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  • Bedford Borough Council Issues Nearly 500 Tickets for Illegal Parking Outside Schools


    Bedford Borough Council Parking Patrol has already issued 483 parking fines  to people parked illegally outside local schools since they started visiting schools during drop off and pick up.

    Introduced in November 2021 the Parking Patrol vehicle visits schools around the Borough during drop off and pick up times. Fines are issued to parents parked illegally at locations where danger is caused to school children, parents and other pedestrians either on double yellow lines or...

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  • Sea Themed Play Area Coming to Jubilee Park

    As part of the Council’s £500,000 investment in play areas, works are set to begin at a play area in Jubilee Park.

    The play area nearest to the Jubilation Centre will have new play equipment installed including a seafaring play unit, see saw, hammock and wheelchair accessible roundabout and trampoline. This new playground has been designed to improve accessibility and includes inclusive equipment, so more children can experience this fabulous, new sea themed space for play.

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  • Plans on Track for Wixams Station- Have Your Say On Plans

    Bedford Borough Council is launching a public engagement on its plans for a new railway station at the Wixams from Monday 27 June.

    This public engagement will take place before the Council submits its planning applications for the site, and it is an opportunity for local residents and interested parties to have their say.

    Wixams Station has always been an important part of the plans for Wixams. The outline planning application for Wixams new town (granted in 2003 and amended...

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  • Improvement Works on the Embankment


    Bedford Borough Council has completed the first stage of a £1.5millon investment in the Embankment, which saw the buff coloured walkway resurfaced between Newnham Avenue and Bushmead Road.

    During these works, fifteen benches down the Embankment have also been replaced. These new benches will refresh and enhance the look of the Embankment, and provide better places for people to sit and relax in the beautiful location. The new benches are metal with recycled plastic slats.

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  • Mayor announces £600,000 investment to tackle climate change

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced green investment at Brookside Care Home in Kempston and Eileen Wade Primary School, following a successful bid by the Council for £624,918 from the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

    With the Council investing an additional top up, this major investment at Brookside Care Home in Kempston will see measures including new windows, a new insulated modern roof and a new energy and heating system, which will reduce energy use. In addition, s...

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  • Works Begin In Exciting Upgrade of Bedford Park Play Area

    The play area at the east of Bedford Park, nearest the lake, will be having a major upgrade as part of Bedford Borough Council’s £500,000 investment in children’s play areas this year.

    The new playground will be fairytale themed, with a toddler and junior zone and a magical enchanted forest area. Also being created within the play park is a new sensory picnic area, with accessible benches and sensory play features.

    A range of new equipment is being installed including play u...

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  • Celebrating Refugee Week 2022

    Refugee Week (20-26 June) is a nationwide initiative that celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees, migrants and people seeking sanctuary to the UK and encourages better understanding between communities.

    This year, The Higgins Bedford, BRASS (Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support), Bedford Creative Arts and St Paul’s Church have worked together to provide in-person events and online content to mark Refugee Week.

    For the first time since...

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  • Have your say on design guidance and tree planting in the Forest of Marston Vale

    Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council are inviting residents and other interested parties, to have their say on the Developing in the Forest of Marston Vale: Design Guidance Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) consultation.

    The Forest of Marston Vale is one of 12 nationally designated Community Forests created in the 1990’s as part of a programme to regenerate degraded landscapes near large urban populations and spans an area of 61 miles between Bedford and Milto...

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  • Final Local Plan 2040 Consultation Begins

    Today, Bedford Borough Council has launched its Local Plan 2040 for the next and final stage of consultation.

    The Local Plan 2040 sets out where new homes and jobs will be located in Bedford Borough up to 2040, in order to meet nationally determined growth targets.

    It also plans for new services and infrastructure, including transport...

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  • Fifty Local Groups Collect Tulip Bulbs from Bedford Borough Council

    Following the spring flowering display on the Embankment, the Council hosted a free giveaway of tulip bulbs for local community groups.

    Over 40,000 tulip bulbs were planted last autumn. Once the spring seasonal bedding display came to an end, the bulbs were removed so the team could prepare and plant the summer display on the Embankment.

    Unfortunately, the Council cannot reuse the bulbs as they would need to be left in the ground for several weeks after flowering which woul...

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