Update August 2018:
At the beginning of September, we will start preparation work to complete the A421 dual carriageway into Milton Keynes. Initially the work will mainly be on the verges to the side of the road. We will try to minimalise disruption to traffic, but a 40mph speed restriction will be in place for the safety of staff on site. Preparation work will run until February 2019, and then the main A421 road works will start in earnest.
Please do allow extra time for your journey, and use alternative routes if you can. If we need to make temporary closures during the work, we will issue alerts with diversion route details.
There are weight limits zones in nearby villages that will be enforced by the police, so lorries should keep to the main routes unless they are making local deliveries.
You can read about the A421 road improvements, get updates, and sign-up for email alerts at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/A421. The road improvements are due to finish at the end of 2020.
Ridgmont bottle banks
Unfortunately CBC have had to remove the bottle banks from the car park at the Rose & Crown, Ridgmont. The Planet Aid UK textile banks will still remain.
Whilst they continue to look for other suitable locations in and around the village the nearest bottle banks are currently located at Brogborough, Woburn and Ampthill Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Please visit Central Bedfordshire Council website for locations of all their bottle bank sites: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/…/bottle/overview.aspx
Central Bedfordshire Draft Local Plan
Following the Central Bedfordshire Council Draft Local Plan Consultation, Ridgmont Parish Council have developed a petition against proposed development between Brogborough and Ridgmont. If you are against this building on greenfield land and wish to Save the Greensand Ridge please sign the petition using the link below.
Welcome to Ridgmont
Ridgmont is a central Bedfordshire village with a population of just under 400 people living in about 165 dwellings. The village is located to the west of Ampthill, near junction 13 of the M1 motorway. It is situated on the Greensands Ridge within the South Bedfordshire Green Belt. The main village is designated as a Conservation Area.
Ridgmont is typical of villages in the area around the Duke of Bedford’s Woburn Estate with its large number of gabled red brick houses and its rich network of public footpaths crossing the surrounding countryside, including the Green Sand Ridge Walk and John Bunyan Trail. Woburn Abbey lies four km south of the village; Woburn Park lies partly within the Parish.
Ridgmont has a fine Victorian church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built by the then Duke of Bedford in 1854. The beautiful church dominates the landscape for miles around. The Old Vicarage, situated opposite the church, was the birthplace of the Countess of Strathmore, grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
To the east of the village are the remains of the original eleventh century village church at Segenhoe, which, while now roofless and a ruin, is still a picturesque part of the village. The graveyard here is still in use. The old church has been scheduled as an ancient monument.
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