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Many of the council's services have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, so in order to keep residents up-to-date with changes and information...
Polling Station sign vote
People across the Borough are being reminded to make sure they register to vote so that can have their say on who represents them at Bedford Borough council and...
Bricks - Building
The Chair of Bedford Borough Council’s Planning Committee has hailed the adoption of the Bedford Borough Local Plan as a major boost for its work in...
Bricks - Building
Planning, it’s never far from the headlines nationally, or locally. The rule book rewritten in 2012 and the Regional Spatial Strategies abandoned. Eight years on and the headlines are full of talk...
Major planning decisions will be taken behind closed doors until the coronavirus crisis is over. Bedford Council’s planning committee has decided...
Garden waste
From next Monday (27 April), Bedford Borough Council will be restarting green waste collections. The initial collections will take place monthly...
Adrian Spurrell Green Party
The Green Party's Adrian Spurrell has revealed his manifesto for the Bedford Borough mayoral elections in May. In an announcement on his Facebook page...
Bedford Borough Mayoral Hustings 2019 candidates on stage
Bedfordians will be heading to the polls on Thursday (2 May) to decide who will represent them at a local level, or will they? Concerns that many will simply use the polls...
Garden waste
The Council has today announced that Green Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday, due to staff shortages. Following Government guidance...
Concerned residents objected when they found that a restaurant in Wood End, near Kempston had applied to build a pergola for 40 customers. Among their concerns were that even more customers would park outside their homes in Tithe Road, to use the Cross Keys...
Victoria Ward Nursery Rhyme Tiles
Plans to remove much-loved Victorian tiles depicting famous nursery rhymes from a ward at Bedford Hospital, have been labelled as "cultural vandalism" by campaigners who say...
A village pub near Bedford cannot be turned into a house, a planning inspector has ruled. Even though the Royal George in High Street, Stagsden, was unviable from 2012 to 2015, inspector Rachel Walmsley...