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Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Temporary Road Closure - A1/A507 Roundabout

Highway England Mobile Roadshow Event
Reporting of Planning Enforcement Issues
Citizens Awards
Commonwealth Day
Bluebells at Centenary Wood
Town Council Facebook page
Grass verges
Need Project
Meeting space available
Citizens Advice Bureau
Town Councillor Surgeries

Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31st March 2017 was completed on 23rd August 2017.  A copy of the requisite Notice and Section 1 (Annual Governance Statement 2016/2017), Section 2 (Accounting Statements 2016/2017) and Section 3 (External Auditor Report & Certificate) can be found HERE

 Proposed Temporary Road Closure – A1/A507 Roundabout

I have a request for a Temporary Road Closure at the above location to enable resurfacing works to be carried out safely. Details are listed in the schedule below and having assessed the application I am satisfied the request is justified.

The alternative route for this closure is as in the details below and will be signed accordingly. The restrictions are to be in operation only when the necessary signs are erected on site. The Legal Order will be made to cover a 12 month period. Access may be allowed from time to time according to local signing.

If you have any observations you wish to make I would be grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible.

Streetworks Team

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Road: A1/A507 Roundabout

 

Application from: Silv Chelaru - 03003008049

Reason: Resurfacing Works

Length affected: Complete roundabout


Date:
The closure will take place between the hours of 0800-1800 for 2 weekends

 

Saturday 14th October to Sunday 15th October

Saturday 21st October to Sunday 22nd October


Alternative route:
Head west on A507, exit onto Hitchin Rd/A600, exit onto Fishponds Rd/A505

 

Continue to follow A505

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Nightingale Rd/A505

Go through 1 roundabout

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit and stay on Nightingale Rd/A505

Continue straight onto Cambridge Rd/A505, Continue to follow A505, Take the exit towards Royston Rd/B656, Turn right onto Station Rd/A507, Continue to follow A507, to site and vice versa.

NB. The applicant will be responsible for taking down all Central Bedfordshire Council public notices immediately after the works requiring the Order have been completed.

  

Highway England Mobile Roadshow Event

From autumn 2017, Highways England will be carrying out essential maintenance and minor improvements across the east region, to the M1 from Hemel Hempstead to Milton Keynes, the A5 through Hockliffe, the A1(M)/A1 from Stevenage to Alconbury, the A421 from Milton Keynes to Black Cat, the A428 from Cambourne to Eaton Socon/Wyboston and the A14 at Hitchingbrooke.

Safety is a top priority for Highway England and the programme will improve safety and journey quality for road users. This programme of works will include carriageway resurfacing, structural repairs and maintenance, street lighting upgrades, technology renewal and safety improvement works.

To engage with the various and diverse stakeholders across this wide area, a mobile roadshow event is being held to provide details of this extensive programme of works. The table below details the locations and dates of the events that are planned in your area. On each day the mobile roadshow will be open from 12:00 noon through to 7:00 p.m.

Location

Address

Dates

Market Square, St. Neots

Market Square,Saint Neots PE19 2AA

07/08/2017

Tesco Extra, Spittals Interchange (Huntingdon)

Abbots Ripton Rd, Sapley, Huntingdon PE28 2LA

09/08/2017

Tesco Extra, Baldock

58 High St, Baldock SG7 6BN

10/08/2017

M1 Toddington, Services

M1, Toddington, Junction 11-12 M1 Southbound, Dunstable LU5 6HR

11/08/2017

Tesco, Leighton Buzzard

Vimy Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1ER

29/08/2017

Tesco Superstore, Bedford

Riverfield Dr, Bedford MK41 0SE

30/08/2017

Please feel free to pass on the above events list to anyone you feel would be interested in attending. 

Reporting of Planning Enforcement Issues  

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

https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/officeforms/Planning_Enforcement.ofml

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

Planning Enforcement Planning.Enforcement@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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Proposed Temporary Road Closure -Wrayfields

I have a request for a Temporary Road Closure at the above location to facilitate patching works. Details are listed in the schedule below and having assessed the application I am satisfied the request is justified.

The alternative route for this closure is as in the details below and will be signed accordingly. The restrictions are to be in operation only when the necessary signs are erected on site. The Legal Order will be made to cover a 12 month period. Access may be allowed from time to time according to local signing.

If you have any observations you wish to make I would be grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible.

Streetworks Team

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Road: Wrayfields, Stotfold

Application from: Geoff Parrott – Ringway Jacobs - 03003008049

Reason: Patching works

Length affected: From junction of Mill Lane to Junction of A1

Date: The closure will take place between Friday 24th February and Saturday 25th February between the hours of 0800 – 1630hrs.

The closure will take place on Monday 3rd July between the hours of 0800-1800

Update dates: The road closure will take place on Monday 24th July 2017 between the hours of 08.00-18.00

Diversion Route: Continue North on A1, turn left onto Taylors Rd, left onto Astwick Rd, left onto Malthouse Lane to site and vice versa.

This road will not be closed at the same time as Malthouse Lane or Mill Lane

NB. The applicant will be responsible for taking down all Central Bedfordshire Council public notices immediately after the works requiring the Order have been completed.

  

 Proposed Temporary Road Closure – Malthouse Lane, Stotfold

 I have a request for a Temporary Road Closure at the above location to facilitate patching works. Details are listed in the schedule below and having assessed the application I am satisfied the request is justified.

The alternative route for this closure is as in the details below and will be signed accordingly. The restrictions are to be in operation only when the necessary signs are erected on site. A legal order has been made to cover an 18 month period from the 1st October. Access may be allowed from time to time according to local signing.

If you have any observations you wish to make I would be grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible.

Streetworks team

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Road: Various Stotfold

Application from: Steve McKeown - 07969 457534

Reason: Standalone 10K Road Race Event

Length affected:

• Hitchin Rd from A507 roundabout (S)

• Stotfold Rd (S)

• Wilbury Road (race start/finish) (E/W)

• Norton Road (E/W)

• Casio Lane (N/S)

• Croft Lane (E/W)

• Norton Rd (to Norton Rd/Baldock) (NE/SW)

• Norton Rd (NW only)

• A507 remains open

Date: The closure will take place on Sunday 1st October 2017 0830 Hours to 1130 Hours

Alternative Route: THIS IS A ROLLING ROAD CLOSURE

NB. The applicant will be responsible for taking down all Central Bedfordshire Council public notices immediately after the works requiring the Order have been completed.


Citizens Awards
At the 9th March 2017 Annual Town Meeting, presentations were made to four Stotfold residents who Council Members felt have made a significant voluntary contribution to our community.  Nominations were submitted by members of the community, and the following were awarded: Christine Smith, Lyn Hayes, Brenda Saunders and Kevin Balderstone.

Previous Citizens Award winners are Alan Syme, Colin Phelps, Ray Kilby, John Hyde, Christine Webster, Frances Huckle, William Cutler, Chris Charge, Debbie Flanagan, Louden Masterton, Paul Redwood, Val Bartlett, Sue Wright, Wendy Craig, Pam Manfield, Patrick Chalmers, Iain Rutherford, Val Balderstone, Ken Broadribb


Commonwealth Day
Many thanks to those who joined us for our flag raising ceremony on Monday 13th March 2017 for Commonwealth Day.  Taking part affirms our commitment to serve one another in a spirit of respect and understanding, and advancing development, democracy and cooperation locally, nationally and internationally.

Particular thanks to Lillie King of St Mary's Academy and Heather Atkins of Roecroft Lower School for their flag raising skills!


Bluebells at Centenary Wood

Visitors to Centenary Wood may have noticed that the bluebells have been dug up.  This is deliberate action by Teasel, removing invasive Spanish bluebells.  Native English bluebells are rather more delicate - and becoming increasingly rare as woodlands disappear.  It is vital that we encourage our native plants, otherwise they will be overwhelmed by non-native species and become extinct.  Once all invasive bluebells have been removed, Teasel will be seeking funding to replace them with native bulbs.

Please do not plant Spanish bluebells in the wild and, if you have them in your garden, consider removing them and replacing them with the native bluebells, which can be bought easily from reputable nurseries or online.

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Town Council Facebook page
The Town Council now 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 the Maple Room at £40

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

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Citizens Advice Bureau
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 Tuesday 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 Mill Weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017, 10.30am - 5pm.  No Appointment is necessary and our Town Councillors will be present on the Stotfold Town Council stand 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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