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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.

  • Essential life saving equipment installed at Henry Smith Playing Fields August 25, 2023

    Potton Town Council has installed its new essential life saving equipment at Henry Smith Playing Fields today.

    The Reach and Rescue long-reach, telescopic water rescue poles and equipment enable emergency services, search and rescue teams and the public to conduct swift, directionally accurate rescues by retrieving casualties from safe distances – minimising the danger posed to themselves whilst also boosting casualty survival chances.

    If you should need the equipment at any time, the instructions for use are on the board.

  • Community Safety Survey for Young People August 17, 2023

    Young people from 11 – 18 years old can take part

    Central Bedfordshire Council’s Safer Communities & Partnership Team is asking individuals between 11 and 18 years old to take part in its youth survey.

    Designed with the input of young people, the survey will help the team understand how they feel about safety in their local area and identify the issues they believe need attention.

    The survey is an offshoot of the annual Safer Central Survey, where residents can give feedback on issues like fly tipping and anti-social behaviour. The team recognise the importance of gathering feedback from a younger demographic, who may have slightly different concerns and priorities, which was why a separate survey was designed.

    The results from the survey will help inform future community safety priorities. The survey was shared with schools in Central Bedfordshire before they broke up for the summer holidays, and features information about local support services specifically for young people.

    If you’re a parent or take care of someone between 11 and 18 years old, please encourage them to take part. It won’t take long, just a few minutes, and will allow them to have input into improving their local community.

    Take part in the youth survey.

    Anyone over 18 can take part in the Safer Central Survey.

  • Twinning Charter July 31, 2023

    A councillor from Langenlonsheim and her family recently visited Potton and met with Cllr Carol Leggatt.  Carol was given information on the Twinning Charter (above).

  • Do you know this artist? July 31, 2023

    Does anyone recognise this painting or know the artist J. Livesey? Can the artist please get in touch with us by phoning 01767 260086 or email

  • Annual Canvass – Don’t lose your voice! July 14, 2023

    Are your electoral registration details up to date?

    Annual canvass – July to November 2023
    What is the annual canvass?

    The canvass happens each year to ensure the electoral register is up to date and includes all those who are eligible to vote. You need to be registered to be able to vote in any election or referendum for which you are eligible. The electoral register is also used by credit reference agencies, so it is important that you are correctly registered at the property where you currently live.

    Being on the electoral register means you can vote in elections. With Police and Crime Elections taking place in our area next May, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure you can take part.

    For people who have provided an email address, you’ll receive an email from: Please respond to this as soon as you can. For everyone else, you will receive a letter addressed to the household from the middle of August. Please follow the instructions on the letter carefully.

    Find out more.

  • Safer Central Community Survey July 14, 2023

    Have your say on Community Safety!

    Central Bedfordshire Council would like to hear your views on crime and anti-social behaviour in your area.

    By completing the survey you can make sure that your voice is heard around the issues that are important to you.

    Community Safety officers are out in the community to talk to residents regularly. They can offer advice and information around keeping safe, and this engagement helps them to identify our communities key concerns.

    Please share your thoughts so that you can help them to keep Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

    The community safety survey doesn’t take long to complete and gives the Safer Communities and Partnership Team the opportunity to focus on the issues that really matter to you.

    The survey is open to anybody who lives or works in Central Bedfordshire and it runs annually, so even if you completed it last year they would like to hear from you again.

    Safer Central Community Survey

    If you are under 18 years old or have younger family members, please complete the Safer Central Youth Survey.
    Safer Central Youth Survey

    General community safety information
    The website has a range of information and links relating to community safety, such as:

    reporting anti-social behaviour
    reporting abandoned vehicles
    reporting noise nuisance
    details about dog control orders

    Visit the community safety pages for more information.

  • Vacancy for Newsletter delivery July 6, 2023

    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 more information and download a Child Employment Application form by visiting

    Please contact the town council office on 01767 260086 or email for more details.

  • EV Charge points for residential use – Recent installations in Potton June 21, 2023

    Central Bedfordshire Council has provided information about the recently installed Electric Vehicle Charge Points for residential use in the Market Square.

    Please click here for an overview and FAQs.

  • Wild Clary Maintenance May 19, 2023

    The maintenance regime for the Wild Clary area has been suspended this year.  Following several years of the maintenance regime the wild clary needs to be cut regularly to stop it from spreading to other areas of the churchyard.  It is envisaged that approximately one year in four the maintenance regime of the Wild Clary will be suspended.

  • Thermal Image Cameras February 2, 2023

    Potton Town Council now has two thermal image cameras available for residents of Potton to use.  For more details, go to

    The cameras were funded by the Central Bedfordshire Council Ward Councillors Grant Scheme.


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