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  • Bedford Borough Council Customer Services Launches Appointment Service

    Bedford Borough Council’s Customer Services Centre is introducing an appointment service, for residents who may need that extra digital assistance or face-to-face support.

    The Council is here to help and wants to make it as easy and quick as possible for people to get the answer to a question or resolve an issue they may have. The easiest and quickest way to get in touch or find out information is via the website.

    People can save time and do it online, with lots of forms on ...

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  • Three Weekends of Festive Fun this December

    Bedford Borough Council and BedfordBID (Bedford's Business Improvement District) have been working together to bring exciting plans to life for Christmas in Bedford town centre this year.

    Every December weekend in the run-up to Christmas will be full of festive fun in Bedford town centre with music, entertainments, markets and more.

    On just one weekend, we will see a two-day Artisan Market in partnership with Made in Bedford who have run a number of very successful markets ...

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  • Remembrance and Armistice Events in Bedford Borough

    Bedford Borough Council, the Bedford branch of the Royal British Legion and other partners are working together again this year, with events to mark Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.

    While last year these events had to take place on a much smaller scale, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year they will return to their traditional format with members of the public invited to take part and pay their respects.

    Sunday 14 November- Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremon...

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  • Winter Has Begun for Bedford Borough Council

    From Friday 22 October, Bedford Borough Council is in its ‘winter maintenance period’. This means gritting crews are ready to go out spreading salt on roads to keep traffic moving and safe, as temperatures drop.

    While the weather is still a little warmer, you may see gritters out testing their equipment and making any final adjustments to routes, getting ready for the colder temperatures.

    In addition to the usual gritting service, following the high levels of rain and wet w...

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  • Graduates! Develop a meaningful, successful public sector career with Bedford Borough Council!

    Are you a graduate who wants to make a difference in your local community and excel in your career? The National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP) has opened its recruitment drive for a new cohort, starting Autumn 2022, and Bedford Borough Council is looking to hire two graduates who live, work or study in Bedford Borough.

    The NGDP enables bright, passionate graduates to complete a fully funded postgraduate qualification in leadership and management, whilst undertaking a number...

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  • Bedford Borough Council Provide School Holiday Food Vouchers This Half Term

    Bedford Borough Council will again be providing vouchers to families with children eligible for income related free school meals.

    Funded through the Household Support Fund, the council will provide households £25 per eligible child or young person in Bedford Borough for half term. On top of the £15 supermarket voucher, this half term a one off £10 will also be provided to help off-set any extra spend utility bills and other household expenses.

    Cllr Michael Headley,...

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  • Could you open your home to someone who needs support and become part of our shared lives scheme?

    Shared Lives is a scheme run by Bedford Borough Council where people open their lives and homes up to support people from the age of 16 with learning disabilities. As a member of the scheme you will be paid to provide support from your own home or the wider community.

    Joe, transferred into the Shared Lives scheme from foster care to help him gain independence, while still being part of a family. Joe is supported in cooking meals, household chores, money management and inde...

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  • Good Progress on ‘Northern Gateway’ Works

    Works started on the ‘Northern Gateway’ in June 2021 to ease congestion around the Clapham Road/Manton Lane roundabout, which will also benefit the A6 roundabout.

    To date, Clapham Road has been widened between the Paula Radcliffe Way roundabout and Manton Lane with a new kerb and pavement, construction has started on the dedicated left-turn lane from Clapham Road to Manton Lane, and extensive road widening on the northeast corner of the Clapham Road roundabout is largely complete.<...

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  • Priory Country Park Wins Green Flag Award for 20th Year in A Row

    The Green Flag Award is celebrating its Silver Jubilee, marking 25 years of excellence. Today, environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, is revealing the names of over 2,000 parks and green spaces across the UK that have collected a coveted Green Flag Award for 2021.

    Bedford Park, Addison Howard Park, Harrold-Odell Country Park, and Priory Country Park have once again been awarded the Green Flag.

    The award is the international quality mark for parks and green space, and not o...

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  • Apply now for secondary school places in 2022!

    Is your child due to start Secondary or Upper school next September? You need to apply by 31 October 2021 for the best chance of getting a place at their preferred school.

    Bedford Borough Council’s online admissions system is open to all parents and carers who live within the Borough and whose children are due to transfer to secondary or upper school in September 2022.

    Parents and carers who have a child in year 6 at primary school or year 8 at a middle school will need to t...

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