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  • Communities Working together to safeguard Children and Young People

    Bedford Borough Council is inviting members of the public to come along to the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Conference that is taking place on the 6th October 2018 at Ravidass Gurdwara.

    Detective Chief Superintendent, Sharn Basra, Lisa Robinson, the CSE coordinator for Bedfordshire and a survivor of CSE will be speaking at the conference. Alongside this, the Children in Care Council Foster Carers will also be available for a Question and Answer session. The conference will ...

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  • Online admissions now open!

    Bedford Borough Council’s online admissions systems is now open to all parents and carers whose children are due to transfer to secondary or upper school in September 2019.

    Parents who live within the Borough who have a child in year 6 at primary school or year 8 at a middle school will need to transfer their child to a secondary school or upper school in September 2019. The transfer to Secondary 2019 round and the transfer to Upper 2019 round is available from the 12th Septem...

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  • Bedford i-Kan Celebrates 10th Birthday

    Bedford i-Kan, a destination of choice for entrepreneurs and businesses in Bedford, celebrated its 10 year birthday this September.  The centre was a pioneering project by Bedford Borough Council to provide flexible and affordable office accommodation tailored towards business start-ups and small businesses.

    Located in the heart of Bedford’s town centre, i-Kan has served as a base for those looking to grow their businesses and ideas. With spaces for 1-2 people, and large enoug...

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  • Over 7,500 sign up for Council’s LibraryPlus Membership

    Over 7,500 people have signed up to become members of Bedford Borough Council's LibraryPlus scheme which gives increased access to council libraries.

    In September last year Bedford Borough’s libraries started working in a whole new way with the start of self-service hours through LibraryPlus at Bedford Central, Bromham and Wootton Libraries.

    The move to LibraryPlus has seen library opening hours increase by over 40 hours overall, including Bedford Central Library opening on...

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  • 30hr Funded Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds across the Borough

    From September 2017, 30 hours funded childcare has been available for eligible 3 and 4 year olds. 1,337 children across Bedford Borough currently have access to 30 hours childcare, the highest number in the region.

    The 30 hours offer is available for 3 and 4 year olds of working parents in the Borough and parents can apply at the same time as Tax-Free childcare. Children start in their childcare place the term after they turn 3 years old and have received a valid 30 hours code, whi...

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  • Street Lighting Transformation Complete

    The project to replace Borough-owned highway street lights with LED street lights has successfully come to completion this year.

    After winning a competitive bidding process, the Council was awarded £5.3million by the Department for Transport and invested ...

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  • Heritage Open Days Are Back in Bedford Borough

    From Thursday 6th- Sunday 9th and Thursday 13th- Sunday 16th September, you can celebrate history and architecture across the Borough with Heritage Open Days 2018.

    There will be a free town centre guided walk of ‘Bedford’s Historical Plaques: Blue, Bronze and Others’ giving visitors a chance to find out some of the fascinating history behind the ordinary doors and windows in Bedford. This will take place on Saturday 15th September from 11am; pre-booking is necessary ...

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