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  • Carers Week 10-16 June

    There are an estimated 2,678 unpaid carers in Bedford. That's 2,678 people who spend their life putting other people first and looking after their loved ones. Yet many people still don’t identify themselves as carers - they simply see themselves as spouses, parents, sons, daughters or friends.

    10 - 16 June is Carers Week, a week dedicated to supporting local residents who care for others while recognising that they are individuals with their own needs.

    This year’s them...

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  • Network Rail Public Event, Bromham Road Bridge Closure

    Members of the public are invited to a public event with Network Rail on Tuesday 11 June to find out more about their closure of Bromham Road Bridge later this month. The event is being held at The Bedford Centre Hotel on St Mary’s Street, from 3pm-7pm.

    Due to works required to raise Bromham Road Bridge to allow for the electrification of the Midland Mainline, the road will be closed from Monday 24 June until Spring 2020.

    A diversion route will be clearly signed.

    A ...

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  • Local Offer Live!

    Exciting event on Tuesday 11 June will see the launch of new SEND services website

     
      Local Offer Live! is an innovative event designed for children and young people with Special Education Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their parents and carers. They will be able to ask any questions they like, exchange ideas, meet people and attend a fun event in the evening.

    The event will introduce Bedford Borough's "Local Offer" - a website that is not just a d...

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  • Summer Gardening Events at The Higgins Bedford

    19th June: Lunchtime Lecture with Professor Christiana Payne – ‘Round and Round the Garden’

    23rd June: Round and Round the Garden Family Afternoon

    30th June: Your Garden Questions Answered with Jane Perrone, Kathy and Simon Brown

    4th July: Lunchtime Lecture Edward Bawden – Art and Gardening

    3rd July, 25th July, 18th August & 7th September: Garden Tours - Transforming the gardens at The Higgins Bedford

    There are lots of garden-themed events and ac...

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  • Fantastic Weekend in Bedford to Start the Summer!

    The Bedford International Kite Festival and first Bedford Festival of Motoring were at Russell Park and the Embankment over the weekend, with an estimated 30,000 visitors coming along to this fantastic weekend of fun in the sun.

    The Kite Festival saw kites of all sizes and colours, with flyers from around the world coming ...

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