Closure of High Street originally proposed for 17th to 21st September - PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORK HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED 

The High Street between Weavers Lane and Walnut Close was anticipated to be closed 24hrs per day between Monday 17th September and Friday 21st September for an electrical service upgrade BUT THIS CLOSURE HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.

Night-time Closure of the Causeway - 24th to 29th September

The Causeway between Pavenham and Oakley is anticipated to be closed on five nights between the hours of 7.00 pm to 6.30 am from Monday 24th September to Saturday 29th September to enable remedial works to be carried out on the uneven road surface left after reconstruction works carried out on the flood relief bridges in 2017. Alternative routes will be via Stevington or via Felmersham/Radwell/Milton Ernest. Actual dates of the works and closure may change so please look out for information boards on the approaches to the Causeway in the run up to the proposed closure dates

Closure of Footpath Number 6 (through churchyard) - 1st September to 31st October

Please note that Footpath 6 which runs through the churchyard from the top of The Bury to Church Lane will be closed from Saturday 1st September until 31st October (or earlier if works are completed sooner) to enable re-surfacing of the churhyard driveway

Average Speed Cameras

The Borough Council has informed the Parish Council that Pavenham High Street has been selected as one of seven sites across the borough where new average speed cameras are to be installed. A scheme will be designed over the next six months and installation will take place by the end of the financial year (31st March 2019)

Village Litter Pick Sunday May 20th

Many thanks to all those villagers who turned up to help Jane Roff with the Litter Pick she organised on behalf of the Parish Council on Sunday May 20th.

Bedford Borough Council Local Plan to 2035 - Further delay anticipated

The Borough Council report to the Executive meeting due to be held on May 16th indicates that the the proposed new settlement at Colworth (Sharnbrook) is to be dropped from the Draft Plan for Examination because it now longer has the support of Santa Pod. The Borough Council is therefore seeking approval from the Executive for more time to reconsider its proposals and to re-evalulate the other proposed settlement sites (Thurleigh, Twinwoods, Wyboston, Bedford South). This is anticipated to take place during the next 3/4 months prior to a revised Draft Plan being put out to a further consultation during September/October. Following that consultation the updated Draft Plan will be put to the Executive in December for approval with a view to it being submitted for Examination before the end of December 2018. The Borough Council believes it can still use the lower housing need figure of 19,000 rather than the higher figure of 26,000 if it submits its Draft Plan fior Examination before the end of December 2018. Details of the Borough Council's Local Plan and all supporting documents can found on

Chairman of the Parish Council

Jim Russell was elected chairman of the Parish Council at the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held on 25th May 2017. Brian Greenwood was elected Vice-Chairman.

Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Council's application to the Borough Council to have the parish designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish over the coming months has been approved. A copy of the public notice relating to the application can be found in our "Official Files" section in the navigation panel above.