Welcome to Bedford Borough Council

Our Services A - Z :

Stop Press

We have been made aware that bogus calls are being made by individuals claiming to be from Bedford Borough Council. Please be vigilant and if you suspect this is the case, call our main Customer Service number on 01234 267 422


Customer Services

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Council Tax

Moving House?

Please let us know where you are moving to by completing our online form.
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Housing Benefit Information

If you pay rent for your home, and live on a low income, you may be able to get some help by claiming Housing Benefit.
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Bin Collection Day

Need to check your bin collection day, please click here.

Travel and Roads

Travelling in and around Bedford

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Parking in Bedford

Find out the location of the car parks in Bedford Town Centre.   You can now Pay, View or Appeal your Penalty Charge Notice  as well as  Request a residents' parking permit? online
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Travel Bedford

The Travel Bedford website puts all information about walking, cycling, public transport and smart car travel in one place, making it easier to decide on the best way to travel around the borough. 
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Roadworks in Bedford

Up-to-date information on roadworks within Bedford Borough and the surrounding area is now presented via an online map.

Council Tax and Housing

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How to Pay Your Council Tax

Whether its online, direct debit, on the telephone or by post at the Customer Contact Centre, there are now many ways to pay your Council Tax.

Apply for Housing

Bedford has a number of Registered Providers of Social Housing.  There is no Council owned housing in Bedford as all of the Council’s Housing was transferred to bpha in 1990. Visit bpha's website.
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Home Efficiency Grants

The council will shortly be accepting applications for home Energy Efficiency Grants 2013 - 2014. Apply now to avoid disappointment

Children and Young People

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School Admission Appeals

As a parent / guardian, you can appeal if you have not been allocated a place at each of the schools you applied for.
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Thinking of Fostering or Adopting?

Whether its providing new families for children, supporting adopted individuals, or providing advice and information. Do something incredible. 
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Sporting Activities

Looking to try something new?  Visit our Sports Development pages for inspiration.

Adults and Older People

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Adult Services Leaflets

Adult Services publish a range of leaflets which explain the services offered to adults 
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Care for the Elderly

Looking for help looking after an elderly relative or friend.  For information regarding care homes, please click here.
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Adult Education

Whatever reason you wish to gain qualifications or skills for, we provide courses for adult learners of all abilities and can support and advise you on the right course for you.

Leisure and Tourism

Leisure Services in Bedford

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Book a Sports Pitch

Bedford & Kempston's parks offer a range of sporting activities. Cricket and football pitches are available to book.
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Library Services

Come and see what Bedford's libraries have to offer.  Discover a wealth of resources: e-books, e-audio, e-music, e-magazines, plus renew and request online, and so much more.
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Events in Bedford

Visiting Bedford? The Bedford Events website provides a comprehensive guide to the forthcoming attractions in the borough.

Planning and Recycling

Looking after the environment

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Report a Missed Bin Collection

Has your bin collection been missed - report it by using our online form.  Need to check your bin collection day, please click here
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Find out about Planning Decisions

Search our planning application system to view planning decisions.
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Report Flytipping

If you see an incidence of flytipping or wish to report an abandoned car, please complete our online form.