Statement from the Mayor of Bedford Borough following launch of council’s coronavirus website

Mayor Dave
Mayor Dave Hodgson

Bedford Borough Council has launched a dedicated website, in order to keep residents and businesses up-to-date on the ever-changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In a statement, Mayor Dave Hodgson said, “I know many residents are concerned about the Coronavirus outbreak.

“The Council is doing its best to ensure we keep providing essential services, particularly to the most vulnerable.

“The Government is providing new advice every day. To help keep you informed and updated, we have launched a website at to keep residents up-to-date about the services we provide.

“The Government has asked those aged over 70 and in vulnerable groups to follow ‘social distancing’ measures as much as they can.

“The Council is setting up a Community Hub to help those in need with tasks like collecting shopping or prescriptions, walking dogs, or even providing someone for a chat – especially for those that live alone.

“If you need any help please either call the Community Hub on 01234 718101 or email

“Should you be able to offer any help please email

“We will continue to keep you updated. You can sign up for regular email updates at

“Please also remember to check the Council’s facebook and twitter channels as well for the latest news and information.”

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