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 (19 Jan 2022) until noon (20 Jan 2022)

Dry and bright into the afternoon with plenty of sunny spells developing. Gentle winds. This evening and overnight, it will turn clear and chilly for many areas, with only a few patches of cloud. Gentle winds. Tomorrow, after a chilly start, it will be a dry and bright day with plenty of winter sunshine. Chance of a few patches of cloud in the afternoon. Road conditions: RSTs will fall away under clear skies tonight, dropping widely below zero. See tables for details. High confidence.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 19 Jan 2022

Forecast Action:
Gritting run @ 19:00

Last updated?: 19/01/2022 11:20:58

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 19 January 2022

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: Companies are running a more normal service, however we would advise passengers to visit the operators websites in advance of travel. 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?: 19 January 2022

School Transport

School transport update for the - 19 January 2022

Status update:
Schools Transport are running a normal service.

Last updated?: 19 January 2022

School Closures

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

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 13 Jul 2021

Status update:
Adult Services Transport will continue to run a reduced service due to the Covid-19 pandemic until further notice.

Last updated?: 13/07/2021 10:48:29

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   19 January 2022

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

Status update:
All domestic refuse and recycling collections are running as normal today. Residents can check their bin calendar at

Last updated?: 19 January 2022


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.