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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 (16 Apr 2020) until noon (17 Apr 2020)

Another fine and mostly sunny day. It will become quite warm by this afternoon. Some cloud pushes in from the south later afternoon. A gentle easterly breeze. After a fine evening, tonight looks set to remain dry with mainly clear skies and gentle winds. Cloud builds later on in the early hours with the odd shower developing. Cool for a time. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with heavy showers spreading in from the south by late morning, some of these potentially thundery. There will be a moderate to fresh easterly wind. Road conditions: Road Surface Temperatures above zero.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 16 Apr 2020

Forecast Action:
No planned gritting today

Last updated?: 16/04/2020 11:19:17

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 15 Jun 2020

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:
As a result of the coronavirus crisis bus companies are running reduced services. As this is an ever changing picture we would advise passengers to visit the operators websites in advance of travel. With effect from 23/03/2020 UNO and Grant Palmer are running reduced services. Please refer to the operators websites for up to date timetable information. With effect from 14/06/2020 Stagecoach will increasing the frequency of their services. Please refer to the operators website for up to date timetable information. 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?: 15/06/2020 08:47:57

School Transport

School transport update for the - 15 Jun 2020

Status update:
Some children, including the children of key workers, will continue to go to school from 23 March as per the latest government advice. All school transport has been cancelled except for those pupils whose parents are key workers or students in year groups R, 1, 6 10 & 12 and are usually entitled to free school transport. We have notified the parents of eligible pupils and made arrangements for those that have confirmed they need transport. If you believe you are eligible for this provision/transport please contact your child's school or our Transport Entitlement Team by emailing or call 01234 718004 If you have a query with the transport arrangements in place for your child please contact us by emailing or In an emergency please call 01234 276528

Last updated?: 15/06/2020 08:47:57

School Closures

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

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 15 Jun 2020

Status update:
As a result of the coronavirus crisis all transport from the week commencing the 23rd March 2020 has been cancelled. If you are experiencing difficulty in relation to this please email or in an emergency please call 01234 228443.

Last updated?: 15/06/2020 08:47:57

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   20 September 2020

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

Status update:
Normal service of general waste, recycling and garden waste. Residents can check their bin calendar at

Last updated?: 20 September 2020


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.