Bedford Borough Hall
A lively debate over Bedford Borough Council’s constitution was suddenly taken off the air when the live feed of its Full Meeting was cut without warning. The live stream of the meeting on...
Bedford Borough Hall
Councillors have expressed disappointment that a call for a fully-funded pay rise for council and school workers has been amended after it was found to undermine a national process. A...
blue badge, disabled parking
Council tax fraud and blue-badge misuse are among the serious issues recognised by Bedford Borough Council as a drain on public funds. A report to Bedford Borough Council’s...
Former detainees of Yarl's Wood have returned to the immigration removal centre (IRC) in Thurleigh to protest its continued operation, 20 years to the day that it first became operational. Protesters...
Mohammad Yasin MP
Chaos, cronyism and corruption stories continue to engulf the Conservative Government as the lobbying scandal continues with new stories each day of MPs making vast...
Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament
Richard Fuller MP (Conservative) has ignored repeated calls to answer questions about jobs in addition to his parliamentary duties, which have brought him a reported £94,900 since being...
Mayor Dave solar panels
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...
A former Liberal Democrat councillor has defected to the Conservative Group, saying she is disillusioned with the Mayor of Bedford's policies. Cllr Sarah Gallagher, who represents...
Pound coins and money
Bedford's leaders have responded to today's budget with both Labour and the Lib Dems saying it does not address the cost of living crisis. “Families struggling with the cost...
Domestic Abuse
Bedford Borough Council has published a strategy to reduce domestic abuse and want local people's views on their plans to tackle abusive behaviours over the next five years. Following...
Macbook laptop booking online zoom learning
People in Bedford are being encouraged to go online and use digital self-serve options, rather than to make contact via email/phone calls, a meeting heard. Bedford Borough Council...
Solar power
A 185-acre (75 hectares) 45MW solar farm, powering 15,000 homes a year, could soon be built between Bedford and Milton Keynes under new plans. The proposals by Renewable...