Latest News and Newsletters

The Potton Town Council Newsletter is published quarterly and the Town Council will keep you informed on this page of any latest news between Newsletters.

  • Misuse of Public Toilets in Brook End August 16, 2022

    The town council is disappointed by the behaviour of individuals who choose to deliberately abuse these facilities.

    Public toilets provide a vital service for our community and closure causes inconvenience to residents and to people visiting the town.

    Fortunately, the gents toilets have remained open today thanks to the quick action of our caretaker.  The facility would normally have been closed to ensure the safety of the public.

    The council wishes to give heartfelt thanks and respect to the member of staff who has had to deal with this misuse and anti-social behaviour. The actions of the individuals have made the difficult job of keeping our facilities safe and clean for the public challenging to say the least!

    We encourage anyone who has information on the abuse to contact Bedfordshire Police on 101.

  • Maintenance to Public Toilets July 19, 2022

    Maintenance to the Public Toilets in Brook End starts on Wednesday 20th July and this may mean that the toilets are out of use. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

  • Potton Recycling Packing Events July 15, 2022

    The next packing events are in the Community Centre on:

    Saturday 17th September from 10am-12pm
    Monday 19th September from 6pm-8pm

    Volunteers needed please.
    ALL WELCOME!

    www.pottontowncouncil.co.uk/recycling
    Facebook: @pottonrecycling

  • Bedfordshire’s PCC visit to Town Council June 24, 2022


    [Photo L-R; Cllrs Andy Gibb, Charles Craig and Carol Leggat with PCC Festus Akinbusoye]

    Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Festus Akinbusoye visited Potton Town Council on Friday 24th June 2022.  He met with Cllrs Charles Craig, Andy Gibb and Carol Leggatt.  The councillors raised relevant issues with Mr Akinbusoye which included speeding, anti-social behaviour, youth-based crime and drugs.

  • Vacancy for Newsletter delivery June 15, 2022

    Potton Town Council produces four newsletters each year, which are delivered to every household in Potton.

    We currently have a vacancy for a newsletter delivery round and we are interested in hearing from 13-18 year olds who would like to deliver our newsletter for us.  The rate of pay is £20 for 300 delivered newsletters, pro-rata.

    A work permit is required from Central Bedfordshire Council; you can find out more information and download a Child Employment Application form by visiting https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/4/pupil_support/523/child_employment

  • Ukrainian Refugees March 18, 2022

    Potton Town Council has formed a working group that includes representatives from the community to meet and prioritise how best to plan and welcome Ukrainian refugees to Potton. The group will meet early next week with the intention of immediately creating a network with anyone interested in supporting refugees whether it is in their own homes or for those who cannot offer accommodation and want to help in other ways.  This is the first step of many to try and alleviate the trauma of any displaced refugees coming to Potton.

  • Bottle Banks Relocation November 3, 2021


    The bottle banks at Henry Smith Playing Fields have been relocated to the far end of the car park in an effort to try to stop noise pollution for local residents.

  • Location of Dog Waste Bins & Litter Bins in Potton March 25, 2021

    The locations of dog waste bins and litter bins in Potton have been plotted on a map, which can be viewed here.  There is also a link to the map on https://www.pottontowncouncil.co.uk/map/

  • Coronavirus and contacting the Town Council March 19, 2020

    Following updated guidance from the Government and their professional health specialists, the town council offices at the Community Centre will be closed for face-to-face visits for the foreseeable future. However, we can still be contacted via email on pottoncouncil@btconnect.com or phone 01767 260086.

    At this time (19/03/2020), our hireable facilities remain open and we wish to reassure users of our facilities that whilst we always maintain a good standard of cleanliness, we have increased cleaning of high touch areas. If the situation changes and we feel we must close the Community Centre and Pavilion at Mill Lane, we will provide an update on our website www.pottontowncouncil.co.uk, Facebook page and will contact hirers immediately.

    At this challenging time, with daily changes to the situation, we urge all residents to be mindful of your elderly or vulnerable neighbours. Perhaps you could offer to collect their shopping or prescriptions? This confusing and perhaps frightening time will see some people, particularly in isolation, feeling lonely. Perhaps you could consider passing those people your contact number, spend some time chatting to them on the phone, and a regular call to make sure they are still well.

    Please ensure you keep yourself fully informed on latest Government and NHS updates, which will be issued on a very regular basis.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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