Biggleswade report on a successful year

Biggleswade Town Council Mayor Hazel Ramsay
Biggleswade Town Council Mayor Hazel Ramsay

A £55,000 surplus was achieved by Biggleswade Town Council in the last financial year it was revealed at their annual meeting on Tuesday evening.

It was as a result of an underspend on recreation grounds of £35,000 and Capital Grants received that were not anticipated.

Support for the potential expansion of sports pitches for both the Cricket Club and Biggleswade United Football Club were also highlighted at the meeting.

Furthermore, the ongoing issue of parking and what the Council has done over the previous 12 months as well as what they plan on doing in the next year was discussed.

In her annual report, Mayor Hazel Ramsay, said: “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve once again as your Town Mayor.

“Your councillors have continued to work on your behalf to progress the issues that affect our town and I am pleased to say that we are soon to have a public consultation about the proposed plans to resolve the parking problems in the town.”

There was also high praise for the new-look Christmas lights switching on ceremony.

Mayor Ramsay said: “We held a Christmas fair which started at lunchtime. There were many stalls and a variety of gifts, confectionery, cakes and hot food!

“The stage was used throughout by local school and adult choirs and presentations were made in the evening for the best Christmas window before the switching on of the lights.”