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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...
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...
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...
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More average speed camera sites have been announced in an effort to tackle dangerous driving in areas where local communities have called for them...
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...
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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...
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Parliament has decided we will have our first December General Election since 1923! This election will be crucially important to the future of our country...
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 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...
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...
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 Happy New Year! There are now less than 200 days until River Festival 2020 – this is just one of many things I am looking forward to this year...
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We have been working hard at the Council, along with help from the Government, to put together packages of support to help residents and businesses during the Coronavirus crisis. For the latest advice and information please...