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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
children drawing
Bedford's leaders of children’s services believe Ofsted inspectors will find big improvements when they next pay the borough an in-depth visit. Borough council children’s services...
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...
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...
St Mary’s Church, Bletsoe
Neighbourhood plans covering Bletsoe, Bromham, Stevington and Thurleigh parishes are set to be formally adopted by Bedford Borough Council’s executive. Each neighbourhood plan was overwhelmingly...