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 (17 Jan 2017) to noon on (18 Jan 2017)
After a bright and sunny day with light winds, road temperatures will fall this evening. However, there is some uncertainty regarding cloud amounts overnight, potentially with thicker cloud moving in from the north. Currently the most likely scenario though is that under clear skies a freeze is expected, but with low dewpoints generally only a low risk of a hoar frost. A little shallow freezing fog may form by dawn, with a bright start expected for Wednesday.
Gritting Update for the - 17 Jan 2017
Full gritting run from 5pm.
Last updated?: 17/01/2017 12:35:18
Footpaths and pavements gritting update for the - 14 Jan 2017
No action planned at this moment in time.
Last updated?: 14/01/2017 12:24:52
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.
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 update for the - 16 Jan 2017
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 and elderly transport update for the - 16 Jan 2017
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 update for the - 18 January 2017
Details of disruption to waste collection due to weather conditions are shown below.
All collections are proceeding as normal.
Last updated?: 18 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 .