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  • A6 Past Wilstead Set To Reopen in Less Than Two Weeks

    Following major works which have seen the entire stretch of road dug up, the drainage system replaced, and the road rebuilt, the A6 past Wilstead is set to reopen on Monday 9 March.

    This important route south of the town had begun to collapse and become too dangerous for normal road use. To ensure the long-term future of this road, the Council decided to invest in completely rebuilding it.

    During the rebuild, it became clear that the existing pipe drainage system had not ...

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  • Rough Sleeping More Than Halved in Bedford Borough in Just Two Years

    Figures released today show that the number of people rough sleeping in the Bedford Borough has more than halved in just two years.

    The Rough Sleeper estimate is carried out by local authorities across the country on a nominated night every November. The November 2019 estimate (supported by a street count) showed 30 people sleeping rough in Bedford Borough. In 2017 this figure was 76, dropping to 51 in 2018.

    According to figures released this morning by the Government, Bedf...

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  • Political map of Bedford set to change

    The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Bedford Borough Council.

    The consultation is the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries across the borough.


    The Commission has also announced that Bedford Borough Council should have 46 councillors in future: six more than the current arrangements.<...

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  • Reading Well for Children’ at Bedford Borough’s Libraries

    ‘Reading Well for Children’ has been launched by The Reading Agency and Libraries Connected to support children’s mental health and wellbeing, and is now available at Bedford Central, Kempston and Putnoe libraries.

    This booklist is aimed at children aged 7-11, and has titles suitable for a range of reading levels.

    Developed by national experts together with children and families who have experienced some of these issues, the list has been endorsed by leading health bodies i...

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  • Improving Junctions Near Bedford Train Station

    Works to improve cycle and pedestrian routes at the Bromham Road, Shakespeare Road and Ashburnham Road double mini roundabouts are due to start on Monday 17 February.

    This is part of the Transporting Bedford project, the largest ever investment in the towns roads.
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  • Bedford Borough Council Tackling Unlicensed HMOs

    The Council is tackling unlicensed shared houses- or ‘Houses in Multiple Occupation’ (HMOs)- across Bedford Borough.

    The Council is running a project targeting any remaining unlicensed HMOs, or shared houses, in Bedford Borough. The Council will seek to prosecute or issue Civil Penalty Notices of up to £30,000 per offence on non-compliant owners who have failed to either apply for a licence or have failed to be granted one due to not meeting the Council’s minimum standards.


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  • Amazing Comedy at Bedford Corn Exchange

    Lots of amazing comedians are coming to Bedford Corn Exchange, our town centre theatre, this year.

    This morning, tickets went on sale for Michael McIntyre at the Bedford Corn Exchange, and the show sold out in just seven minutes.

    Well established favourites like John Bishop, Chris Ramsey, and of course Michael McIntyre are doing shows, along with newer faces such as Kojo Anim, the Britain’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer comedy star doing his debut UK tour.

    Cllr Doug McMu...

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  • Bedford Borough Welcomes Proposals to Stop Unregulated Care Home Placements

    Bedford Borough Council welcomes today’s government announcement for proposals to stop children in care being placed in unregulated accommodation.

    There have been growing concerns locally and nationally about the number of children under the age of 16 placed in unregulated accommodation and being left at risk.

    Under new proposals, the government would introduce national standards for unregulated accommodation to improve the quality and security of the placements. Ofsted wou...

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  • Pay Monthly For Your Parking at Queen Street Car Park

    Queen Street car park offers local residents, businesses and employers cheap parking all year round, and now Bedford Borough Council has made it even easier for people to use this town centre car park.

    People can now pay for an annual season ticket monthly rather than having to find the money upfront, at Queen Street and a number of other town centre car parks.

    Bedford Borough Council has frozen car parking season tickets prices since 2017. This means that someone can park ...

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  • Weaving Narratives

    A popular craft project linking stories to our past is set to return to Bedfordshire Archives.

    The Weaving Narratives project invites people to use the archives as inspiration to create textile works. When the project was first run, four years ago, both amateur and professional textile artists successfully created an amazing range of pieces. With new archives added to the collections all the time the projects return has been welcomed.

    The project is open to anyone intereste...

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