Brickhill Parish Council, Bedford

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15th Jan 2018

Councillor Vacancy - Statement of Persons Nominated

Three people have put their names forward. Find out more by following the link!

Woodlands Park Councillor

8th Jan 2018

Christmas in a Box 2017 - A Massive Thank You!

Wow what a difference the community made. Take a look at what was achieved, you will be amazed!


4th Jan 2018

Parish Councillor Vacancy - Notice of Election

Second stage in our search to find a new Councillor for the Vacancy that arose in Woodlands Park. Interested? Take a look now...

Woodlands Park Councillor

28th Dec 2017

Transporting Bedford 2020

Major improvements to help congestion across Bedford. Lots happening!

Congestion Improvements

28th Dec 2017

Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2018-2023 Consultation

The Borough Council are now asking you to share with them your comments on their latest draft proposals.

Bedford Rights of Way

21st Dec 2017

Brickhill Annual Christmas Drawing Competition

The highlight of the year when the local schools enter their best artists and they go head to head to produce the best winter scenes.

Bedfordshire Art Competition

11th Dec 2017

Bedfordshire Police Enquiry Office Moves

Yes, it's moving from Greyfriars Police Station to Lime Street in the centre of Bedford. Read all about it...

Police Enquiries

4th Dec 2017

Free Alarm Scam

Bedford Police are warning about offers to fit free alarms as part of a Crime Prevention Awareness Service. Full details via the link.


4th Dec 2017

Tyne Crescent - Resurfacing Work

Is due to take place in January. There will be disruption for residents (and do not leave your car in the way!) Full details via the link.

Tyne Crescent

20th November 2017

Parish Councillor - Notice of Vacancy

Following the departure on Cllr Antonie Koch, a vacancy has arisen in Woodlands Park Ward. Interested or just want to view the Notice?

Notice of Vacancy

20th November 2017

December Newsletter Available Online

Yes the next issue is now out, dropping through letterboxes and online here. Just follow the link for all the latest news!


15th November 2017

New 20mph zones in Brickhill

Bedford Borough Council is proposing the introduction of a number of new 20mph zones. Find out the details here >>>>>

20mph zones

30th October 2017

Find Firework Displays and Bonfire Nights nearby

A selection of Firework and bonfire nights in and around Bedford this year.

Firework displays

24th Oct 2017

Litter Pick & Bulb Planting Success!

A great effort and massive thank you to all those that came at the weekend. Full story and pictures via the link.


23rd Oct 2017

Children's Entertainment for Half Term

The Higgins has some great things lined up for children this half term. Full details via the link.

The Higgins

18th Oct 2017

Plover Way Resurfacing

8 days of road closures and inconvenience coming up as resurfacing work starts. You need to be aware of this. Follow link for details.


5th Oct 2017

Crime Prevention Meeting on Monday 16th October

Come along to the Community Safety Forum Meeting and find out whats been happening in Brickhill and more...

Crime Prevention

3rd Oct 2017

Litter Pick & Bulb Planting Event

Join us as we make a difference in Woodlands Park. Bulb and Litter Pick. Read more here...

Bulb and Litter Pick

2nd Oct 2017

Brickhill Fireworks

Once again, courtesy of Scott Primary School - Full details online here >>>>>


29th Sept 2017

‘Cygnet’ Bus Smartcard Launches Soon!

On 1st October the new ‘Cygnet’ smartcard will be launched, enabling bus users to switch freely between two local bus operators. Follow link for details...

Cygnet Bus Card

21st Sept 2017

Recycle Week 14!

Did you miss the last 13? Don't panic, time to put it right in the 14th UK Recycle Week. Follow the link and make a difference...

Recycling in Bedford

18th Sept 2017

Macmillan Bake Off!

In aid of Charity, there will be a Bak Off event held at The Pheasant in brickhill. Learn more here!

Macmillan Bake Off

18th Sept 2017


The Latest newsletter (Issue 51) is now available online. Just click on the link...

Latest newsletter

18th Sept 2017

New Mobility Hub Launched

Council teams up with local charity to offer mobility support for people visiting bedford... follow the link to find out more

17th July 2017

Gathering on the Green Photos!

An amazing event once again. A selection of photos can now be viewed online by following the link on the right...

Gathering on the Green

26th June 2017

Summer Activity Courses

Hard to believe it's that time again, but yes, its Holiday Time Fun! Plenty of activities for our local children! See here for details...


23rd June 2017

Your Right to view Accounts (Year Ended 31 March 2017)

Any person interested has the right to inspect the accounting records for the current audit period. Learn more here...

electors rights

21st June 2017

Beggars and the Homeless

People have observed professional beggars attacking and exploiting vulnerable individuals in our Community. Read more here...

Beggars in Bedford

20th June 2017

Brickhill Lower School Football Club

Latest updates from Brickhill Lower School Football Club.

Brickhill Lower School Football Club

14th June 2017

Gathering on the Green!

Get ready for the ultimate community party! Yes its nearly that time again. Find out more here...

Waveney Green

13th June 2017

Goodbye Beauchamp Middle School - Fest!

It maybe the end of an era, but they are going out with a bang. Join the party. See here for details...


13th June 2017

Allotment open Morning!

We are throwing open the gates and letting interested parties come and take a look around. Fulld details...


12th June 2017

St Thomas More - Job Vacancies!

Yes its true - if you're looking for a part time, local job, this could be ideal. Just follow link...

st thomas more

6th June 2017

CPRe Walk - Putnoe Woods & Mowsbury Hillfort!

View the amazing work undertakne by the Friends of Putnoe Woods and Mowsbury Hillfort by going on this guided walk...


17th May 2017

The Ramblers - Hard at work!

They certainly look after us. A big pat on the back for our local volunteers. Find out more, get walking, get fit...


3rd May 2017

The Ramblers - Lets Walk!

A number of walks are coming up over the summer months - followed by the Festival etc later in the year. Full details here...

walking in bedford

2nd May 2017

Spring Tea Success!

Over 60 people attended this years Spring Tea for the over 65s. Find out more and see the photo gallery here...

Spring tea

28th Mar 2017

Bedford Borough - Mobile & Library Link Consultation

Consultation underway to review these services. Before implimenting, they want your thoughts...


17th Mar 2017

North Ward Vacancy - New Councillor Announced

Bedford Borough Council has issued its formal "Statement as to persons nominated" for North Ward... full details are online here.


16th Mar 2017

Another successful Litterpick

Yes the community came together again and made a big impact locally by collecting lots of rubbish... see here for more details


4th March 2017

Spring Tea?

65 or over? This is for you. FREE afternoon tea - sandwiches, cakes, good company and entertainment... Book your place now!


4th March 2017

Neighbourhood Development Plan Meeting

Worried about what someone will build in Brickhill next? You do not need to be. You can influence what happens locally now. Find out more...


27th Feb 2017

Easter Activity Sessions for Children

It's that time - back by popular demand... Plenty of activities for our local children!


21st Feb 2017

Local Groups - Latest updates and future plans...

The Annual Parish meeting is an ideal opportunity for Group leaders to bring parishoners up to speed on events and their plans for the future. Don't miss out...

Brickhill Jobs

10th Feb 2017

Bedford Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017

With over a 1000km to maintain and cuts looming, the Borough need your opinions more than ever. How can they be improved and people encouraged to use them...

Rights of Way

1st Feb 2017

New Primary School Announced

Its official, Scott Primary School is opening later this year! Find out more...

primary school

20th Jan 2017

Notice of Casual Vacancy - North Ward

A vacancy has occurred on the Parish Council. We are looking for a Councillor to represent Brickhill North Ward. View details...


16th Jan 2017

Local Job Vacancy - St Thomas More School

Jobs for the local community - anyone looking for something local maybe interested in this...

Brickhill Jobs

7th Dec 2016

Notice of Poll & Polling Station for the Woodlands Park Councillor Vacancy

Bedford Borough Council have now issued the Notice of Poll and location of Polling Station. Full details via the link!


6th Dec 2016

Brickhill Christmas Drawing Competition

Encouraging creativity in our local children. The votes are in and the results are counted... here are our winners of 2016!

Brickhill Xmas

6th Dec 2016

Winter Wassail 2017!

The Friends of Putnoe Wood & Mowsbury Hillfort are keeping tradition alive with their annual Wassail. Book your place today!...


23rd Nov 2016

Friends of Bedford Cemetery - Carol Service

Support the amazing work the Friends of Bedford Cemetery do maintaining the site at Foster Hill Road. Great Carol service coming up. Follow link for details!


22nd Nov 2016

Woodlands Park - Councillor Vacancy - Statement as to Persons Nominated

The Borough Council has received two applications for the position... follow the link for details!


22nd Nov 2016

Footpath Repairs

Waveney Green footpath repairs – from 9am Monday 28th November for 2 days. See here for details


17th Nov 2016

Brickhill Community Litter Pick

Building community spirit and taking pride in our parish. Join us on Saturday 26th November... follow link for details!

litter pick

10th Nov 2016

Parish Councillor Vacancy - Woodlands Park Ward - Notice of Election

If you are interested in the above, please refer to the Notice for further details including Nomination and Consent Forms.


7th Nov 2016

Scott Lower School - Nursery Vacancies

Yes, there will be a number of spaces in January 2017 for 3 and 4 year old children. Find out full details here...


1st Nov 2016

Borough Council need two people to man School Crossing Patrols

Yes we mean Lollipop Man/Woman! One required outside Scott Lower School and another on Waveney Avenue. Full details here...

School Crossing patrol

31st October 2016

Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Meeting

Come along and have your say in the creation of our Community NDP. 6th December... follow link for details!


31st Oct 2016

Scott Lower School Christmas Fayre

Make sure you rule out Sunday 4th December and pop along to the school between 1 and 3pm. Plenty to see and do. Follow link for details!

christmas fayre

31st Oct. 2016

Brickhill Firework Display - Thursday 3rd November

Courtesy of Scott Lower School PTA and a traditional annual favourite for Brickhill's community. Full details here


18th Oct. 2016

Allotments for Rent!!

Yes, hard to believe I know, but we have a few plots available. First come first served... don't miss out, follow the link for details


13th Oct. 2016

Community Bulb Planting Event

We have obtained a large number of bulbs and need help planting them again! Join us on Sat. 22nd Oct & help transform the area! Full details via the link...

Bulb Planting

10th Oct. 2016

Things to do... The Higgins, Bedford

When it opened its doors following redevelopment back in 2013, the tranformation was astonishing. You need to see for yourself. A great day out...

The Higgins

10th Oct. 2016

Archaeology in Bedford

With such a rich and varied past, Bedford has plenty to keep you enthralled. Join local walks & talks...

The Higgins

7th Oct. 2016

Approved Minutes now available online...

The latest minutes from the Planning Committee and Parish Council Meetings are now accessible from the Brickhill index page...

Brickhill Index

4th Oct. 2016

East Ward - Notice of Poll & Situation of Polling Stations

The Borough Council has issued the above Notices detailing the candidates for the East Ward vacancy and where you need to go to vote for them... Just follow the link.


29th Sept.2016

Notice of Vacancy

One vacancy has occured in the Parish of Brickhill (Woodlands Park) for a Councillor to serve on the Parish Council. View details...


19th Sept 2016

Electricity Supply Issues - Power Cut? Call 105

A new nationwide power cut number has been launched. Call 105 if you have any issues or spot problems. Vulnerable people can register too eg elderly, parents with children, those with medical issues etc... find out more here

power cut 105

15th Sept 2016

Election of Parish Councillor

Bedford Borough council have issued a statement as to the persons nominated for election as a Councillor for the Parish of Brickhill (East Parish Ward). Follow link for full details...

Persons nominated for election, Brickhill

9th Sept 2016

Community Governance Review - Brickhill/Clapham

Our Formal proposal is now online together with the respective maps. Residents can still provide feedback until 14th September. Find out more by following the link...

Community Governance Review - Brickhill/Clapham

26th August 2016

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Yes its true, an opportunity to join us! If you have a genuine interest in supporting the community then this could be perfect for you! Follow link to discover more...

Parish Councillor Vacancy, Brickhill, Bedford

19th August 2016

Neighbourhood Development Plan Notice

Please note that this is a re-consultation due to an error in the parish map. It now means anyone wishing to comment on the Neighbourhood Area application can still do so before 5pm on 30 August 2016...

Neighbourhood Development Plan Notice

12th August 2016

Brickhill - Funfair !

Tomorrow sees the opening of the local funfair. So get down to Waveney Green and enjoy yourselves... click link for details.

Brickhill - Funfair

25th July 2016

Brickhill - Clapham; Community Governance Review

A dedicated page has been launched that collates all relevent information regarding this CGR in one place...


27th July 2016

We are moving!

Yes it's true, we're off! With effect from Monday 1st August, things are changing. Follow link for details.


25th July 2016

Biogen - Notice of Spreading

Biogen have informed us that spreading will take place in the coming weeks... a copy of their email is available by clicking on the logo to the right...

bedfordia spreading

25th July 2016

Brickhill - Clapham; Community Governance Review

Talks are underway regarding boundaries in the local area. Please see this notice which offers guidance and further information/links...


22nd July 2016

Notice of Vacancy

One vacancy has occured in the Parish of Brickhill (East Ward) for a Councillor to serve on the Parish Council. View notice...


21st July 2016

Gathering on the Green Photos!

An amazing event once again. A selection of photos can now be viewed online by following the link on the right...

Gathering on the Green

28th June 2016

Gathering on the Green

Details of the forthcoming event on Waveney Green

Gathering on the Green

10th June 2016

Scott's Summer Fayre will soon be here!

Yes it's that time again. Come along to Scott Lower School on Sunday 3rd July. Food, Drink and games for all ages. Children free! Follow the link for more details...

green aiders

16th May 2016

Summer Activity Sessions

Wow, do we have some great activities lined up for the children this time. Take a look, then give us a call to book!

9th May 2016

Brickhill Resident Celebrates 105th Birthday!

What an amazing achievement - Edith Calver celebrates her birthday in style!

edith calver celebration

26th April 2016

Merlin Gardnes - Road closure coming up

Further to previous notice, closure of the road has now been announced including a knock on effect to surrounding roads. Follow link for details.

starling way

25th April 2016

Starling Way - Road closure coming up

Starling Way has been earmarked for carriage resurfacing and this will be taking place in about a months time... see full details here

straling way

18th April 2016

Green Aiders - Free help with your garden

A group of passionate volunteers that help older, disabled and vulnerable adults tame their gardens... for FREE!

green aiders

18th April 2016

Brickhill Allotments - The Healthy Alternative

It's that time! We have a few spare allotments, full size and half size just waiting for the right person(s) to come along... is it you?!


14th April 2016

Neighbourhood Development Plan Appeal

You can influence how Brickhill is developed in the future... Don't leave it to chance! Find out more now!

1st April 2016

Annual Parish Meeting - 13th April 2016

Join us and Local Groups operating in the area and let us bring you up to speed on everything that's been happening, what's in the pipeline and how it affects you...

23rd March 2016

Merlin Gardens - Carriageway Resurfacing

Plans are underway to resurface Merlin Gardens later this year. Detailed design and programming of this scheme are underway...


8th March 2016

Shop & Forthcoming Events - St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger

Some great news from the Sue Ryder St John's Hospice in Moggerhanger - loads of events coming up and the shop has just had a major overhaul. Read more...

7th March 2016

Footpath Repairs - Waveney Green Area

A quick heads up about footpath repairs on Falcon Avenue

falcon avenue

29th February 2016


Notice that Brickhill Parish Council has applied to Bedford Borough Council to designate a Neighbourhood Area. Compliments NDP story below


25th February 2016

Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)

Brickhill Parish Council are planning to undertake a Neighbourhood Development Plan but need your support. Find out more here.


24th February 2016

Easter Activity Sessions

It's that time - back by popular demand... Plenty of activities for our local children!

15th February 2016

Parish Councillor Vacancy - Apply Today

If you share our passion for the community then becoming a local Parish Councillor could be perfect for you... If you have that drive and determination that could help us make a difference, then we want to hear from you! Take a look here...


24th November 2015

Christmas Drawing Competition Results - 2015

Wow, what an incredible responce from the children in Brickhill, especially Scott Lower School which never ceases to amaze us. Thank you everyone that entered...

24th November 2015

Christmas Drawing Competition Results - 2015

Wow, what an incredible responce from the children in Brickhill, especially Scott Lower School which never ceases to amaze us. Thank you everyone that entered...

9th October 2015

Scott Lower Firework Spectacular 2015

This Annual event is viewed by many as being Brickhill's 'Official' Fireworks event, so don't miss it! Follow link for details and Poster...

scott lower

28th Sep. 2015

St Thomas More School - STM Battlefield Trip

St Thomas More school share their Legacy 110 Project experience...

28th July 2015

Gathering on the Green Photo Album Online!

Yes, its official, pictures of everyone enjoying this years 'Gathering'.

Gathering on the Green

21st July 2015

Waveney Green Repairs & Improvements

Work is being undertaken over the next couple of weeks, so don't be surprised to see workmen onsite!


14th July 2015

Latest Newsletter - Issue 42

The digital version of your local newsletter is out now! Gathering on the Green, Woodlands Park Consultation, Summer Courses and much more.

13th July 2015

Advanced notice from Bedfordia Farms re Fertiliser Spreading

An email has arrived from Biogen regarding fertiliser spreading - it's happening soon.

10th July 2015

Woodlands Park Ravensden Funding Consultation Report

The local Working Group have now published their suggestions for community improvement projects...

7th July 2015

Important Traffic Information

Work on the Bypass is about to cause local disruption. Please take a look...


7th July 2015

Gathering on the Green

Details of the forthcoming event on Waveney Green

Gathering on the Green

17th June 2015

Community Safety Forum

Meeting to discuss the problem of Dog Fouling in the area.

Community Safety Forum

20th May 2015

Summer Holiday Activities

Crossbows, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Football Skills, Tournament Play, & Battlefield Live

20th May 2015

Latest Newsletter - Issue 41

The digital version of your local newsletter is out now! Community Safety, Woodlands Park, Summer Courses and much more.

13th May 2015

Brickhill BEE Group - Saving YOU Money

Come along and see if switching your energy supplier will save you money. Find out more here.

BEE Group

13th May 2015

Brickhill Green Energy Trail Invitation

Join the Trail and see first hand how others are saving money and/or converting to renewable fuels...

BEE Group

6th May 2015

St Thomas More Year 9 District Cup Champions!

Whenever we hear some great news, we like to share it! Congratulations to St Thomas More and Year 9 in particular!

23rd April 2015

Parish Council Vacancies - Apply Today

We have a number of vacancies on the Parish Council. If you would like to become a Parish Councillor, then please read on...


20th April 2015

Park Wood Nature Reserve - Latest Update

Spring is flexing its muscles, the carved oak feature bench is looking impressive and the fruits of our labour are now paying dividends... and more!

2nd April 2015

Annual Parish Meeting - 22nd April 2015

Join us and Local Groups operating in the area and let us bring you up to speed on everything that's been happening, what's in the pipeline and how it affects you...

11th Mar 2015

Planning Committee Minutes - 5th March 2015

The draft minutes are now available to view/download from the website


10th Mar 2015

Parish Council Elections 2015 - Become a Parish Councillor

Do you want to make a difference to your local community? Now's the time to apply. Find out more...

27th Feb 2015

Agenda for the Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 5th March 2015

Items being discussed include Woodlands Park, illegal encampments, the May elections and much more...

27th Feb 2015

Draft Minutes of Februarys Parish Council Meeting

Includes articles about Woodlands Park, Youth Project, Borough Councillor Report and much more...


23rd Feb 2015

Gathering on the Green - Diary Date!

A great annual event for all the family. Don't miss out!


23rd Feb 2015

Our latest newsletter is out.

Issue 40 is now available to view and download.

23rd Feb 2015

Easter Sports Sessions

Archery, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting & Wild Survival

21st Feb 2015

Woodlands Park News

Timeline created to simplify and consolidate information pertaining to the imminent parish boundary change and transfer of funds

Woodlands Park