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Mayor Dave Hodgson has set out his budget proposals for Bedford Borough Council ready for debate at a full council meeting on 6 February, but already some say he...
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...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
 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...
Dave the Mayor trains
The East Midlands Railway (EMR) consultation has now been published and has confirmed the Conservative Government’s downgrade of the Bedford rail...
Marks and Spencer External Corner
We asked the town's leaders for their response to the news that M&S will close it's Bedford store in May. Both the Mayor and MP described it as a 'blow to the town'
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...
Local Plan 2030 Leafletvideo
The leader of Bedford Borough's Conservative group, Cllr Stephen Moon, has said the Mayor's Local Plan, which sets out how our area will deal with housing growth up to 2030, has postponed...
Henry Vannvideo
More average speed camera sites have been announced in an effort to tackle dangerous driving in areas where local communities have called for them...
Mayor Dave Hodgson at Bedford Hospital
I am pleased to report that local NHS bosses have finally committed to keeping key services at Bedford Hospital in a huge win for local residents and...
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...
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...
Great British Spring Clean Bedford Streets
The Great British Spring clean starts on March 22 and Bedford Borough Council is organising a series of events across to collect and safely dispose of litter...