Farmland West of Gold Lane

The Parish Council, Biddenham Society and a representative from the Village Pond met with the developers for the farmland West of Gold Lane on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

The prime issue under discussion was the number of houses to be built. Previously the Bedford Borough Council suggested a figure of 150 houses allowing space around the heritage sites e.g. The Church, Coffin Path and village pond. The developers presented a suggested figure of 300 houses.  Further details about the discussion can be viewed in the Biddenham Blog

The developers will shortly hold some displays on the development in one of the villages halls. This will be an opportunity for the public to input into the process. Dates will be posted on this website when available.

New Biddenham Country Park Sports Centre

Kempston Town will be playing at their new ground Kings Field

After months of negotiation, we can now reveal that Kings Field will be the permanent home of AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Along with our partners at Bedford Tigers RLFC, with whom we will share the facility, we have negotiated a very long term lease with Linden Homes & Bovis Homes, that will allow both clubs to flourish.

The development sits just on the edge of Biddenham, off the new bypass and alongside a lovely country park. The £2.8million complex boasts 6 changing rooms, 4 officials rooms, 2 locker rooms, kitchen, meeting room and a very spacious hall. Outside the building it boasts a large well lit car park with 148 spaces, a large cycle shelter plus 3 adult pitches and 2 junior pitches.

The facility will be run by a committee made up of members of both clubs, plus other members of the local community and the developers. This will allow the club to be run with transparency and integrity, and to help engage the local community and for them to feel a part of this great complex.

This will be the first time that Kempston Town has had its own home, and the club are relishing the opportunity to drive forward and achieve it’s goals. The players have been excited and eager, and it was fantastic to be able to play our first two games last weekend. We have lots of ambitions and targets for the coming years, and this will give us the opportunity to achieve those, and not be in the hands of other people.

We are currently in negotiations with several breweries who are very keen to be involved, and the proposal is that we will have a licensed bar in as soon as possible. We believe that this will be a fantastic venue for parties etc, and can’t wait to welcome you all into our new home.

We do have several sponsorship opportunities available, so if you are a local company, and would like to get involved, please drop me a line on the details below.

Regards

Gary Ingerson

Email: garyingerson627@virginmedia.com
Tel: 07800 864040

Programmed Drainage Works: Church End, Biddenham

From the Bedford Borough Council:-

Drainage works at Church End, Biddenham are included within this year’s annual programme.

From our site assessments I can confirm that the intended scope of the scheme is to install two new gullies, repair a section of pipe, and install a new soakaway. Some investigative works will be required to determine the position of the soakaway.

The drainage works have now been programmed by our contractor Colas Ltd, the works are programmed to start as detailed in this linkLocation details are also available by clicking this link.

This letter will be sent out to the local residents that the works will have a bearing upon shortly.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further details relating to this project.

Kind regards

Adam Caruana BEng (Hons)
Project Engineer
Engineering Services

4th Floor Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
Telephone: 01234 276849 (ex.44849)
www.bedford.gov.uk

Proposed Temporary One Way Prohibition and Proposed Temporary Road Closures – Paula Radcliffe Way, Clapham (the A6)

Dear all.

Please find links to the circular letter and plan for a proposed temporary one way prohibition and proposed temporary road closures on Paula Radcliffe Way, Clapham (the A6).

Map

Letter

Kind Regards,
Jason Holdsworth.
Highways Technician (Temporary Traffic Management).

Highways & Direct Works,
Bedford Borough Council,
Borough Hall,
Cauldwell Street,
Bedford,
MK42 9AP.

01234-276691.

Temporary Closure Bridge End – 29 May 2017

Dear all.

Please find attached a circular letter and plan for a proposed temporary road closure of Bridge End, Bromham Road, Biddenham, for safety during the Bromham Duck Race:-

Letter – Proposed Temporary Road

Bridge End Map

Kind Regards,

Jason Holdsworth.

Highways Technician (Temporary Traffic Management).
Highways & Direct Works,
Bedford Borough Council,
Borough Hall,
Cauldwell Street,
Bedford,
MK42 9AP.
01234-276691.

Collection of Bulky Waste Biddenham

The annual collection of bulky waste will take place in Biddenham at the following locations, dates and times:-

Saturday 13th May 2017
Manor Road/Church End 8.30am until 9.30am
Main Road /Nodders Way 9.30am until 11.30am
Biddenham Pavilion 11.30am until 12.30pm

Sunday 14th May 2017
Darlow Drive (between Biddenham Turn and Ison Close)
10.30am until 12.30pm

Times are approximate to allow for travel between sites

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE RUBBISH AT
THE SITE IF THE COLLECTION
VEHICLES ARE NOT THERE

Further details:-

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