Cllr Mohammed Nawaz
Councillor Mohammed Nawaz (Kempston Central & East, Labour) has been elected unopposed as the new speaker of Bedford Borough Council yesterday (2 May). His duties for the new municipal...
Bricks - Building
Bedford council has said it won’t get involved in rows over who owns land when planning applications are submitted. The comment came during a discussion over retrospective...
National planning rules are preventing Bedford councillors from refusing unwelcome developments, a meeting heard. The planning processes that have to be followed by Bedford...
How the Home of Production (HOP)at Quest Pit Stewartby might look
A former quarry pit, once destined to be a home for an ambitious aquatic project in Stewartby, could now become a state-of-the-art film and television studio. Home of Production (HOP), a newly...
Oasis swimming pool is often described as dirty and an eye-sore
A representative of Fusion Lifestyle, the company that runs Bedford borough’s leisure facilities has moaned that media reports of how they run the facilities is “unfair”. Fusion Lifestyle Ltd...
Money
Figures released by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show that Bedford Borough Council had the sixth-highest council tax rise amongst unitary authorities in England...
Half of Bedford borough’s ‘looked after’ children are placed outside the area – but meeting a child’s needs comes before the location, a council committee was told. The Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny...
More visits to developments sites before meetings may put councillors off being part of the planning committee, a meeting heard. Planning Committee chair, councillor...
Bricks - Building
More homes could be set to be built on a former school site. A planning application has been submitted to Bedford Borough Council for the former St Andrew’s School site on Pemberley Avenue...
Buildings at the former Rushmoor School site will become blocks of one- and two-bed apartments – but if you have a car then you should look for somewhere else to live. That was...
Wixams from The Causeway. Image: Google Maps Oct 2022
The lack of road crossings in Wixams is due to decisions made by the former county council and is not down to Bedford Borough planners, a campaigner was told. In January...
Bedford Borough Hall
Two annual updates to a standards committee said that last year there were no formal complaints received against borough councillors, and there were no entries in the Gifts and Hospitality...