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Kensworth Parish Council


Welcome to the Web site of Kensworth Parish Council

Clerk – Maxine Whiting

Chairman – Pat Mitchell

Parish Office

c/o 6 Cheney Close

Toddington, Beds


Tel: 01525 887383
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kensworth is the third largest parish in South Bedfordshire on the border with Hertfordshire covering an area of 970 hectares. It has an Electoral Register population of 1191. The parish is served by nine councillors who are supported by a Parish Clerk

Kensworth Parish Council were awarded Quality Status in 2008. At a meeting of the County Accreditation Panel held in May 2012 panel members found much good practice in the portfolio of evidence submitted in support of Kensworth Parish Council's application for re-accreditation. Consequently re-accreditation was given for a further four year period.  


The members of Kensworth Parish Council would like to welcome any new Person or family moving into the parish. Details of the role of a parish council and specifically what Kensworth Parish Council does are on this website but if you would like the information in the form of a pack or have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.



Council Agenda 11th February 2016

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Council Agenda 11th February 2016

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Police crackdown on off road bikes

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Bedfordshire Police is continuing its crackdown on off-road bikers by launching a dedicated email address for the public to submit detailed information on this dangerous activity.

The latest Operation Meteor initiative is designed to allow residents in anti-social behaviour hotspot areas to submit in-depth descriptions of the activity and culprits they witness, as well as any photographs and video they may have of off-road biking in progress.

The email address can also be used to provide the names and details of any people you know or suspect to be involved in this activity, which causes distress and nuisance in communities throughout the county.

The information will be used by the force’s Operation Meteor team as valuable intelligence, which will assist with already ongoing work to identify and disrupt bikers behind the scenes.

Chief Inspector Sean Quinn, who will help lead the Meteor project, said: “Off-road biking presents a significant challenge for police and has done for some time – what we really want the public to know is that we have already been exercising the powers available to us and are constantly looking for ways to improve our response to this troublesome and dangerous behaviour.

“We recognise that Bedfordshire residents are frustrated and frightened by this issue and that’s exactly why we are investing in a new approach.

“Unfortunately we are not able to resource immediate attendance at each and every call made to us about off-road biking, but always allocate each call according to the level of threat, harm and risk posed at the time.

"This new email address will be an interactive way of providing us with vital intelligence and we appreciate the public’s support in helping us to stop this activity at the source by tracking and dealing with those responsible.”

The email address is not an instant reporting tool, and will not be monitored 24/7. Residents must still call 101 to speak directly to police to report crimes, and 999 in a genuine emergency.

The initiative is also being supported by Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins, who said: “From talking to residents across the county, I understand the frustration felt towards off-road bikers. I am committed to tackling this issue, and I fully support Chief Inspector Quinn and the Op Meteor team with this new initiative.”

Chief Inspector Quinn added: “I would like to stress that while we are thankful for the public’s support and would appeal for as much information as possible, we never encourage or condone vigilantism and would urge people not to put themselves at risk or take matters into their own hands.

“We are excited about working more closely with residents as well as our partners and the wider community to further crack down on off-road bikers and make the streets safer and quieter for everyone.”

Residents can email with information.


Bedfordshire Police is on the hunt for more Speedwatch volunteers

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Community Speedwatch allows members of the public to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through their neighbourhoods.

It is used in areas where residents have identified speeding as a priority and aims to educate motorists about the dangers of speeding, rather than enforcing as a first option.

Last year the police’s Speedwatch volunteers sent out 7,613 letters for speeding in the county.

Chief Inspector for Community Safety Neill Waring hopes more volunteers will come forward across the county.

He said: "The mere presence of a team of volunteers in a village has an immediate effect on the behaviour of drivers and our teams report a notable change in driver attitude to speed limits where they operate.

"Most drivers will understand the objectives of the scheme is to slow drivers to or below the posted speed limit and for those that don't respond accordingly, the registered owner of any vehicle seen exceeding the speed limit is sent an advisory letter by the police, explaining that speeding is unacceptable to the local community.

"Any driver who accumulates more than two warnings will have a personal visit by a police officer asking them to respect the quality of life for the communities they drive through.

"These visits send a clear message to those that think it is OK to speed."

Anyone can participate, volunteers must be 18 or over and full training will be given.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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In order to aid those households most affected by noise impact from the airport’s operation, LLA (London Luton Airport) provides a Residential Noise Insulation Fund to assist in reducing this.  These may be residences experiencing disturbance due to the frequency of over flights and/or proximity to the airport. 

LLA will contact residents and organisations directly if they are eligible, however if you would like further information please contact: Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Telephone (automated voicemail): 01582 395382

Please note that this is only for enquiries and they are not taking applications; anyone eligible will be contacted directly

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