In the second of a series of articles on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc (OxCam Arc), the Bedford Independent looks at the impact it could have on Bedford Borough’s demographics and higher education...
Green bin garden waste
With Spring in the air, Bedford Borough Council will be resuming garden waste collection from Monday 1 March. Residents are reminded to put their green bin out alongside their orange recycling bin on the relevant day...
Cranfield University
Researchers at Cranfield University and their partners at the University of York are working together to develop a greener way to manufacture textiles for clothing using biomass derived from crop waste...
Wildflower meadows and new hedgerows are just two initiatives to encourage wildlife to thrive in Bedford Borough. As part of its ‘Bugs and Bees’ project, the Council is also reducing grass cutting in some areas of the Borough...
St Peter's Street car park will be closed for the next six weeks while major improvement works are carried out. The entire car park is being resurfaced with some parts being rebuilt entirely. In addition, the drainage system...
Councillors and campaigners have welcomed the news that Bedford Borough will be introducing a pilot of their School Street initiative around Cauldwell School in March 2021...
Bedford Swans by Janice Elliott 2013
Calls have been made for tighter dog controls around Bedford's swans have been made, but Bedford Borough Council says they will not introduce blanket restrictions. Joanne Gullon, who runs St. Bede's...
Residents and motorists in Haynes have been treated to an incredible ice sculpture thanks to the combination of sub zero temperatures and some perfectly placed pot holes...
Public Health England has issued a cold weather alert for this week as snow and below-freezing temperatures are expected for much of this week. With severe wintry conditions and very cold weather...
Could Beavers like this be introduced along the River Great Ouse?
Beavers could become a new weapon in Bedford’s ongoing battle against river flooding. A meeting on Monday heard two of the biggest political big beasts in the borough chew over and react favourably...
A leading councillor is “optimistic” that the first school run traffic ban will be introduced “in the near future” at a site in Bedford borough. Responding to a question from a Green party councillor, the portfolio holder for environment...
The addition of six eCargo bikes to the Council's vehicle fleet has been welcomed by councillors and businesses keen to see greener and more sustainable transport solutions in the Borough...