Mayor Dave Hodgson

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It is not long now until the River Festival’s welcome return on 23 and 24 July. As you will recall we had to postpone the 2020 River Festival due the Coronavirus pandemic. This was not a...
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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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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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Christmas is going to be very different this year for everyone, but that doesn’t mean we cannot celebrate. Last week, I announced the winner of my Christmas Card...
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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...
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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...
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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...