport@bedford.gov.uk. In an emergency please call 01234 276528

Last updated?: 30/03/2020 06:08:15

School Closures

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

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 30 Mar 2020


Status update:
As a result of the coronavirus crisis all transport from the week commencing the 23rd March 2020 has been cancelled. 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?: 30/03/2020 06:08:15

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   09 April 2020

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


Status update:
With the Government guidance in place especially for those classed in the "increased risk" category of severe illness from Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Council has lost a number of its waste collection staff. To ensure we can continue to prioritise our teams on essential duties, we have unfortunately had to suspend Green Garden Waste collections from Monday 23 March. Bulky Waste Collections also have to be suspended, but any which have already been booked up to and including Friday 27 March will be fulfilled.

Last updated?: 09 April 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.