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Dave Hodgson Column December 2018
Official rough sleeper count figures published recently show that there are a third fewer people sleeping rough in Bedford Borough than there were a year ago. While it’s encouraging that things are going in the...
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...
Mayor Dave
Last week the East West Rail Company launched the next phase of their consultation on the route from Oxford to Cambridge and we have received the details of EWR's proposals...
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 Dave Hodgson
As you may have seen the Government has announced Bedford Borough was successful in securing £22.6million in our Town Deal Bid. This money will help regenerate the Station Quarter and Midland Road...
In January the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board (BLMK ICB) admitted that area has missed out on eight trainee GPs because there is not...
Dave the Mayor trains
The East Midlands Railway (EMR) consultation has now been published and has confirmed the Conservative Government’s downgrade of the Bedford rail...
One of things I am most proud of is the diversity of, and cohesion between, our communities. Last week, thanks to Bedford Islam, we saw Bedford's first Street Iftar take place. The Iftar is the evening meal with...
Local Plan 2030 Leaflet
The leader of Bedford Borough's Conservative group, Cllr Stephen Moon, has said the Mayor's Local Plan, which sets out how our area will deal with housing growth up to 2030, has postponed...
Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway
Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says Bedfordians have been misled over a political leaflet, made to look like a newspaper, that suggests she's not doing enough to...
Mayor Dave solar panels
Prior to COP26, I wrote to the Prime Minister to express how important tackling the climate emergency was and how we needed joined-up government to achieve net-zero. I have committed the...
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...