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  • Bedford Borough Council Play Areas Open

    From this weekend, all Bedford Borough Council play areas will be open apart from Kingfisher play area in Wixams.

    The Council has been working to get its over 120 play areas ready for reopening, in line with Government guidance to keep the public safe.

    This work has included the removal of some equipment to help maintain social distancing and getting signage ready to publicise the rules that people must follow to stay safe when using the play equipment.

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  • Staying Safe If You Have to Visit a Council Building

    With coronavirus present in our community, Bedford Borough Council is reminding local residents to contact the Council remotely if they can.

    The Council provides a number of services on its website, like booking a visit to the recycling centre, paying council tax, reporting a pothole or missed bin collection online at www.bedford.gov.uk and its Customer Services Team can be contacted by email (Continue reading...

  • Local Leisure Facilities Update

    Fusion Lifestyle and Bedford Borough Council have been following national guidance regarding the safe reopening of leisure facilities within the Borough during COVID-19.

    Since mid-May the Council and Fusion have reopened Mowsbury Golf Club, providing a leisure offer for customers in line with public health guidance and guidance around safe outdoor sporting activities.

    However, with the infection rate having been higher locally than in other places, indoor leisure facilities...

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  • Your Vote Matters- Look Out for a Voter Registration Form

    To ensure that everyone who has a right to vote is on the Electoral Register, Bedford Borough Council is required by law to carry out an ‘Annual Canvass’ which has now started across the Borough.

    The Government has changed the process so that the Council is able to use information already held to confirm voter registration details. In many cases, this means that households will be contacted by post confirming their details are correct and they do not need to take any further actio...

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  • Play Areas Open from Thursday 23 July

    Some children’s play areas and outdoor gyms in Bedford Borough will be opening from noon on Thursday 23 July.

    The Council has been working to get its over 120 play areas ready for reopening, in line with Government guidance to keep the public safe.

    This work has included the removal of some equipment to help maintain social distancing and getting signage ready to publicise the rules that people must follow to stay safe when using the play equipment.

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  • Improvements Coming to Allhallows and Church Square

    Works are starting this summer on big improvements to Allhallows and Church Square.

    Allhallows is a key part of Bedford town centre, and is a busy link between the town, the bus station and the train station. The whole stretch of Allhallows from St Loyes Street down to Midland Road, and Church Square is set to be improved in a major project.

    These works will transform this busy area of Bedford town centre, with the existing pavements and roadway being rebuilt and re-laid wi...

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  • Bedford Borough receives 188k funding for English language classes

    Bedford Borough Council has been successful in receiving funding to help adults with their English language skills.

    As part of a nationwide initiative, MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) has announced that Bedford Borough will receive £188,663.28 to deliver services for ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) through 2020/21.

    This successful funding bid will facilitate 345 free community based classes in speaking, listening, re...

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  • Be Aware of Ticks While Out in Parks

    Following reports of two cases of Lyme disease due to tick bites in Bedford Park, Bedford Borough Council is reminding people to be aware while out in local parks and open spaces.

    Ticks survive in many habitats, but prefer moist areas with leaf litter or longer grass, like in woodland, grassland, moorland, heathland and some urban parks and gardens. They don’t fly or jump, but wait on vegetation and climb on when something brushes past.

    They mainly attach to animals but som...

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  • Face Coverings To Become Mandatory in Shops from Friday 24 July

    The Government has announced that face coverings are to become mandatory in supermarkets and shops from Friday 24 July, joining public transport where people have had to wear a face covering since Monday 15 June.

    A ‘face covering’ does not mean a medical grade mask, it is just something which safely covers the nose and mouth from a purpose-bought covering to a scarf.

    Face coverings work by protecting others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection because they cover...

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  • Support for Workers During Coronavirus

    Bedford Borough Council is providing advice, support and help to businesses and their employees during coronavirus.

    Many things have changed about the places where we’re all working, with national guidance around how workplaces must reopen in a ‘COVID-secure’ way to keep staff and the public safe.

    If you think your workplace is not doing all that they should, or you are feeling pressured to return to work when you don’t think it is safe- the Council is here to help.


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