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  • Harrold Lower School Temporary Classrooms Alongside Newly-Built Permanent Replacement
    Article: Sep 19, 2014

    Mayor Dave Hodgson visited Harrold Lower School recently to see the brand new permanent classrooms which have been constructed as part of the programme to abolish temporary classrooms across all Bedford Borough schools.

    Earlier this year, Bedford Borough Council published its £48 million School Capital Investment Plan, which will see the Council:

  • Jobs Market 2014 at Bedford Corn Exchange
    Article: Sep 10, 2014

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has welcomed employers exhibiting at The Jobs Market at Bedford Corn Exchange, which is open until 3pm today (Wednesday 10th September). Last year's event saw more than 1,200 members of the public attend over the course of the five hours, making direct contact with the 34 employers represented, alongside a number of training providers and information support services. More than 1,000 job opportunities were available on the day, resulting in more than 300 claimants signing-off after the event, and it is hoped that this year's event will be similarly successful.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson talks to local residents during the 2012 Village Tour
    Article: Aug 29, 2014

    Having already held open street surgeries in 59 villages across Bedford Borough, Mayor Dave Hodgson will tonight visit Clapham, Oakley and Bromham on the final evening of his 2014 Village Tour. Mayor Dave's summer village tour has been a regular feature during his time as Mayor, and is intended to make it as easy as possible for as many people as possible across the Borough's rural areas to talk to him about the issues that matter to them. This year's event started in Ravensden back on the evening of Thursday 17th July, and will conclude tonight with the final surgery in Bromham at 7.30.

  • Article: Aug 24, 2014

    Mayor Dave Hodgson was nominated by Dominic Quirke to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge- video here.

    He has nominated Emma Garrett at the Pavilion the Park, Ham Black at Bedford Daycare Hospice, and Olympic Champion Etienne Stott.

  • Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behind
    Article: Aug 22, 2014

    Following the publication of GCSE grades for students across Bedford Borough yesterday, Mayor Dave Hodgson has congratulated students and teachers on their achievements.

    Mayor Dave said: "Well done to the students who received their GCSE results yesterday. The publication of the results is the culmination of a lot of hard work by students, their families and staff across the Borough, and they are to be congratulated."
  • Coins
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    New figures released by charitable donation website JustGiving has revealed Bedford to be the UK's most generous town, based on donations made via the site. JustGiving released the figures after calculating the total size of donations from the UK's towns, by postcode, then accounting for the number of donors relative to the population size.

  • Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behind
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    Mowsbury Park in Bedford is set to become an even more attractive location for visitors, with a brand new café opening in a council building being brought back into use twenty years on from when it was last open to the public. Four Seasons Café, in Mowsbury Park, will open its doors for the first time at 11am on Saturday 23rd August, with a fun day and mini charity fete. Its opening is another key step in the Council's drive under Mayor Dave Hodgson to bring public facilities into public use and make its award winning parks even more enjoyable for those who use them.

  • Train
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    With work to link Oxford and Bedford as part of East-West Rail now underway, Mayor Dave Hodgson has welcomed a new report which identifies the huge economic benefit of extending the scheme to Cambridge. The report published this week by the East West Rail Consortium, of which Bedford Borough Council is a member along with other local authorities along the route, states that the it will deliver an economic benefit of up to around £750 million, and could see a direct train link enabling journey times between Cambridge and Bedford of just 24 minutes.

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