Come along to one of our public events to input into our ideas for transforming hospital based care we want to hear your views.

The enclosed PDF lists the dates.




22:19, 24 Feb 2017 by James Stirling



Make sure your portable heaters keep you safe and warm this winter

When the temperature drops many households use portable heaters to keep warm but every year people are put at risk through not being aware of the potential dangers that they can pose.

Across the country deaths and injuries occur each year when people leave heaters switched on overnight or unattended. Portable heaters are popular with the elderly who are especially vulnerable. Relatives and neighbours are asked to check that they know how to use them safely.

Area Community Safety Officer Chloe Forde said: “Portable heaters can be very useful but it is vital that they are used properly. Heaters being placed close to flammable materials cause preventable fires and deaths every year. It is important to stay safe when heating your home and depending on the type of heater, people should also be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning.”

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service offer the following advice:

  • Keep heaters away from flammable materials including clothes, curtains and furniture
  • Don’t leave a heater on unattended or when there small children or animals nearby
  • Don’t leave a heater on overnight
  • Don’t place clothes on a portable heater to dry
  • Secure a heater against a wall or fit wall mounted heaters
  • If you are using a gas or paraffin heater make sure the area is well ventilated and fit a carbon monoxide alarm
  • Keep the heater clean and well maintained
  • Don’t move the heater when it is on and allow to cool before moving
  • Don’t sit too close – if you fall asleep you could get burned
  • Always make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions for any portable heater.

Every room in your home should have a working smoke alarm and don’t forget to test it every month.

For more information visit

13:02, 16 Jan 2017 by James Stirling

Enclosed is an example of comments that might form part of an objection letter.

These need to into CBC by Consultation Period Expires:11/1/2017


The following examples give some headline views to your submisson document. It must be individual to you.

Draft Objection

Draft Object v2

Draft Object v3

This letter (not written by the Parish Council) give you some suugestions on the focus of your objection.

To make each objection stand out it should be unique to you or there is the possiblity that they will all be treated by planning as the same objection.

One of the other major factors is that CBC are getting close to meeting their 5 year land supply.

This will help when consdering planning and the relevance in the area.



19:02, 19 Dec 2016 by James Stirling


Use the calendar or list of months to view entries made on those dates.

2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

RSS Feed

If you have a feed reader you can use this link to get updates.

RSS feed