Biddenham Crime Statistics -September 2018

For the month of September 2018, please find below a link containing crime stats from Bedfordshire Police.  As usual they have been sanitised so that people or houses cannot be identified.

The database does not record ASB’s (Anti – Social Behaviour)

Crime related to Biddenham and Great Denham have been filtered:-

Crime Stats Sanitised August 29th to Sep 30th

Thank you

Dave Girling

On behalf of Bedfordshire Police

Bromham Road Resurfacing Works

Bromham Road is set to be resurfaced over the course of 6 weeks, starting on 1st October and finishing by 9th November.

The resurfacing works will cover Bromham Road from Dame Alice Street to just past Dynevor Road. There will also be some drainage repair and kerbing replacement carried out during the course of these works, as well as preparatory works for future traffic signal upgrades at the Union Street and Greyfriars junctions.

As many local residents and businesses know, Bromham Road is a major traffic route for Bedford. As such, the Council has planned these vital resurfacing and repair works to minimise disruption to road users, and people in the area.

The works will be carried out overnight from 8pm-6am, with the road re-opened during the day to minimise traffic disruptions. The works will also be carried out in three phases which will limit the amount of Bromham Road that will be closed at any one time and allow for suitable traffic diversions.

Phase One runs from Shakespeare Road to Conduit Road, Phase Two from Conduit Road to just past Greyfriars and Phase Three from that junction to Dame Alice Street.

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport said “We apologise for any inconvenience this road closure will cause; these are crucial works for this major road in and out of Bedford.  Local residents and businesses will receive letters alerting them to the works, and on-site notice boards and signage placed on major junctions in the town will give advance notice of this closure.”


Bedford Borough Council – Draft Local Plan 2030

On Thursday Bedford Borough Council published their updated Draft Local Plan, which takes planning policy to2030. It is not surprisingly a lengthy tome, and short on  humour  Draft Local Plan 2030

Despite the objections of many people earlier this year the two policies that may impact Biddenham are still there; Policy 19 on page 53, and Policy 23 on page 57. This is not great news, but don’t be downhearted. Any objections that have been made will go forward to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration alongside the Borough Draft. The upside is the Borough have changed their views on flood risks: They are now being a lot more cautious, and in the fullness of time this might scupper would be developers’ plans to concrete over too much of Biddenham!

Jon Gambold

2018 Biddenham Show – RAFFLE

Several raffle prizes were unclaimed at the Biddenham Show. The ticket numbers are as follows:-

White with pink frame – numbers 7, 310, 314, 339 and 347
Pink – 215 and 297
Light Green – 786

The prizes are:-

Dinner for 2 at The Three Tuns
£40 Vouchers for Great Denham Fish Bar
Afternoon Tea for 2 at Brown’s of Stagsden
Afternoon Tea for 4 people at Bromham Mill
Family Voucher for Robinson Pools and Fitness
Voucher for The Eatery, Great Denham
2 bottles of Prosecco

These are all well worth winning and can be claimed at The Three Tuns

Biddenham show 2018

After a hot summer the Biddenham Show took place amid gathering clouds on Sunday the 9th September 2018. Luckily the sun came out in all its glory during the afternoon. It was tea shirt weather, the organisers looked relieved.

The show this year was smaller in scale as the school had built its new classrooms on the playing fields at the rear. The new building looks fantastic. It has been built so quickly given there was so much talk about it, totally unexpected!

Despite the lack of space the organisers did a fantastic job in keeping the more popular activities going. The Punch and Judy show was the usual hit with many balloons being handed out. Many children were present and as usual the, circus games, bouncy castle, ice cream van and candy floss stall proved very popular with them.

Centre stage this year was the dog show, it was very busy around the perimeter and the dogs were quite excitable. The human fruit machine was there as well, however fate made it hard going getting the correct combinations. Oh well.

For the older people the beer tent was there along with the traditional competition displays, the cakes in particular looked very tempting.

As usual the Biddenham show is a success because of the organisers and the people who come. The organisers have again been outstanding in their efforts despite the organisational challengers.

Some pictures of the event follow:-


Biddenham Crime Statistics – 1st to 28th August 2018

From Dave Girling on behalf of Bedfordshire Police:-

I attach the sanitised crime stats for 1-28 August 2018. Some of these you have had before from my last distribution.

The data base sorts on “Recorded date”. I have left both “Recorded date” and “Committed date” in as some committed dates are very old. Last time I deleted Recorded date and this caused some confusion.

Where a committed date is the very end of the previous month it is logical that it may not be recorded till this month, but I do not at his time have the ability to look in to crimes with older committed dates. I hope to resolve this shortly.

The data has been filtered for both Biddenham and Great Denham

Crime stats 1 to 28 Aug 18 Sanitised