New road names

At the January 2022 parish council meeting, the councillors intend to review a document created by Peter Applewhite; it’s a very thorough study of local names that could be used for the new development at Gold Lane. The Mayor has confirmed that there is a team in the borough council responsible for street naming who can be approached with suggestions.

You can review Peter’s full document here:

Suggestions for new road names

Trees For Streets – 40 new trees for Biddenham

The parish council is working with the borough council and Trees for Streets to add 40 new trees in Biddenham. These will be 3-4 metre trees of various species.

The current proposal for locations is here. Some of the locations are draft until approved by Highways:

BPC New Trees Proposal 2021

You also have the opportunity to sponsor your own trees through the Trees for Streets campaign. Each tree is £200 if you will water it yourself, or £300 with the borough council watering it. All locations must be on borough council land rather than private.

Sponsor a street tree in Bedford – Trees for Streets

“Street trees offer huge benefits for our own mental and physical wellbeing. They also capture carbon, absorb pollution, create shading and cooling, and just make where we live that much nicer.”