Caddington ward covers the six parishes of Hyde, Slip End, Caddington, Kensworth, Whipsnade & Studham
Individual parish council websites (where available) can be reached by clicking on the names aboves.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Compost awareness week

As if the election were not enough excitement for us all, I am informed that we also have national Compost Awareness Week coming up from May 04 to May 10.

Through the council, Central Bedfordshire residents can buy home compost bins at a subsidised price of £13 for a 220-litre bin or £15 for a 330-litre bin.  For more information about compost bins, including a buy one, get one half price offer, call 0844 571 4444 and quote reference CBC10L. 

Alternatively order your home compost bin and accessories at

Caddington footpaths nos. 6 & 7 - temporary closure

The text below is copied from a made order notice which will be published in the Luton Herald and Post by Central Bedfordshire Council, in connection with the temporary closure of the above footpaths to enable works in association with planning application CB/14/04663/MWNM to take place.


Notice is hereby given that Central Bedfordshire Council have made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any person proceeding on foot along the length of Footpath No 6, Caddington which extends from Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OS GR) TL 0530 2104 (Map point A) in a generally southerly direction to OS GR TL 0533 2083 (Map point B) and Footpath No 7, Caddington which extends from OS GR TL 0521 2106 (Map point C) in a south easterly direction to OS GR TL 0533 2083 (Map point B).

These temporary closures are required to enable works in association with planning application CB/14/04663/MWNM to take place. The closure is expected to continue from 5 May 2015 for six months.

The alternative routes for Footpaths users while the closure is in operation will be:

From OS GR TL 0530 2104 (map point A) proceed in a generally westerly direction along Footpath No 7, Caddington for approx. 160 metres to OS GR TL 0514 2107 (map point D). Then continue in a southerly direction along a permissive path alongside a hedge for approx. 235 metres to OS GR TL 0514 2084 (map point E), then in an easterly direction along the permissive path for approx. 195 metres to OS GR TL 0533 2083 (map point B) and vice versa.

Further details, including a map, can also be found on the Council’s website by clicking here.

The Order will come into operation on 5 May 2015 for a period not exceeding six months or until the works which it is proposed to carry out on or near to the footpaths have been completed, whichever is the earlier. If the works are not completed within six months the Order may be extended for a longer period with the consent of the Secretary of State for Transport.

For further information please contact Michelle Flynn, Tel: 0300 3006072,

DATED 30 April 2015

Priory House, Monks Walk
Chicksands, Shefford                                                  DAVID LEVERINGTON

Beds SG17 5TQ                                                          Rights of Way Team Leader