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  • Enforcement Officer Assaulted Outside of a School

    One of Bedford Borough Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers was assaulted outside of a school in April 2021, while carrying out her duties to keep the roads safe for children on their way to school.

    At a hearing at Luton Magistrates Court on 19 August, Biju Miah, 39, of Spenser Road, Bedford, pleaded guilty to assault by beating.

    The Officer had asked Miah to move his vehicle, which was parked in a bus lane near a school on Clapham Road. He refused and left the vehicle in pl...

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  • Award of £280,000 for English Language Provision in Bedford Borough

    Following the success of previous programmes, Bedford Borough Council was invited by the Government to bid for further funding to deliver English language support.

    The Council has been awarded £280,299 from the ‘ESOL for Integration Fund (EFIF)’ to deliver a further year of English language classes and outreach to help address the barriers which prevent people learning English.

    The Bedford ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Service has now been awarded over £600,...

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  • CO2 Monitors for Primary and Secondary Schools in Bedford Borough


    Bedford Borough Council is providing primary and secondary schools in the Borough carbon dioxide monitors before the start of the new term.
     
    The portable monitors will allow schools to assess where ventilation needs improvement and take steps to improve air flow, such as opening a window or door, so that any potential virus particles from indoors spaces are blown away.
     
    Teachers will be welcoming students back to classrooms in September, this is just one measu...

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  • Rogers Court Opens Providing Accommodation for the Vulnerable

    Rogers Court, a landmark facility with 20 units of self-contained accommodation for those rough sleeping, or at risk of doing so, opens in Bedford Borough soon.

    The first residents are set to move in later this week, with the facility being remodelled and refurbished by Kier Construction working with their local supply chain in less than 6 months, following a successful funding bid by the Council to the Government.

    The building has been handed over to the Council and SMART B...

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  • Official Opening of New Smart Bike Shelter

    The new smart bike unit on Horne Lane has been officially opened, with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Dave Hodgson.

    This new unit is in the same location as the old bike racks by Harpur Square, enhancing these well-used facilities.
     
    This is the UK’s first ever cycle hub to feature an app-based locking system that can be managed from your smartphone or tablet. The unit uses secure encrypted Bluetooth and ‘Near Field Communications’ to communicate between your phone and the sh...

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  • Bedford Borough Council Celebrates Local Heritage

    Following high levels of interest from residents, Bedford Borough Council are highlighting some of the recent exciting archaeological findings from the local area.

    The Council’s Historic Environment team provides specialist advice upon archaeological matters, including investigations undertaken in connection with planning applications and those conducted for research purposes.

    In line with national best practice, the Council advises on the evaluation of sites prior to the d...

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  • Local Plan Consultation Ends 3 September- Make Sure You Have Your Say

    This phase of the Local Plan consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 3 September. If you haven’t already, the Council is reminding you to make sure you have your say.

    Local Plans set out where growth and development will take place- everything from homes and jobs to schools and infrastructure.

    While the Local Plan 2030 was approved in January 2020, there are some policies that need updating earlier than normal in order to keep them in line with national policies, for example re...

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  • Bedford Borough Council offers grants to local groups to increase vaccine take up

     
    Bedford Borough Council is making funding available to support local groups and organisations to help address COVID-19 vaccine inequalities and to encourage further take-up across all age and ethnic groups, geographical areas and vulnerable groups.

    Six grants of up to £5,000 are available to support work that could lead to further vaccine take-up and an increase in vaccination rates across Bedford Borough.

    This could include:
     
  • GCSE Results

     
    Provisional GCSE results have been released today showing that Bedford Borough students’ average Attainment 8 Score for 2021 was 48.28. This is the average score obtained by a student for their best 8 GCSE results. 
     
    This year, 73% of students secured a Grade 4 and above in both English and Maths. 45% of Bedford Borough students secured grade 5 and above in English and ...

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  • A-Level Results!


    Exam celebrations for students and staff took place across Bedford Borough today with provisional figures showing that nearly 97.6% of our pupils achieved at least 1 A* to E grade and 83.2% of our students achieved 3 or more A* to E grades at A-level. 

    Cllr James Valentine, Portfolio Holder for Education and Children’s Services, said “Well done to everyone receiving their results across Bedford Borough today and the very best of luck as you look ahead towards the next steps...

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