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  • 100 Bikes Donated To Key Workers

    Earlier this month saw the 100th free bike donation to NHS key workers from Sustrans, through Bedford Borough Council.

    Bikes have been donated from numerous different sources including Govia Thameslink, Bedfordshire Police and through several ‘Give your bike a new life’ events where the Bedford public donated their unused bikes.

    Mechanics and volunteers from Sustrans and Bedford Park Rotary Club worked hard to ensure the bikes were cleaned and repaired and made roadworthy.<...

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  • Bedford Borough Council urges residents to be flood aware

    The threat of flooding is a major risk to many homes across Bedford Borough and the Council is urging residents to be flood aware this flood awareness week.

    Within Bedford Borough, 2,345 homes and businesses are at risk of potential flooding from rivers and waterways. Alongside this, 5,280 properties have been identified as at risk of surface water flooding.
    Even if you live in an area that has never flooded before, flooding can still affect you and put your home, possessions and...

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  • Urgent Action Needed to Stop Further Restrictions

    With national restrictions in place closing businesses including pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops Bedford Borough Council is calling on residents to do everything they can to drive down infection rates and avoid the extension of restrictions locally in December.

    The current restrictions run until the 2nd December, after which it is expected that the country will return to the approach of medium, high and very high localised tiers.

    The major rise in the number of pe...

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  • Recognising Local Sports Achievements in 2020

    This year, the Bedford Sports Awards would be celebrating its 25th anniversary. These Awards recognise and celebrate the sporting achievements of individuals, clubs and teams in Bedford Borough, and the crucial work of coaches, volunteers and others in making these happen.

    While the usual awards ceremony cannot take place this year due to the measures in place to slow the spread of coronavirus, Bedford Borough Council still wants to recognise our local sporting heroes.

    To re...

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  • COVID Safe Christmas Events to Replace Christmas Light Switch On

    With COVID-19 infection rates increasing and national restrictions in place to reduce the spread of the virus sadly there won’t be a big Christmas Light switch on event this year. However, Christmas lights will still be in place across Bedford Town Centre bringing festive illuminations from 16 November.

    Along with the festive lights, the Council is also looking at alternative plans to celebrate the festive season once restrictions have been lifted in December. Work is taking place wi...

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  • Work ongoing during Kings Bridge Refurbishment

    Bedford Borough Council is investing £650,000 to carry out improvements and prolong the life of Kings Bridge, which provides a vital link across the river for pedestrians and cyclists. The works focus on repainting, steelwork refurbishment and decking replacement. The refurbishment is part of the Council’s investment in walking and cycling infrastructure across Bedford Borough.

    The works will feature some noisy operations, to take place during the day between 8am-6pm only. This inc...

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  • Past Goes Online With Bedfordshire Community Histories

    A series of new introductory videos are being released by Bedfordshire Archives as their Community Archives are relaunched as Community Histories.

    Despite having to restrict services during the pandemic, Bedfordshire Archives is continuing to find new ways for communities to explore its wealth of historical records. This project has been put together by staff and volunteers and provides hundreds of web pages packed with information on the history over 180 Bedfordshire towns, villages...

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  • Remember November Online in Bedford Borough


    With many retail stores shut as part of the new national lockdown, Bedford Borough Council is urging everyone to support local businesses by backing BedfordBID’s ‘Remember November Online’ campaign.

    With Christmas just around the corner online shopping will be booming but doesn’t need to mean local businesses losing out. Many local businesses have active website enabling you to order goods direct from them. Whatever it is - cheese, jewellery, socks, beer, braces or books - Bedfo...

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  • Play Your Part- Stay At Home

    Ahead of the first weekend of the new national restrictions, Bedford Borough Council is reminding people to play their part and stay at home as much as possible.

    With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly across the country, the Government is calling on people to stay at home to protect the NHS, and save lives.

    The best way to slow the spread of infection is to reduce our day-to-day contact with others.

    That is why everyone is being asked to stay at home as much as possible...

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  • New Covid-19 walk-in testing centre open at University of Bedfordshire Campus

    The centre, located at the Polhill Campus Car Park, on Polhill Avenue, is operating on a walk-in basis, for anybody in the borough who needs a test. It will be open every day providing testing for students at the University and local residents. It expands on the local testing availability currently provided at Borough Hall and Prebend Street car parks in the town.

    As a walk-in site, residents must either walk or cycle to the site, not drive or take public transport. Strict safety c...

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