Bedford Borough Council is hosting a selection of events in June to celebrate national community month and spread recognition and thanks to volunteers and communities in Bedford.
The Month of Community is a national scheme originally by the Eden Project and a time to come together to appreciate everything that makes communities across the UK great.
Bedford will add its own personal touch with various creative and informative things to do, making sure everyone will feel included.
The Council is working with partners to promote events, activities and awareness days in the Month of Community and the event is open to anyone who is involved in the voluntary, community and charity sectors.
There are a number of events planned.
- 30 May – 5 June: Neighbourhood Watch Week
- 2 – 5 June: Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday and Street Parties
- 1 – 7 June: Volunteers Week
- 6 – 12 June: Carers Week
- 13 – 19 June: Loneliness Awareness Week
- 20 – 26 June: Refugee Week and Small Charities Week
Working with Community Voluntary Service (CVS) Bedfordshire will host the first Community Network event since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday, 6 July from 5-7pm at Borough Hall in Bedford.
Mayor Dave Hodgson said, “I am delighted that the Council will celebrate a variety of community activities taking place across Bedford Borough in June for this year’s Month of Community.
“Starting with street parties and celebrations over the bank holiday weekend for the Platinum Jubilee,There are a number of activities for people to get involved with across the month.”
“This is a great opportunity for residents to come together and celebrate the things happening across the Borough.”