Sunday, January 19, 2020
Bromham Mill Apple Day
The popular Bromham Mill Apple Day has left people angry after there were no apples at the event, which promised to "celebrate all things apple related". Angry apple fans took to social media to complain. One...
Needles - Black Tom
A video of a Bedford Borough Council worker finding discarded drug needles in a public area easily accessible by children has surfaced, highlighting what many feel is a growing problem...
Mohammad Yasin MP in Parliament
February: The last-minute cancellation of the February recess was an opportunity to bring us closer to a solution to the Brexit crisis.
Car Parking Charges Mayor Davevideo
https://youtu.be/b36y6jWK7c0 Bedford and Kempston Conservatives have hit out at Mayor Dave Hodgson's claim that parking charges are a good deal for Bedford shoppers, saying they could be cheaper and his claim of charges being frozen is...
Bedford Littervideo
https://youtu.be/05ODRmfSXT4 “We have a zero-tolerance approach, and anyone found breaking the law with be fined.” That’s from Bedford Borough Council's Cllr. Charles Royden, the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and the Environment in an exclusive interview...
Average Speed Camera Sign
Bedford's Mayor has slammed a decision by the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, to "hoard" every single penny of fines raised by local average speed cameras rather...
Mayor Dave Hodgsonvideo
Bedford Borough Council has one of the healthiest financial reserves in the region, according to recent research with £12m unrestricted reserves, despite the on-going cuts to...
Bedford High Street (April 2019)
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has told all Bedford Borough mayoral candidates that it's up to them to protect our High Street. The comments come...
Mohammad Yasin MP
November: The community is reeling from the recent wave of serious violent crime in our town mainly involving young men. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones....
Money
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...
Voting Booth
Polling stations across Bedford Borough will open at 7am tomorrow, giving Bedfordians a chance to choose who they want to be their ward or parish councillor and the Borough's mayor...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
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...