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  • LED Street Light
    Article: Mar 26, 2015

    A Bedford Borough Council project to replace all street lights with low energy, low cost, high quality units by 2018 has won £5.3 million in government funding. The Council's invest-to-save project beat off competition from around the country to become one of only 28 successful bidders to the Department for Transport's Highway's Maintenance Challenge Fund, out of well over 100 applicants.

  • Bedford's brand new bus station at night, pre-opening
    Article: Mar 25, 2015

    In his latest monthly column for the Times and Citizen, Mayor Dave Hodgson has written of how, with just days to go until the opening of the bus station on March 29th, the new facility will bring to an end a period lasting almost as long as he can remember during which Bedford Bus Station was widely recognised as a blot which let the town down. He also remarks on the construction of the final section of the Bedford Western Bypass, another common topic of conversation over the years locally which is now becoming a reality.

  • Bedford High Street
    Article: Mar 19, 2015

    Work to improve the pavements along Bedford High Street got underway this week as part of the additional £1million investment announced by Mayor Dave Hodgson to improve and repair footways across Bedford Borough.

    The additional funding comes on top of the record investment already being made in roads and pavements across the Borough, and is enabling important works in urban and rural locations to take place.

  • Allhallows Multi Storey Car Park at Night
    Article: Mar 17, 2015

    The Allhallows car park in Bedford has won the 'Best Car Park Refurbishment Award' in the 2015 British Parking Awards after its dramatic transformation as part of Mayor Dave Hodgson's bus station area regeneration project.

    The startling renovation of Allhallows car park has been completed successfully as a key feature of Mayor Dave Hodgson's comprehensive project to regenerate the bus station area, after decades of dashed hopes and embarrasment for Bedford over this prominent gateway to the town centre.

  • Webcam image of Bedford's new bus station shortly before completion
    Article: Mar 13, 2015

    After decades of waiting, Bedford is just weeks away from a brand new bus station, following confirmation of the opening date as 29th March 2015.

    Residents have been able to keep up to date with progress of this momentous project for the town throughout via the 24 hour bus station webcam, which currently shows the activity taking place on the final development phase, as this still image from the live camera reveals.

  • Artist's impression of one of the two new public squares which will feature as part of the forthcoming riverside regeneration in Bedford Town Centre
    Article: Mar 12, 2015

    Preparatory work for the building of the river-fronted public square, new hotel, cinema and restaurants including Wagamama and Zizzi got underway in Bedford Town Centre today.

    Following the successful demolition of the 1960's Town Hall office block, which is to be replaced by a large public square, the riverside regeneration alongside promises a new leisure and dining experience for everyone to enjoy on Bedford's riverside.

  • Bedford Rooftops
    Article: Mar 11, 2015

    The Sunday Times has selected Bedford amongst its list of the 50 best urban places to live in Britain. Sunday's paper, which included the list drawn up by the paper in conjunction with Zoopla Property, saw Bedford described as a 'perennial wallflower coming into bloom' and declared that 'it's high time we paid more attention to this overlooked market town.'

  • Aerial Photo of construction of the final phase of the Bedford Western Bypass - Looking East
    Article: Mar 5, 2015

    Following Mayor Dave Hodgson's success last year in breaking down a series of barriers blocking progress to the construction of the final section of the Western bypass, new aerial photos have revealed the extent of the rapid progress of the project.

    After Mayor Dave launched Compulsory Purchase Order proceedings which resulted in a successful conslusion last year following extensive negotiations with a wide range of interested parties, construction on this crucial new road for Bedford began in the autumn.

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