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Bedford Borough Council has announced today (31 Jul) that two controversial Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will stay in place for a further three years. A consultation started...
A Labour local election candidate has said Bedford Borough Council needs to do more for the borough’s young people. Mashuk Ullah is running alongside Ralley Rahman...
GP prescription
Theresa May is frantically trying to rush through policies on mental health and climate change to try to ensure she leaves a legacy – any legacy that isn’t a catalogue of abject failure. Her...
Alistair Burt
November: The outpouring of sentiment in relation to Remembrance recently, was the culmination of four years of reflection mirroring the events of the Great War one hundred years after the event. Whilst there will be many...
St Mary’s Church, Bletsoe
Neighbourhood plans covering Bletsoe, Bromham, Stevington and Thurleigh parishes are set to be formally adopted by Bedford Borough Council’s executive. Each neighbourhood plan was overwhelmingly...
Police on the beat
After becoming the only force in England and Wales to receive an 'inadequate' grading in 2016, Bedfordshire Police bosses are celebrating achieving an...
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The lack of available tradespeople and the rising cost of materials are delaying property owners from trying to bring empty homes in the borough back into use. Tracey Barrett, team leader...
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Many of the council's services have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, so in order to keep residents up-to-date with changes and information...
Domestic Abuse
A draft Domestic Abuse Strategy is set to be published for consultation by Bedford Borough Council later this month so it can update its strategies. The publication of new national guidance...
Council tax for an average Bedford borough home is going up by almost four per cent. Bedford Borough councillors were asked to approve the council tax resolution at the full meeting...
There are just seven police officers and one sergeant in Bedfordshire’s Rural Policing Team, a meeting was told. The Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner (PCC)...
Bedford Borough Council’s adult social care debt is £6.6 million pounds – but the council has been more proactive over the last year to ensure the money comes in. A report on...