School children
Guidance for keeping children safe in education has been divided into two sections to include a section for ‘low level’ concerns, a meeting heard. And these include situations like teachers...
Robinson Pool
Users of some leisure centres in Bedford are being faced with "dirty" facilities, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, councillor Doug McMurdo...
Cllr Lucy Bywater
A Green councillor has lost her seat on a Bedford Borough Council committee following the defection of a Lib Dem councillor to the Conservatives. And the Lib Dems were blasted at a meeting...
Bedford Borough Hall
A lively debate over Bedford Borough Council’s constitution was suddenly taken off the air when the live feed of its Full Meeting was cut without warning. The live stream of the meeting on...
Bedford Borough Hall
Councillors have expressed disappointment that a call for a fully-funded pay rise for council and school workers has been amended after it was found to undermine a national process. A...
blue badge, disabled parking
Council tax fraud and blue-badge misuse are among the serious issues recognised by Bedford Borough Council as a drain on public funds. A report to Bedford Borough Council’s...
A former Liberal Democrat councillor has defected to the Conservative Group, saying she is disillusioned with the Mayor of Bedford's policies. Cllr Sarah Gallagher, who represents...
Domestic Abuse
Bedford Borough Council has published a strategy to reduce domestic abuse and want local people's views on their plans to tackle abusive behaviours over the next five years. Following...
Macbook laptop booking online zoom learning
People in Bedford are being encouraged to go online and use digital self-serve options, rather than to make contact via email/phone calls, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council...
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...
Bedford Borough Hall
Bedford Borough Council’s draft Corporate Plan for 2022 to 2026, has four interlinked goals, with three cross-cutting themes throughout, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council...
Bricks - Building
Breach of condition notices have been issued to a number of developers working on projects in Bedford Borough, for failing to comply with various heritage & planning compliance...