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  • Plan to clear garden waste September 17, 2021

    Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) has confirmed that they will collect your garden waste between 18th October and 30th October.  To facilitate this, food waste will not be collected, during this two-week window.

    This collection is to help clear the waste in resident’s garden bins caused by the national driver shortages.

    * During this two-week window, place your garden waste bins or two council issued bags at the     kerbside instead of your food waste bins.

    * Do this from 7am on the days you normally have your recycling collected (Potton’s green             bin/garden waste collection will be on Friday 29th October).

    * From Monday 27th September, you will also no longer need to book a slot at your local                 Household Waste Recycling Centres (tidy tips).

    Visit CBC’s website for more details: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/waste-disruption

  • London Luton Flight Path – Public Evidence Session August 25, 2021


    Public evidence session
    Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme
    Airspace Deployment 6 (ACP-2018-65)

    As part of its CAP 1616 Airspace Change Process, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be holding a public evidence session on the following Airspace Change Proposal (ACP) affecting London Luton Airport’s arrival routes:

    Swanwick Airspace Improvement Programme – Airspace Deployment 6 (ACP-2018-65)

    The details of the Public evidence session are:

    Date: 22 September 2021
    Time: PM
    Location: The public evidence session will be being held virtually, with a link being shared prior to the session.

    What is a public evidence session?

    Public evidence sessions give an opportunity for stakeholders other than the change sponsor to provide the CAA, as the decision-maker, with their views on the ACP directly. The session takes place in a public forum and is in addition to the opportunities to share their views provided at earlier stages in the process through the CAA’s airspace change portal.

    Anyone is welcome to attend.

    The purpose of the public evidence session is for the CAA to listen. We will not be responding to any comments made by stakeholders, nor will we defend the proposal. The CAA may however ask questions, but only if we do not understand what a stakeholder or representative is saying and need to seek further clarification.

    There will be no opportunity for opposing parties to challenge the submissions made by other groups.
    It is important to note that it is not a legal proceeding with formal rules of evidence. It is a facilitated evidence-giving session, at which stakeholders will be expected to speak for themselves without formality or legal representation.

    How to speak at the public evidence session

    Individual attendees wishing to speak at the public evidence session should book a five-minute slot, and organisations, representing multiple stakeholders, are able to reserve ten-minute slots.

    To register to speak at the public evidence session, please complete the form found on the Airspace Change Portal before 11:59 on the 19 September. The CAA will then be in contact to provide further details, including the precise timing of your allocated speaking slot and how to log on to the public evidence session, no later than 48 hours before the public evidence session.

    The CAA is not able to accept any supplementary material as part of a stakeholder’s submission to the public evidence session. This includes additional written documents, diagrams or presentations.

    Those not attending in person, but who wish to contribute, have the opportunity to submit a written statement using the form on the airspace change portal. Written statements are limited to one per individual and must be limited to fewer than 1,000 words. The CAA cannot give any assurance that it will take into account any written statement received more than four weeks after the Public evidence session date is announced.

    For more information please contact airspace.policy@caa.co.uk.

  • Stand Out Programme for 18-25 year olds August 23, 2021


    UpRising will be running their Stand Out programme from 4th to 29th October again this year.  The programme is open to 18-25 year olds in England who are unemployed, in part-time or precarious work, or in their final year of education.

    Young people taking part in the programme will benefit from:
    · A supportive, experienced community of professionals and other young people, all focused on helping individuals to stand out in the job market.
    · Support sessions that can be attended in real time or flexible with recorded content with our team for 4 weeks, including bespoke CV feedback and support on where and how to find job opportunities.
    · The opportunity to grow their networks and connect with industry experts.
    · For up to 12 months after, one-on-one personalised support from a mentor with experience of the world of work, to help and guide young people to access local opportunities.

    Read more about this opportunity on Twitter @UpRising_UK and Instagram @UpRising_UK and visit WeStandOut.uk to apply for FREE.

  • 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/

  • 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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