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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.

  • CB/20/04672/FULL Land to the South of The Ridgeway, Potton SG19 2PS June 18, 2021

    Correspondence has been received from Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) advising that the Planning Officer has recommended approval for the development on Land to the South of The Ridgeway, Potton, SG19 2PS.  The application is scheduled for the next CBC Development Management Committee on Wednesday 30th June 2021.

    Read the correspondence.
    View the CB/20/04672/FULL documents.

  • Potton Young People’s Town Council – Reminder June 17, 2021

    2021 will see the first ever Potton Young People’s Town Council.  We believe that young people are the future of our communities and we feel it is important that we as a town council invest in them.  Potton Town Council will support the Young People’s Town Council (PYPTC) in achieving the following objectives:

    • To develop a culture of participation in the democratic process and to develop an awareness of citizenship.
    • Be empowered to take decisions and actions to improve the community they live in.
    • Form partnerships with local and national organisations.
    • Promote respect for each other and the community.
    • Encourage all young people to have a voice and believe their views are valued.

    If you would like to be a part of this exciting adventure you must fulfil the following criteria:

    • Potton resident and / or attend a school and / or organisation in Potton.
    • School Year 5–13.
    • Have consent from a parent or guardian.
    • Commit to attending meetings.

    If you can satisfy all of the above and are still interested, please complete the application form along with the parent/guardian consent form, which you can download here, and return by 30th June 2021 to Mrs Sharon Shaw, Admin Assistant, Potton Town Council, The Community Centre, Brook End, Potton, Bedfordshire SG19 2QS or by email to pottoncouncilbookings@btconnect.com.

    The councillors of Potton Young People’s Town Council will be elected at the first meeting of PYPTC.

  • Potton Hall for All Midsummer Bash! – CANCELLED June 16, 2021

    Following the Government’s decision on 14th June to extend the current Covid restrictions, it is with the greatest regret that The Trustees of Potton Hall for All have decided to cancel the Midsummer Bash event planned for 27th June 2021.  We would like to thank all those who have worked hard to try and make the event possible as well as the public who were going to attend and support us, but we know everybody will understand that public safety remains paramount.

    If you have purchased tickets these will of course be refunded.  Please follow our Facebook page and website http://www.pottonhallforall.org.uk/ for further details.

  • Grass Cutting June 16, 2021

    The Town Council are aware of the recent discourse in the town regarding the lack of grass cutting.  Over the past month, the council has been in dialogue with CGM requesting they fulfil their contract to cut the grass to specification, including to strim around all street furniture.  To date they admit to being at least three weeks behind schedule, but have failed to provide any form of explanation.  We apologise for any inconvenience and we continue to press CGM for a solution.

  • Caretaker Vacancy June 8, 2021

    We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and reliable Caretaker to carry out caretaking and cleaning activities.

    Please click here for more details.

  • Potton Green Wheel Consultation – Reminder June 7, 2021

    Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) is inviting the local community to have their say on a proposed ‘green corridor’ around Potton.

    CBC has worked alongside Potton Town Council, Sutton Parish Council and Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BedsRCC) to create plans for a ‘Green Wheel’ which will circuit the town, providing a green corridor for Potton residents to enjoy.

    The draft plans show that the Green Wheel could provide an important landscape and biodiversity resource for the town to enjoy and encourage walking and cycling both around and in and out of the town.  The idea is to use and enhance existing public paths and create new additional routes to form a more formal continuous circular network of paths around the community of Potton.

    CBC would now like to hear the community’s views on the proposals.

    The public consultation will run from Monday 24 May to Monday 5 July 2021.

    Full details about the proposals and a questionnaire for residents and stakeholders can be viewed on CBC’s website.

    The consultation questionnaire and summary Green Wheel document are also available during the consultation at the Potton Town Council Office and Potton Library.

    Representatives from the Town Council, BedsRCC and the Potton Green Wheel Development Group will be available to explain more about the proposal and hear your views on:

    • Saturday 19 June at Potton Seasonal Market, Market Square from 9:00am – 1:00pm
    • Tuesday 22 June at Potton Community Centre, Brook End from 10:00am – 2:00pm
    • Thursday 24 June at the Pavilion, Mill Lane from 4:00pm – 8:00pm

  • 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/

  • Help raise £2,000 to Support Potton families during the COVID-19 Lockdown April 11, 2020



    Potton Community Help need your financial support

    Potton Community Help are working hard to support those who are self-isolating due to the COVID19 virus, ranging from shopping, collecting prescriptions and other urgent supplies to making a friendly phone call and posting mail.

    However, during the COVID19 Lockdown, many Potton families are going to suffer from short-term financial hardships leading to Food Poverty. Potton Town Council has set up and will manage a support fund to enable us to provide food for these families, working closely with the Potton Community Help coordinators and our current Community Agent and Community and Wellbeing Champion.

    As we progress through this lengthy period of lockdown, we will need to raise further funds in order to support our Potton residents that have been severely affected financially. We are therefore asking you to help us by donating whatever you can afford to this JustGiving fund. All of the money raised will go towards supporting our Potton residents in their hour of need. £58 will feed a Potton family for one week (source – The Need Project).

    Please give generously.

    At the end of the pandemic, we will use any remaining funds to continue supporting Potton families in need.

  • Office Closed March 26, 2020

    Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Town Council office is now closed until further notice.
    Members of council staff and councillors can be contacted by email pottoncouncil@btconnect.com.  Councillors can be contacted by telephone whose numbers can be found on the Contact page.
    The office answer machine will be checked for messages on a weekly basis.

  • 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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