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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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  • Council Converts Buildings to Temporary Accommodation

    More temporary accommodation is being provided for homeless people in Bedford Borough.

    The Council has converted a number of vacant properties into temporary accommodation for those who are homeless. Five properties have already been refurbished providing up to 17 bedrooms, with the first families moving in last month. More properties are expected to follow later in Spring this year.

    These additional units of temporary accommodation will join a range of other accommodation ...

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  • Public Health launch national cervical screening campaign

    From Tuesday 5 March until Sunday 28 April Public Health England will launch the first ever national cervical screening campaign targeted at women who are eligible for screening (those aged 25 - 64).

    Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year and around 690 women die from the disease. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented. Unfortunately attendance is at a 20-year low, with one i...

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  • Tell Us What You Think About Our Local Parks

    Bedford Borough Council’s customer satisfaction surveys for Priory Country Park and Harrold-Odell Country Park are now open.

    The customer satisfaction survey asks park users what they like about the parks and also invites them to suggest any improvements. The survey responses collected will be used to help guide the future management of the park.

    Priory Country Park and Harrold-Odell Country Park are both Green Flag Award winners, which recognises and rewards well managed p...

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