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Mayor Dave
The Prime Minister has announced we have passed the peak of coronavirus infections, and we all hope this is the case. Later this week we will be hearing...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
I would like to thank everyone for playing their part. The last four months have been difficult. We have had one of the highest rates of positive...
Mayor Dave
As you may know, the East West Rail Company is currently consulting on the route alignments for the Oxford to Cambridge route. This consultation covers a number of different areas including...
Mayor Dave
While the coronavirus infection rate, in Bedford Borough, has declined since mid-June, there has been an increase in new infections in the last two weeks. This mirrors what has been happening...
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...
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...
Bedford River Clean up young volunteers
This week is Volunteer Week 2020, (1 - 7 June) and I wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of the volunteers in the Borough. This year my thank you is even bigger than...
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...