Showing posts from September, 2016

TWO Dunstable Town Councillors Resign

TWO councillors are now known to have resigned from Dunstable Town Council Northfields Ward. Julia Harnett and Gemma le Surf are the ones to have resigned. The ward includes the likes of Suncote Avenue, Drovers Way, Beecroft, Ashton Road. In order for an election to be called TEN electors of the ward need to complete a petition form (model form see below), otherwise the remaining councillors will be free to co-opt people of their own choosing. There is no requirement for political parties to be the only ones standing for elections. So long as you live or work in Dunstable, or live within 3 miles of Dunstable, or have property in the town, then you have a legitimate reason to stand. Once the pro-forma petition below is completed by people living in Northfields ward, it can be sent to Brian Dunleavy at the address shown, and then you will be sent further information. For an area map of the ward see

100 New Homes For Linpac Site - Outline Approved

Indicative red outline of site to be developed for homes.  Lidl planning application approved for blue area. All outlines a guide only. Refer to plans for full information.. Outline planning permission for up to 100 dwellings has been granted to redevelop land formally used by Linpac at Luton Road, Dunstable. The site is opposite Carpet Right and B&M Bargains., and bordered by Liscombe Road and Blows Down. Permission for a new Lidl store adjacent to the homes site was given earlier this year.  Among the many conditions imposed, the developers will have to conduct a reptile survey on the site.  And any unexpected contamination discovered during the works should be brought to the attention of the Planning Authority. If groundwater or surface watercourses be at risk of contamination before, during or after development, the Environment Agency should be approached for approval of measures to protect water resources separately The plans can be viewed at http:/

20mph Zone Cameras Still Catching a High Rate of Offenders

Further figures obtained from Bedfordshire Police Camera Tickets and Collisions Unit for data about the number of speeding tickets issued in Dunstable, show a steady trend of no improvement. In the charts above, the blue columns represent drivers registered in Dunstable, and the red columns those registered in Houghton Regis. The green columns are for all registered drivers, all areas. Drivers were caught particularly in Drovers Way which has a wide field of vision owing to the open nature of the front gardens, and where motorists may not expect a camera to be. 5814  tickets were issued in the three years the 20 mph zones have been active, between  July 2013, and the end of June 2016, all caught by speed cameras. The biggest numbers of tickets were to drivers travelling along Drovers Way towards West Street, and towards Houghton Regis.  A further   Freedom of Information request was put in by Dunstable News Desk editor, Alan Winter. and these figures were given:

Boundary Review Suggests Separating Houghton Regis And Dunstable

Initial Proposed Boundaries for Parliamentary Constituencies Proposals from the Boundary Commission suggest that Houghton Regis will be lumped in with Luton North, while Caddington, Whipsnade and Studham would be moved into Luton South. Dunstable would remain in South West Bedfordshire for Parliamentary elections. The Boundary Commission, as an independent and impartial body, has to consider where the boundaries of the new constituencies should be, ensuring that every new constituency has roughly the same number of electors; no fewer than 71,031 and no more than 78,507. At the moment in England, existing constituencies (drawn under the previous rules) currently range from 54,232 to 105,448 electors. The proposed new constituency boundaries are displayed in red on the map above. The Boundary Commission welcome comments on these initial proposals. The rules set out in the legislation state that there will be 600 Parliamentary constituencies covering the UK which is a reductio

46 Teams Call Creasey Park Their Home Ground

Grove House: Meeting 12th Sept Grounds and Environmental Services Committee A report to go before Dunstable Town Council on Monday 12th September says that 46 teams call Creasey Park their home this season, and a further 8 train there. Bookings are at 85% capacity Monday to Friday and 90% capacity during the daytime at weekends. The ground supervisor, Dave Smith, and his team were awarded 3rd place in the annual FA National Groundsman Awards. Green Flag status has been retained for both Priory and Grove House Gardens. The Town Ranger service has dealt with 64 requests since April, and will purchase cleaning equipment following DTC's successful Market Town Regeneration Fund bid.  In November the Council take on an Assistant Ranger. A guided walk took place in the Cemetery in July and was favourably received. The agenda is available to download . The meeting starts at 7pm. All Welcome. For members of the public wishing to speak, notice should be received 1 working day b

2016 - August Archive of Dunstable News Desk Facebook Posts

4 from Dunstable die in horror crash after camping trip.  Posted on 11/08/2016 .  Served to 20202 unique users.   Facebook Link Lidl - Permission Granted For New Dunstable Store Posted on 25/08/2016 . Served to 13051 unique users. Facebook Link IMPORTANT – M1 overnight roadworks will take place between J11-12 this week. Diversions will be in place via Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Toddington. Tuesday 30 August – Friday 2 September. Between 10pm and 6am Posted on 28/08/2016 . Served to 10914 unique users. Facebook Link Friends Leave Kind Tributes to Ethan and Family After Tragic Motor Vehicle Incident Posted on 13/08/2016 . Served to 5763 unique users. Facebook Link Dunstable Road will be closed from Chaul End Lane roundabout ...   Posted on 14/08/2016 . Served to 5655 unique users. Facebook Link Big Concerns Over Parking On Ashton School Development Site Posted on 09/08/2016 . Served to 4307 unique users. Facebook Link "Woolworths" Old S