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...
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...