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  • 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.

  • Save Bedford Hospital Placards
    Article: Aug 20, 2014

    In his latest monthly article for the Times and Citizen newspaper Mayor Dave Hodgson has written of his disgust at the proposals from NHS Commissioners to 'rip essential hospital services put from our community'. In the article a Mayor Dave describes the plans as 'as unjustifiable as they are shocking' and repeats his call for the community to come together in support of the campaign to save Bedford Hospital as we know it. Here's the full text of the column:

  • Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behind
    Article: Aug 15, 2014

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has congratulated local students and school and college staff following the publication of A Level exam results. The results across Bedford Borough showed more local students achieving top grades, in the face of the widely-reported national decline in A* and A grades.

    Mayor Dave said: "Congratulations to students and staff across the borough on achieving these results. Talented, hard-working students and school and college staff have worked extremely hard to achieve high standards. There are great success stories right across Bedford Borough, and it is course testament to students and teaching staff that the proportion of entrants achieving the top grades increased despite the national fall in this figure."

  • Poppies
    Article: Aug 4, 2014

    Today, August 4th, is the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war with Germany, and the series of events to commemorate World War One in Bedford Continues with 'Lights Out'.

    Lights Out is a national initiative inviting everyone in the UK to turn off their lights tonight from 10pm until 11pm, leaving on a single light to mark the hour, 100 years ago, that Britain entered World War 1.

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