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Statement from Biggleswade Town Council on Coronavirus 

Biggleswade Town Council understands the difficulties that this pandemic has brought to all of us.

We wish to inform you that the council staff will be working remotely as far as is practical from home, but a small team will be present within our offices to deal with essential business that cannot be carried out remotely.

The Council Offices are closed to the public but we can be contacted by email at enquiries@biggleswadetowncouncil.gov.uk or by telephone on 01767 313134. Due to our workload and limited team size, we kindly ask you to refrain from calling unless absolutely necessary but to please email and we will reply as soon as possible.

In these unprecedented times Biggleswade Town Council is working on a response to both the national and local effort to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

While we strongly urge that all residents and businesses take heed of Government advice on social distancing and self-isolation, we wish to make you aware of the following actions by Biggleswade Town Council:

1)   The Town Council will continue to deal with essential activities, to include in
      particular cemetery and funeral management

2)   Town Council managed open spaces will remain open for the public to exercise in
      line with Government advice but, unfortunately, the various enclosed play areas
      cannot be used until restrictions are lifted.

3)   The Tuesday and Saturday markets will be suspended for all but the traders who     
     
are covered by the Government’s list of exceptions. However, individual 
      may 
decide not to trade. Measures will be in place to ensure appropriate social
      
distancing.

4)   The public toilets in Century House will be closed until further notice.

5)   Parking permits for residents and those who need to come into work are to be
      extended beyond the expiry date until restrictions have been lifted. Permit holders
      need take no action at this present time.

6)    Allotment holders may still access their plots but must observe social distancing
      advice.

7)   The Orchard Centre is closed to the public and hirers until Government restrictions
      are lifted.
We propose a moratorium on all contracts with regular hirers, to be
      reviewed when the Centre can re-open.

If you have any further questions, please email us at:

enquiries@biggleswadetowncouncil.gov.uk .

Most of all we urge all to keep safe and to observe the restrictions that have been put in place to protect the public from the virus.


Biggleswade Town Council


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Please find a link to view the UK government response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).


 BIGGLESWADE JOINT COMMITTEE

 Please note additional dates have been added for 2020/2021. Please Click: Link 


TOWN MAYOR'S CIVIC SERVICE - Sunday 29th March 2020  (CANCELLED)

It is with sadness that I have decided to cancel the Biggleswade Civic Service to be held on 29th March.

The service could not have gone ahead in the usual format due to various restrictions imposed because of coronavirus and also many of those who would have attended would have felt unable to.

The service would have celebrated the town and acknowledge the very varied contributions to the life of the town made by so many people. Our town is growing rapidly and there is much to be done to ensure that the town develops in a sensible way and that those who move to Biggleswade become part of our wide and increasingly diverse community.

Thank you for all that you do, particularly at this very stressful time.

With my very best wishes to you all.

Madeline Russell

Town Mayor


PARKING

Update on parking in BTC-operated car parks only.  Please click here: Notification


VACANCIES 

BTC have two vacancies within the Public Realm team.  Please follow link: 
/Biggleswade-TC/VACANCIES_2762.aspx 

Thank you


Social Media Policy 


   

BIGGLESWADE TOWN COUNCIL

Biggleswade Town Council is the Local Council serving the town of Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.

Biggleswade Town Council is responsible for several aspects of the town, including markets, cemeteries and many of the town's parks and recreation grounds. Biggleswade Town Council also provides allotments for residents and issues annual community grants to worthwhile causes. For further information on each of these services please follow the appropriate links on our website.

Please follow this link for Services and Responsibilities.

Biggleswade Town Council holds two full Council meetings on the 2nd and last Tuesday every month at 7:00 pm, as well as several Committee meetings throughout the year. For further information regarding meeting dates, agendas and minutes, as well as information about your local Councillors, please follow this link: COUNCIL.

The Unitary Authority for Biggleswade is Central Bedfordshire Council.  Central Bedfordshire Council is responsible for services such as: waste services; street lighting; highways; and planning applications. For further information on each of these services (and more) please follow the appropriate links on our website or click here: Central Bedfordshire Council.

Biggleswade Town Council are looking to the future in a positive manner and are eagerly anticipating the challenges to be faced when providing a comprehensive and equitable service to the residents of the town. We have now taken over The Orchard Community Centre, Kings Reach. For further information please click: The Orchard.


Finance 

Biggleswade Town Council: Internal Audit 2018/2019 Completion