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Mayor Tom Wootton was elected in 2023. Image: Bedford Borough Council.
Bedford’s mayor said his “fantastic” cabinet members and councillors have made Bedford borough a “can-do” council. Speaking at Bromham Parish Council last night (7 May), mayor Tom Wootton...
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...
Mayor Tom Wootton
Bedford’s mayor was branded incapable of answering questions coherently or grasping facts in a scathing attack at a council meeting last night (Thursday). Lib Dem councillor Christine...
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...
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...
Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have said Bedford’s new mayor’s failure to deliver on two election promises is “very disappointing” and “undermines residents’ trust in politics”....
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...
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...
Today we have seen a new national vaccination centre open at Bedford Heights. This new centre joins Kings House and the Gurdwara...
Dunster House student visit 2019
August: A number of recent visits I’ve hosted in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Old Town Hall have served as powerful reminders of how fortunate we are to live in a town and a Borough with such...
Mayor Dave
It has now been just over six months since the Prime Minister announced that the vast majority of us should not be working from our normal places of work...
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...