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.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Upcoming diary dates

A couple of popular local events are returning on Saturday 12th September; let's hope the weather is kind!

Firstly, the Red Lion in Studham is hosting their live music event through the afternoon and into the evening in aid of CLIC Sargent.  The extract above is from a recent edition of the Luton On Sunday and the pub's website gives further details here.

Alternatively (or you could visit both!), Caddington Village Show is now a firmly fixed annual event at the Heathfield site in Caddington; further details here.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Luton Town FC acquire land at J10a

The front page story from today's Luton On Sunday:

Luton On Sunday, 30 August 2015
This announcement doesn't really reveal anything that wasn't known already.  Luton Borough Council have previously identified the land as suitable for a stadium; that's helpful in a planning application but not a guarantee that the landowners wish to do that with the site.  It is worthwhile noting Gary Sweet's comment "it could also serve as a valuable asset to help deliver a stadium elsewhere or nearby".

No doubt this will provoke a lot of debate, for and against, as the wider picture emerges.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Overnight closures, Dunstable Road Studham/Whipsnade

In order for works to be carried out on the BT overhead cables, closures are expected for five nights between 1st and 7th September 2015 on the section of Dunstable Road running from the roundabout on the B4540 down towards Studham.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Successful prosecution after Woodside fly-tip

Back in June 2014, I was returning home after a meeting in Slip End when I witnessed a white van to the side of the road at a notorious fly-tipping spot in Woodside.  The driver and his companion made a swift getaway when they saw me approaching but I was able to capture the vehicle registration number and witness that the pile of rubbish on the roadside had come out of the van.  I wrote out a brief statement as soon as I got home, which was copied to the Police and Central Beds Enviromental Team.

The van traced back to a gentleman at an address in Luton who, unsurprisingly, denied any responsibility.  The legal process dragged on but the offender was back in court yesterday and entered a guilty plea under certain sections of the Enviromental Protection Act 1990.  Whilst it can not be proved that he was driving the van, he has accepted that he was in a position to control the use of the vehicle at the time of the offence.

He was sentenced to a fine of £1,000 plus victim surcharge of £100 and Central Bedfordshire Council's costs of £1,800.  Therefore he has incurred a total liability of £2,900 for allowing waste to be dumped in the countryside.

A copy of Central Bedfordshire Council's press release is available here and the press release about another recent successful prosecution is available here.