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  • Over £380,000 Funding Success for Rough Sleeper Services

    Bedford Borough Council has successfully secured £383,323 in funding to continue to deliver additional support services for those sleeping rough.

    Additional services to support rough sleepers were announced last year, including more outreach workers, 44 more units of accommodation, more emergency beds available over winter, and a specific Rough Sleeper Co-Ordinator post.

    It has now been confirmed by the Government that the Council will be awarded money to continue to provid...

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  • Consultation on Public Space Protection Orders

    Bedford Borough Council is consulting on the renewal of Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs).

    In 2016 two PSPOs were introduced in Bedford Borough: restricting cycling in the pedestrianised area of the town centre from 9am to 6pm, and dog control orders for various areas of the Borough.

    PSPOs are intended to deal with a particular nuisance or problem in a particular area that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life, by imposing conditions on the use of tha...

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  • Council bid for Prebend Street relief road funding

    Bedford Borough Council has submitted a bid for £15m of government funding to help reduce congestion at the Prebend Street / Midland Road roundabout.

    Working with Homes England, the Council have developed the plan since submitting an expression of interest last year, and have now submitted the revised bid.

    The new relief road would link the bottom of Ashburnham Road with Commercial Road West, reducing the number of cars queuing along Prebend Street and Midland Road, particu...

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  • Rivercare Clean Up 2019

    Saturday 30th March sees Rivercare Clean Up return to Bedford Embankment.

    Rivercare Clean Up is a fantastic community event which sees the Embankment and river given a complete clean with the help of volunteers and local groups, with last year’s event seeing over 200 people get involved.

    The Council is looking for volunteers who like to take part and help clear and litter-pick along the Embankment and riverside. Scuba divers and kayakers will be in the water clearing the ri...

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  • Number 13 is New Home for ‘Made in Bedford’

    Number 13, St Paul’s Square is set to become the new home for ‘Made in Bedford’ in Bedford’s town centre.

    ‘Made in Bedford’ is an established movement promoting the work of local artists, designers, makers and producers. Working in partnership with Bedford Borough Council, this new venture will see a shop, café and art display space at Number 13.

    With locally sourced produce, a showcase of works by top local artists, designers and makers, and displays of work by local artis...

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  • Join the Great British Spring Clean in Bedford Borough

    Bedford Borough Council is joining the Great British Spring Clean by organising events to collect and safely dispose of litter, joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to inspire 500,000 people across the country. This year, the Spring Clean will focus on single-use plastic and encourages everyone to recycle as much as possible.

    There are lots of events taking place across the Borough for the Great British Spring Clean on the following dates, starting at 10am (unless otherwise stated...

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  • New Primary School officially opens in Cotton End

    Pupils, Staff and developers were joined by Mayor Dave Hodgson to mark the official opening of Cotton End Forest School and Preschool.

    Pupils and staff from Cotton End Forest School were joined by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, and representatives involved in the building project to celebrate the new school opening by sowing seeds and burying a time capsule, created by the pupils, staff and governors of the school.

    Cotton End Forest School has been designed as ...

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  • Cauldwell School Student Awarded A New Bike

    David, a pupil at Cauldwell School has been awarded a new Frog Bike by Sustrans following last year’s Santa Challenge.

    Cauldwell School pupils together covered more miles than other local schools during last year’s Santa Challenge, and the school nominated David to win a new bicycle.

    The Santa Challenge saw over 2,000 children across Bedford Borough walking, cycling or scooting to school building up miles towards an imaginary journey all the way to Lapland to meet Santa Cla...

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  • More Average Speed Cameras to Be Installed Across Bedford Borough

    Average speed cameras will be installed at seven more locations across Bedford Borough.

    The villages of Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow and Willington are set to have average speed cameras installed, alongside Hillgrounds Road in Kempston and Mile Road in Bedford.

    These cameras measure the average speed over a length of road, rather than measuring it at a fixed point. This means they have a greater long term effect on how fast people choose to drive rather than just slo...

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  • Round and Round the Garden: A Celebration of Horticulture in Art

    6th April 2019 to 28th September 2019

    Wixamtree Gallery

    Free Entry
     

    Celebrate all things gardens and gardening with The Higgins Bedford at the new exhibition ‘Round and Round the Garden: A Celebration of Horticulture in Art’.

    Featuring works by major artists from the internationally renowned Cecil Higgins Collection, this exhibition celebrates our human fascination with gardens and looks at how gardens and gardening have provided inspiration for ar...

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