IN BRIEF

Traffic Lights

The three-way traffic light system is due to end today, (Friday, July 13). For the next six weeks there will be a two-way system on the Hertfordshire side of Hitchin Road.

If you see a problem that needs reporting, please use the same numbers (the CBC Highways number is 0300 3008308, the emergency CBC Highways number is 0300 3008049. The number to phone should the traffic lights fail is 07712490137. Reporting is to Central Bedfordshire Council, not Hertfordshire County Council).

Bottle Bank

The three bottle banks at Tesco are to be emptied twice weekly, on Fridays and Mondays. This follows a meeting between the Parish Council and CBC Waste Manager Officer. We are also going to get three new bins to replace the old and dirty current ones.  In recent months the three bins have frequently overflowed. No new suitable site came up in discussions and the new arrangement should solve the problem.

Fairfield Garden will also be given a bottle bank once the development is further completed.

Parking Restrictions

CBC will shortly be advertising plans to introduce double-yellow lines around all four corners of the Tesco junction. It is also proposed that a raised table be built further down Dickens Boulevard at the end of the play park. This will stop people parking at that crossing and also allow pedestrians to have a clear view of traffic.

The proposals were drawn up by FPC Cllr Nathan Hanks about two years ago but CBC have now got funding for the project which will be matched by FPC itself.

Christmas Lights

The Urban Park lampposts will again be lit at Christmas this year, as will the Christmas tree.

Fairfield Alive

Don’t forget that Fairfield Alive takes place tomorrow, (Saturday  July 14). The annual event by the church takes the form of a giant picnic this year and is from 2-5pm and people should bring their own picnic. The Friends of Fairfield Orchards will also be offering samples of the 2017 cider brew.

Developers visit Fairfield

Central Bedfordshire Councillors and officers gave prominent housing developers a tour of the district today. And Fairfield was one of the main areas visited with CBC planners telling developers that this was a fine example of planning and one that should be followed.