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The last few weeks have seen a fair bit of good news for the Borough, I just want to take the opportunity to highlight three...
Anne Frank's Tree Russell Park
Holocaust Memorial day events are to be held in Bedford this Sunday with a ceremony and service to remember those killed under Nazi persecution...
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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...
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...
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...
Today we have seen a new national vaccination centre open at Bedford Heights. This new centre joins Kings House and the Gurdwara...
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Bedford Borough Council has launched a dedicated website, in order to keep residents and businesses up-to-date on the ever-changing coronavirus outbreak...
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...
Henry Vann
Town centres across the UK are in deep crisis. We only have to pick up a newspaper or flick on the TV news for the latest story of a national chain carrying...
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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...
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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...
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I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. The main thing I know many local residents are looking forward to is the rollout of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine...