Bedford Borough Hall
Bedford Borough Council’s ethnicity pay gap is continuing to narrow, despite a lack of any analysis of the data to understand or explain the change. As part of its...
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...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
“These projects will make major improvements to parts of our road network. The investment forms part of next year’s council Budget that places the needs of residents at the heart of spending decisions..."
Pound coins and money
Bedford Borough Council is asking for residents' opinions on next year's council budget, which includes long-term 'one-off' projects including tackling...
Bedford Borough Hall
Five complaints against Bedford Borough Council were upheld by the council watchdog in the last year, but the council “doesn’t have anything to be ashamed of”, a meeting...
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...