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Fostering in Bedfordshire
Reporting of Planning Enforcement Issues
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Grass verges
Need Project
Meeting space available
Citizens Advice - Greenacre centre - NEW DAY
Town Councillor Surgeries
Safer Central Community Safety Partnership 2019 - 2021



Safer Central Community Safety Partnership 2019 - 2021

The Safer Central Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Strategy 2019-2021 was agreed by Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive Group, and therefore, can now be shared and published, the document is not security marked and can be shared publicly. The document has been uploaded to the Safer Central website so residents are able to view and download -

The agreed priorities for the CSP for 2019-2021 are:

Priority One – Ending Exploitation – this includes Modern Day Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking of Human Beings, County Lines/Cuckooing, Knife Crime and Domestic Extremism/Terrorism.

Priority Two – Dealing with Domestic and Sexual Abuse

The strategy has also identified one ‘knowledge gap’ – The Impact and Prevalence of Substance Misuse (drugs and alcohol).

Sitting alongside the strategy the CSP has an extensive action plan which will aim to deliver the recommendations within the strategy, this action plan will be coordinated by the CSP Strategic Delivery Group and progress monitored by the CSP Executive Group.

The Safer Central Survey which began in May 2018 was instrumental in deciding our priorities and recommendations, for the first time we were able to use our residents’ views to shape the strategy. The survey is open ended, and we will continue to promote the survey at all opportunities. We would like to see residents completing the survey annually to allow us to analyse the data and evidence that the work of the partnership is positively impacting our residents. Our survey can be found here -

If you don’t already, you can follow us on social media:


Twitter: @safercentral

For more information please contact 

Lisa Scott
Community Safety Partnership & Communities Manager
Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ

Tel: 0300 300 5733

 Foster carers needed in your community - Poster 1. Poster 2. 

Central Bedfordshire Council is appealing for people and families to come forward and do something incredible by becoming foster carers.

Julia and Michelle have been fostering for 5 years and look after teenagers, they say it’s been the best decision they ever made:

“We have always had a great rapport with young people through our jobs so thought we’d give fostering a go. It’s been the best decision we’ve ever made, we love it! The young people can sometimes be shy and withdrawn when they arrive but we give them space and time and let them express how they feel when they are ready. We have a good network of friends and family to support us but you get plenty of support from the Council too, there is always someone on the end of the phone to help you.”

If Julia and Michelle have inspired you to find out more about fostering check out our website, give us a call on 0300 300 8181 or drop us an email We welcome anyone interested in fostering to get in touch to find out more.

Could you be a forever family for a child?

Children in Bedfordshire are in need of people or families who can provide, love, time, commitment and the security of feeling safe and loved. If you have considered adoption why not get in touch to find out more about becoming a forever family for a child.

Children in your community need families who will:

  • Consider foster to adopt
  • Consider an older child
  • Consider adopting siblings
  • Support a child with additional needs
  • Celebrate and support a child’s heritage.

To find out more about supporting children in your community, visit the below website or get in touch by:


Call: 0300 300 8090

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 Reporting of Planning Enforcement Issues  

See below the link to the online form to report any planning enforcement issues:

There is also a Planning Enforcement email address you can use:

Planning Enforcement

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Town Council Facebook page

The Town Council has a Facebook presence!  Search for our Page and Like us to  receive updates on events and news items from the Town Council, and useful information and event details from other organisations in the town.

Need Project
The Town Council is very pleased to continue its support to the Kings Baptist Church with their Need Project.  We continue to have a food collection point at The Greenacre Centre, Valerian Way, Stotfold.  Please bring items for donation to the Town Council offices during office opening hours.  The Need Project is a registered charity which supports those in need with provision of food parcels.  They do not discriminate between who and who they do not respond to, and emphasise that the purpose of their ministry is to help the community in a practical way.

Examples of non-perishable goods you can leave in the Council offices for the Need Project are:
teabags, coffee, drinking chocolate, sugar, pasta, long grain rice, cereals, pasta sauces or bakes, soups - packet or tinned, tinned veg, potatoes, biscuits, tinned fruit, custard, tinned spaghetti, tinned fish, squash, fruit juice, preserves, chocolate spread, tomato ketchup, long-life milk cartons, tined meat, curries, chilli, rice pudding, baked beans.

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Grass verges
At all times of the year, but particularly during the grass cutting season, we ask residents not to drive or park their vehicles on the grass verges around the town.  Parked vehicles prevent our grass cutting contractor from doing his job properly as it causes an obstruction and leaves unsightly areas of longer grass.  Parking vehicles on the verges damages them, creates trip hazards, looks unsightly, and also prevents the contractor from cutting the verges safely and correctly.

Meeting space available
Do you need a space for meetings?  Would you like to meet a potential client somewhere private and professional?  We have a variety of rooms available in the Greenacre Centre for hire as a meeting space.  The rooms can be set out in boardroom, Classroom, Theatre or Horseshoe layout and, depending on which room you hire, can take 40 - 300 people.  Tea and coffee, flipchart, paper and pens are available free of charge if required and requested.

Hire charges range in price for each room, from £25.00 for 3 hours for the Maple Room, to £30.00 per hour for the Oak Hall.

A projector is also available to hire in both the Maple Room and the Council Chamber at £40

Please contact the Town Council Offices for availability and bookings on 01462 730064

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Citizens Advice- EVERY THURSDAY, 10AM  at the Greenacre Centre, Stotfold
Located at offices in Biggleswade and Ampthill the Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire Bureau serves 8 towns and 42 parishes.  Volunteers help people with a wide range of problems including debt, benefits, housing, employment and family matters.  Sessions are now held at the Greenacre Centre, Stotfold every Thursday at 10am.  To contact them for information and advice please telephone 01525 402742 or 01525 841217.  New Volunteers are always needed so if you would like to offer your support, for volunteering purposes only, please telephone 01525 841592.

Town Councillor Surgeries
The next Town Councillor Surgery will be held at the Stotfold Festival Fete on Saturday 22nd June 2019 between 1pm - 4pm.  No Appointment is necessary and our Town Councillors will be present to provide you with information about what the Town Council does, answer questions, provide advice, or point you in the right direction.  

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