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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...
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...
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...
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'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...
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...
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...
Bricks - Building
Bedford Borough Council's planning department has been revealed as one of the worst in the country, according to the council officer in charge. That's according to Government figures...
Solar power
A 185-acre (75 hectares) 45MW solar farm, powering 15,000 homes a year, could soon be built between Bedford and Milton Keynes under new plans. The proposals by Renewable...