Bicycles, e-scooters and skateboards are set to be remain banned from certain parts of Bedford. Council executive members have agreed to controversial Public Space Protection Orders...
Lurke Street Car Park
A fault in BT cabling has caused stopped all council parking machines from accepting card payments, forcing Bedford Borough Council to make parking free this weekend. While the machines were...
Both of Bedford's Wilko stores have confirmed that they are now welcoming four-legged family members - canine and feline - after the retailer changed...
The works to improve Bedford High Street were completed this week, just in time for the end of November deadline and to welcome Christmas shoppers to the town centre...
Lurke Street Car Park
News that Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has frozen town-centre car parking charges for the fifth year running has been greeted with disdain by Conservative councillors...
From today (Monday), Historic England is starting a conversation with the nation about what the future of the UK's high streets could be as town centres face the most drastic changes...
This Saturday, everyone is invited to channel their inner artist and go on a creative exploration of Bedford High Street with Bedford Urban Sketchers. From 10am - 4pm, artists Talia Giles and...
Bedford Town Centre
When it comes to town centres, including Bedford's, it seems that everyone is an expert. From rent and rates to regeneration projects, everyone's got an opinion and everyone thinks they're right. Here at the Bedford Independent,...
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...