Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Today is Purple Tuesday, a worldwide call to action to improve the customer experience for disabled people. The potential for the purple pound is clear...
At Cuthbert’s Arcade
St Cuthbert's Arcade, which opened following extensive renovations in Spring 2018, is up for sale with a guide price of over half a million pounds...
Argos in the Harpur Centre
Despite what the social media rumour mill might be saying, the Argos store in Bedford's Harpur Centre is preparing to reopen. The store, which closed as per the government coronavirus...
Dreamwear
A former River Island employee has created his own fashion brand and opened a pop up shop just in time for Christmas. Tauseef Nawaz created Dreamware to...
Beales
Struggling department store chain, Beales, which has a large presence in Bedford town centre, is paying over £1m extra in business rates despite a 2017...
As town centres up and down the country continue to struggle, over fifty major retailers are calling on the Government to take steps towards fundamental...
Beales closing down sale
It has been confirmed today that the Bedford branch of Beales will close within eight weeks, despite the joint administrators saying that they are still...
A consultation regarding a proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle street drinking in Bedford town centre has begun - and the council...
The Arc
The Art Centre and Gallery has undergone a lockdown transformation and this week reopened as The Arc. Run by Gemma Crawley-Roberts, the Howard Street...
High Street improvements
Bedford Borough Council have today unveiled their plans for the transformation of the High Street as part of Transporting Bedford 2020...
Regeneration funding of £1.76m has been awarded to Bedford High Street to encourage more people to visit the town centre...
Cllr Henry Vann
Town centre businesses are like a “coiled spring, ready to bounce back” once the coronavirus crisis is over, according to a leading councillor...