Council services update into the New Year
Following the recent improvement in weather conditions, Bedford
Borough Council are operating 'as normal' again.
Recycling and refuse collections
The Council has been operating a normal refuse collection
service from Monday 27th December. Subject to weather
conditions continuing to improve, the Council will be collecting
all refuse and recycling where they are able to do so.
This includes the Council collecting additional side waste which
is not included in the bins. Residents are asked to securely
package (i.e. double bag) their additional side waste.
Additional recycling is also to being collected and residents are
asked to very clearly label materials for recycling and place these
bags next to their bins.
Rubbish collections will resume, as normal, on Monday 3rd
Adult social transport
Following an improvement in both weather
and road conditions all adult and elderly care transport have
resumed as normal.
No Transport will operate on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd January
2011 as the Centres will be closed.
Normal service will resume on Tuesday 4th January
However, if the weather deteriorates, customers are advised to
check the winter maintenance page on the website, as any changes to this position
will be posted here.
Council gritting teams will continue to treat primary and
secondary roads throughout the borough over the festive season
where weather conditions require such action.
This year the Borough made plans to offer an even better winter
maintenance service than ever before, with 3,000 additional tonnes
of grit purchased from Sweden as well as the introduction of new
ways to keep residents up to date. Including the introduction of a
dedicated section on the Bedford Borough website that posts
immediate updates on the conditions of the roads, the latest
gritting services and transport news. This is complemented by the
new ‘Grittertweets’ service, which uses social networking site
‘Twitter’ to inform residents where gritting runs are being carried
Daily updates can be accessed via the council’s website at
To access the ‘Grittertweets’ service, please visit www.twitter.com/grittertweets.