Bedford Borough Council

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The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

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Campaigners fear that children’s lives will be put at risk on even busier roads if 81 new homes are built next to a school.
Bedford’s villages are being “savaged” by developers who are exploiting a massive breach in the borough’s planning defences.
Lurke Street Car Park
Parking charges in Bedford are set to be frozen once again for 2020, meaning they've remained the same since 2017. At its meeting on Wednesday evening...
Bedford bus station under construction 2015
A bus company and a council were fined a total off £650,000 today (Friday) after a woman was killed when she was hit by a lorry during the redevelopment...
A farmer’s use of buildings for storage and distribution – and the lorries associated with the business – has split the community in Pavenham.
Mowsbury Walk Play Park
The Bedford Independent is able to allay concerns of Putnoe residents, following the news that Bedford Borough Council was intending to sell part of an...
Bedford town centre
Bedford Borough Council's Town Centre consultation has had over 900 respondents already but more people are being urged to take part so a true reflection of views across Bedford are...
Bedford High Street
Bedfordians are being asked to help Bedford Borough Council develop a future plan for our town centre. The consultation wants to know how people use the town centre, how often they visit, and...
Castle Mound Saxon sign
Bedford Borough Council say the CCTV camera used to monitor Bedford's Castle Mound was 'looking the other way' while a girl was being beaten-up by a gang of teenage girls. The youngster...
Cycle lane sign Cycling
Bedford Borough Council has announced today (31 Jul) that two controversial Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will stay in place for a further three years. A consultation started...
Bunyan Centre
Bedford Borough Council is asking Bedfordians to tell them what they think of the way Fusion Lifestyle runs the areas leisure facilities. The council outsourced the running of its...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
In his first major announcement about Council spending since being re-elected, Bedford Borough's elected mayor has outlines a series of initiatives which he says "demonstrates the strength...