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Bedford Borough Mayoral election 2019 results
The polls in Bedford Borough closed at 10pm on 2 May. While many areas across the UK have counted well into the night, and already announced their results, Bedford Borough...
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...
Aerial screenshot of area near the Interchange Retail Park in Kempston that could be developed.
More drive-thrus and another supermarket could be coming to Kempston following a ‘screening opinion’ application submitted to Bedford Borough Council. The application...
The scrap stored at David John Wright's Harter Road home
A Bedford man has been fined £10,000 for storing scrap at his home after he pleaded guilty for breaching a Planning Enforcement Notice. David John Wright, of Harter Road, was ordered...
Owners of a “tired” leisure park near Bedford town centre have been given the green light to redevelop the site and build four blocks of flats that...
Garden waste
From next Monday (27 April), Bedford Borough Council will be restarting green waste collections. The initial collections will take place monthly...
Sharnbrook Hotel
Bedford Borough Council has shared its concerns with the Home Office over the plans to use Sharnbrook Hotel to house refugees, a meeting heard. During yesterday’s full council meeting...
Visualisation of the plan for Home of Production. Image: CorkeWallis
Plans for a film and TV studio campus near Stewartby have been given the go-ahead, despite concerns over its impact on local wildlife. Central Bedfordshire Council’s Development Management Committee...
Proposed development on land south Of Goldington Road, Bedford Screenshot Planning Committee 25 March 2024 Image: LDRS
Outline plans for an employment site to the east of Bedford have been approved by the borough council. Last night (25 March) Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee approved the plans...
A care home, drive-thru coffee shop and more than 500 apartments could be built in Bedford if plans are approved. A planning application has been submitted for the coffee shop...
Children fun swimming pool play water leisure Image: Adobe Stock/davit85
The new management team looking after Bedford Borough Council's leisure services have said that they want customers to know they will be listened to and that their needs will come first as they...
McDonald’s and Bedford Borough Council have teamed up to apply for planning permission to build a new fast-food drive-thru restaurant on the outskirts of town...