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  • Bedford Borough Council Opening Emergency Beds For Rough Sleepers Every Night Throughout the Winter

    Rough sleepers in Bedford Borough will be able to access emergency beds every night throughout the winter, not just when temperatures drop below freezing.

    This means that for the second successive year in Bedford Borough accommodation will be available every night throughout the winter to 31 March, rather than just offering basic emergency beds in very cold weather.

    This is on top of existing accommodation which provides 39 beds for rough sleepers throughout the year at the...

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  • Record Numbers Turn Out for Christmas Lights Switch-On

    Approximately 12,000 people are estimated to have come to the Christmas lights switch-on and fireworks display on Bedford Embankment on Sunday night.

    The now traditional fireworks display to mark the start of the Christmas season here in Bedford, with lights switched-on to illuminate across the town is always a popular event in the local calendar, organised and funded by Bedfor...

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  • Just BLISS in Bedford

    Bedford Borough Council and partners launched their Behaviour, Learning and Inclusions Support Strategy (BLISS), a multi-agency approach to promote inclusion and helping vulnerable children to stay in school.

    Produced in partnership with schools, colleges, nurseries, police and health services, this strategy will work to ensure that schools are supported to be inclusive and effe...

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  • Festive Fun at The Higgins Bedford

    Saturday 23 November: Christmas Crafts- Wellbeing Saturday

    Sunday 24 November: Christmas Crafts- Printmaking with Katie Allen

    Saturday 30 November: Christmas Crafts- Felt making with Anne-Marie Abbate

    Sunday 1 December: Museum Shop Sunday

    Get into the festive spirit at The Higgins Bedford with craft workshops and a cultural shopping experience offering unique, creative and special gifts in the run up the Christmas.

    On Saturday 23 November Christmas C...

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  • Flooding and Other Severe Weather

    We are continuing to monitor river levels and the impact on public, school and adult transport in the area. For the latest information on any disruption to transport visit our adverse weather pages: www.bedford.gov.uk/winterupdates

  • Bedford Christmas Lights Switch-On and Fair!

    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November
     

    For the first time, Bedford’s Christmas lights switch-on will take place on a Sunday after a weekend of fun and frolics with a free Christmas fair.

    Saturday 23 November and Sunday 24 November sees a Christmas fair come to Harpur Square. From 10am until 5pm on both days, the Square will be full of food stalls, entertainment with choi...

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  • Progress Update on the A6 Wilstead Bypass Reconstruction

    The completion date for the project to rebuild the A6 past Wilstead has been delayed to March 2020, after on-site testing revealed that more works are required than originally thought.

    The A6 past Wilstead is currently being rebuilt. This stretch of road was originally built in the 1970s, but had become too dangerous for normal road use after its foundations had collapsed.

    Extensive work on the project has already been completed including the removal of the existing road su...

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  • Gritting- Find Out More

    Why hasn’t my road been gritted?

    On a single gritting run, our crews will cover over 480km of road.  

    We can’t grit every road across the Borough – we have to concentrate our efforts on areas where it will benefit the most people.

    We will, as far as we can, keep the main roads free of ice and snow at all times to ensure a safe journey for those travelling around the Borough, and we try to ensure that most people live within a reasonable distanc...

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  • Register to Vote by midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019

    On Thursday 12 December 2019, a General Election is being held across the country.

     To vote in this election, you must be on the electoral register. If you are not already registered to vote, make sure you do it by Tuesday 26 November 2019.

    It’s quick and easy to register to vote. You can register to vote online by visiting the Council’s website at
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  • Bedford – An Inclusive Town

    On Purple Tuesday, Tuesday 12 November, Bedford Borough Council and partners are launching a survey to help inform an Inclusive Town Charter.

     Leading on the Inclusive Town Charter will be the new 'Bedford- An Inclusive Town Group. This sees the Council working in partnership with Access Bedford, Autism Bedfordshire, Bedford BID, Bedford and District Access Group, Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society and the Harpur Centre.

    The group are looking to introduce a Ch...

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