Cycling in the town centre, dog control, park surveys and more....

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The Council introduced two Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) in 2016, a PSPO restricting cycling in the town centre of Bedford came into effect on 15th May 2016 for a period of 3 years and a dog control PSPO came in to effect on 27th July 2016 also for 3 years. The dog control order was amended on 22nd November 2017 to include additional areas. PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of that area which apply to everyone.


The Council’s PSPOs are due to expire in 2019 and the Council is proposing to extend both PSPOs for a further three years. We want your views on this proposal.


find out more here


The customer satisfaction survey asks park users what they like about the parks and also invites them to suggest any improvements. The survey responses collected will be used to help guide the future management of the park.


take part here

Priory Country Park


Harold Odell

We are also running a customer satisfaction survey in relation to Harrold-Odell Country Park. The survey takes the same approach as the Priory Country park survey, and the responses collected will also be used to help guide the future management of the park.


take part here



Bedford Borough Council has five Committees that review and investigate issues that matter to local people and local communities, as well as reviewing the Council’s own decisions and policies.  We would like your help to develop the agendas for the year ahead. Please tell us what you think the committees should look at? 


more information here

Consultation Update

Several matters that have been subject to public consultation were considered by the Council's Executive in March. We would like to thank all those who took part in the consultation exercises. The reports can be viewed by following the links below.


Older Persons’ Accommodation Strategy (see item 7)


Tenancy Strategy (see item 8)


Empty Homes Strategy (see item 9)


Council Tax Premiums (see item 13)

Healthwatch Bedford Borough is supporting the national 'What Would you do?' Healthwatch campaign, to gather feedback from the public on ways to improve local NHS services.


You can take part in their two short surveys here.

Here are some useful links

Bedford Borough Council
Consultations Database
Modification Orders
Planning Applications
Public Path Orders
Traffic Regulation Orders

Other Organisations

Database of Community, Voluntary and Faith Groups

Local Insight
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Government Consultations