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Winter Maintenance Updates

Whether it’s gritting the borough’s roads or providing school transport, Bedford Borough Council believe it’s important that you know how we are working to keep you and your family safe and sound.


Weather forecast valid from noon on (15 Jan 2017) to noon on (16 Jan 2017)

Rain will become increasingly light and patchy through this afternoon, dying out by dusk. Through this evening and overnight, it will remain overcast with extensive low cloud and a few patches of light drizzle. Later tonight, cloud will thicken, bringing rain around daybreak with a damp morning following with fairly persistent light rain and drizzle.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 15 Jan 2017

Forecast Action:
No action planned

Last updated?: 15/01/2017 12:18:47




Footpaths and pavements gritting update for the - 14 Jan 2017

Forecast Action:
No action planned at this moment in time.

Last updated?: 14/01/2017 12:24:52

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 16 Jan 2017

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:
Public Transport Services in Bedford Borough are planned to operate as normal. Transport Officers will continue to monitor road and weather conditions, liaise with operators and any updates will be published on this page. Between 09/01/16 & 18/01/16 (extended from the 16/01/16) - 27 service and X5 service will be suspended between the hours of 09:00 and 15:30 through Great Barford and Roxton due to a road closure. All other services outsides this of times will operate as per normal

Bus services are currently planned to operate a full schedule as published. Live bus departure information can be found on our RTPI information page. Public transport timetables can be found on our timetables page.



Last updated?: 16/01/2017 10:42:48

School Transport

School transport update for the - 16 Jan 2017

Status update:
Bedford Borough home to school transport is planned to operate as normal. Weather forecasts are Not predicting any snow at present but transport officers will continue to monitor the situation and post any updates here

Last updated?: 16/01/2017 05:58:10

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 16 Jan 2017

Status update:
Bedford Borough Adult Social Care transport will be operating a normal service on all routes. Weather forecasts are not predicting any snow for the immediate future so all routes will continue to operate as normal .Transport officers will continue to monitor the situation and post any further updates here

Last updated?: 16/01/2017 05:58:09

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   16 January 2017

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


Status update:
All collections are proceeding as normal.

Last updated?: 16 January 2017


Gritting of Bedford Borough roads

You can see a plan of the roads which are gritted in Bedford Borough, on the Winter Gritting Plan .



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 .