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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 (19 Dec 2014) to noon on (20 Dec 2014)

No gritting planned Staying dry overnight, with scattered amounts of cloud. It will feel much less mild than the last few days. However road surface temperatures are expected to remain above freezing.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 19 Dec 2014

Forecast Action:
No gritting planned

Last updated?: 19/12/2014 13:39:59




Footpaths and pavements gritting update for the - 19 Dec 2014

Forecast Action:
No salting.

Last updated?: 19/12/2014 13:39:59

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 05 Dec 2014

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:

Bus services are currently operating 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.

Transport Officers will continue to monitor road and weather conditions and updates will be posted on this page.



Last updated?: 05/12/2014 12:58:29

School Transport

School transport update for the - 03 Dec 2014

Status update:
All school transport is expected to be fully operational. Transport Officers will continue to monitor road and weather conditions and updates will be posted on this page. For further information, please contact Mainstream School Transport on 01234 276528.

Last updated?: 03/12/2014 16:38:44

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 05 Dec 2014

Status update:
Bedford Borough Adult Social Care transport is planned to operate as normal. Transport Officers will continue to monitor road and weather conditions and updates will be posted on this page.

Last updated?: 05/12/2014 12:58:29

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   20 December 2014

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


Status update:
Waste collection services are operating as normal.

Last updated?: 20 December 2014


Gritting of Bedford Borough roads

You can see plans of the roads that we grit to ensure that all main routes in Bedford Borough are safe and clear of ice.

The gritters tracked on the map below cover the main routes across the Borough. Additional gritting is carried out on some minor urban roads. You can view a plan of the roads that are treated.


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 not be covered by the gritters that you see tracked on the map below. Full details of these arrangements can be seen in our Bedford Winter Maintenance Policy and Operational Plan.