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The Safer Central community survey

Have your say!

The Safer Central community survey is a chance to have your say about crime and community safety issues that are important to you and your community.

The survey is open to anybody who lives or works in Central Bedfordshire.

Responses are reviewed on a regular basis and findings from the survey inform the priorities of Safer Central, Central Bedfordshire’s Community Safety Partnership and also inform the work of the community safety team.

The survey runs annually, so even if you completed it last year they would like to hear from you again.  Complete the survey.

Town Council Meeting – Online

The next Town Council meeting will be held online on Tuesday 1st June 2021 following a meeting of the Planning Committee which starts at 7pm.
Public and Press welcome.
During the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, meetings will be held online via Zoom.  To receive joining instructions for these meetings, please email providing your name and address details.

New Town Council Chairman & Vice-Chairman

The Annual Meeting of the Town Council took place on Tuesday 4th May 2021 and councillors elected Cllr John Hobbs as Chairman and Cllr Jonathan Price Williams as Vice-Chairman for the municipal year 2021/22.

The new Chairman thanked outgoing Chairman Cllr Jonathan Lean for his leadership during his tenure and Cllr Lean thanked the Town Council and staff for the support they gave during his year as Chairman through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Potton’s Spring Litter Pick

The Spring litter pick has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday 22nd May.  If you would like to take part, please come down to the old telephone exchange next to the Community Centre in Brook End between 10 am and 2 pm.  All litter pickers, rubbish bags, hi-vis vests and route to follow will be provided.  Please bring your own gloves.

The aim of the Potton litter pick is for community to come together, clean up the local environment and have fun, which of course means staying safe at all times.

Litter-picking can be carried out alone, in pairs or small groups of up to a maximum of six, based on the current government guidance for meeting with people outside of your household.

Current Step 3 (not before 17th May) guidance on Social Contact advises:
As part of Step 3, no earlier than 17 May, the government will look to continue easing limits on seeing friends and family wherever possible, allowing people to decide on the appropriate level of risk for their circumstances.

This means that most legal restrictions on meeting others outdoors will be lifted – although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal. Indoors, the Rule of 6 or 2 households will apply – we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this.

As soon as possible and by no later than Step 3, we will also update the advice on social distancing between friends and family, including hugging. But until this point, people should continue to keep their distance from anyone not in their household or support bubble.

You may have to queue slightly longer than normal when collecting and returning equipment to allow for social distancing.

May Councillor Surgery

The next Councillor Surgery will be held on the Market Square on Saturday 15th May 2021 from 10am to 11am, with Councillors Charles Craig and Jonathan Price Williams in attendance.

If you have any questions or issues you wish to discuss, please feel free to pop by.