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Mayor Dave Hodgson
“These projects will make major improvements to parts of our road network. The investment forms part of next year’s council Budget that places the needs of residents at the heart of spending decisions..."
Mayor Dave
Happy New Year, I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and are looking forward to 2023. 2023 is set to be an exciting year here in Bedford Borough with a number of events...
Land adjacent to 14 Lincoln Road Kempston. Image: Screenshot Google Street View © 2024 Google Image capture June 2023 / LDRS
A planning application has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council to build a three-bedroom home on land adjacent to 14 Lincoln Road, Kempston. An application to build two semi-detached...
Bedford Town Centre from above
Cllr Tom Wootton (Wyboston Ward), the Conservative Mayoral Candidate has attacked Mayor Dave Hodgson (Lib Dems) over a "lack of vision" for Bedford Town Centre after Next announced...
Bedford bus station under construction 2015
A bus company and a council were fined a total off £650,000 today (Friday) after a woman was killed when she was hit by a lorry during the redevelopment...
Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway says she “represents exceptional value for money” for local council taxpayers, after allegations were made...
Mayor Dave Manifesto 2019 Launch
After a long and drawn-out electoral count, Liberal Democrat, Dave Hodgson was re-elected Mayor at just after 8pm on Friday 3 May, following the Bedford Borough Mayoral...
Clapham and Oakley Conservative candidate, Phillipa Simms
A Conservative candidate for the new Clapham & Oakley Ward said being a parish councillor has given her the taste for helping people. Phillipa Simms, who is standing...
Average Speed Camera Sign
Bedford's Mayor has slammed a decision by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to "hoard" every single penny of fines raised by local average speed cameras rather...
Residents - concerned for the future of a mature tree in their community - have been given extra time to respond to a planning application for a phone mast after Bedford Borough Council put the...
Ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner election on Thursday 6 May, the Bedford Independent has asked each of the candidates for their thoughts on topics...
Bedford town sign
Bedford is predicated to have 1.5% GVA (gross value added) growth over the next three years, according to the annual economic forecast by EY, with the highest growth in the arts and entertainment sector. The report...