Newborn baby
Councillors have overridden huge opposition in Sharnbrook to give the green light to a service for troubled new mums and their newborns. The planning committee was told that the occupiers of a converted...
pothole squad
A councillor who said many residents believe most council money is spent on areas north of the river provoked a senior officer’s rapid denial. The topic of potholes was...
A Thai restaurant owner who wanted to grow his own herbs and vegetables gave council planners food for thought. But the planning committee decided that the application to build hydroponic greenhouses on land...
New Bedford Borough Council CEO, Laura Church.
Laura Church will become the new chief executive of Bedford Borough Council after her position was approved at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday (14 July). Laura has worked in...
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...
Mohammad Yasin MP
This week marks a significant easing of all restrictions and I know each person reading this will have their own thoughts and feelings about what these changes mean for them and their loved ones...
A local councillor has welcomed plans for nearly 300 new homes on the site of the former Ouse Valley Golf Club in Biddenham, nearly 15 years after the plan was first mooted. The 33.7-acre site...
The foreboding entrance to Oasis Pool isn't inviting.
Council officers have defended giving taxpayers’ support to a leisure operator to help it when the venues it runs were mothballed during the pandemic. A meeting this week heard that Bedford...
Major improvements to Kempston town centre are on the cards if Bedford Borough Council is successful in its latest bid for the Government's town centre regeneration money. A bid for £14.9m from the...
Bedford's Oasis Swimming Pool has been branded "disgusting" after its outside has been allowed to deteriorate with little to no apparent evidence of repairs or maintenance. The operators Fusion...
Philip Simpkins
The retiring chief executive of Bedford Council will receive the highest honour the borough can bestow. Bedfordshire born and bred Philip Simpkins received high praise from councillors who...
Terry Collins
Bedford Council’s chief executive has stepped down due to ill health after little over a month in the post. Terry Collins was only appointed to the £185,000 a year role in April but by...