Sunday, September 15, 2019
Dave Hodgson Column December 2018
December: Last week was Homelessness Awareness Week in Bedford, and there was an impressive range of events and activities taking place in and around the town. I want to...
Transporting Bedford 2020video
https://youtu.be/EWvkcafA9xE Bedford Borough Council has announced plans to tackle the traffic congestion on Manton Lane and surrounding areas, including re-installing a footbridge removed by the former Bedfordshire County Council 10 years ago. The plans are part of...
Car Parking Charges Mayor Davevideo
https://youtu.be/b36y6jWK7c0 Bedford and Kempston Conservatives have hit out at Mayor Dave Hodgson's claim that parking charges are a good deal for Bedford shoppers, saying they could be cheaper and his claim of charges being frozen is...
Education Cuts
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has said schools across Bedford Borough are facing a combined cut of £1.3m as their budgets are slashed by central government.  In a statement issued today, the town's Mayor said that the...
Parking Charge Freeze
Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Cabinet has resolved that all car park charges will be frozen for 2019. They will also maintain - and in some cases extend - the free parking options for Bedford Town Centre. The...
Bromham Mill Apple Day
The popular Bromham Mill Apple Day has left people angry after there were no apples at the event, which promised to "celebrate all things apple related". Angry apple fans took to social media to complain. One...
Adoption
National Adoption Week runs until the 21st October and our reporter, Hannah Brown, looks at what adoption means for children and the people they may one day call mum and dad. There are 2000 children in...
Empty Properties
This week is National Empty Homes Week and Bedford Borough Council are encouraging residents to shout out if they know of any unoccupied and disused homes. The Government estimates that there are 200,000 houses in the UK...
Cllr David Fletchervideo
Cllr David Fletcher has issued a stark warning to Bedford Borough Council that they are not doing enough to help areas like Midland Road, and to stop leaving the job of monitoring problems in the area to local people.
iKan
Bedford i-Kan, a pioneering project by Bedford Borough Council to provide flexible and affordable office accommodation for fledgling business and start-ups, celebrated its tenth birthday this week. Located on Mill Street in the town centre, i-Kan has been...