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16:44, 24 Oct 2018 by Ronald Grasmeder


Bedford Borough Council wishes to inform you that ground investigations adjacent to a highway retaining wall are planned to start shortly.

The works are currently planned to start on 22nd October 2018 and are programmed to take 5 days to complete, however should this change notices on site will provide the most up to date information. In order to allow us to carry out the work quickly and safely it will be necessary for us to close the south road into Upper Dean at a position 300m north of the junction with the Swineshead to Melchbourne Road.

The road closure will be in place between 08:00 and 17:00 hours each day. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained during the closure.

The Number 28 bus service will continue running throughout the closure period although the bus stops at St Nicholas Church, Swineshead will not be served during these works. All other stops on the route will be served but some delays are possible.

If you wish to discuss these working arrangements, please telephone the Highways Helpdesk on 01234 718003.

Further information about any current or planned roadworks in Bedford Borough can be found on the website

We apologise for any disruption that these works may cause you and thank you for your patience whilst the works are being completed.

16:06, 05 Oct 2018 by Ronald Grasmeder

A vacancy exists for a Councillor for the Upper Dean Ward of the Parish of Dean and Shelton.

The Parish Council are currently looking to co-opt a resident for this position.

The work of the Parish Council is vital to give our community a voice, to deliver services and in aspiring to make the lives of people in the Parish better.

The responsibilities of a Parish Councillor are not onerous but do require attendance at the Parish Council meetings (about ten per year) usually held at the Dalton Hall. Background reading and occasional assistance in community projects also features. Full training is, of course, available for this important role.

Are you interested in the needs of the community; willing to take part in debates and comment on proposals and prepared to spare a small amount of your time each month on behalf of yourself, your family and neighbours and the Parish?

To find out more about the Duties & Responsibilities of a Parish Councillor see the Parish Council website.

To apply for co-option or for other information please contact the Clerk, Ron Grasmeder.

E-mail: Telephone: 07778 554504.

Applicants must be 18 or over and meet other criteria.

Closing date for applications is midnight 29 August 2018

07:53, 12 Jul 2018 by Ronald Grasmeder