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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 (26 Feb 2017) to noon on (27 Feb 2017)

Mainly cloudy today with outbreaks of rain at times. These conditions continuing overnight, keeping road surface temps above freezing. Through the early hours of Monday morning the rain and cloud will clear to the southeast but showers will soon develop through the morning, turning heavy and possibly thundery by midday.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 26 Feb 2017

Forecast Action:
No gritting planned

Last updated?: 26/02/2017 12:01:44




Footpaths and pavements gritting update for the - 24 Feb 2017

Forecast Action:
No action planned .

Last updated?: 24/02/2017 12:03:13

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 23 Feb 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 although some local diversions are in place due to emergency road closures involving fallen trees Transport Officers will continue to monitor road and weather conditions, liaise with operators and any updates will be published on this page. WEF 23/01/17 until 31/03/17 inc. - Revised Timetable in place for the 27 service through Willington, Cople, Cardington and Great Barford due to 24 hour road closure. Some local delays possible.

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?: 23/02/2017 13:05:59

School Transport

School transport update for the - 23 Feb 2017

Status update:
Bedford Borough home to School Transport is planned to operate as normal. Transport Officers are currently monitoring the high winds and any debris/fallen trees. Please note that services may run late if diversions are required. Officers will continue to monitor road and weather conditions, liaise with operators and any updates will be published on this page as and when required.

Last updated?: 23/02/2017 13:17:44

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 23 Feb 2017

Status update:
Bedford Borough home to Adult Services transport is planned to operate as normal. Transport Officers are currently monitoring the high winds and any debris/fallen trees. Please note that services may run late if diversions are required. Officers will continue to monitor road and weather conditions, liaise with operators and any updates will be published on this page as and when required.

Last updated?: 23/02/2017 13:17:44

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   26 February 2017

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


Status update:
All collections are proceeding as normal.

Last updated?: 26 February 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 .