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  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre club professional James Koncewicz at the refurbished driving range
    Article: Feb 18, 2015

    The latest upgrade to Bedford Borough Council's leisure facilities being delivered as part of a £3million upgrade programme has been opened by Mayor Dave Hodgson. Mayor Dave opened the newly-refurbished driving range at Mowsbury Golf and Squash Centre in Bedford recently and, as shown in this photo, received a few tips from club professional James Koncewicz while he was there!

  • Mayor Dave with pupils at Bromham C of E Lower School
    Article: Feb 12, 2015

    Mayor Dave Hodgson's programme to replace all temporary classrooms across all Bedford Borough schools with high quality permanent facilities continued recently with the opening of two brand new classrooms in a new building for Bromham C of E Lower School.

    The school is on two sites and had an old temporary unit on each site. These have been replaced with a new permanent building with two classes on the Village Road site.

  • The Rainbow Flag Flying at Borough Hall in Bedford
    Article: Feb 2, 2015

    The rainbow flag was flying from Borough Hall today to mark the start of LGBT History Month. LGBT History Month is an opportunity for people to learn more about the histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Britain, and celebrate their lives and achievements.

    Commenting last week, Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "The Rainbow Flag flying at Borough Hall is a small but important symbol of our commitment to equal rights, and I hope it sends a clear message of support and solidarity with LGBT residents living in Bedford.'

  • Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behind
    Article: Jan 31, 2015

    In his latest monthly article for the Times and Citizen newspaper, Mayor Dave Hodgson has highlighted how a strategic approach of targetting savings in Borough Hall rather than out in the community has enabled £81 million of required ongoing savings to be made since 2010 while protecting frontline services and freezing council tax, with the freeze proposed to continue for a fifth consecutive year.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson, Stephen Williams MP and Daniel Mouwad at the site of the planned Batts Ford Bridge river crossing in Bedford
    Article: Jan 29, 2015

    Bedford Borough Council's project to build a new town centre road bridge river crossing as part of a Town Centre Decongestion Plan received a major boost today with the news that it will receive a contribution from the Government's Local Growth Fund to help bring it forward.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson welcomed Liberal Democrat Local Government minister Stephen Williams MP to Bedford, where he made the announcement that £46.7 million will be awarded to the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership to be allocated amongst ten successful projects, including the Batts Ford Bridge.

  • Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behind
    Article: Jan 28, 2015

    Bedford Borough Council's draft 2015/16 budget freezes council tax, saves valuable services and invests in the Borough's future. Mayor Dave Hodgson's Executive's proposals include a fifth straight council tax freeze, the protection of frontline services and investment in our communities, including an extra £1 million for pavement resurfacing. The budget includes £9.1m of required savings in the face of unprecedented Government cuts and rising demand.

  • Anglian Water works in St Paul's Square, Bedford
    Article: Jan 23, 2015

    With works by Anglian Water to fix a broken water main in St Paul's Square set to continue through the weekend, the following statement has been released by the Council:

    "We have encouraged Anglian Water to address water related problems in St Paul's Square for many months. With water collecting on the roads and with freezing conditions overnight and during the day we again contacted Anglian Water last week to report this and request action to address it.

  • 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: Jan 21, 2015

    The overwhelming confidence shown by commercial operators in the Bedford Town Centre riverside regeneration scheme has been further illustrated with news that the high quality restaurant operator Wagamama has signed up for a twenty-year commitment to Bedford. Wagamama joins a host of high quality restaurants in signing up for the exciting scheme.

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