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Frequently Asked Questions to the Parish Council

The Old Methodist Chapel, Heath and Reach

Our FAQ questions expand when you click on the green down-arrow icon to the right of each box and will reveal an answer to that specific question.

Can I use the "Fix My Street" Website to report a problem?

 

Central Bedfordshire Council no longer accepts reports from other Websites.

You can report the following roads and highways problems online by clicking on the following link-

http://www.cb-report-it.co.uk/index.aspx

  • potholes
  • faulty street lights
  • dead animals
  • damaged pavements
  • faulty traffic lights
  • draining or flooding problems
  • overgrown trees and hedges
  • obstructions in the road
  • road sign or other street furniture
  • damage to bus stops and bus shelters

Last updated: 10.2.2020

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How can I get my business listed on the Website?

The Heath and Reach Local Business Directory is managed by the Parish Council. We can only accept requests from businesses that are located within the Parish. Further information and how to apply can be found by clicking on this link.

How can I get help if I have to self-isolate?

We have a dedicated team of volunteers covering the Parish who are ready to help in every way they can without endangering their own health or yours.

Please visit our Contact Us page and complete the form in order for us to review your needs and requirements.

 

How can I attend a virtual parish council meeting?

The Parish Council is currently using Zoom software in order to hold virtual parish council meetings during the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

When the agendas are publish on both the Website and our Facebook page, you can email the Parish Clerk to requesting a meeting link.

You can download the ZOOM sfotware by following this link – Zoom Meeting Software

 

How do I apply for an Allotment space?

There are a number of allotments along Linslade Road and on Copt Hill. These plots are managed by and are the responsibility of the Allotment Trustees. 

The Charity owns and manages land on behalf of the villagers of Heath and Reach – Charity no. 200098.

For further information, please email Cllr. Anna Inns – cllr.a.inns@heathandreach.org.uk

How do I become a Parish Councillor?

We have provided the eligibility criteria in order to apply to become a Parish Councillor on this Website.

Please visit the following page for further information.

I have found an error on your Website, who should I inform?

If you have found an error on the site, we would like to know about it so we can correct it. Please use our ‘Contact us‘ form to do that. We need to know which page you were on, and where on the page the error is located. We will then take the necessary action to correct this.

What program do I need to read the published documents?

The files on this Website have been made available to download in a pdf format – the most common program is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. 

You may need to download Adobe Reader 

The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader has incorporated accessibility features. For example, you can hear a PDF document read aloud or scroll a PDF document automatically. You can access these features in the Edit Preferences menu.

Where are the Parish Noticeboards located?

There are two village noticeboards in Heath and Reach where important information is placed.

These are located at –

Bus Stop next to The Barn and opposite Heath Green
Outside the Co-op Store at 30 Birds Hill

When will our Gullies be cleaned?

This matter is dealt with by Central Bedfordshire Council and is not part of Parish duties.

According to the CBC Website, we have 16 gullies within our catchment area and work is expected to commence in February 2019.

Please visit the following page for further information.

Where can I find a list of our Parish Councillors?

You can view a list of our Parish Councillors on this Website by clicking on the following link

Where is the Parish Defibrillator kept?

The defibrillator is kept at Heath Village Barm, aka ‘The Barn’, at the junction of Eastern Way and Leighton Road. It can be seen from the entrance to the car-park and the yellow box is on the wall of the building as pictured in the image below.Heath Village Barn

Who do I contact to get a dead animal removed from the road?

This is dealt with by the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC)

You can report the following roads and highways problems online by clicking on the following link-

http://www.cb-report-it.co.uk/index.aspx

  • potholes
  • faulty street lights
  • dead animals
  • damaged pavements
  • faulty traffic lights
  • draining or flooding problems
  • overgrown trees and hedges
  • obstructions in the road
  • road sign or other street furniture
  • damage to bus stops and bus shelters

Last updated: 20.07.2018

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Who do I contact to report fly-tipping? UPDATED

This is dealt with by the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC)

You can report fly-tipping to them on 0300 300 8302, or email customer.services@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

You can also report the following roads and highways problems online by clicking on the following link-

http://www.cb-report-it.co.uk/index.aspx

  • potholes
  • faulty street lights
  • dead animals
  • damaged pavements
  • fly-tipping
  • faulty traffic lights
  • draining or flooding problems
  • overgrown trees and hedges
  • obstructions in the road
  • road sign or other street furniture
  • damage to bus stops and bus shelters

Last updated: 16.05.2020

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Who do I contact to report a pot-hole in the road?

This is dealt with by the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC)

You can report the following roads and highways problems online by clicking on the following link-

http://www.cb-report-it.co.uk/index.aspx

  • potholes
  • faulty street lights
  • dead animals
  • damaged pavements
  • faulty traffic lights
  • draining or flooding problems
  • overgrown trees and hedges
  • obstructions in the road
  • road sign or other street furniture
  • damage to bus stops and bus shelters

Last updated: 20.07.2018

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Who do I report an abandoned vehicle to?

This matter is dealt with by Central Bedfordshire Council and is not part of Parish duties.

Please visit the following page for further information.

Who is my Member of Parliament

Andrew Selous is the Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire. Follow this link to reach his Website.

Who is responsible for a street lamp that is not working?

This is dealt with by the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC)

You can report the following roads and highways problems online by clicking on the following link-

http://www.cb-report-it.co.uk/index.aspx

  • potholes
  • faulty street lights
  • dead animals
  • damaged pavements
  • faulty traffic lights
  • draining or flooding problems
  • overgrown trees and hedges
  • obstructions in the road
  • road sign or other street furniture
  • damage to bus stops and bus shelters

Last updated: 20.07.2018

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Who is responsible for topping up the grit bins?

This is dealt with by the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC)

You can report the following roads and highways problems online by clicking on the following link-

http://www.cb-report-it.co.uk/index.aspx

  • potholes
  • faulty street lights
  • dead animals
  • damaged pavements
  • faulty traffic lights
  • draining or flooding problems
  • overgrown trees and hedges
  • obstructions in the road
  • road sign or other street furniture
  • damage to bus stops and bus shelters

Last updated: 20.07.2018

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If you have a question that you cannot find the answer to, please complete our contact us form and we will review this for you and update this FAQ page as appropriate.

This page was last updated on 30 May 2020
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