A council officer has revealed that efforts are ongoing to find space for big brands to move into Bedford as part of a massive effort to bring shoppers back to the town centre. A committee was told about a multitude...
St Paul's Square, Bedford
£22.6 million has been secured for Bedford town centre development from Central Government and will be used to help regenerate the Station Quarter, Midland Road and St. Paul’s Square...
After almost a year of disruption, the barriers are coming down and the building works are completed on improvements that have been taking place on Allhallows and Church Square. During this major project...
A programme of community-led cultural activities will be coming to Bedford town centre this summer, thanks to an £80,000 grant from Historic England. The aim is to transform visitors experiences...
In the aftermath of the news that Bedford's Debenhams store will close on 4 May, Bedford Borough Council has confirmed that it is 'actively engaging and discussing' the future use of the building with its owners...
Allhallows
As Bedford reopens after this long COVID Lockdown we all need to support its many excellent businesses. A while ago you published a brilliant letter from Gemma of The Arc supporting the independent shops in Bedford...
Bedford's shopkeepers and business owners are counting down the hours until they can welcome customers back once lockdown restrictions lift on Monday 12 April...
Bedford town centre has suffered another loss, with the closure of the Clarks shoe shop on Harpur Street. It comes less than a week after Tesco confirmed its Midland Road store would be closing and hot on the heels of the collapse of...
Tesco have confirmed that they will be closing their Metro store on Midland Road in Bedford town centre. However, in a letter to Bedford & Kempston MP, Mohammad Yasin, the company said they were, "actively working on plans to...
Hometown tourist
The statue of Trevor Huddleston, which was visited by Nelson Mandela in 2000, has been temporarily removed during the High Street improvement works...
Debenhams Bedford
The administrators of Debenhams have announced today that that boohoo group plc have bought the brand for £55m. In a statement, FRP Advisory said that once lockdown permits its stores to reopen...
High Street improvements
The transformation of Bedford High Street will begin in February, with the first phase completed by July and the entire project finished by November. The regeneration will see widened pavements and the High Street reduced to one lane of traffic to...