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06 June 2018Neighbourhood Plan Feedback

The latest edition of the Clapham Village News is about to come through your door. It is packed full of lots of information from all areas of the village. 

The centre pages also contain the Neighbourhood Plan feedback form regarding development in the village. If you have not yet completed the survey, either on paper or online, then please fill it in and return it to the Clerk at the village Hall, High Street, Clapham, MK41 6BP.

If you have already completed this survey then please do not submit another copy. Other members in your household can of course complete it if they haven't already done so.

Please encourage friends, family and neighbours that are also residents of Clapham to have their say and complete the survey.  The online version is available at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/L8HCNXM

08 May 2018Temporary closure of southbound A6

Temporary road closures will be in operation on the southbound A6 between 8.00pm and 5.00am on up to 10 weeknights from Tuesday 8th May 2018 to the morning of Tuesday 22nd May 2018 for detailed bridge inspection works.


Road: Paula Radcliffe Way, Clapham.

Length Affected (1): The southbound carriageway from the exit slip which leads to Oakley Road, Clapham, to the roundabout adjoining Clapham Road, Bedford.

Length Affected (2): The southbound entry slip which leads from Oakley Road, Clapham, to the dual carriageway of Paula Radcliffe Way.

Signed Alternative Route: Exit the southbound dual carriageway of Paula Radcliffe Way via the exit slip leading to Oakley Road, Clapham, and continue to the roundabout at the top of the exit slip. Take the 1st exit and continue along Oakley Road, Clapham, to High Street, Clapham. Turn right and continue along High Street, then Bedford Road, Clapham, and then Clapham Road, Bedford, to site.

08 May 2018Temporary Road Closures Highbury Grove/Knights Avenue

Bedford BC will be carrying out remedial works to Highbury Grove/Knights Avenue between 8.00am and 600pm on 4 days from Wednesday 6th June 2018 to Saturday 9th June 2018 inclusive as detailed below:

Specific dates will be advertised locally closer to the time - Where possible access will be maintained to property and premises but may be restricted from time to time according to local signing.


Signed Alternative Routes - Highbury Grove/Knights Avenue/Mount Pleasant

Road: Proceed in an easterly direction along High Street to Mount Pleasant Road. Turn right and continue to site, and vice versa.

Signed Alternative Routes - High Street (Service Road): Proceed in an easterly direction along the Service Road to High Street. Turn right and follow the above alternative routes as appropriate.

There are no alternative routes available for The Close, The Slade, Cody Road, Bents Close or Duke Drive, Clapham.


Note 1: The one way prohibition on High Street (Service Road), Clapham, will be temporarily revoked for the duration of these temporary road closures in order to aid traffic management.

01 May 2018Calor rural Community Fund

Did you know that rural energy provider, Calor has launched a national grant scheme for local community projects?

The Calor Rural Community Fund is offering off-grid communities the chance to receive grants of up to £5,000 to help fund schemes that will improve local life.

Established in 2017, last year’s winning projects included an inclusive swing for a community park, a new piano for a community choir, books for a rural school library and the installation of fibre broadband into an off-grid village.

This year there is funding for 21 different community projects, with prize pots ranging from £1,000 up to £5,000. Application is via the Calor website  www.calor.co.uk/communityfund.

National community action groups, Business in the Community and Rural England, as well as national mental health charity Mind, will be joining the judging panel again in order to help us decide on the most worthy winners, assessing each project for its impact and reach, sustainability and of course, its originality.

Applications for funding are now open until 21st May.

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