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Exhaust pipe Pixabay:webandi
Bedford Borough Council's emission standards are "obsolete" and allow high-polluting taxis and buses, that wouldn't be legal elsewhere, to drive on our streets, a meeting has heard. Chris Endacott, an associate consultant...
The Time Gardens in Russell Park. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Funding from the East London Foundation (ELFT) NHS Trust has kickstarted a project to refurbish the Time Gardens at Russell Park to create a sensory-rich environment for visitors - and nature...
Image: lovespace.co.uk
Do the changing seasons bring a wave of clutter crashing into your home? Winter coats threaten to topple in closets, holiday decorations overflow the attic, and pool equipment takes up precious...
Rookery South Incinerator
Bedford Borough Council has said it is “on target” to hit its landfill target. As with other local authorities, the borough council is working to send less waste to landfill as part of a transition towards more...
Don't Lose the Ouse logo (positive)
It was standing room only this week as 100 Bedfordians packed a University of Bedfordshire lecture theatre to witness the launch of Don't Lose the Ouse, which could be the most important...
Image: Love Food Hate Waste/Bedford Borough Council
Bedford Borough Council is to get funding to introduce weekly food waste collections, the government has announced. Councils in England will be supported with up to £295 million in funding to introduce...
Bedford Borough Council needs to do more to explain to residents why parts of the borough’s open spaces are not “pristine” a meeting heard. During this week’s Climate Change Committee (18 March)...
Electric Vehicle EV charging points Russell Avenue Bedford
Bedford Borough Council’s proposed electric vehicle (EV) charging strategy aims to remove charging as a barrier to EV uptake for “as many people as possible”. The Climate Change Committee (18 March)...
Castle Newnham secondary pupils planting their New Forest. Image: Castle Newnham School
The donation of 420 saplings has allowed a secondary school in Bedford to plant its own 'New Forest' within the school grounds. Through the curriculum, pupils at Castle Newnham School on...
The Big Plastic Count. Image: thebigplasticount.com
You could join over 100,000 people taking part in this year's The Big Plastic Count - the UK's largest survey into household plastic waste. The week begins today (11 March) but there's still time to sign...
Cycling Amsterdam
Imagine, if you will, an alternate reality in which public transport and green infrastructure have been so widely invested in that the whole of Bedford Borough is served by clean, frequent, efficient and...
It's the news gardeners have been waiting for - Bedford Borough Council will resume garden waste collections from Friday, 1 March. Green-lidded garden waste bins are collected fortnightly alongside the...