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  • Donate to the 'Active Minds' scheme at the Community Hub

    Do you live locally and have unwanted books, DVDs, jigsaws, board games or craft items that you would be happy to donate to the local community?

    Your donations could help people stay busy and keep their minds active as lockdown continues.

    Bedford Borough Council’s Community Hub have a team of volunteers who will collect any donations and then redistribute these items to those in need.

    All donations will be sanitised and prepared, to prevent any risk of infection, be...

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  • 2,000 Food Parcels Gone Out From Bedford Borough’s Community Hub

    Bedford Borough Council’s Community Hub has today delivered the 2000th food parcel to someone in need.

    The Community Hub has been up and running for over a month, delivering food, prescriptions and support to people are most in need; those who are self-isolating in Bedford Borough who have no local support network.

    In that time, the Hub has responded to lots of requests for support which include, along with 2,000 food parcels, nearly 500 prescriptions deliveries, delivery o...

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  • Urgent – Almost Half of Eligible Businesses Yet to Apply for Government Coronavirus Support Cash

    Bedford Borough Council is issuing an urgent call for businesses ratepayers which may be eligible for a coronavirus support grant to request it, with almost half of eligible local firms still to apply.

    The Government’s coronavirus business support grants provide £10,000 for businesses ratepayers in receipt of small business or rural rate relief, and up to £25,000 for eligible retail, leisure and hospitality ratepayers.

    Bedford Borough Council is administering the grants loc...

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  • Have Your Say - Ideas for new development in Bedford at Ford End Road and Land South of the River

    Earlier this year, Bedford Borough Council adopted its Local Plan 2030. This set out where and how growth will take place across Bedford Borough over the next decade to provide housing, schools, jobs, and infrastructure.

    As part of that Local Plan, the land around Ford End Road and the land south of the river surrounding Bedford St Johns train station was earmarked for future development for housing, shops, community uses and green space.

    These areas have also previously be...

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  • Garden Waste Collections Restarted - Check Calendar for Updates

    Bedford Borough Council is restarting green waste collections from Monday 27 April. Residents must check when their next garden waste collection will be by visiting www.bedford.gov.uk/bins.

    During the coronavirus outbreak, the Council has been following the latest government guidance to protect both the public and bin crews working on the frontline. This meant there had to be some changes to ensure priority collections could continue, wh...

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  • Council Pays Tribute as Local Businesses Step Up in Fight Against Coronavirus

    Despite the coronavirus pandemic presenting huge challenges for businesses, firms across Bedford Borough are stepping up in a wide variety of ways in support of the local and national effort to tackle the virus, protect the NHS and keep people safe.

    From local initiatives to provide everyday support to NHS and other key workers, to hi-tech development of COVID-19 testing kits for the national government, Bedford Borough businesses are making a huge contribution at this challenging ...

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  • Making COVID-19 History

    The Higgins Bedford has issued a call for you to share with them your experiences and those of your community and workplaces.

    Are you keeping a journal, taking photographs of your daily exercise, posting to social media? Are you running a local business to support local people day to day, or creating a rainbow artwork for your front windows? Have you volunteered to be part of a community initiative to support those self-isolating or our key workers? Are you a key worker facing the ...

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  • VE Day Commemorations Postponed

    To protect the health and wellbeing of the public, organisers, and military personnel and veterans, and in line with national guidance, the decision has been made to postpone the VE Day commemoration events in Bedford Borough.

    The Bedford Branch of Royal British Legion, alongside partners including Bedford Borough Council have been planning commemoration events to mark 75 years since the end of war in Europe.

    However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and government a...

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  • Keeping the Public and Our Bin Crews Safe

    Bedford Borough Council’s bin crews are working hard to keep collecting household waste and recycling during these challenging times, as key workers on the frontline at this time of national crisis.

    To keep the public safe and Council staff safe, the Council has had to take the difficult decision to stop the provision of orange recycling sacks from outlets, including from the Customer Service Centre.

    The Council is encouraging people to compact their recycling: crush, squis...

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  • Online Help and Advice for your Wellbeing

    A new online page has been launched by Bedford Borough Council to help people look after their wellbeing, particularly while in isolation.

    The council has created a new Wellbeing page offering advice to Bedford Borough residents on how to look after themselves whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

    The page will be updated over the coming weeks and will off...

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