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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.

  • Acts of vandalism at Henry Smith Playing Fields and Mill Lane Recreation Ground May 15, 2024

    The Town Council is disappointed to report that the dog bag dispenser has been stolen from the Brook End car park at Henry Smith Playing Fields.

    Also, the dog bag dispenser at Mill Lane Recreation Ground has been vandalised; prised open and all the dog bags taken.

    Replacements will be ordered and installed as soon as possible.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

  • Millennium Path extension May 13, 2024

    It is planned for the contractors to commence works to extend the Millennium Path on Tuesday 14th May 2024.

    The path will be continued into the Henry Smith Playing Fields play area to the skatepark and across to the pedestrian gate (nearest the car park) on Brook End.

    The ground beneath the pedestrian gates on Brook End will also be tarmacked for easier access into the play area.

    Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused whilst both pedestrian gates are out of use.

  • Re-election of Town Council Chairman & Vice-Chairman May 8, 2024

    At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday 7th May, Potton’s town councillors re-elected Councillor Jonathan Price Williams as Chairman and Councillor Vicki Gwilliam as Vice-Chairman of the council.

    Find out more about our town councillors on https://www.pottontowncouncil.co.uk/who-we-are/

    If you would like to consider becoming a town councillor, there are currently two vacancies. Please visit our VACANCIES page for more information.

  • Royal Proclamation – 6th May 204 May 6, 2024


    On Monday 6th May, Carlton Avison – Potton’s Town Crier – joined hundreds of town criers from the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man to proclaim the first anniversary of the Coronation of King Charles the Third and Queen Camilla.

    At 12 noon, Carlton read out The Royal Proclamation on the Market Square which had been specially written for the occasion and agreed with Buckingham Palace.

    Carlton, who is a business owner, retained fire fighter and first responder, and lives in Potton, was delighted and honoured to be representing Potton to make this historic proclamation.

    From Medieval times, the town crier has been a primary means of news communication with townsfolk – from Royal proclamations, local bylaws, market days, to adverts and important information.

  • Community Groups May 2, 2024

    At the Annual Town Meeting in April, the town council was asked to send out an updated list of community groups in a forthcoming edition of the newsletter.

    Please help us to keep the information we include on our website about your community group up to date, in advance of sending out the updated list.

    The town council includes on its website information about various local community groups and has previously produced a town guide which is available to view https://www.pottontowncouncil.co.uk/town-guide/

    The town council would like to hear from local community groups. If your group is not listed in one of the categories of OUR COMMUNITY on the town council website and you would like us to add it, please let us know. Likewise, if your group is listed, but in the wrong category or with missing information, please also let us know and we will edit the information.

    Please respond by email pottoncouncil@btconnect.com by Friday 14th June 2024.

  • Acts of vandalism in Henry Smith Playing Fields May 1, 2024
    It is so very disappointing that there have been various acts of vandalism in Henry Smith Playing Fields in recent weeks.

    As well as the random act of arson on one of the litter bins, the contractors carrying out works to the new Millennium Path last evening discovered that the kerbing they installed yesterday (30/04/2024) has been kicked over setting them back a few hours.

    Also two barriers are missing, presumed at the bottom of Horse Brook.

  • Arson in Henry Smith Playing Fields April 30, 2024

    Last week the town council received a call to say that a bin in Henry Smith Playing Fields had been set alight.

    The incident has been reported to Bedfordshire Police, and a replacement litter bin has been ordered. The bin will be installed once delivered.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  • Potton Hall for All Update April 26, 2024
    We apologise for the inconvenience whilst construction of the community hall is taking place.

    The project is due for completion before Christmas. The current ground stabilisation work (which is due to be complete by 10th May) is probably the most disruptive operation of the whole project in terms of noise and vibration.
  • Thank you Breedon! April 26, 2024


    Back in March 2023, Breedon Group supplied all the materials to carry out landscaping at the entrance to Mill Lane Recreation Ground. Darren Giddy, Potton Quarry’s manager, and his team carried out all of the landscaping work, and arranged for an interpretive sign to be installed at a later date.

    The sign was installed on 26th April 2024.

    The Town Council wishes to convey their thanks to the Breedon Group for giving back to the community.

  • Enforcement efforts combat blue badge misuse in Central Bedfordshire April 23, 2024

    Central Bedfordshire Council – 22/04/2024

    Our recent enforcement measures targeting fraudulent use of Blue Badge disabled parking permits have put three drivers at risk of potential court action.

    Blue Badges grant disabled individuals the opportunity to park in designated disabled bays, essential for supporting their independence and daily routines. These specially designated spots offer priority parking, ensuring easier access to their destinations.

    On 17 April, our officers conducted inspections of Blue Badge permits in a number of council run car parks and roads with double yellow lines in Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Potton, Biggleswade and Sandy.

    During the spot-checks, officers examined 114 Blue Badges. Among them, three instances surfaced where the badge owner was absent, prompting us to launch further investigations.

    Additionally, six vehicles were discovered parked in disabled parking spaces without displaying a Blue Badge and were subsequently issued parking charge notices.

    If you suspect someone of illegally using a Blue Badge, you can report it to us by calling 0300 300 8035 or emailing car.badges@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

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