Author Archives: Claire Massey

Something for the Summer Holidays


Looking for something that your younger children can do?  Try the nature trail scavenger hunt.  It’s really easy to take part and will get them looking for what’s in their surroundings in the garden or on a walk in and around Potton.

All you have to do is download and print the Scavenger Hunt sheet and away you go!

Have fun!

All Garden Waste Collections Suspended

Due to severe staff shortages, all garden waste collections are now suspended across all of Central Bedfordshire until further notice.

Despite Central Bedfordshire Council’s best efforts to keep garden waste collections going for as many people as possible, unfortunately, it is experiencing staff shortages at similar level to the early part of the pandemic and needs to prioritise the more critical collections like everyone’s black bins, recycling and clinical waste.

The staff shortages are due to a national shortage of qualified large vehicle drivers, this is affecting the whole economy, not just waste services. An increase in staff needing to self-isolate due to COVID-19 is further compounding the staffing issues.

The Council will keep this decision under constant review and update residents through its website: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/waste-disruption

CBC apologises for any inconvenience caused and asks residents to please bear with them at this difficult time.

Autumn Four Seasons Market

The Autumn Four Seasons Market will be held in the Market Square on Saturday 18th September 2021 from 9am to 1pm.

Potton’s Four Seasons Market stalls include a good selection of the very best local produce, typically local meat, beer, vegetables, artisan bread, cheese, and preserves.  There is always a selection of crafts, plants, tea and cakes.  For more information, see this link.

Town Council Meeting – Online

The next Town Council meeting will be held online on Tuesday 7th September 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 pottoncouncil@btconnect.com providing your name and address details.

Newly Co-opted Town Councillor


Following a meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday 6th July 2021, members co-opted new councillor Andrew Inkersole.  You can read more about Cllr Inkersole and all town councillors on our Who We Are page.

There is currently a vacancy for one town councillor.  Read more on how to apply on our Vacancies page.