06 June 2019Clapham Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
Consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan will take place from 7th June until 20th July 2019.
A copy of the response form is at
or a paper copy is in the centre pages of the summer Village News. Please return paper copies to the Parish Office in the Village Hall car park.
Copies of the draft plan and supporting documents are on the library page of this website under Neighbourhood Plan. Paper copies of the draft plan are available to view at the Parish Office, the Post Office, the Spar, The Star and the Horse & Groom. Please provide an email or postal address if you would like a response to your comments.
If you need any further information please call the Clerk on 346366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The map of the new settlement area is on the library page under Neighbourhood Plan.
04 June 20192018-19 Audit
The 2018-19 audit papers and the notice of appointment of the date for the exercise of public rights are now available to view on the library page under Audit.
17 April 2019New Mobile Library Schedule
The mobile library visits Clapham fortnightly on a Wednesday at:
Peppercorn Park - 10:00 to 10:20
The Lodge - 10:25 to 10:45
Folly Park (Top End) - 10:50 to 11:10
Folly Park (Bottom End) - 11:15 to 11:35
Mount Pleasant - 11:40 to 12:00
Highbury Grove/Cody Road - 12:05 to 12:20
The Slade/Highbury Grove - 12:25 to 12:40
Next visit 25th April 2019
12 April 2019Temporary Closure of Oakley Road/Lovell Road 19.05.19.
Bedford BC - OFFICIAL-Unsecure
Proposed Temporary Road Closure – Oakley Road, Clapham/Lovell Road, Oakley.
Road: Oakley Road, Clapham/Lovell Road, Oakley.
Length Affected: From the roundabout adjoining the A6 to Station Road, Oakley.
Contact/Applicant: For further information please contact Katie Murphy of Amberon Ltd., Tel: 01792 775750.
Reason for Closure: To facilitate vegetation removal work.
Date: This temporary road closure is anticipated to be in operation between 8:00am and 6:00pm on Sunday 19th May 2019 – Specific dates will be advertised locally closer to the time.
Alternative Routes: Proceed in an easterly direction along Oakley Road, Clapham, across the A6 to the roundabout at the other side. Take the 2nd exit and continue along Oakley Road to Milton Road, Clapham. Turn left and continue to the roundabout adjoining Highfield Road, Oakley. Take the 1st exit and continue to Station Road, Oakley. Turn left and continue to site, and vice versa.
10 April 2019Temporary Closure of Oakley Road 11.04.19.
Bedford BC - OFFICIAL-Unsecure
Emergency Temporary Road Closure – Oakley Road, Clapham
Road: Oakley Road, Clapham
Length Affected: From the junction with Hunters Close in a westerly direction for approximately 160 meters.
Contact/Applicant: For further information please contact Thomas Bambury of Bedford Borough Council, Tel: 01234 718590.
Reason for Closure: To facilitate urgent highway works.
Date: This emergency temporary road closure is anticipated to be in operation between 08:00am and 18:00pm for one day on Thursday 11th April 2019.
Signed Alternative Routes:
Clockwise direction - Proceed in a westerly direction along Oakley Road, Clapham to the roundabout adjoining Paula Radcliffe Way Join Paula Radcliffe Way heading north. Take the next slip road towards Oakley. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Highfield Road, Oakley. Continue to the roundabout adjoining Milton Road, Clapham. Take the 2nd exit onto Milton Road, Clapham and continue to Oakley Road, Clapham. Turn right onto Oakley Road and continue to site.
Anticlockwise direction – Proceed in a easterly direction along Oakley Road, Clapham to Milton Road, Clapham. Turn left onto Milton Road, Clapham and continue to the roundabout adjoining Highfield Road, Oakley. Take the 1st exit onto Highfield Road, Oakley. Turn left onto Paula Radcliffe Way heading south. Take the next slip road toward Clapham. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Oakley Road, Clapham and continue to site.
08 April 20192019 Elections
Election notices for Clapham are below. Details of Mayoral and Borough elections are on the Borough Council website at https://www.bedford.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections-and-voting/elections-2019/