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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.

  • Grass Cutting Contract 2019 December 4, 2018

    The Town Council is seeking quotes for Potton’s Grass Cutting contract in 2019.  The closing date for submissions is midday on Monday 31st December 2018.  Please see our Tenders page or follow the link for details.

  • Could you be the voice of your community? December 4, 2018

    If you’ve ever thought that you would like to represent the interests of your local community and help shape decisions on the services where you live or work, then becoming a Central Bedfordshire councillor is a great way to make a difference.

    Perhaps you think that ‘you’re not councillor material’ as you don’t belong to a political party or you don’t see yourself as a ‘stereotypical’ councillor. Central Bedfordshire Council wants its residents to be well represented and believes that it is important that councillors reflect the communities they serve and bring a broad range of skills and life experience.

    You can find out more at

    To help people to decide if entering the political arena is for them, a new booklet has been produced which, amongst other things, explains in detail who is eligible to stand, the role of a councillor and what are the steps needed to become a candidate.  This is available either as a pdf document or you can request a hard copy by emailing

    Attend our event for prospective candidates on 14 January 2019.

    We have arranged an informal event as we recognise there’s value in talking to councillors face-to-face to find out what’s actually involved, in terms of the time and level of commitment that it takes to be an effective councillor. Potential candidates can come along to Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford SG17 5TQ at 6pm on 14 January to hear first-hand from councillors, to ask questions and seek advice which should help them to decide if they want to represent their community.

    Potential candidates can register their interest in attending the event or receiving further information at

  • Christmas & New Year Refuse, Recycling & Garden Waste Collections November 29, 2018

    Central Bedfordshire Council has provided a poster giving dates for all Refuse & Recycling and Garden Waste collections over the 2018/2019 festive period.  Click here to find out when your bins, green garden bags and real Christmas trees are scheduled for collection.

    Please note: all kerbside garden waste collections will be suspended between Monday 10th December 2018 and Monday 1st March 2019 inclusive, thus making Potton’s last green garden waste bag collection on Friday 30th November.  Collections will resume from Monday 4th March 2019, and Potton’s collections will begin again on Friday 8th March 2019.