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  • Teen Brain Matters for Parents

    Teen Brain Matters for Parents is a free 2 hour workshop for parents developed by Professor John Coleman exclusively for Bedford Borough Council.

    Teenage behaviour used to be explained through physical changes associated with puberty but new development has shown that other than the first 3 years of life the brain goes through the biggest change in its development during adolescence.

    This workshop brings together the latest understanding of neuroscience and development psyc...

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  • Scrapping Single Use Plastic

    Bedford Borough Council has announced it aims to become a ‘single-use’ plastic-free Council by the end of 2020.

    Single-use plastics are only used once before they are thrown away and because they are plastic, they take a long time to break down. This includes things such as plastic cups, cutlery, straws and bottles.

    As a nation we are becoming more aware of the need to tackle the problem of plastic waste pollution. Locally Bedford Borough Council is taking the lead by worki...

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  • ‘We Are Five’ Exhibition and Events at The Higgins Bedford

    6th October 2018 – 24th March 2019: ‘We Are Five’ - The Higgins Bedford Art Collection Favourites Chosen by the People of Bedford

    Wednesday 31st October and 28th November: We Are Five Gallery Tour

    An exhibition marking five years since the redevelopment of The Higgins Bedford has opened.

    ‘We Are Five’ celebrates 5 years since the major redevelopment of our local museum and art gallery, which re-opened in June 2013.

    It features artworks chosen by some of the ...

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  • World Mental Health Day 2018

    World Mental Health Day takes place on 10th October every year and is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues, tackle the stigma surrounding mental health and promote open and positive conversations.

    A free healthy mind and healthy body hub featuring a host of interactive activities is being held in Bedford’s Harpur Square to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10.

    Visitors will be able to try table tennis, ride a smoothie bike, learn about the wide ra...

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  • Week of Action!

    This week, the Bedford Borough Community Safety Partnership will be running a ‘Week of Action’ in the Midland Road and Tavistock Street areas.

    Every day from Monday 1st - Saturday 6th October, Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Police, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be working in partnership with the local community to concentrate on ways to help improve the two areas and this will include activities and events that local residents and businesses can be involved in.
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  • Older Persons’ Accommodation Strategy 2018-2023 Consultation

    Bedford Borough Council wants your views on the draft Older People’s Accommodation Strategy 2018-2023 which will cover the future housing needs of people over 65 years of age living in the Borough.

    The draft Older Persons’ Accommodation Strategy outlines the Council’s aims in meeting the accommodation needs of older people in the Borough. There are different housing solutions required for different levels of need. It is important to assess the future need for specialist accommodati...

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