Tuesday 02nd February 2021 at 19.30
The link for the meeting can be found on the agenda
Monday February 22nd, 2021
Great Barford – Impact of East West Rail Route E
Great Barford Parish Council has been represented on the North Beds Councils Against Route E (NBCARE) group since it was inaugurated in August 2020. The NBCARE is a consortium of North Beds Parish Councils, led by Wilden and Ravensden Parish Councils; it includes Great Barford Ward Councillors and CPRE.
As a group, several initiatives have taken place:
• Attending various East West Rail meetings
• Meeting with Mayor Hodgson
• Attending Parish & Town Council Network meetings with East West Rail/Bedford Plan content
• Meeting with North East Beds MP Richard Fuller
• A joint letter to the Chancellor
• A joint letter to Minister of State for Transport
• Three Counties Radio interview
• E-petition with Bedford Borough Council to obtain transparency in Route E discussion and cost – to be discussed at the Borough Council meeting on Borough Council meeting on 24th February.
• Freedom of Information request for transparency in Route E discussion and cost
NBCARE support the principles of the East-West Rail link from Cambridge to Oxford, along with its economic and environmental benefits. However, the group does not accept the selection of Route E option as the preferred optimum choice on grounds of cost, environmental impact, construction difficulties and change of use to predominately carry freight rather than passengers.
The group believes that an alternative route to the south of Bedford would offer greater benefit in terms of cost and construction, and campaign for a review of the process and route chosen.
NBCARE has set up a Facebook page for further information:
The petition relating to this matter was opened on the 02nd February 2021 and can be found at
Further information about the East West Rail Bedford to Cambridge route and the previous consultation can be found at
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Thursday February 18th, 2021
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are asked to self-isolate, you must do so for the full allocated time.
You may not test positive or show symptoms straight away, but you could still be infectious and spread the virus to others, as it can take 10 days to develop the symptoms.
You should self-isolate if:
• you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
• you have had a positive test for COVID-19
• you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive
• someone in your support bubble (e.g. at school or work) has symptoms or tested positive
• you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, the NHS COVID-19 app or the Local Contact Tracing Team
stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus COVID-19 infection
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Wednesday February 17th, 2021
Improvement Works at St Peter’s Car Park
Starting this week, major improvement works are being carried out at St Peter’s car park.
These works will see the entire car park resurfaced with some parts being rebuilt entirely, replacing the drainage system and making changes to the surface levels to help stop standing water, and relaying the kerbs with some upgrades to the pavement.
These works require the car park to be closed from Tuesday 16 February for 6 weeks. During this time, Lurke Street multi-storey car park will be reopened to provide parking for those undergoing essential travel. ... See MoreSee Less