Come and enjoy our parks and opens spaces. Biggleswade Town Council own and manage several parks, open spaces and play areas. The provision of sports facilities, walks and play areas to suit all ages across the town, there is never a shortage of outdoor activities.

Franklins Park

Franklins Park is one of the larger parks we own and manage. A lovely traditional open space, it features a mixture of toddlers play area and multi goal area for older children. Franklins also offer picturesque riverside walks.

Biggleswade Town Council is pleased to announce that the transformation work carried out at the flagship Franklins Recreation Ground play and leisure space is complete. See the press release here.

The re-opening of Franklin’s Recreation Ground took place on Saturday 3rd June 2023. The event saw the newly improved play area officially opened for public use. The Mayor of Biggleswade, Cllr Mark Foster, provided an opening speech, and members of the Biggleswade Community Carnival Court cut the ceremonial ribbon. Even the sun came out which added to the positivity of the occasion! Refreshments were provided by a local ice cream van and coffee vendor.
 
 

For more view more images of our lovely new equipment click here.

Franklins Recreation Grond 2
The Town Council wish to thank the many residents who attended this special occasion and who took the opportunity to enjoy the new play equipment and landscaped area.
 
A special thanks go to the external contractors and the Public Realm Team for their hard work in bringing this project to completion.
We hope that the community will enjoy this outdoor space.
 
The Public Realm continually maintain the grounds, ensuring that the equipment complies with standards. 

Kitelands Play area

The Tritax Symmetry Community Benefit Fund has contributed £57,700 to install five new and exciting pieces of play equipment at Kitelands Recreation Ground as part of the improvement project.

The scheduled work began in March 2024 and huge progress has been made since. The installation work has received its external inspection certificate.

A small ceremony is expected to take place at the end of June 2024. More details will be released via the Town Council website and social media pages.

Biggleswade is a thriving market town situated within the Central Bedfordshire area. The town offers a direct train line to London as well as a variety of independent shops and high street chains.

Biggleswade Town Council (BTC) serves a population of 22,500 with a 40% increase in population anticipated over the next few years.

In addition to a wide range of facilities managed by the Council,  the Biggleswade Neighbourhood Plan passed a referendum on 6th October 2022. 

To view the Biggleswade Neighbourhood Plan Document, please click here.

The Biggleswade Neighbourhood Plan was formally adopted by Central Bedfordshire Council on the 17th October 2022. Central Bedfordshire Council’s decision statement can be read here.

BTC offer a variety of benefits in order to reward the hard work of its employees.

Generous Local Government Pension

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is a generous pension package that is offered to all new members of staff within BTC.

Generous annual leave

Staff receive 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays when joining the Council. This increases by one additional day of annual leave per year of service until an employee reaches 28 days of annual leave.

Continuous professional and career development

The Council are keen to support employees’ professional development through a range of professional qualifications and other work experience opportunities.

Commitment to flexible working

BTC are committed to ensuring that employees have a healthy work-life balance. Therefore, the Council support employees working from home wherever the needs of the service allow.

Wellbeing

The Council offers an Employee Assistance Programme which includes access to a free and confidential counselling service.

Biggleswade Town Council currently has two vacancies for a Finance & Administration Officer and Administration Officer.

Finance & Administration Officer
Full Time (SCP 13-17) £26,873 – £28,770
Job Description and Person Specification – Finance & Administration Officer
Closing Date: 3rd of April 2024
Please email your CV to: recruitment@biggleswadetowncouncil.gov.uk 
The Council reserve the right to bring foward the closing date. 

Administration Officer
Full Time (SCP 13-17) £26,873 – £28,770
Job Description and Person Specification – Job Description and Person Specification – Administration Officer
Closing Date: 3rd April 2024

Biggleswade Town Council Play Areas and Recreational Grounds


Berkeley Close
Brunel Drive
Buttercup Mead
Drove Road Tennis Courts
Eagle Farm Road
Fairfield
Foxglove
Franklin Recreational Area
Heather Drive
Kayser Court
Kitelands
Lilac Grove
Playfields
Stratton Way
Watkin Walk

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