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  • Bedford Christmas Lights Switch-On and Fair!

    Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November
     

    For the first time, Bedford’s Christmas lights switch-on will take place on a Sunday after a weekend of fun and frolics with a free Christmas fair.

    Saturday 23 November and Sunday 24 November sees a Christmas fair come to Harpur Square. From 10am until 5pm on both days, the Square will be full of food stalls, entertainment with choirs, music and dance performances on the stage, balloon modelling and free fairground rides.

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  • Progress Update on the A6 Wilstead Bypass Reconstruction

    The completion date for the project to rebuild the A6 past Wilstead has been delayed to March 2020, after on-site testing revealed that more works are required than originally thought.

    The A6 past Wilstead is currently being rebuilt. This stretch of road was originally built in the 1970s, but had become too dangerous for normal road use after its foundations had collapsed.

    Extensive work on the project has already been completed including the removal of the existing road su...

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  • Gritting- Find Out More

    Why hasn’t my road been gritted?

    On a single gritting run, our crews will cover over 480km of road.  

    We can’t grit every road across the Borough – we have to concentrate our efforts on areas where it will benefit the most people.

    We will, as far as we can, keep the main roads free of ice and snow at all times to ensure a safe journey for those travelling around the Borough, and we try to ensure that most people live within a reasonable distanc...

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  • Register to Vote by midnight on Tuesday 26 November 2019

    On Thursday 12 December 2019, a General Election is being held across the country.

     To vote in this election, you must be on the electoral register. If you are not already registered to vote, make sure you do it by Tuesday 26 November 2019.

    It’s quick and easy to register to vote. You can register to vote online by visiting the Council’s website at
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  • Bedford – An Inclusive Town

    On Purple Tuesday, Tuesday 12 November, Bedford Borough Council and partners are launching a survey to help inform an Inclusive Town Charter.

     Leading on the Inclusive Town Charter will be the new 'Bedford- An Inclusive Town Group. This sees the Council working in partnership with Access Bedford, Autism Bedfordshire, Bedford BID, Bedford and District Access Group, Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society and the Harpur Centre.

    The group are looking to introduce a Ch...

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  • Armistice and Remembrance Events in Bedford Borough

    In Bedford Borough, events planned to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Day include:

     Sunday 10th November- Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony

     The traditional wreath laying ceremony and march-past will be held at the War Memorial, Bedford Embankment at 11.00am. After the wreath laying, the Parade will march down the Embankment, across the High Street and St...

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  • Save Time, Do It Online with Bedford Borough Council

    Bedford Borough Council is making it much easier for local residents to save time by offering lots more online options at www.bedford.gov.uk.

     Maybe you need to pay for a Council service or maybe you want to book a sports pitch, apply for a school place or tell the Council about a problem in your area. You can do all of these things...

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  • Robinson Pools & Fitness Celebrates 50th Year in Style

    This weekend Bedford’s oldest publically owned swimming pool ‘Robinson Pools & Fitness’ celebrated 50 years since it first opened in Bedford Park.

    The birthday celebrations on Saturday 26 October included something for everyone no matter what their age. The fun packed schedule featured gym and group exercise taster sessions, health assessments, a Swim School gala and a diving display. To commemorate the special day, the first 50 lucky members to arrive on the day received a vou...

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  • ‘Somewhere Safe to Stay’ in the Heart of Bedford Town Centre

    As part of the strategy to tackle rough sleeping, Bedford Borough Council has extended services for people sleeping rough with the opening of an ‘Assessment & Somewhere Safe to Stay’ Hub, in the heart of Bedford town centre.

    This Hub will be open 24 hours a day, offering emergency homelessness advice and somewhere safe for people who are sleeping rough to stay for a short time. Professional advice will be on offer from a variety of support services to help people find the best ...

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  • Council Offers Advice for People Buying a New Furry Friend

    A new furry friend can make a great addition to the family, but Bedford Borough Council is warning local residents to be cautious and carry out checks after reports of illegal puppy trading.

    Bad dealers and breeders are selling puppies that are too young, imported from other countries, haven’t had the appropriate vaccinations, and without the right paperwork. This can result in the puppies being quarantined and not allowed to go to their new owners.

    The Dogs Trust also has ...

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