Husborne Crawley



CBC Streetworks






10th September 2018



 For your information

 Proposed Temporary Road Closure – School Lane, Husborne Crawley

 I have a request for a Temporary Road Closure at the above location to facilitate the resurfacing of the carriageway to take place safely. Details are listed in the schedule below and having assessed the application I am satisfied the request is justified.

 The restrictions are to be in operation only when the necessary signs are erected on site. The Legal Order will be made to cover a 12-month period. Access may be allowed from time to time according to local signing.

 If you have any observations, you wish to make I would be grateful if you could let me know as soon as possible.

Streetworks Team


 Road:                          School Lane, Husborne Crwley

 Application from:      Central Bedfordshire Council Highways – 0300 300 8049

 Reason:                      Carriageway Resurfacing

 Length affected:        From junction Turnpike Road to Bedford Road

 Date:                           The closure will be in place from Monday 3rd December and until Friday 7th December 2018, between 09:00 – 15:30

 Diversion Route        Head west towards Beancroft Road, Exit the roundabout onto

the A421 slip road to M1/M.Keynes, Merge onto A421, At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A421. Take the exit towards Cranfield/Marston Moretaine, At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Beancroft Road - and vice versa.

 Head south-east on Beancroft Rd towards Nicholls Close, Turn right onto Woburn Road. Continue onto Woburn Road, Continue onto Bedford Road. Turn left onto Sheeptick End. Turn left onto Thrupp End, Turn right, At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit

                                     Head south-west, At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto

Beancroft Road. Turn left onto Bedford Road, Go through 1 roundabout, Turn left. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Beancroft Road, Turn left onto Bedford Road

 Please note – 3 way traffic lights will also be installed at the junction of Woburn Road


A421 DuallingAt the beginning of September, we will start preparation work to complete the A421 dual carriageway into Milton Keynes. Initially the work will mainly be on the verges to the side of the road. We will try to minimalise disruption to traffic, but a 40mph speed restriction will be in place for the safety of staff on site. Preparation work will run until February 2019, and then the main A421 road works will start in earnest.


Please do allow extra time for your journey, and use alternative routes if you can. If we need to make temporary closures during the work, we will issue alerts with diversion route details.


There are weight limits zones in nearby villages that will be enforced by the police, so lorries should keep to the main routes unless they are making local deliveries.

You can read about the A421 road improvements, get updates, and sign-up for email alerts at The road improvements are due to finish at the end of 2020.


Husborne Crawley is a small parish within Central Bedfordshire with a total population of about 200. Much of the village is a conservation area and many of the buildings are listed.

It has a beautiful 13th Century Church, a highly successful Lower School, a much loved pub, "The White Horse" and a newly-refurbished, well used village hall, called "The Reading Room".

The Parish Council consists of seven full members supported by a stipendiary Clerk. Meetings are open to all residents.  

Husborne Crawley Lower School recently raised funding for a defibrillator. This is now up and running for emergency use for anyone in need of it not just for the school children. It is situated on the outside of the school near the big porch. When ringing 999, the caller will be notified where the machine is and the user will be given a code which unlocks the machine then the machine itself talks the user through the procedure. The ambulance service will have been advised automatically and will arrive as soon as possible to assess the situation.

Woburn Safari Park and M1 Junction 13 are within easy reach of the village.