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  • Network Rail’s Bromham Road Bridge Closure

    With Network Rail’s major works on Bromham Road Bridge commencing on Monday 4 March 2019, Bedford Borough Council is reminding residents to find alternative transport routes.

    Network Rail is closing the bridge to allow utilities running through the bridge to be removed and relocated ahead of the structure being demolished and reconstructed. T...

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  • Have your Say: Register to Vote

    Bedford Borough Council is encouraging any local residents not already registered to vote, to register before local elections on 2 May this year.

    There are fewer than 100 days until Bedford Borough voters go to the polls to elect the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Borough Councillors and Town and Parish Councillors. Anyone not registered can do so at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

    On 2 May 2019 elections will be taking place across ...

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  • Brexit and What It Means for You

    The UK is due to leave the European Union.

    Information on what this will mean for you can be found on the UK government webpages www.gov.uk/euexit

    Whether you are an individual or a business, the following links will help you prepare:

  • Introducing the Bedford Festival of Motoring

    Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019. Bedford’s beautiful Embankment is this year hosting the first ever Bedford Festival of Motoring, which will take place alongside the regular Bedford International Kite Festival in Russell Park on the first weekend of June.

    The inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring is being brought to the town by Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Adrian Grubb of Events with Panache. Adrian has previously been involved with the successful launch and m...

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  • Bedford man fined £13k for breaching Building Control Regulations

    On Tuesday 29 January, Mr Mohammed Saleem, of Bromham Road, Bedford, was ordered to pay £13,772.97 after pleading guilty to breaching the Building Regulations.

    During the hearing at Luton Magistrates Court, the court heard how Mr Saleem had not complied with a number of Building Regulations including some critical fire safety requirements whilst carrying out work to convert an existing office space into flats.

    In passing sentence the Court ordered that Mr Saleem to pay one ...

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  • New Fine for Irresponsible Waste Disposal

    Bedford Borough Council has introduced a new Fixed Penalty Notice to tackle fly-tipping.

    The Council already issues fines to those who commit the offence of fly-tipping. It is estimated that two-thirds of fly-tipped waste is household waste which is often fly-tipped because a householder has allowed an unauthorised person to take it away, rather than them fly-tipping it themselves.

    To crack down on this, a new Fixed Penalty Notice has been introduced which will see a £300 f...

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  • Annual Count Shows Fewer People Sleeping Rough in Bedford Borough

    Latest figures have shown that there are a third fewer people sleeping rough in Bedford Borough than there were one year ago, with work continuing to support rough sleepers and reduce the figure further.

    Increasing levels of rough sleeping have been a national concern, with figures showing that the number of people rough sleeping has more than doubled in recent years. The latest figures have shown a national decrease of 2% in the number of people rough sleeping compared to the year...

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