Garden waste collections resume on Monday, 4 March


All garden waste must be contained within either the wheelie bin or garden waste sacks we provide.

Any large branches, trunks and plants should be cut down to fit inside.

Please leave your bin out by 7am on your collection day. 

You can check your scheduled garden waste collection day on our website.

Alternatively, find out more about composting. If you fancy giving it a go, we offer subsidised compost bins and accessories to all residents.

What goes in and what stays out?


Do you have excess garden waste?

Any excess garden waste can be taken to one of our Household Waste Recycling Centres in:

  • Ampthill
  • Biggleswade
  • Dunstable
  • Leighton Buzzard

All sites are open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm including Bank Holidays.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before closing time to allow enough time to unload, no waste will be accepted after that time.


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Reminder: Cranfield Road bridge closure


Our project to widen the A421 into dual carriageway will need two bridges to be extended: the Cranfield Road bridge, plus a footbridge near Hulcote that will safely take pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists over the wider A421 and the M1 (via four public rights of way).

Cranfield Road Bridge Closure

To extend the permanent bridge on Cranfield Road, we’ll need to close it from May 2019. The bridge is expected to be closed for up to 14 months whilst the improvements are done. We are working with our contractor to reduce this period, if possible.


The M1 road will be open during these planned closures, or visit our website for diversion details. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we thank you for your patience during the roadworks


o keep up-to-date with the latest A421 news or to get in touch with a query follow us on our Highways Twitter account @CBC_Highways



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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