Saturday, September 19, 2020

Health

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Robinson Pool
Cllr Doug McMurdo, who oversees leisure and culture across Bedford Borough says the relationship with Fusion has been "tense over time" as they seek to get the area's leisure centres...
Coronavirus public parks sign
The Government has announced that Bedford Borough is no longer a coronavirus ‘area of concern’ watchlist. The area had been one of almost 100 areas marked...
coronavirus testing
Cases of coronavirus in Bedford have halved in the last seven days according to new figures released by Bedford Borough Council. The Borough has reported 5.8 cases per 100,000 between...
Bedford Central Library
Bedford Central Library is to re-open this week, after being closed for almost five months during the coronavirus lockdown. The Bedford Independent received reports staff were preparing...
Pictures, like this one taken outside the Pilgrim's Progress pub in Bedford Town Centre, have forced the council to issue a reminder of social distancing guidelines. Image: @kevin27677521/Twitter
Bedford Borough Council has issued a reminder to Bedfordians to maintain social distancing after the Mayor was tweeted images of long queues outside a Bedford Pub by a Bedford Independent...
GP doctor
Talks with local authorities over proposals to merge the Luton, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been labelled “a sham consultation” and...
Biocide bio-mist
A Bedford company is said to be at the 'frontline of defence' against coronavirus after its bio-misting service was proven to kill 99.9999% of viruses, germs and bacteria, including COVID-19...
social distancing retail
A minority of businesses have been failing to follow social distancing guidelines, a meeting heard. With Bedford on the Government’s watch list as an “area of concern”, councillors are worried that...
grants
More businesses in Bedford may be eligible for a discretionary business support grant after new criteria was added. Previously, businesses were only...
Coronavirus
Bedford Borough Council say that they're seeing a drop of coronavirus cases in the town in the last seven days. Statistics released a few moments ago show that as of 12...
coronavirus testing
A new walk-in coronavirus test centre is opening in Bedford Borough tomorrow (Friday), offering tests seven days a week. The centre, based in Prebend St...
Mental Health Partnership
In the year since it launched, more than 1,500 detentions have been avoided thanks to a pioneering partnership between mental health professionals and Bedfordshire Police. The mental health hub partnership between East London NHS Foundation Trust...