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Report and track roads and highways problems

You can report the following roads and highways problems online:

  • potholes
  • faulty street lights
  • dead animals
  • damaged pavements
  • faulty traffic lights
  • draining or flooding problems
  • overgrown trees and hedges
  • obstructions in the road
  • road sign or other street furniture
  • damage to bus stops and bus shelters

Report a problem on the road or pavement >>

Track a report you've already made

You can now track an existing report which you have already made. You will need your enquiry reference number to view the latest information.

Track a report you've already made >>

Reporting an emergency

If you need to report an emergency, such as a streetlight with wires exposed, please contact our 24 hour emergency team on 0300 300 8049.

13:44, 05 Dec 2019 by Parish Clerk

Speeding motorists? Do you want to help do something about it?

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Image result for speed watch areaAdditional volunteers are currently being sought for the Community Speed Watch scheme which already operates in the area, but needs more support. The Parish Council has a Speed Watch link Councillor (Jen Fisher at and we would be pleased to support volunteer applications to become part of the initiative and arrange for attendance at a local training course run by Bedfordshire Police.

Supported by the Bedfordshire and Luton Casualty Partnership, Community Speed Watch enables volunteers to work within their communities to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and help control the problem locally. The data collected is invaluable as well to the Parish Council to help justify Match Funded highway applications and was relied upon heavily for the awaited Silsoe Road/Wardhedges scheme due to begin next year.

Training covers the use of the speed indicator devices and radar guns, conflict resolution and an option for basic first aid. Volunteers then run sessions noting the date, time, colour, make, model and registration number of any vehicle exceeding the speed limit.

Registered keepers of offending vehicles are written to by the police, informing them that they were detected exceeding the speed limit and giving the details. Persistent speeders receive a second letter, and if there is a third occasion motorists can expect further action to be taken by police. If you think speeding traffic is a problem in this Parish, then dont just complain about it - this is your opportunity to get involved, do something about and help yourself and your  local community. 

If you want to get involved email Jen Fisher as above.


13:38, 05 Dec 2019 by Parish Clerk



A421 closures

A421 closure

The A421 will be closed between the Eagle Farm Roundabout up to M1 Junction 13 near Magna Park from 10pm on Thursday 12 December and will open at 6am on Friday 13 December.

The road will also be closed from 9pm on Friday 13 December and will open at 6am on Monday 16 December.

These overnight closures will allow us to carry out works at Cranfield Road bridge. This will enable us to switch the traffic on a section of the new road, early in the New Year, so that we can start working on the other side of the bridge.

We appreciate your patience throughout these works.


We only make closures when the M1 road is due to be open. However, our diversions show the alternative routes for drivers who can’t or who don’t want to use the motorway.

There is a diversion route for drivers who would normally take the A421. This route avoids villages and goes via the A421 Bedford Western Bypass and then the A422 towards Milton Keynes. Read our diversion routes.

M1 closure 

Highways England will also be having some temporary closures in December for essential works being carried out on the M1 between Junctions 13 and 14. The A421 will not be closed at the same time as the M1. For more information about these works visit the Highways England website

17:15, 02 Dec 2019 by Parish Clerk

13:37, 02 Dec 2019 by Parish Clerk

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On Thurs 19th December at 7.15 pm there will be Carols Round the Christmas Tree outside the White Hart Pub, Brook Lane Flitton.

There will be mulled wine and mince pies with kind thanks to the Landlord of the White Hart.

All welcome - so come and join in!

13:26, 02 Dec 2019 by Parish Clerk
13:45, 26 Nov 2019 by Parish Clerk


There will be a Temporary Road Closure at the above location to facilitate the installation bridge reinforcement to take place safely. Details are below


Road:  Ampthill Road, Flitton.

Application from:  Aislinn Collins – Ringway Jacobs – 0300 3004000. 

Reason: Bridge reinforcement 

Length affected: Hollington Basin bridge.

Date: The closure will be in place from the 20th February to the 31th March 2020 for 24hrs per day.

Diversion Route A507, A6, High Street, Ampthill Road, and vice versa.


14:30, 25 Nov 2019 by Parish Clerk
12:44, 22 Nov 2019 by Parish Clerk
Voter information

On 12 December 2019, the day of the General Election, you may be working away, on holiday or don't want to risk missing the polling station opening hours, or perhaps you're unable to get to the venue. Voting by post could be a good option for you.

If you require a postal vote you must be registered to vote first.  You will need to complete a postal vote application form, available here.  Your completed form MUST arrive by 5pm on 26 November 2019. Once we have received your form we will send you a postal ballot pack. This must be completed and returned by the close of poll at 10pm on 12 December.

Make sure you complete all sections of the form and supply your date of birth and signature. Your date of birth and signature are needed on this application form, and again when you use your postal vote. This information is needed to prevent fraud. Also, it's helpful to include a contact email address or telephone number, in case there's a problem with your form.

If you live in North East Bedfordshire Constituency Bedford Borough Council will be issuing your postal ballot pack. If you live in Luton South Constituency, Luton Borough Council will be issuing your postal ballot pack.

Once you've completed the form, you can email it to or post to Electoral Registration Office, Central Bedfordshire Council Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5TQ.

16:51, 20 Nov 2019 by Parish Clerk