WELCOME TO GREAT DENHAM

GREAT DENHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Great Denham Parish Council was created in 2007 to serve the needs of the local community. The initial 249 houses will gradually be increased by another 1500. We aim to represent your views and concerns as the community grows.This web site exists to ensure that as developments in Great Denham progress everybody in the community has the opportunity to keep themselves up to date with the latest news – have your say, sound off, give your views, express your concerns become interactive and have some impact!  Members of the Parish Council want to change the way traditional councils work. We want to truly act for all the parishioners and give honest and best judgement by being informed and in touch with all views, so what better way than through this site?

Each Council member has an email address which you can find under "Councillors" in the navigation menu on the left hand side of this page. You can also see who your Parish Council members are by visiting this section of the site.

The agendas for our meetings and the agreed minutes can be found by clicking on "Official Council Documents" in the navigation menu.  A newsletter is published quarterly which you can see on the Newsletter page.

HEADLINES

* OMS(OPEN SPACE MANAGEMENT) CHARGES - Bedford Borough Council have advised that they will be sending out reminder notice invoices for the 18/19 period shortly. If you have still to pay your 17/18 invoice then they have also advised that they will be starting legal proceedings to collect the outstanding sums. The Mayor and CEO of BBC came to the June Parish Council meeting to meet residents re this charge - more details of this meeting, together with a draft statement for residents to use with the ombudsman (if desired) and supporting papers can be found on the OMS page -see left hand menu. The Parish Council continues to pursue a response from BBC to the actions from the June meeting *

*GET YOUR DIBBERS OUT FOR A SPOT OF BULB PLANTING - SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER 2018 - DETAILS ON EVENTS PAGE AND NOTICEBOARDS *

* ON OCTOBER 11TH 2018 GREAT DENHAM COMMUNITY HALL WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE LORD LIEUTENANT OF BEDFORDSHIRE, THE MD OF DAVID WILSON HOMES AND THE CHILDREN OF GREAT DENHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL. TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT PLEASE VISIT OUR PHOTO ALBUM (LINK ON LEFT) *

* COMMUNITY POLICING TEAM VISIT TO COMMUNITY HALL IN GREAT DENHAM ON MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER - THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED, MORE INFO IN PARISH NEWS *

*THERE IS CURRENTLY A VACANCY FOR ONE PARISH COUNCILLOR. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE PARISH COUNCIL PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK BY EMAIL ON gdclerk@hotmail.co.uk FOR MORE DETAILS*

* PUTNOE MEDICAL CENTRE - NEW CONTRACT AGREED WITH PROVIDER MEANS CENTRE WILL NOW REMAIN OPEN*

* DAVID WILSON HOMES HAVE ADVISED THAT THEY WILL BE CLOSING DANEGELD AVENUE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK TO TAKE PLACE. LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO RESIDENTS OF DANEGELD TO ADVISE THEM. DURING THE PERIOD OF ROAD CLOSURE ACCESS WILL BE VIA CANTLEY ROAD *

* ANNUAL AUDIT 2017/18 HAS NOW COMPLETED AND THE STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR DOCUMENTS PAGE (SEE NAVIGATION PANEL ON LEFT). ANYONE WISHING TO INSPECT THE ACCOUNTS HAS THE RIGHT TO DO SO UNDER SECTION 25 OF THE 2014 LOCAL AUDIT AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT BY CONTACTING THE CLERK VIA EMAIL (gdclerk@hotmail.co.uk) *

* CONFIRMED:  CHANGES TO TIMETABLE FOR NUMBER 11 BUS - PLEASE SEE PARISH NEWS FOR MORE DETAILS *

* MAYOR AND BBC CHIEF EXEC ATTENDED NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON 4TH JUNE - PARISH COUNCIL WILL CONTINUE TO RAISE CONCERNS OF RESIDENTS - SEE GREEN SPACES PAGE FOR MORE INFO *

*ANNUAL AUDIT 2017-18: PERIOD OF THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS WILL COMMENCE ON MONDAY 4TH JUNE AND END ON FRIDAY 13TH JULY. ALL AUDIT DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE VIA OFFICIAL COUNCIL DOCUMENTS PAGE *

* ALL PARISH COUNCILS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR) WHICH COME INTO FORCE ON 25TH MAY 2018. TO VIEW OUR PRIVACY NOTICES AND UPDATED POLICIES PLEASE VISIT OUR POLICY PAGE *

* OMS - SEE PARISH NEWS FOR BOROUGH COUNCIL INVESTIGATION REPORT MENTIONED AT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING 14/5/18 *

* GRASS-CUTTING - GREENKEEPERS RD/SAXON WAY - BOROUGH COUNCIL WILL NOW BE DOING ON BEHALF OF DWH - SEE PARISH NEWS FOR MORE INFO*

* IMPROVED TRAFFIC FLOW MARKINGS IN GREAT DENHAM RETAIL CENTRE - PLEASE DRIVE WITH CARE AND ATTENTION *

* NEW OPENING HOURS FOR PUTNOE WALK-IN CENTRE FROM 1 APRIL 2018. MONDAY - FRIDAY 8AM TO 6PM/SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 8AM TO 5PM (INC BANK HOLS) *

* INTRODUCTION OF PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN GREAT DENHAM - FOR MORE INFO SEE PARISH NEWS *

 * FOR INFORMATION ON OPEN SPACE MAINTENANCE PLEASE SEE NEW PAGE "GREEN SPACES/OMS" LINK FROM LEFT-HAND MENU *

 * NEW GRANT PALMER BUS SERVICE NUMBER 11 IN OPERATION TO BEDFORD RAILWAY STATION FROM MONDAY 5TH MARCH 2018 (PEAK TIMES) - FOR MORE INFO VISIT PARISH NEWS *

 *TECHY TUESDAYS AT THE COMMUNITY HALL - SEE NOTICEBOARD FOR MORE DETAILS AND DATES *

*UPDATE ON BUS SERVICES FROM GREAT DENHAM VIA STATION - FOR FULL DETAILS SEE PARISH NEWS *

* BECOME A MEMBER OF BEDFORD HOSPITALS TRUST - SEE PARISH NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION *

* WELL DONE CHILDREN AND STAFF AT GREAT DENHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL - FOR LINK TO LATEST OFSTED REPORT SEE PARISH NEWS *

* BIN COLLECTIONS 2018 - SEE NOTICEBOARD FOR SCHEDULE OF DATES *

* SEE PARISH NEWS FOR DETAILS OF MEETING WITH BEDFORD BOROUGH COUNCIL RE PARKING *

* ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FROM MUNICIPAL CHARITIES BEDFORD - GO TO PARISH NEWS FOR DETAILS *

* LOCAL PLAN TO 2035 - FIND OUT MORE *

*GO TO OUR NEW POLICING AND CRIME PREVENTION PAGE TO GET INFORMATION & ADVICE*

PLEASE GO TO OUR PARISH NEWS PAGE FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON THESE AND OTHER ISSUES

 

Upcoming events

Bulb Planting in Great Denham - All welcome!

Sunday 25 November 2018

Come and join us for a spot of bulb planting - dibbers and spades at the ready.

Meet at the Park and Ride Car Park at 10am - we'll be planting at the Kingswood Way entrance to Great Denham.

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Great Denham Litter Pick - December 2018

Sunday 02 December 2018

Meet at the Community Hall at 10am.

Equipment and refreshments will be provided.