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  • It’s Back! Bedford Borough’s Summer of SEND is back for 2022


    Bedford Borough Council, Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum and BLMK CCG launch a Summer of Special Educational Needs and / or Disabilities (SEND) with a brand new video from partners, children and young people explaining how you can get involved this summer.
     
    After the success of the Bedford Borough Summer of SEND in 2021, it’s back and aims to be bigger and better.
     
    In 2021 children, young people, parents, carers an...

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  • Search is On for Local Artists- BBC Music Introducing at Bedford River Festival

    As announced recently, the BBC Music Introducing stage is making its first ever appearance at the Bedford River Festival.

    The stage will be curated by the team at BBC Music Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks.

    BBC Introducing supports unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar musicians.

    The search is now on for local artists to repres...

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  • Bedford Borough Council and Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum Creating Inclusive Play Area at Russell Park

    Bedford Borough Council have awarded Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum £100,000 through the Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Fund, to help build an inclusive and fully accessible outdoor area of play within the existing Russell Park play area.

    This new play space will include inclusive equipment that can be used by all users including those who have a special educational need or disability, and their families. This will allow entire families to enjoy Russell Park play area together.

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  • Get ready for a Garden Party and the Platinum Jubilee with Half Term Activities at The Higgins Bedford

    During half term week, The Higgins Bedford are inviting families to join in a series of fun and creative activities inspired by gardens and the Platinum Jubilee from Tuesday 31 May to Friday 3 June.

    On Tuesday 31 May, children can get ready for a garden party by taking part in this creative activity to design and decorate their own gardening apron.

    Families can join Grandma Mo on Wednesday 1 June to hear the story of ‘The Giant Sunflower’ amongst the artworks in the gallery....

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  • Bedford Borough Council Celebrates Month of Community

    This June, Bedford Borough Council is celebrating the Month of Community.

    The Month of Community is a national scheme by the Eden Project; a time to come together to celebrate everything that makes our communities great.

    The Council is working with lots of different partners to promote events, activities and awareness days in the Month of Community.

    These incl...

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  • Town Centre Jubilee Trail

    Bedford Borough Council’s Town Centre Jubilee Trail has launched today (Thursday 19 May), kicking off local celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    Twelve crowns have been hidden in various windows around the town centre, and the Council is inviting children and their families to explore the town while following the map to find the crowns.
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  • Embankment Tulip Bulb Giveaway to Community Groups

    Following the spectacular spring flowering display along the Embankment, the Council is giving the tulip bulbs away for free to community groups.

    The Council planted over 40,000 tulip bulbs in the autumn as part of the spring seasonal bedding display, which is now coming to an end. These spring bulbs and plants will shortly be removed along the Embankment to make way for the summer display.

    Unfortunately, the Council cannot reuse the bulbs as they would need to be left in th...

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  • BBC Music Introducing Comes to Bedford River Festival

    The BBC Music Introducing stage is making its first ever appearance at the Bedford River Festival this year, curated by the team at BBC Music Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks.

    This stage joins events and activities for the whole family across the River Festival weekend, 23 and 24 July, including music, boat races, funfair rides, stalls and much more.

    BBC Music Introducing has been there at the start of music careers for artists like Tom Grennan, James Bay, Griff, Georg...

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  • New Outdoor Gym Coming to Priory Country Park

    A new outdoor gym featuring seven pieces of equipment and a calisthenics centre is being installed in Priory Country Park.

    Outdoor gyms have become increasing popular, and this new gym in Priory Country Park will bring a high quality facility to a popular and well-used, Green Flag award-winning park.

    This new gym will be on the site of the current wooden labyrinth at Priory. The labyrinth has been at Priory Country Park since 2007 and has had several new features added durin...

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  • High Street Joins the River Festival for the First Time

    This year, the High Street will be closed for the River Festival weekend as it plays host to the ONE HUNDRED Motoring Display.

    Over 100 dazzling vehicles will be displayed down the length of the High Street and around St Paul’s Square.

    This High Street closure is sponsored by Bedford BID, and will really see the town centre brought into the River Festival as part of this fantastic weekend which, also includes the Embankment, Russell Park, Mill Meadows and St Mary’s Gardens.<...

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