Happy New Year!
There are now less than 200 days until River Festival 2020 – this is just one of many things I am looking forward to this year!
We have seen many challenges in 2019, and previous years, with the Council having to do more with less especially with cuts to our central government grant and the general slowdown in the economy and businesses facing uncertainty.
We, have, however, much to be proud of locally and in just the last few months of 2019 we have seen how many people came to support the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge and we have a fantastic Christmas Fair and Lights switch-on.
We are also making progress at the Council tackling the Climate Emergency and I want to see this continue and we have plans of how we can help local residents, business and community groups cut their carbon emission too. I was particularly pleased to see more locations becoming water refill stations in the borough this year and hope this will also be expanded this year.
Bedford River Festival 2020 will take place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July, and I am looking forward to it immensely.
The Bedford River Festival is always a fantastic event, and the planning is going full-steam ahead and there are less than 200 days to go until the big weekend. It was great to see the thousands of visitors coming to our riverside in 2018 to enjoy this superb free Festival, and I know many people are already looking forward to this year’s event.
As you may know I send a regular email with information about events, such as the River Festival, and news from around the Borough and other Council activities. You can sign up to these free emails at www.BedfordLibDems.org.uk/SignUp
This is a monthly guest column provided by
Mayor Dave Hodgson and published unedited.