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  • Half Term Activities and Events at The Higgins Bedford

    National Children’s Gardening Week: from the 28th May – 31st May

    This May half-term The Higgins Bedford will be celebrating National Children’s Gardening Week with family-friendly activities and workshops. All of the fun is inspired by the current exhibition, Round and Round the Garden – A Celebration of Horticulture in Art.

    National Children’s Gardening Week is a great chance to get the kids out this half-term, trying something new, and getting creative.

    There are ...

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  • Kite and Motoring Festivals Come to Bedford in June!

    Bedford International Kite Festival comes back to Russell Park on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.

     For the first time, this well-established Festival will be joined by the inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring. This year will also see ‘Party in the Park’ on Saturday evening, hosted by the team behind the dance stag...

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  • Foster Care Fortnight 13-26 May

    This Foster Care Fortnight, could you help transform children’s lives in Bedford Borough?

     Bedford Borough Council is issuing a call for more foster families in Bedford Borough, as Foster Care Fortnight 2019 begins across the UK.

    According to The Fostering Network, the UK’s leading fostering charity which runs Foster Care Fortnight,...

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  • Love Your Local Market Comes to Bedford 11th-12th May 2019

    Celebrate Love Your Local Market weekend in Bedford town centre!

    On Saturday 11th May, there will be lots on for the kids with free face painting from 10-4pm and free balloon modelling from 12.30pm-4.30pm. In addition, Gumbles Amusements will be back in Harpur Square with children’s inflatables and rides.

    There will be plenty to see and do, with Bedford’s usual Saturday Charter Market and the Handmade in Bedford Market, bringing delicious produce and locally-made items and ...

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  • Dave Hodgson Re-Elected as Mayor of Bedford Borough

    Dave Hodgson has been re-elected Mayor following the Borough-wide Mayoral election on 2nd May 2019.

    As Bedford Borough’s directly elected Mayor he will head the Council, have considerable decision-making power and will represent the borough at a local and national level.

    Dave Hodgson was first elected Mayor of Bedford Borough in October 2009.

    Results:

    Mayoral Election

    2nd May 2019


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  • Bedford Borough Local Elections Results

    Local elections results can be found here: www.bedford.gov.uk/elections2019

  • Wellbeing for Life at The Higgins Bedford

    The Higgins Bedford is hosting ‘Wellbeing for Life’ activities on Wednesday 22nd May, as part of Dementia Action Week. Dementia Action Week unites us all to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

    There will be free taster sessions to exercise mind, body and soul with activities including tai chi, yoga, relaxation, languages, art, living history, line dancing, and a community singing experience with The Moonlighters. These will be a great chance to try something new in a ...

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  • Bedford Borough Local Elections- Have Your Say

    Local Election Day is Thursday 2nd May, when elections will be held for the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Borough Councillors, and Parish and Town Councillors where areas have parish/town councils that are contested (ie. more candidates than seats on the Council).

    Philip Simpkins, Chief Executive at Bedford Borough Council said “Remember to have your say in the local elections on Thursday 2nd May. Most importantly, remember that your vote is yours alone.

    “Whether you are voting...

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  • Parking Meter Cash Thefts in Bedford

    Thieves have broken into a number of parking meters in the Ampthill Road area stealing hundreds of pounds in recent weeks.

    The crooks drilled holes into the meters in the early hours of the morning and emptied the cash boxes and caused significant damage resulting in the meters being out of action.

    Many such crimes have taken place across the Borough recently and have cost the taxpayer huge sums in lost revenue and repairing the damaged machines.

    A Bedford ...

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  • Spring Events: The Journey from Bunyan to the Brickworks at The Higgins Bedford

    7th May: John Bunyan, Bedford and Beyond by John Pestell

    9th May: Bunyan to the Brickworks Reminiscence Session

    25th May: Pride, Inspiration, Hope: Bedfordshire Brickworks Day

    26th May: From Open Fields to Fletton Bricks: a History of Landscapes in Bedfordshire from John Bunyan to Sir Malcolm Stewart by Brian Kerr

    As part of the exhibition, ‘Pride Inspiration Hope’ The Journey From Bunyan to the Brickworks, The Higgins Bedford will host a variety of accompan...

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