Polling Station sign vote
On Thursday 5 May, local elections are taking place up and down the country. However, alongside the majority of other unitary authorities, Bedford Borough Council has ‘whole council elections’ every four years, with the next...
National planning rules are preventing Bedford councillors from refusing unwelcome developments, a meeting heard. The planning processes that have to be followed by Bedford...
How the Home of Production (HOP)at Quest Pit Stewartby might look
A former quarry pit, once destined to be a home for an ambitious aquatic project in Stewartby, could now become a state-of-the-art film and television studio. Home of Production (HOP), a newly...
Oasis swimming pool is often described as dirty and an eye-sore
A representative of Fusion Lifestyle, the company that runs Bedford borough’s leisure facilities has moaned that media reports of how they run the facilities is “unfair”. Fusion Lifestyle Ltd...
A 'Boris Johnson resign' poster placed on the railings outside Whitehall
Conservatives serving Bedfordians have repeatedly ignored requests for comment on the Prime Minister and partygate. Last week, we contacted Nadine Dorries MP, Richard Fuller MP...
Boris Johnson
Bedford & Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin (Labour) asked a question to Boris Johnson in Parliament yesterday (Tuesday), saying, "Lawbreakers should not be lawmakers." The question related to the fixed penalty notices...
Mohammad Yasin MP in the House of Commons
Many of you have contacted me regarding Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, and how you can best support those who are vulnerable. I am incredibly proud and thankful of my constituents’ generosity
Money
Figures released by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show that Bedford Borough Council had the sixth-highest council tax rise amongst unitary authorities in England...
People in a railway station of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv waiting for the train to Poland.
The situation in Ukraine continues to be appalling and the people of that proud country are suffering untold hardship and around 4 million people, mainly women and children have had to flee...
Half of Bedford borough’s ‘looked after’ children are placed outside the area – but meeting a child’s needs comes before the location, a council committee was told. The Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny...
Trevor Broadhurst, Bedfordshire Police's new Deputy Chief Constable
Public money would be better spent on more staff than funding local enquiry offices that are seldom used, says Bedfordshire Police’s deputy chief constable. The Police and Crime Commissioner...
More visits to developments sites before meetings may put councillors off being part of the planning committee, a meeting heard. Planning Committee chair, councillor...