Saturday, October 19, 2019
Brexit in Bedford
Bedford Borough's MPs are in Parliament today - for the first time on a Saturday in 37 years - for a crunch debate on the Prime Ministers Brexit deal.
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...
iKan
Bedford i-Kan, a pioneering project by Bedford Borough Council to provide flexible and affordable office accommodation for fledgling business and start-ups, celebrated its tenth birthday this week. Located on Mill Street in the town centre, i-Kan has been...
Education Cuts
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has said schools across Bedford Borough are facing a combined cut of £1.3m as their budgets are slashed by central government.  In a statement issued today, the town's Mayor said that 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...
John Howard Statue
A statue of the great prison reformer and former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, John Howard overlooks St Paul's Square in Bedford, 241 years since he began campaigning for improvements in prisons. In the wake of a...
Kemo
A campaign to get the Government to increase the punishment for pet theft may have a boost this week, as the Pet Theft Reform Bill is due to have a second reading in the House...
Adoption
National Adoption Week runs until the 21st October and our reporter, Hannah Brown, looks at what adoption means for children and the people they may one day call mum and dad. There are 2000 children in...
Parking Charge Freeze
Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Cabinet has resolved that all car park charges will be frozen for 2019. They will also maintain - and in some cases extend - the free parking options for Bedford Town Centre. The...
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....