Bedford Borough Council

Please Note: Newest messages are at the top! On this page, 'BBC' means Bedford Borough Council. The BBC website is here

2020 12 09: Read Bedford Borough Council's COVID advice here
Good news! The proposed '400' development has been comrehensively rejected by the BBC. Read the 36-page document here.
Have a problem and need help? Our Village Agent, Teresa Moon, can help you or get help to you! See article here.
Christmas trees, decorations and battery recycling - see here.
BBC 'Jobs & Careers' page may be found here. The latest jobs & apprenticeships e-bulletins are herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere
The main BBC Sport Development page is here. 'Sport for all in Bedford Borough' bulletins: herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere, here
The recent past & latest BBC News & Updates e-bulletins are hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere
'Bedford for Business'. The latest bulletins can be seen herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere
'The Higgins' link to the BBC webpage. Recent past & latest e-bulletins herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere
BBC invitation to 'Have your say' on important local issues herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere
An update re Transporting Bedford 2020 is here.
Libraries 'Hidden Gems & Online Treasures'. LibrariesPLUS is live! 2018 intro here. Latest e-bulletins herehereherehereherehereherehere, here
Recycling: Do it, because it matters! See BBC initiative here. Recycle Week Sept 2019 here.
Now here's some very useful info re recycling: a 'flyer' here and a detailed guide here. Please take a look - Recycling DOES matter!
A Poster detailing the Consultation arrangements re the BBC Local Plan 2030 Amendments can be seen here.
Town Centre and Health consultations. See BBC poster here.
Bank Holiday - Refuse collection arrangements are unchanged from normal. Poster here.
Proposed modifications to the 2030 Development Plan may be found here. Will it ever end?
Gentle Exercise Classes & Activities for the over-70s! Posters with locations & session timetables are here and here.
BBC has issued a draft update to the Statement of Community Involvement. Learn about it and your opportunity to comment here. 
International Compost Awareness Week!!! See here.
Various items of Borough News available herehere
Here's an interesting item about how YOU can have YOUR SAY as to how the £20bn investment in the NHS should be spent.
Dates for the annual Bulky Waste Collection Service are announced. T's & C's hereRenhold programme here, Final dates here and full schedule here.
Did you know? . . . Take a look at this!
What's on at the Bedford Corn Exchange (see here) and around Bedford? Latest e-bulletins herehereherehereherehere
Bedford Corn Exchange . . .  Home page here. Neil Diamond Tribute special here.
News of the Philharmonia Orchestra's 2018/19 programme is here.
News of Girls Rugby with the Bedford Junior Blues and a job and a free training course here.
'investInBedford' (Bedford for Business) on Twitter here. (If you can stand another grin show!)
Are you aware of 'Transporting Bedford 2020' and what is being proposed in the name of 'improving' traffic flow in Bedford? See here
NEW: 450+ Responses to the 2035 Local Plan were delivered from Renhold to the Council on Wednesday 28th! Huge!!!
NEW: The Parish Council's draft response to the latest version of the Bedford Borough Council's Local Plan 2035 is here.
If you would like to be added to the BBC planning policy consultation database and receive notifications about the ongoing preparation of the Local Plan 2035 and other policy documents, please email
A bulletin re: how, where and when one may view Planning Applications is available here.
A new page - Recycling and Waste Services - can be found here
The full Mobile Library Timetable  may be found here. There are some useful times/locations on Saturdays too!!! See also here.
An e-bulletin re Orange (Recycling) sacks can be found here.
The 'Invest in Bedford' pages may be found here.
Notice re: Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2017 - 2022 Questionnaire here.
A direct link to the 'Planning' page at the Bedford Borough Council is here. 
Details of Alderman Newton's Educational Foundation. See email here.

Bin Collection calendar may be found by inserting your PostCode here. You can print off the colour-coded calendar card!

Potholes may be reported online here, by email here or by phoning (01234) 718003.

The Borough Councillors representing the Gt. Barford Ward (parts of Renhold Parish are in this Ward) are
Councillor Sheryl Corp m: 07734 888 988; and Councillor Stephen Moon t: 01234 870061.

The Borough Councillors representing the Goldington Ward (parts of Renhold Parish are in this Ward) are
Councillor Jade Uko m: 07561 154 760; and Councillor Anthony Forth m: 07964 792 400. 

The Renhold Village Agent, Teresa Moon, can offer all manner of help and support. Call Teresa for free on 0800 0391234.