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A Borough Children Love To Live In

A national survey called 'Tellus4', which gathers children and young peoples' views on their lives, their schools and their local area, published its results on Thursday 11th February.  The survey paints a positive picture of life in Bedford Borough.


The survey shows that:

  • Children's emotional health and well-being in the Borough is better than the regional and national averages
  • The percentage of children who have experienced bullying is lower than the national and regional averages
  • Participation in out of school activities was better than the national average and in line with the regional average
  • The proportion of young people frequently using illicit drugs, alcohol or volatile substances in the Borough is lower than the national and regional averages
  • Satisfaction with parks and play areas is significantly higher than the national and regional averages

Councillor David Sawyer, portfolio holder for Children's Services said: "The outcome of the survey shows that our Borough gets a thumbs-up from our young residents.  The survey provides first-hand feedback from children in the Borough, and indicates how well the Council is doing in providing services to our young people. We will ensure that the results further help to shape our future plans.”


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