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Householders in New Cardington are among thousands in Bedford Borough paying sometimes 'mind-boggling' management fees Image: Google Streetview August 2020
Bedford Borough Council is not in a position to take on the responsibility of unadopted land without new home developers making a contribution to future maintenance, a senior council officer has said...
Smart extensions. Image: Wood Worktops
In Bedford and the surrounding area, the allure of smart home extensions is revolutionising how we envision living spaces. Merging functionality with modern design, these enhancements are not just expanding...
Begging homeless
Around 200 people contact Bedford Borough Council for homelessness assistance every month, a meeting heard. A report to the Environment and Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny...
What the Sleeping Pods that could come to Bedford might look like. Image: Housing Committee via LDRS
A former rough sleeper has told Bedford Borough Council she is concerned over plans for sleeping pods for rough sleepers at Wednesday’s Housing Committee Meeting earlier this week...
Rough Sleeper black and white
Bedford Borough Council is investigating the use of “sleeping pods” to provide immediate access shelter for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough, a meeting heard...
keys
Bedford Borough Council has been working with another council to try to minimise the risk of people being forcibly evicted from properties across the borough, a meeting heard. During Wednesday’s Housing...
Bedford Borough Hall
Bedford Borough Council paid compensation to a victim of domestic abuse after they were “unlawfully left homeless”, a meeting heard. A question about the case from John Allen (described as a member...
Bedford Borough councillors have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling on the government to give local authorities powers to support residents in taking...
Householders in New Cardington are among thousands in Bedford Borough paying sometimes 'mind-boggling' management fees Image: Google Streetview August 2020
The Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire, Richard Fuller, has met with the housing minister to speak up for the thousands of people across Bedfordshire...
Lonely child
There are nearly 500 children in temporary accommodation including eight staying in hotels, a senior Bedford Borough Council officer has said. The council’s chief officer...
Begging homeless
Bedford Borough Council is providing a safety net for the homeless because of a “failing” government policy, a senior councillor... has said. A report to the Budget and...
Developers building in Bedford borough may have their viability appraisals reassessed to retrospectively provide funding for the affordable housing they said they couldn’t afford, if the new Local Plan is adopted...