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Contact us for information & help in Central Bedfordshire

Please CONTACT US if you would rather speak to the Advice Central team, for free and confidential assistance, we can help you with all your community enquiries in Central Bedfordshire.

Links to Local Help:

The Disability Resource Centre

The DRC is situated in Dunstable and caters for areas including Central Bedfordshire, helping people with a disability and also their carers. You can contact them by telephone – 01582 470900 or textphone – 01582 470968, drop in or email at if you would like to find out about activities happening in your community or for any other information. Their website also provides news and events.

Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK Bedfordshire’s goal is to enable older people across the region to love later life. Drop in, call- 01234 360 510, email or arrange a home visit for advice on many issues affecting later life. Age UK Bedfordshire also have a section on ‘News & Campaigns‘ where you can find out about news- such as if there are any courses happening or campaigns.

Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Council offers information, advice and support for members of the community. They provide information on leisure services, arts services, countryside, the Leighton Buzzard Theatre and libraries. There is also a section for travel, parking and roads, which includes information on parking and public transport.

Biggleswade Community Information

The Biggleswade Town Council provide an information page on services in Biggleswade; such as advice and benefit centres, banks and building societies, car parks, nurseries and many more.

Shefford Town Council

The Shefford town council website provides lots of information; including local groups within the community and information about Shefford- such as the historical walks, the Hoo Hill maze and the canal. 

Community Centre’s Contact List:

Grove Corner- Dunstable

Located in the centre of Dunstable, Grove Corner is a young people’s centre, open four nights a week. It gives a chance for young people to make new friends, or bring their own friends and spend time with them in a safe environment that provides free pool, free table football, online computers, hot and cold snacks and much more.

Downside Neighbourhood Centre

Located at the bottom of Blows Downs in Dunstable, the Downside Neighbourhood Centre holds regular activities throughout the week for under fives and under eights during the holidays (accompanied by a responsible adult) and also provides other services including job centre plus, Bromford support (housing and debt advice), ante natal classes and many more. Telephone: 01582666403.

Parkside Hall, Ampthill

01525 634215. Parkside hall in Ampthill is used for regular activities– such as zumba, karate, children’s activities, singing and much more and they also have a ‘whats on‘ page which provides information on one off events.

Houghton Regis Town Council

The website provides lots of information for residents of Houghton Regis, some of this being information on the latest news & updates, projects & opportunities, the towns magazine- The Town Crier and premises for hire.

Leighton-Linslade Town Council

Information for the Leighton-Linslade community; including allotments, markets, venue hires and local clubs and groups.

Osrodek Integracji Polsko Brytyjskiej

PBIC’s general advice service was created in response to the needs of Poles living in Bedford and Luton.

We offer support with translating documents, filling in forms, applications, registering with schools and doctors and other issues migrants may face when arriving to the UK.

Clients are seen by both Polish and English-speaking advisors – through appointments and Drop-in sessions.

The customer has no right to choose the advisor, who will provide the advice.

1 Lurke Street
MK40 3TN

Tel: 01234 328100 (we’re waiting for your call from 10am to 3pm)