The quality of the reports issued by the Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner and his office is not good enough, a meeting heard. And a report on drug dealing...
A Bedford borough resident suffered an 'injustice' as the council delayed providing a full assessment of their needs or a care plan, the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman said. The ombudsman...
There are just seven police officers and one sergeant in Bedfordshire’s Rural Policing Team, a meeting was told. The Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner (PCC)...
Bedford Borough Hall
A Health Overview and Scrutiny meeting has been blasted as “hypocritical and irresponsible”. Councillor Kay Burley (Labour, Kempston Central and East Ward) asked the Bedford Borough...
Domestic Abuse
A draft Domestic Abuse Strategy is set to be published for consultation by Bedford Borough Council later this month so it can update its strategies. The publication of new national guidance...
Mayor Dave
Over the last month, I have been visiting villages across the Borough as part of my 2021 Village Tour and have met with several hundred residents. I have been to 44 villages so far and...
Ballot Boxes Bedford
Bedford Borough's Conservative Party have issued a call for people to run as councillors in the next local council elections in two years time. The elections in 2023 will choose councillors...
PCC Festus Akinbusoye
It's three months since Festus Akinbusoye was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, becoming the first Black person in the country to fill the role. PCC Akinbusoye...
Bedford Town Centre
Bedford Borough Council wants to hear from residents as the next phase of the Local Plan 2040 consultation begins. Local Plans set out where growth and development will take place - everything from...
Pound coins and money
The Bedfordshire Local Pension Board has been told that lockdown restrictions and staffing issues have meant deadlines set by the pension fund have not been set. In a meeting, last week...
Bricks - Building
Planners have given the go-ahead for up to 390 new homes to be built on the outskirts of Bromham. A committee was told that the principle of developing the site, off Stagsden Road...
Terraced houses
To support and resettle those who have fled Afghanistan, Bedford Borough Council is asking landlords to get in touch if they have any empty properties available to let in the coming weeks...