Clifton, Bedfordshire

Public Services

Central Bedfordshire Council

The main Central Bedfordshire Council Web Site is Here....

Waste and Recycling:
Refuse collection takes place in Clifton every Wednesday. A twin bin system (black and green lidded) is used and each bin is collected alternately once a fortnight. In addition, the small brown food bin is collect every week. Special collections for Christmas are advertised locally or notices are placed on the bins.

There are three local 'Tidy Tips', Bells Brook, Biggleswade (near Sainsburys), Abbey Lane, Ampthill and a large tidy tip in Blackhorse Lane, Letchworth.

Council Tax:
Help with paying your Council Tax Here....

For understanding and researching all matter of Planning see Here....

Transport Roads and Parking Issues:
For all issues relating to roads and parking see Here....

Registration Services and Coroner:
For registering births, marriages and deaths Here....

Community Voluntary Service Bedfordshire:
To find out how volunteer in the community or to access resources Here....



Schools, Colleges and other provision

Pre-school and after-school provision
  • The Woodlands provides nursery and breakfast and after-school provision and is located with the grounds of All Saints Lower School. For further information call 01462 811486 (term time only) or email Web Page
  • Shefford and District Children's Centre:  Shefford Lower School, School Lane, Shefford, Beds SG17 5XA (Ms. Catherine Williams Tel: 01462 615115 Mob: 07504 932576). Web Page.
  • Samuel Whitbread Nursery School:  Samuel Whitbread Community College, Shefford Road, Clifton, SHEFFORD, Bedfordshire, SG17 5EZ - 01462 815637. Web Page.

Lower School
  • Clifton All Saints Academy (A Voluntary Aided Church of England Academy), Clifton (01462 628444). Web Page. Take a tour of our lovely Academy Here.... Information on the Schools For The Future project. Here....

Middle Schools
  • Henlow Academy, Henlow (01462 813733). Web Page.
  • Robert Bloomfield School, Shefford, (01462 628800). Web Page.

Upper School
  • Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford Road, Clifton (01462 629900). Web Page.

Private Schools
  • There are four Harpur Trust schools (The Bedford Charity) in Bedford for ages 7-18 (01234 342424). Web Page.
  • East Lodge School is an independent school near Chicksands catering for children aged 3-8 (Mrs. Green 01462 812644 Ampthill Road, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5BH)

Further Education
  • Cenral Bedfordshire College (01582 477776) Web Page.
  • The Bedford College, (01234 291000). Web Page.
  • The North Herts College (01462 424242). Web Page.

Adult Education
  • The Rothsay Education Centre, Bedford (01234 302203/4). Web Page.
  • Local Adult education provision is also provided by the FE Colleges above.


Libraries serving the community
  • The Library, High Street, Shefford (01462 639070) Web Page.
  • The Library, Chestnut Avenue, Biggleswade (01767 312324) Web Page.
  • NB The mobile library service is not currently functioning



Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Constabulary

Emergency Dial Numbers
  • Local Police work out of either Biggleswade or Ampthill. The main permanently manned Police Station is the Bedfordshire Headquarters at Kempston (01234 841212).
  • Clifton's Community Beat Offficer is Sergeant Jason Geary (01234 842531). This has message/text facilities.
  • More about Bedfordshire Constabulary Here....
  • More about Hertfordshire Constabulary Here....



  • There is a regular return bus service (Numbers 9A & 9B) between Bedford and Hitchin, stopping at Clifton Post Office and Bilberry Road There is a less regular return service (Number 200) between Potton and Ampthill, also stopping at Clifton Post Office. Time tables:
  • The Wander Bus: New launch - Here....      Clifton timetable - Here