Latest News and Events in and around Heath and Reach
Carols on the Green 2018
Our lives are more connected every day, with so many more gadgets and appliances reliant on the internet, even kettles! Alongside that, broadband is now essential for all sizes of the workplace, and schools are acknowledging the role that technology plays in how teachers teach, and students learn.
Superfast broadband roll-out was launched in Central Bedfordshire in 2014 to meet the high demand for faster fibre connections for homes and businesses in the region. We’ve now connected more than 25,000 premises in hard-to-reach places that would not be able to get good broadband otherwise.
But we want to increase coverage of superfast and ultrafast broadband still further: our aim is for 97.4% coverage by March 2019, and greater levels beyond that.
We’ve seeking feedback to gauge perceptions of the current levels of broadband speed and coverage in the area. This survey will help us assess what our community wants and needs, and is open until 30 November 2018. You can have your say by answering our online market research questionnaires for residents; businesses and schools, or picking up a paper copy from your local library or leisure centre.
To compete the CBC survey – click on the following link
Green Bin Collection Service
Green bin collection update –
kerbside garden waste suspension will take place between Monday, 10 December 2018 and Friday 1, March 2019 inclusive.
The service will resume as normal on Monday, 4 March 2019.
If you want to do more to protect the environment and are a keen gardener, take a look at the arrangements Central Bedfordshire Council has to offer.
From composters to water-butts, in conjunction with getcomposting.com. CBC has arranged with Straight Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of recycling containers and water conservation products to offer a range of products at a discounted price.
We are not guaranteeing that these products are the cheapest you can find, but it’s a good place to start especially with the low rainfall we are all experiencing this year.
Central Bedfordshire Council Waste Services have a Facebook Page where you can report missing collections and any other matters relating to waste collection.
At the time of posting this article, the Facebook page would appear to be fairly active and using their messenger service may get a quick response to a problem.
Road Closure for Remembrance Sunday
Please note that on Sunday 11th November 2018 between the hours of 14.00-15.00 the following roads will be closed due to it being Remembrance Sunday:
– St Leonard’s Church, Heath and Reach
– Bird’s Hill, Heath and Reach
– Leighton Road, Heath and Reach
– Linslade Road, Heath and Reach
Council services over the bank holiday weekend
Our offices will be closed on Monday, 27 August for the bank holiday.
- Our website has further information about council services over the bank holiday.
- Waste collections will continue as normal on Monday, 27 August
- Please leave your waste out before 7 am.
- Tidy tips will be open over the bank holiday weekend, including Monday, 27 August.
- They are open from 9 am to 5 pm. Please arrive by 4:50 pm at the latest to dispose of your waste.
If your child is due to start school in September 2019, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school, applications are now open.
Your child is entitled to a full-time place in the September following their fourth birthday if that is your wish; though your child does not have to attend school full-time until the term after their fifth birthday.
If you are applying for a place to start school or to join a middle school, you have until Tuesday 15 January 2019 to make an application.
However, if your child is transferring to a secondary or upper school in 2019 then the deadline for applications is Wednesday 31 October 2018.
Our dedicated school admission web pages contain a wealth of other information including school catchment areas, deferred entries, making an application on religious/faith grounds and how places are allocated.
Parents and carers can also complete a paper application form – these are available from the school admissions team. Call 0300 300 8037, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to School Admissions, Central Bedfordshire Council, Watling House, High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1LF.
This information was received directly from Central Bedfordshire Council. on 4.9.2018
A421 Weekend Closure
The following information has been received from Central Beds News Desk
The A421 will be closed from 8pm on Friday 5th October until 6am on Monday 8th October. We need to close the road to ensure the safety of the workers and the public.
The closure will take place from the Eagle Farm roundabout to M1 Junction 13 in order to allow our team to carry out utility works and remove trees and hedgerows as part of the initial work ahead of completing the dual carriageway.
Please visit their website for diversion details. They apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Village Party 2018
We have put together some photos of the lovely day had at our village party on 9th June.
These are hosted on YouTube, just click on the picture above to view them.
Posted: 9th July 2018
Brickhill Road, Heath and Reach
We can report that a notice has been published by Central Bedfordshire with regards the ongoing issues of speeding vehicles through our Village. Just click n the speed limit sign above to view the public notice.
You can send your comments in writing to:
Traffic Management team
Central Bedfordshire Council
or by Email: email@example.com by 31 July 2018.
Posted: 12th July 2018
Local Post Office Changes
We have received a letter from the Post Office regarding the Birds Hill branch advising on the possible changes to the service they provide. Click on the image above to view this letter.
Posted 22nd June 2016