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  • Bedford Borough Parks Keep Their Green Flags for Another Year

    During this year’s Love Parks Week, four of Bedford Borough’s parks have once again won a Green Flag Award recognising them as being among the UK’s very best green spaces.

    Addison Howard Park, Bedford Park, Harrold-Odell Country Park and Priory Country Park have all once again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag, the mark of quality parks and open space. It has been an exceptionally successful year for our wonderful country parks with Priory Country Park winning the award for i...

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  • Bedford Borough’s Pools, Gyms, and Leisure Facilities, Tell Us What You Think?

    Bedford Borough Council is asking residents to get in touch to let them know what you think about the Council’s leisure facilities, run by Fusion Lifestyle.

    Just over five years ago, Bedford Borough Council engaged Fusion Lifestyle to run its leisure centres. This saw Fusion Lifestyle take over management of the six local leisure facilities; Bedford International Athletic Stadium, the Bunyan Centre, Mowsbury Golf and Squash Complex, Robinson Pool, Kempston Pool and Oasis Pool, and ...

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  • Take a giant leap into Space Chase with Bedford Borough Libraries

    Bedford Borough Libraries are calling for children to sign up to read library books this summer as part of Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019.

    The 2019 Summer Reading Challenge asks children to borrow and read library books over the summer as part of this year’s theme, Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

    Space Chase launches in libraries across Bedford Borough on Saturday 13 July and runs until Saturday 7 September. 

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  • Music in the Meadows is Back for Summer

    Free bandstand concerts are coming back to Mill Meadows on the Embankment this summer.

    This 2019 concert series at the Victorian Bandstand is being kindly sponsored by The Longholme, who will be providing seasonal catering and refreshments at each event.

    A number of different groups will perform these traditional bandstand music concerts, on the following dates:

    Sunday 14th July- Salvation Army Band

    Sunday 21st July- The Hitchin Band

    Sunday 28th July...

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  • Free Tulip Bulbs Giveaway

    Bedford Borough Council has given away thousands of tulip bulbs to nearly 30 local charities, schools and community groups, for free.

    With the seasonal change of the Embankment planting going into the summer, the Council has given away the tulip bulbs from the spring planting.

    Local groups were invited to request tulip bulbs, and lots got in touch with the Council including the Abbey Fields Roundabout Group, schools including Castle Newnham and Scott Primary, charities such...

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  • Major Improvements on the A6

    A stretch of A6 south of Bedford, past the village of Wilstead will be rebuilt this summer. This stretch of the A6 is in serious need of rebuilding as a consequence of the foundations of the road having collapsed.

    The importance of safety for road users is paramount and the road is being completely rebuilt in a multimillion-pound investment by Bedford Borough Council, with the works being carried out by Henderson & Taylor.

    These works will require the road to be closed ...

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  • Stay Connected- Get Emails from Your Council

    Visit www.bedford.gov.uk/stayconnected and sign up for our email bulletins, including updates on roadworks through our 'Transporting Bedford' newsletter. 

  • Network Rail Bromham Road Bridge Closure

    Network Rail’s Bromham Road Bridge closure started on Monday 24th June and will run until Spring 2020.

    This is to allow them to safely demolish and raise the bridge as part of their Midland Main Line upgrade. A diversion via the A6 and Clapham Road will be clearly signposted.

    This full closure follows earlier partial and overnight clo...

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  • Shared Lives Week

    Shared Lives Week is taking place from 17 - 21 June 2019. The focus of this year’s Shared Lives Week is to celebrate the amazing part Shared Lives carers play in people’s lives.

    Shared Lives carers do amazing work and enrich the lives of the individuals they support as well as the communities they live in. This can be long-term support or a short break by having support and access to community events like going to the cinema or for a walk and chat.

    Cllr Wendy Rider, Portfol...

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  • Recycling- How We Handle Your Waste

    Bedford Borough Council works with Viridor, a leading UK recycler, and have been assured by them that the recycled waste we pass to them is reprocessed correctly. Viridor operates over 300 advanced recycling, energy recovery and landfill diversion facilities and only work with Environment Agency accredited and licensed facilities.

    They have assured us that they have a robus...

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