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Mayor Tom Wootton in his office
My first month as Mayor of Bedford Borough has been a whirlwind of activity. Our team has been working with real energy and enthusiasm tirelessly to bring our vision for the borough to life...
Bedford River Festival regatta The Embankment
2021 was a difficult year with COVID-19 dominating and various restrictions and lockdowns taking place throughout the year. Sadly 2022 hasn’t got off to a much...
FujiFilm House official opening Kagami-Biraki ceremony toast
Having a strong local economy and providing jobs for residents has been a key priority of mine. We have attracted hundreds of companies to the Borough, as well as helped local businesses...
St George's Cross flag flying outside Bedford Borough Hall. Image: Bedford Borough Council
Tomorrow is Election Day. Don’t worry I am not going to talk about that. Apart from reminding you, Polling Stations are open from 7am until 10pm and that you need to take photographic ID this year...
Mayor Tom with veterans on Armed Forces Day 2023
Whether it’s our Armed Forces or remembering Windrush, our Borough really knows how to come together. When joining Legacy of Windrush Decedents (LOWD) at the recent flag raising I was reminded once...
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...
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...
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
The cost of living crisis continues to get worse with inflation and the cost of energy at record highs. Interest rates and mortgage payments have increased leading to many...
Mayor Dave
Bedford’s mayor is batting for care workers to be given a pay rise by the Government, too. NHS employees are due to receive a three per cent hike but so far nothing has...
Mayor Dave
As the Coronavirus regulations have started to be relaxed, I have been able to visit some of the Borough’s businesses. Three recent visits have been to see...
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...