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  • Bedford Borough Council Joins Refill Bedford

    Bedford Borough Council has signed up as a Refill Station, joining Refill Bedford creating a network of local places where people can go fill up their reusable water bottle for free.

    ‘Refill’ is a nationwide campaign working to connect people with thousands of local businesses, community venues, transport hubs and public fountains where they can refill for free. They have launched a free ‘Refill App’ where anyone can find Refill Stations where they can refill on the go.

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  • Bedford BID Ballot

    A ballot of local businesses in the town centre has backed the renewal of the Bedford Business Improvement District (BID) for a further five years.


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  • The One Show are coming to Bedford for Children In Need

    The One Show will be stopping off in Bedford as the team travels across the UK for this year’s Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need.

    A team of six young people, all of whom have been supported by BBC Children in Need-funded projects, will be joined by The One Show’s Matt Baker on the eight-day challenge as they take on a 400 mile route, starting in Holyhead in Anglesey, Wales on Friday 8 November.

    Team Rickshaw will cycle into Bedford’s Harpur Square on Thursday 14 Novem...

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  • Halloween Half-Term Fun at The Higgins Bedford and Local Libraries

    There’s lots of half-term fun to be had in Bedford Borough, with activities and events at our local museum and art gallery, and all five local libraries.

    ‘Enter the World of Dreams and Nightmares’ is the theme for half-term activities at The Higgins Bedford, following the opening of new exhibition ‘Dreams and Nightmares’. Holiday activities are sponsored by Oxford Brookes U...

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  • National Adoption Week 2019

    It is National Adoption Week, 14 - 20 October and Bedford Borough Council is urging adoptive families to come forward in an effort to provide homes for children.

    The focus for 2019 is on those children who wait the longest to find a loving home - those in a sibling group, children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, older children and those with complex health needs or those with a disability.

    In the East of England there are nearly twice as many children awaiting a...

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  • Cherry Trees blossoms!

    Cherry Trees Nursery School has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

    Following a two day inspection in July 2019 Cherry Trees was upgraded from ‘Good’, in November 2018, to ’Outstanding’.

    Cherry Trees received an 'Outstanding' rating in all five areas of the latest inspection, including how the needs of children are met, contribution of the early years provision to the well-being of children and the effectiveness of leadership and management.

    The report said: “Childr...

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  • Dreams and Nightmares at The Higgins Bedford

    12th October 2019 – 22nd March 2020: Dreams and Nightmares Exhibition
     

    12th October 2019: Dreams and Nightmares Catalogue Launch


    The Higgins Bedford is proud to present; Dream and Nightmares, an exhibition of incredible artworks drawn from the internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Collection, exploring ar...

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  • £900 in Fines Issued After Waste Given to Rogue Traders Found Fly-Tipped

    In the last two weeks, Bedford Borough Council has issued three £300 fines to individuals after their household and garden waste was fly-tipped, having been given to rogue traders for disposal.

    Investigations were also carried out to identify the people who committed the fly-tipping but unfortunately the residents didn’t have any further details of the individuals who took their waste.

    Earlier this year the Council introduced a new Fixed Penalty Notice. This gave it the pow...

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  • Recycling, It’s In Our Hands - Recycle Week 2019 (23-29 September)

    Bedford Borough Council is supporting Recycle Week 2019, in partnership with WRAP and Recycle Now.

    Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week is asking everyone to take action.

    Environmental concerns are top of the agenda for people across the world. By getting involved this Recycle Week and making even just one little change which sees you reusing and recycling more, you can do your bit.

    Throughout the week, there will be advice on how to recycle more from all around the h...

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  • Empty Homes Week 2019- Taking Action on Empty Homes

    Bedford Borough Council works all year round to bring long-term empty homes back into use and this Empty Homes Week is celebrating successes from around the Borough.

    Success stories have included the creation of two modern, semi-detached bungalows in Sharnbrook where the previous property had stood empty for 7 years and had become derelict, and a local eyesore. The two bungalows have been developed and marketed by ASKWilson Builders and are expected to be occupied soon.

    The...

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