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 (04 Mar 2021) until noon (05 Mar 2021)

No planned gritting. It will remain cloudy this afternoon with a band of showery rain pushing in from the north. Quite chilly with a moderate north-easterly wind. Tonight, it will turn dry and the low cloud looks set to persist for much of the night. However, there may be a few clearer breaks at times. Moderate winds.

Gritting Update

Gritting Update for the - 04 Mar 2021

Forecast Action:
No planned gritting

Last updated?: 04/03/2021 11:56:32

Public Transport

Public transport update for the - 04 March 2021

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 may be running reduced services. As this is an ever changing picture 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?: 04 March 2021

School Transport

School transport update for the - 04 March 2021

Status update:
Schools Transport will continue to provide a service for key worker and vulnerable pupils from 27th January 2021

Last updated?: 04 March 2021

School Closures

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

Adult Transport

Adult and elderly transport update for the - 26 Feb 2021

Status update:
Adult Services Transport will continue to run a reduced service due to Covid-19 from 27th January 2021 until further notice.

Last updated?: 26/02/2021 12:41:00

Waste Collection

Waste collection update for the -   04 March 2021

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?: 04 March 2021


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.