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  • Home Office Safer Streets Project Launches in Bedford Borough

    Following a successful bid by Bedford Borough Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for over £430,000, the Safer Streets project has launched in Bedford Borough.

    This project, funded by the Home Office, aims to tackle burglary and theft, and help makes people’s homes safe in areas where crime is an issue.

    In Bedford Borough, this money is being invested in Midland Road and surrounding streets. As an area close to the town centre and a busy through-route, it is an ar...

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  • Bedford Borough steps up to Autumn Walking Challenge

    The Autumn Walking Challenge, delivered by Sustrans and Bedford Borough Council, has now started and the Council is encouraging businesses to get back outside and exercise.

    The Autumn Walking Challenge, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), encourages participants to join a team with two colleagues to track their daily and weekly step count from 28 October to 23 November. Successful teams will win one of three great prizes, which are also funded by the DfT. The categories i...

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  • Seasonal Flu

    Seasonal Flu campaign. The Flu kills. Get your free jab. as your pharmacist or GP.

    Information on the seasonal flu and why you should have your flu vaccine.



  • Different Ways to Celebrate Bonfire Night Safely

    Bedford Borough Council is urging the public to take steps to stay safe this Bonfire Night.

    With many organised events cancelled across the country due to coronavirus, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual.

    The Council is joining Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in calling on people not to have bonfires in their gardens.

    Instead, here are some alternative ideas for ways to celebrate Bonfire Night this year:

  • Final Set of Traffic Light Upgrades for 2020

    Bedford Borough Council has carried out several traffic light upgrade projects through the Transporting Bedford project including at the junctions of London Road / Elstow Road, Newnham Avenue / Goldington Road, and Bromham Road / Newnham Street.

    All of these upgrades have seen equipment and software put in place to improve the detection and control of traffic, to help traffic flow better at these well-known congested junctions.

    Next week will see the final traffic light upg...

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  • Keeping Bedford Clean, Safe and Welcoming

    Work to ensure that Bedford continues to be a safe and welcoming place to visit sees District Enforcement Ltd awarded a contract to deter those from spoiling our parks and open spaces and Bedford town centre from environmental offences.

    Taking over from LA Support at the end of their contract, District Enforcement have been awarded this contract in Bedford Borough following a procurement process.

    They will have the power to enforce and issue fines to people seen littering, ...

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  • Council Discusses Transformation Plan In Face of COVID-19 Pressures

    Tomorrow, Wednesday 28 October, Bedford Borough Council Executive is set to discuss the £26.4million funding gap faced by the Council, and the proposals to meet this financial challenge.

    Due to the impact of coronavirus, the Council has to manage the vast majority of this gap- £21.8million- in next year’s Budget, which will be set in the coming months.

    The impact of COVID-19 has affected services across the Council, with new ways of working and new demands, placing the coun...

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  • Bedford Borough Council to refurbish Kings Bridge

    Bedford Borough Council is refurbishing Kings Bridge, the pedestrian bridge over the River Great Ouse between the Oasis Beach Pool and the Aspects Leisure Park.

    The works include an entire repaint, some steelwork refurbishment and the replacement of the worn timber deck panels with steel decking and high friction surfacing. These works will require the bridge to be closed from 29th October for up to six months. Pedestrian diversion routes will be clearly signed.

    Councillor ...

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  • Bedford Borough Council receives grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

    Bedford Borough Council has been awarded £163,943 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future.

    Bedford Borough Council is one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support – with £76 million of investment announced. This follows £257 million awarded to 1,385 organisations, also from the Culture Recovery Fund...

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  • Utility Investigations on Oakley Twin Bridges

    Bedford Borough Council is carrying out utility investigations ahead of refurbishment works to the Oakley twin bridges. These road bridges travel over the River Great Ouse between the villages of Oakley and Bromham.

    The investigations will involve trenching and will require a road closure, as the roads across the river are narrow so there isn’t the space to have a lane open while these works are ongoing. To reduce the effect on schools, businesses and residents, the closure will ta...

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