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Recruiting care staff is “a struggle” admitted a council chief – but the council is working on ways to attract and retain more people to the sector. The Adult Services Overview & Scrutiny...
Bedford Borough councillors will consider a council tax increase of 3.99 per cent next month. Bedford Borough Council’s Constitution requires that Full Council considers the budget...
Following an Ofsted inspection in November 2021, Bedford Borough Council’s Children’s Services have been rated ‘Good’ by the regulators...
The pandemic has highlighted the exposure to changes in the economy councils face when collecting council tax and funding its services. Bedford Borough’s portfolio holder for finance...
Rutland Road. Image: Google Street View June 2021
The high concentration of temporary accommodation on Rutland Road, Bedford has caused disruption to residents, leading to sleepless nights, damage to property and concerns for...
Bedford Borough Hall
The Conservative Group and Bedford's Green Party councillors have said they will be scrutinising the Mayor's 2022/23 budget to ensure...
Bedford councillors have expressed their surprise that consultation for a report on parental leave for councillors did not involve elected members – including two that recently had additions to...
Bedford Borough Hall
Bedford Borough Council’s ethnicity pay gap is continuing to narrow, despite a lack of any analysis of the data to understand or explain the change. As part of its...
Lower unemployment than expected in Bedford has resulted in an estimated council tax surplus of more than £4 million. And the cash is set to be shared between Bedford Borough Council...
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..."
Pound coins and money
Bedford Borough Council is asking for residents' opinions on next year's council budget, which includes long-term 'one-off' projects including tackling...
Bedford Borough Hall
Five complaints against Bedford Borough Council were upheld by the council watchdog in the last year, but the council “doesn’t have anything to be ashamed of”, a meeting...