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PUBLIC NOTICE: ATC’s Representations on Draft Local Plan

Arlesey Town Council’s representations on Central Bedfordshire Council’s draft Local Plan are now available to read below.

Public Notice:  ATC Representations CBC Draft Local Plan – 23/08/17

Residents are reminded that the current consultation period ends at 5pm on Tuesday 29th August 2017.

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Agenda for Extra Ordinary meeting to be held on 15th August 2017

The agenda for the Extra Ordinary meeting to be held on Tuesday 15th August 2017 is now available to view.

Extra-Ordinary Agenda – 15/08/2017

Small Grant Applications – 2017/2018

Arlesey Town Council invites Grant Applications from local groups.

Deadline for applications Friday 20th October 2017

Download a copy of the Council’s Grants Policy here

Download a copy of the Grant Application Form here

Alternatively call into the Town Council Office to collect paper versions.

CBC Draft Local Plan proposes more houses for Arlesey

Central Bedfordshire Council has published a draft Local Plan to guide development in the area over the next 20 years.

The draft proposes to meet future housing needs by building between 20,000 and 30,000 homes in the region by 2036 in addition to the 23,000 homes that are already planned.  There are also plans to create up to 30,000 new jobs in the area along with a number of key infrastructure developments.

From a local point of view, the draft includes proposals to build a further 2,000 homes to the east of Arlesey, in addition to the 1,400 that are planned to be built as part of the Arlesey Cross development.  While the proposals are not particularly detailed at this stage, the new development would see a new road built from the Arlesey Cross East development down to Hitchin Road south of the football club.  There is also a proposal for a new country park to be developed to include the Green and Blue Lagoons.

Slightly further afield, the plans for the RAF Henlow site are for a mixed-use development to include both housing and employment.

As this is a draft plan that is very much in the early stages, not all of the proposals will be brought forward to the next stage.  It is, therefore, important that individuals make their views known to CBC directly whether they be in support or against elements of the draft plan.

The draft is open for consultation until 29th August and ATC urges all residents to comment on the plan by visiting the CBC website at the link below.

The plan document itself can be found at the following link:

The detail of the proposals for Arlesey can be found on page 96 of the document.

Arlesey Town Council is currently preparing its own representations to the Draft Local Plan which will be debated at an Extraordinary Meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday 15th August starting at 7pm.

Minutes of Arlesey Town Council meeting held 20/06/17.

The minutes of the Arlesey Town Council meeting held 20th June 2017 are now available to view.

Arlesey Town Council meeting minutes – 20/06/17

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Declaration of Result of Poll

The result of the Election of Parish Councillors for Arlesey held on Thursday 6th July 2017 is now available to view:

Declaration of results – Thursday 6th July 2017

ATC’s Guide on Submitting Local Plan Representations

ATC is urging residents to submit representations directly to Central Bedfordshire Council on the Draft Local Plan.

Full details of the Draft Local Plan can be viewed at:

Residents may find the attached guide to submitting general comments useful:   

ATC’s Guide to submitting ‘General Comments’ on the Draft Local Plan – July 2017


A summary of the proposals for Arlesey can be viewed below:


DRAFT Minutes of Public Relations Committee Meeting held 6th June 2017

DRAFT minutes of the Public Relations Committee Meeting held 6th June 2017 are now available to view.


DRAFT Public Relations Committee Minutes held 6 June 2017

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DRAFT Minutes of Public Lands and Highways Committee Meeting held 6th June 2017

DRAFT minutes of the Public Lands and Highways Committee Meeting held 6th June 2017 are now available to view.


DRAFT Public Lands and Highways Committee  Minutes held on 6 June 2017

Notice of Poll – 6th July 2017 at Arlesey Village Hall.

A notice of poll for the election of Parish Councillors for Arlesey, to be held on Thursday 6th July 2017, can be viewed below.

Notice of Poll – Thursday 6th July 2017


Grounds Maintenance Operative Vacancy

Applications are invited for an immediate vacancy for the position of Grounds Maintenance Operative.

Further details are provided within the application pack which can be downloaded below.

Grounds Maintenance Operative Application Pack – June 2017

Alternatively, packs are available from the Town Council Office by calling (01462) 733722 or emailing

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Agenda for Town Council Meeting on 20th June 2017

The agenda for the Town Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 20th June 2017 is now available to view.

Arlesey Town Council Agenda – 20/06/2017

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Local Election 2017 – Statement of Persons Nominated

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for local election, held Thursday 6th July,  as a Parish Councillor for Arlesey.

Statement of Persons Nominated for Arlesey – June 2017

Successful defence leads to positive outcome for ATC

Arlesey Town Council is pleased to announce that the costs of successfully defending an employment tribunal claim of unfair dismissal by an ex employee are to be recovered in full from our insurers.    Defending this claim was cornerstone to our election commitment of addressing and resolving legacy issues.     The council has now achieved that and with this reimbursement we can move forward proactively and with financial stability.

This matter will be included within the Council’s June meeting agenda and will be reflected in our 2017/18 accounts.

Notice of Election – Parish Councillors for Arlesey Town Council

Notice of Election to take place Thursday 6th July 2017, if contested. Nomination paper details provided within.

Notice of Election – 01/06/2017

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General Election 2017 – Notice of Election Agent Names

Notice of Election Agent names for North East Bedfordshire Constituency for the General Election held on Thursday 8th June 2017 is available to view below.

Notice Of Election Agents – General Election 2017

Residents may wish to attend a hustings to be held at 7.30pm on Sunday 4th June at the Biggleswade Baptist Church, to which all candidates are expected to attend.

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Councillor Surgery – Saturday 3rd June 2017

Annual Town Report 2016-17

The Annual Report 2016-17 as presented at the Annual Town Meeting held 9th May 2017 is now available to view:

Annual Report – May 2016-17 

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BEST Academy Public Consultation update

Please see link below for an update on BEST Academy Public Consultation including information on a public meeting due to be held on Wednesday 24th May from 6pm – 8pm in the reception area of Samuel Whitbread Academy.

BEST Academy – public meeting

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Public Consultation Notice from BEST Academies

Please see link below to view Public Consultation from BEST Academies regarding the community consultation on the disposal of land and the development of sports facilities at the Samuel Whitbread Academy.


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