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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...
Marks and Spencer External Corner
We asked the town's leaders for their response to the news that M&S will close it's Bedford store in May. Both the Mayor and MP described it as a 'blow to the town'
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
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 Dave
The last few weeks have seen a fair bit of good news for the Borough, I just want to take the opportunity to highlight three...
Tom Wootton speaking at a mayoral hustings
Bedford Borough LibDems have accused Mayor Tom Wootton of failing to meet a manifesto promise. The LibDems claimed the mayor “chose not to fulfil a major manifesto promise” to introduce a...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
We have been working hard at the Council, along with help from the Government, to put together packages of support to help residents and businesses during the Coronavirus crisis. For the latest advice and information please...
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 Dave
The rise in COVID-19 cases nationally is hugely concerning. With cases continuing to rise here and elsewhere, and new national restrictions coming into...
Tom Wooton (Conservative) was elected at Mayor of Bedford Borough on 4 May 2023. Image: Bedford Borough
What has the new Mayor and his new administration done for me? I asked myself that very question for the residents of Bedford Borough as I sat and thought about the past year and reflected on 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 Hodgson
March: The Government invests too little, too rarely in our infrastructure, so when major upgrades do happen, they need to be of as much benefit as possible for our communities.