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  • Apple Day is Back!

    The always popular Apple Day is back at Bromham Mill on Sunday 21st October, from 11am- 4pm.

    This celebration of country living is a great day out for the whole family with food, arts, crafts, and of course apples, with plenty of different stalls to browse!

    There are also lots of activities and entertainment on offer with a wildlife display, a sheepdog and duck display featuring ‘some of the best stunt ducks in the business’, a magic show with illusions and circus skills, a...

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  • Black History Month 2018 at The Higgins Bedford

    Celebrate this year’s Black History Month at The Higgins Bedford with a fascinating exhibition, African and Caribbean Heritage Day, and crafty activities based on African and Caribbean history and culture over the half-term.

    ‘Paved With Gold’: Bedford’s Windrush Generation Exhibition opens on 6th October 2018 and runs to 24th March 2019. This exhibition highlights the Windrush Generation’s journey to Bedford, and will explore their legacy of endurance and determination through the ...

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  • NSPCC launches Neglect Matters campaign to raise awareness of child neglect in Bedfordshire

    The NSPCC and Bedfordshire safeguarding boards are launching a Neglect Matters campaign to combat child and adolescent neglect across the county.

    The children’s charity has teamed up with local authorities and health organisations to push the issue of neglect into the public eye and let Bedfordshire’s young people know where to find help.

    Neglect is the continuing failure to meet a young person's basic needs and is the most common type of child abuse with one in ten childre...

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  • Triple P Parenting Offer – New dates for September

    Early Help’s Triple P offer provides supportive action for families at every stage of their lives by providing a range of information and support through workshops and seminars for parents and carers with children and a new September to December programme has just landed.

    Group Triple P is an 8-week programme for any parent or carer with a child aged 0-12 years old. We also offer an 8-week programme for parents and carers with teenagers offering advice and knowledge to improve comm...

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  • Recycle Week: We Do, Because It Matters

    Recycle Week 2018 is here, reminding people across the country of the importance of recycling and protecting the environment.

    From Blue Planet II, to major developments towards reducing unnecessary plastic, this year people have been motivated to care about the environment in a way they never have before.

    According to RecycleNow, it’s estimated that an average of 35.8 million plastic bottles are used every day across the UK but only 19.8million are recycled each day. This m...

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  • Sports personalities get behind campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation of boys

    Boys and young men can be the victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE), and this is the message that local sports personalities and role models in Bedfordshire are helping to push out over the next few weeks, as part of a new social media awareness campaign.

    Bedfordshire Police, in partnership with Bedford Borough Council, Luton Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, are joining forces to tackle CSE in the new #ItHappensToBoysToo camp...

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  • Certificates of Excellence for Local Parks

    Priory Country Park has entered the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame having received a Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row.

    This entry to the Hall of Fame recognises five consecutive years of consistency high rates from travellers.

    TripAdvisor is an online travel site where people can review places they have visited.  These ‘Certificates of Excellence’ are based on the public views of the park, so this achievement is a real testament to how highly Priory Country ...

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  • Bromham Road Resurfacing Works

    Bromham Road is set to be resurfaced over the course of 6 weeks, starting on 1st October and finishing by 9th November.
    The resurfacing works will cover Bromham Road from Dame Alice Street to just past Dynevor Road. There will also be some drainage repair and kerbing replacement carried out during the course of these works, as well as preparatory works for future traffic signal upgrades at the Union Street and Greyfriars junctions.

    As many local residents and business...

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  • Black History Month 2018 – ‘Paved with Gold’: Bedford’s Windrush Generation Exhibition at The Higgins Bedford

    1st October – 31st October 2018: Black History Month

    6th October 2018 – 24th March 2019: ‘Paved with Gold’: Bedford’s Windrush Generation

    The Higgins Bedford will celebrate this year’s Black History Month by hosting a variety of events and an exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Empire Windrush arriving with people from the Caribbean to Britain. The museum presents ‘Paved with Gold’: Bedford’s Windrush Generation, a fascinating exhib...

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  • Local Plan Consultation- Have Your Say

    Consultation on the ‘Local Plan 2030’ starts today (Tuesday 18th September 2018) and is set to run for 6 weeks to Tuesday 30th October 2018.

    The Local Plan 2030 sets out proposals for growth and development in Bedford Borough to 2030. As well as allocations for the building of new homes, it also includes provision for jobs and the development of facilities such as schools, transport and shops to support new communities.

    This follows a consultation that was held on...

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