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Bedford town centre. Image: Bedford Borough Council
If you believe that outcomes are independent of your actions, you’ll stop trying to overcome challenges – nothing you do matters and it’s always someone else’s fault. In a nutshell, that has...
Bedfordshire Malayalee Association organsing committee on stage at their 2023 Christmas and New Year event. Image: Bedfordshire Malayalee Association
The organising committee of a local community association have said they have been "left embarrassed" after Bedford Borough Mayor Tom Wootton (Conservative) failed to turn up at an event after saying he...
Mayor Tom Wootton
Serving as your Mayor since May has been the highest honour of my life, and I am excited about the journey ahead. As we reflect on the past year and look ahead to what 2024 may bring, I hope that each of...
Mayor Tom Wootton standing along Bedford's River Great Ouse with the town bridge in the background.
Bedford’s mayor said he is “overjoyed” over recent announcements that he says prove “Bedford’s best days are yet to come”. Tom Wootton (Conservative)...
Mayor Tom Wootton
At Bedford Borough’s last Full Council meeting (Wednesday, 29 November) Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green Councillors voted to “delete all” of the Council’s Updated Investment programme...
Mayor Tom Wootton standing along Bedford's River Great Ouse with the town bridge in the background.
Bedford’s mayor said he is like a “fat bloke in a sweet shop” because he wants “everything now”. But at the moment he said he is “tied” to the previous administration’s budget. During his campaign for...
Mayor Tom Wootton standing along Bedford's River Great Ouse with the town bridge in the background.
We all know that Bedford Borough is suffering from a serious lack of GPs, leisure facilities that have been left in a state of disrepair, a Town Centre that needs smart and effective regeneration and poor...
Bedford town centre. Image: Bedford Borough Council
What do you think of when you think of Bedford Borough? For a lot of readers, it will surely be the River Great Ouse, a fantastic asset that it is at the heart of what makes our part of the world...
Queen's Park family hub Image: Bedford Borough Council
At the heart of my manifesto was a promise for families; that I would make sure that there is a family focus on everything the council does. That’s why I am delighted that this Saturday we will be celebrating...
Bedford Borough Green Flag Award at Priory Marina
The news is in and our parks and green spaces have once again received the prestigious Green Flag Award in recognition of its outstanding parks and open spaces. This is a testament to the...
Mayor Tom Wootton
When asked why he had scrapped Bedford Borough Council’s Rural Affairs Committee, Bedford’s mayor said it was a meeting that “floated about and didn’t do a lot”. The Rural Affairs Committee...
Mayor Tom Wootton
Bedford Borough Mayor Tom Wootton (Conservative) has been criticised after councillors were not invited to a public meeting about East West Rail (EWR) despite locals being told they were...