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  • New Exhibition: The Journey from Bunyan to The Brickworks

    Pride Inspiration Hope

    Opens 6th April 2019

    The Journey from Bunyan to the Brickworks explores the journeys of pride, inspiration and hope made by Bunyan who was imprisoned and persecuted for his beliefs, alongside the difficult journeys made by those who came to Bedford after the Second World War to work at The London Brick Company.

    Do you have any memories of working at the brickworks? Or do you know of anyone who worked at the brickworks? The Higgins Bedford inv...

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  • Make Sure You Register to Vote in time for May’s Local Elections

    On Thursday 2nd May, local residents in Bedford Borough will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

      Elections will be held for the elected mayor of Bedford Borough, local councillors, and parish and town councillors where areas have parish/town councils.

    In order to vote in this important election, residents must be on the electoral register. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is fast approaching; Bedford Borough C...

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  • Bedford schools awarded the Music Mark Membership

    Six Bedford Borough schools have been recognised by Bedford Music Hub for their contribution to music education when they were awarded the ‘Music Mark Membership’.

    The schools were presented their certificates at a ceremony hosted by Bedford School.

    A Bedford Borough Council Spokesperson said; “It’s an honour to recognise the commitment in providing high quality music education to children and young people in our borough.

    “Music can help set a child up for life. Not...

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  • Over £380,000 Funding Success for Rough Sleeper Services

    Bedford Borough Council has successfully secured £383,323 in funding to continue to deliver additional support services for those sleeping rough.

    Additional services to support rough sleepers were announced last year, including more outreach workers, 44 more units of accommodation, more emergency beds available over winter, and a specific Rough Sleeper Co-Ordinator post.

    It has now been confirmed by the Government that the Council will be awarded money to continue to provid...

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  • Consultation on Public Space Protection Orders

    Bedford Borough Council is consulting on the renewal of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).

    In 2016 two PSPOs were introduced in Bedford Borough: restricting cycling in the pedestrianised area of the town centre from 9am to 6pm, and dog control orders for various areas of the Borough.

    PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of tha...

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  • Council bid for Prebend Street relief road funding

    Bedford Borough Council has submitted a bid for £15m of government funding to help reduce congestion at the Prebend Street / Midland Road roundabout.

    Working with Homes England, the Council have developed the plan since submitting an expression of interest last year, and have now submitted the revised bid.

    The new relief road would link the bottom of Ashburnham Road with Commercial Road West, reducing the number of cars queuing along Prebend Street and Midland Road, particu...

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  • Rivercare Clean Up 2019

    Saturday 30th March sees Rivercare Clean Up return to Bedford Embankment.

    Rivercare Clean Up is a fantastic community event which sees the Embankment and river given a complete clean with the help of volunteers and local groups, with last year’s event seeing over 200 people get involved.

    The Council is looking for volunteers who like to take part and help clear and litter-pick along the Embankment and riverside. Scuba divers and kayakers will be in the water clearing the ri...

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  • Number 13 is New Home for ‘Made in Bedford’

    Number 13, St Paul’s Square is set to become the new home for ‘Made in Bedford’ in Bedford’s town centre.

    ‘Made in Bedford’ is an established movement promoting the work of local artists, designers, makers and producers. Working in partnership with Bedford Borough Council, this new venture will see a shop, café and art display space at Number 13.

    With locally sourced produce, a showcase of works by top local artists, designers and makers, and displays of work by local artis...

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  • Join the Great British Spring Clean in Bedford Borough

    Bedford Borough Council is joining the Great British Spring Clean by organising events to collect and safely dispose of litter, joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to inspire 500,000 people across the country. This year, the Spring Clean will focus on single-use plastic and encourages everyone to recycle as much as possible.

    There are lots of events taking place across the Borough for the Great British Spring Clean on the following dates, starting at 10am (unless otherwise stated...

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  • New Primary School officially opens in Cotton End

    Pupils, Staff and developers were joined by Mayor Dave Hodgson to mark the official opening of Cotton End Forest School and Preschool.

    Pupils and staff from Cotton End Forest School were joined by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, and representatives involved in the building project to celebrate the new school opening by sowing seeds and burying a time capsule, created by the pupils, staff and governors of the school.

    Cotton End Forest School has been designed as ...

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