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  • Dragoon Boat Racing at the Bedford River Festival
    Article: Jul 13, 2018

    Bedford's 40th Anniversary River Festival is this weekend, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July. This year's event is set to be the biggest and best yet, and you can download a programme (including site map) on the council website at www.bedford.gov.uk/riverfestival.

    Commenting, Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "I've seen the Bedford River Festival change and grow since the town first celebrated opening of a navigable route to the sea from Bedford forty years ago. It's now one of the biggest free festivals in the country, and the fortieth anniversary Bedford River Festival this weekend will be even bigger and better than ever.'

  • Putnoe Medical Centre
    Article: Jul 13, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has launched a rallying cry for local people to have their say on the plans for the closure of Putnoe Walk-Centre, after NHS Commissioners launched a consultation on their proposals to close it in May next year.

    In a statement on his Facebook page, Mayor Dave wrote:

    "URGENT: Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a consultation on its plan to close Putnoe Walk-In Centre.

  • Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behind
    Article: Jul 8, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson marked the NHS's 70th birthday earlier this week by paying tribute to NHS staff across Bedford Borough for all they do on behalf of us all.

    Commenting on his Facebook page, Mayor Dave said:

    "On the 70th anniversary of the birth of the NHS, I want to say a big 'thank you' to all NHS staff across Bedford Borough for all that they do to help keep people safe and well.'

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson With Shelton Village Sign
    Article: Jul 6, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has thanked everyone who came out to see him last weekend on his annual Village Tour across Bedford Borough, as the first half came to a close. This year's tour, which Mayor Dave has held every summer as Mayor, will see him hold open, walk-up street surgeries in almost 60 villages right across Bedford Borough.

  • Dragoon Boat Racing at the Bedford River Festival
    Article: Jun 30, 2018

    In his column in the final edition of the Bedfordshire Midweek, published this week, Mayor Dave Hodgson has highlighted the reasons why this year's Bedford River Festival will be an extra special event, even by River Festival standards!

    Here's the full piece:

    The Bedford River Festival is a truly unique occasion, and there are several reasons why this year's event on 14th and 15 July is set to be even more special than usual.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson Talks to Veterans at the Armed Forces Day Parade
    Article: Jun 28, 2018

    Armed Forces Day celebrations began in Bedford last Sunday with the Armed Forces Day Parade, followed by the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag at Borough Hall on Monday.

    With Armed Forces Day approaching on Saturday 30th June, Bedford's Armed Forces Day Parade took place on Sunday 25th June, featuring the involvement of the armed forces, veterans, local cadets, military vehicles, the RBL Riders, the Bedford Pipe Band, charities and more.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with an Electric Vehicle Charging Point
    Article: Jun 26, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced the introduction of 300 electric vehicle charging points, on 150 posts, across Bedford Town Centre for electric cars over the next 3 years.

    Working in partnership with Chargemaster, the UK's largest charge point manufacturer, the Council will install the stations on street and within car parks. Both fast and rapid chargers will be installed as part of the project, which represents a massive increase on the existing number of posts around the town. Installations will begin in the coming months.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson on site to see roads maintenance taking place
    Article: Jun 16, 2018

    An extra £2 million will be spent on road and pavement improvement work across Bedford Borough in the current year, after a further funding boost was agreed by Mayor Dave Hodgson's Cabinet this week.

    The further £1 million investment in roads and pavements was made possible by savings achieved elsewhere across the council during the financial year just gone. It follows on from another £1 million boost for 2018/19 confirmed earlier in the spring.

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