While the coronavirus infection rate, in Bedford Borough, has declined since mid-June, there has been an increase in new infections in the last two weeks.
This mirrors what has been happening across the country, so the situation will continue to be monitored closed and I urge everyone to remain cautious and follow the guidelines.
Stick to two-metres social distancing, wear a face covering where appropriate and continue to regular wash or sanitise your hands.
The Council is looking at reopening services where it is safe to do so. The Council has now reopened the vast majority of their over 120 play parks, the exception being the Kingfisher play park in Wixams which has a piece of play equipment that needs to be mended.
The Council is also in the process of reopening the public toilets.
I have launched an online survey to look at how the Council, the NHS, carers and the Government have dealt with the Coronavirus pandemic so far.
The survey also looks at how we can better fund the NHS, how we can tackle future pandemics and the impact Coronavirus has had on local shops and businesses and how we can ‘build back better’.
The Survey also asks about the Community Hub and volunteering as well as our parks and green spaces. Please do complete the survey at https://bedfordlibdems.org.uk/Covid.
The local Liberal Democrats have recorded a short video thanking all local residents and organisations across the Borough for taking care of themselves and each other during the coronavirus crisis.
The video thanks key workers, local employers, volunteers and many more for all that they have done to help keep people safe and keep the borough moving during this incredibly challenging time. You can watch the video at www.facebook.com/BedfordLD.
This is a monthly guest column provided by
Mayor Dave Hodgson and published unedited.