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Bedford Borough did Her Majesty the Queen proud with so many events celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. I hope everyone was able to attend, and enjoy, some of the many events that took...
One of things I am most proud of is the diversity of, and cohesion between, our communities. Last week, thanks to Bedford Islam, we saw Bedford's first Street Iftar take place. The Iftar is the evening meal with...
People in a railway station of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv waiting for the train to Poland.
The situation in Ukraine continues to be appalling and the people of that proud country are suffering untold hardship and around 4 million people, mainly women and children have had to flee...
I would like to thank the many local residents who have contact me, either by email or social media or spoken to me whilst I have been out...
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I am pleased that Bedford Borough Council has approved my 2022/23 Budget. The Budget outlines plans to keep Council Tax rises below inflation...
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...
Christmas is coming and by the time you read this, the festivities will be well underway across Bedford Borough with Christmas Lights throughout the Borough. Father Christmas has been...
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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...
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Over the last month, I have been visiting villages across the Borough as part of my 2021 Village Tour and have met with several hundred residents. I have been to 44 villages so far and...
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...
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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...
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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...