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  • Measures to Ease Disruption on Northern Gateway

    The Council is taking extra measures to help ease disruption caused by the recent works between the Clapham Road and Paula Radcliffe Way roundabouts.

    These include the introduction of manual control of the lights to help traffic flow and night-time working to facilitate the re-opening of northbound lanes out of town during peak times.

    Works began on the ‘Northern Gateway’ in the summer to create more space, improve traffic flow and make roads safer on this congested route in...

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  • Join Us For Christmas In Bedford

    Christmas in Bedford starts the first weekend of December with Love Bedford and Bedford Borough Council, in collaboration with Made In Bedford and EAT Feast.

    Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December - Saturday is Small Business Saturday- the perfect time to get some Christmas shopping done with our fantastic independents. The traditional Charter Market will be on, and in Harpur Square Lingers Butchers will have a hog roast, alongside the Salvation Army Band bringing that festive feel...

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  • Garden Waste Collections Update

    Due to a national shortage of HGV drivers, the Council’s bin collection rounds are under unusually high pressure.

    Priority black bin and orange recycling bins will continue to be collected as normal, while residents will experience a delay to their green garden waste bin collection.

    While green bin collections do finish for winter at the end of November, crews will be continuing collecting into December if necessary to ensure everyone receives their final collection of the ...

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  • New Parking Patrol Van Keeping Borough’s Schools Safe

    Bedford Borough Council’s new Parking Patrol van has been outside schools during the morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-ups to tackle dangerous and illegal parking.

    Parking illegally outside schools, either on double yellow lines or on the zig-zag keep clear lines, causes a hazard and is dangerous to school children, parents and other pedestrians.

    Vehicles idling outside schools also cause a nuisance and add to pollution levels in the air around schools.

    During...

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  • Bedford Borough Celebrates Over 110 New Trees Through Trees for Streets Scheme

    Bedford Borough Council have announced that they’ve now received funding through both public and corporate sponsorships and grant funding for over 110 street and celebration trees through their partnership with Trees for Streets.

    Residents and businesses from across the local area have been taking part in the programme both individually and by coming together with neighbours, friends and family to sponsor either a tree on their street or a celebration tree in one of Bedford Borough’s...

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  • Bedfordshire Flood Preparedness Week

    This week is Bedfordshire Flood Preparedness Week, where local partners including Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue will be giving out advice to help people get ready for, and stay safe during a flood.

    This week coincides with the Environment Agency’s national Flood Action Week.

    Last year, Bedford Borough experienced flooding over Christmas and those who suffered will know how disruptive it can be. ...

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  • Have Your Say on the Future of Bedford Borough’s Pharmacy Services

    Bedford Borough Council is seeking your views about your local pharmacy. 

    The Council would like to hear about your own experiences of pharmacy services in the borough and what improvements you would like to see in the future, by completing a short survey.

    Your responses will help the Bedford Borough Health and Wellbeing Board to produce its local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA). This document will help to ensure that your local pharmacy provides the ser...

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  • Festive Shopping and Free Family Christmas Crafts at The Higgins Bedford

    Museum Shop Sunday returns to The Higgins Bedford on Sunday 28th November, inviting the public to join in some festive shopping and free family Christmas crafts.

    Museum Shop Sunday is a great way for shoppers to support their local museum this Christmas. The Higgins Bedford joins over 1,600 cultural venues worldwide to celebrate Museum Shop Sunday and highlight the vital role of shops in sustaining arts, culture and heritage attractions.

    The Higgins Bedford shop has a range...

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  • Car Club comes to Bedford

    To continue their commitment to reducing air pollution in the town centre, Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car have launched a Car Club service. 

    The Nissan Leaf EV can be rented from Riverside Car Park off Horne Lane. Residents and visitors can rent the fully electric car for a few hours, a day or longer, with the aim of giving residents the option to reduce their car ownership but still have access to a vehicle when needed.

    The inside ...

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  • Mayor Announces 10,000 New Trees

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has planted the first of over 10,000 trees to be planted in Bedford Borough this tree planting season.

    The Council has successfully won funding through the Treescapes Fund to plant trees in Bedford Park, Addison-Howard Park and on-street to replace those sadly lost to disease. They have also won funding through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund which will see trees planted in Kingsbrook.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson said “It is vital that we plant more trees which ...

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