Police & Fire Services
Bedfordshire Police Service
Silsoe is part of Ampthill & Flitwick area and details of our team can be found at - www.police.uk/bedfordshire/70/ along with details of the latest crime figures for our area. The current priority for our area is to tackle anti-social behaviour (June 2015).
Contact details -
Police station - Ampthill Police Station, Woburn Street, Ampthill, MK45 2HX Phone - 999 in an emergency, 101 for everything else
The Bedfordshire Police Service also run a Community website which provides information about the police support services available to you within your community - http://www.safer-beds.org/rmwebportal/startup.aspx - including access to the Beds Police Ringmaster service a computerised messaging system, sending members information about criminal activity in a local area. The system encourages two-way communication between the Police and its members. Ringmaster members are invited to pass on the information and messages to their family and friends in the wider community.
The service is free and members will receive messages via email. Each message will include the details of the crime and any practical advice we can offer to reduce further crime in the area. As a member of Ringmaster you may be in a Neighbourhood Watch group, run a local pub or business or work in a school. You may just be an interested member of the community. Ringmaster will send you messages about crimes and issues that affect your community or area of business. Any information you may have about the event can be used to increase detections and reduce further crime in your area
Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Bedfordshire covers an area of approximately 123,500 hectares and has a growing population currently estimated to be approaching 620,000. The area consists principally of rural landscape and incorporates a number of market towns, including Ampthill, Biggleswade, Woburn and Leighton Buzzard. Larger towns include Bedford, Kempston, Luton, Stopsley and Dunstable. Bedfordshire and Luton borders with Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.
In addition to our large and diverse community risk we also have a number of special risks including London Luton Airport, along with a significant road network including the M1 and A1 motorways. Bedfordshire is growing as a national distribution hub and has a number of large industrial sites and warehouses. One of the busiest commuter rail links in the country runs from Bedford south to London and beyond. Within our boundary we also have a significant stock of heritage buildings and environmental sites of special interest. Countywide rivers present us with special problems during spate flooding conditions.
To protect our communities and respond to emergency calls we have
- 14 strategically positioned Fire Stations and an Emergency Communication Centre
- 5 wholetime stations, crewed 24 hours a day, at Luton, Stopsley, Dunstable, Bedford and Kempston
- 2 fire stations at Bedford and Kempston which are also supported by Retained Duty System (RDS) personnel
- Leighton Buzzard is day crewed by wholetime staff during the daytime and reverts to a Retained Crewing System during the night
- 8 stations at Ampthill, Biggleswade, Harrold, Potton, Sandy, Shefford, Toddington and Woburn which are crewed by personnel on the Retained Duty System
Silsoe is served by the Ampthill Fire Station in Oliver Street.
Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service - http://www.bedsfire.com/Pages/default.aspx