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Mayor Dave
Christmas is going to be very different this year for everyone, but that doesn’t mean we cannot celebrate. Last week, I announced the winner of my Christmas Card...
Mayor Dave solar panels
Reducing carbon emissions is important to me – it always has been. I am proud Bedford Borough has led on this in many respects, and indeed won awards...
Freeze Fares - Mayor Dave Hodgson and fellow Campaigners call for fares freeze
January: Sadly it wasn’t a Happy New Year for Bedford rail users last week, with fares rising by over 3%. This is simply indefensible. Bedford rail users have had fast intercity...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
April: The proportion of people in employment in Bedford Borough has increased rapidly in recent years, emphatically outstripping the regional and national growth rates...
It is that time of year again when most of the borough’s children head back to school, and home-schooled pupils restart their studies. Education in the last two years has been subject to disruption...
Mayor Dave
This year’s proposed Budget builds on the Council’s record of one of the lowest percentage Council Tax rises of all unitary councils. The Budget ensures we are putting...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
November: The Bedford Independent has made a big impact in its short life so far, and I want to thank the team for giving me the opportunity to contribute to it. I’m particularly pleased to see...
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...
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...
We have recently seen the shocking news that almost one in four adults will not switch their heating on this winter. A survey of over 2,000 adults found 23% would do without...
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...