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  • Queen's Platinum Jubilee
    Article: May 18, 2022

    Bedford Central Library will host two Royal Talks in the coming weeks to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

    The first will take place on Wednesday 25th May at 11:30am and look at Royal Visits to Bedford.

    The second will take place on Thursday 9th June at 11:30am and look at Royal Occasions in Bedford

  • Tulips
    Article: May 17, 2022

    Following the spectacular spring flowering display along the Embankment, the Council is giving the tulip bulbs away for free to community groups.

    The Council planted over 40,000 tulip bulbs in the autumn as part of the spring seasonal bedding display, which is now coming to an end. These spring bulbs and plants will shortly be removed along the Embankment to make way for the summer display.

  • River Festival Logo 2022
    Article: May 16, 2022

    The BBC Music Introducing stage is making its first ever appearance at the Bedford River Festival this year, curated by the team at BBC Music Introducing in Beds, Herts & Bucks.

    This stage joins events and activities for the whole family across the River Festival weekend, 23 and 24 July, including music, boat races, funfair rides, stalls and much more.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: May 15, 2022

    A new outdoor gym featuring seven pieces of equipment and a calisthenics centre is being installed in Priory Country Park.

    Outdoor gyms have become increasing popular, and this new gym in Priory Country Park will bring a high quality facility to a popular and well-used, Green Flag award-winning park.

  • East West Rail logo
    Article: May 14, 2022

    The East West Rail Company are holding a community drop-in event next Wednesday (18 May) at Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre from 2-8pm.

    You do not need to register and there is more information at https://communityhub.eastwestrail.co.uk/community-drop-in-event-north-bedfordshire.

    They have also arranged some bus transportation and their are details on their website and I am sharing the timetables here.

    There is also another community drop-in at King's House on Wednesday 25th May, again from 2-8pm, details can be found at https://communityhub.eastwestrail.co.uk/community-drop-in-event-bedford-town.

  • Dave Hodgson, Christine McHugh and Charlie Royden at Bedford Green Technology & Innovation Park
    Article: May 14, 2022

    Work on the solar farm at the new Bedford Green Technology & Innovation Park is progressing well as all 8,004 solar panels have now been installed. Meanwhile, Bedford Borough Council have also launched a new group-buying scheme which offers residents and businesses cheaper access to solar panels.

  • Dementia Action Week 2022
    Article: May 13, 2022

    Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action in supporting people that are affected by dementia. This year, there are free activities at The Higgins Bedford for all who are interested in or are affected by dementia.

    Tibbs Art Activitea at The Higgins
    Monday 16 May, 2pm - 3:30pm

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at the Jobs Hub
    Article: May 12, 2022

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has made improving skills, creating jobs and promoting growth priorities as Bedford Borough recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Mayor Dave launched the new Skills Led Recovery Plan, in May he visited the Jobs Hub and later this year he will launch the Council's new Growth Plan for 2023-2027.