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Marshall Aerospace propose relocation to Cranfield Airport

Marshall Aerospace wants your opinions on its proposal to relocate from Cambridge to Cranfield Airport. And it says the move could create up to 1,200 jobs at Cranfield with a ‘diverse...
Broadway House, Bedford

Fire Service will prosecute businesses breaching safety orders following Broadway House incident

Business owners are warned that the fire service won’t hesitate to use legal enforcement powers, including prosecution, if fire safety orders are not complied with and people are put at risk. The prosecution...

Planning officer says “live somewhere else” if you want to own a car on...

Buildings at the former Rushmoor School site will become blocks of one- and two-bed apartments – but if you have a car then you should look for somewhere else to live. That was...

Inspectors give glowing report to Bedford Greenacre Independent School

The newly formed Bedford Greenacre Independent School, following the merger of Rushmoor School and St Andrew’s School, has received a glowing report from inspectors.
on street parking

Council planners dismiss CPZ parking concerns

Parking in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is not a concern for Bedford Borough Council’s planning officers when they consider planning...

A brief guide to political point-scoring ahead of the May 2023 elections

When does a statement from a politician or a councillor become a point-scoring one? A debate on council tax prompted a senior councillor to...

Bedford Borough Council moves to take on traffic enforcement powers

Bedford Borough Council says they're considering taking on traffic enforcement powers after a change in the Traffic Management Act (2022). The Act gives local authorities the option to...
Bedford Borough Hall

Letters: Correspondents regarding surplus Council Tax are missing the point

Further to the story published on 6 January 2022 regarding the £4 million surplus in Council Tax, the two letters subsequently published appear to have missed the point...
Pound coins and money

Budget consultation: Climate change, public realm improvement and speed cameras on the agenda

Bedford Borough Council is asking for residents' opinions on next year's council budget, which includes long-term 'one-off' projects including tackling...
Bedford Borough Hall

Five complaints upheld against Bedford Borough Council by watchdog

Five complaints against Bedford Borough Council were upheld by the council watchdog in the last year, but the council “doesn’t have anything to be ashamed of”, a meeting...

Happy Birthday to us! Bedford Independent turns three

Today marks the third anniversary of turning on BedfordIndependent.co.uk and beginning to provide, fact-checked, unbiased and comprehensive news about Bedford Borough. Since 28...
Bedford Train at Station

Letters: “Drawing on the same evidence, support for EWR has never been higher”

I read James Stanbridge’s letter (“Sparse support for EWR”) with interest. Drawing on the same evidence of public opinion in Bedford as Mr Stanbridge – that is, none whatsoever –...
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