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  • Countdown to COP26
    Article: Jul 27, 2021

    There are now less than 100 days until COP26.

    That's a huge climate summit attended by leaders from across the globe, hosted right here in the UK. It's a chance for the UK to show real leadership in tackling the climate crisis - but Boris Johnson won't take it seriously.

    The Liberal Democrats have launched a Green Recovery Plan.

  • Sunflower Lanyard
    Article: Jul 26, 2021

    Last year, in 2020, Bedford Borough Council, Cambridgeshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, The Harpur Centre, Love Bedford (Bedford BID), Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum and Access Bedford announced their support for hidden disability sunflower lanyards in the borough.

    Sunflower lanyards are free and can help people who have disabilities that are not immediately obvious to others. This could include people with learning difficulties, those living with dementia or poor mental health, as well as mobility, speech, visual or hearing impairments.

  • Coronavirus Snapshot week ending 18 July 2021
    Article: Jul 25, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus snapshot for Bedford Borough has been published.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to July 18th:

    • 8,467 PCR tests were taken
    • There were 765 Coronavirus cases (312 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 441.5 (up from 261.4 in the previous week)
  • Love Parks Week
    Article: Jul 25, 2021

    From 23 July to 1 August, it's the Keep Britain Tidy Love Parks Week 2021, and the Council is celebrating all things parks!

    Beautiful wildflower meadows that were planted across Bedford as part of the 'Bugs and Bees' project are an explosion of colour at the moment, helping to celebrate Love Parks Week.

  • Children drawing
    Article: Jul 24, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council has pulled together a wide-ranging holiday club programme during the summer holidays for eligible children who receive income-related free school meals.

    Clubs and providers throughout the Borough will be providing a mix of activities, suitable for children aged from 5 to 16, which help children stay healthy, active, socially connected, develop new skills and try new experiences, with each child taking part receiving a healthy lunch as part of the session. 14 providers will be running sessions across 23 locations in Bedford Borough and will include arts and crafts, multi sports and swimming as well as some special bespoke activities like canoeing, kayaking and music activities.

  • Bedfordshire Flag
    Article: Jul 23, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council has raised the Bedfordshire Flag at Borough Hall to celebrate Historic County Flag Day 2021.

    The Bedfordshire Flag is also flying with 51 other County Flags in Parliament Square Gardens.

  • The Higgins Bedford Going To Town exhibition
    Article: Jul 22, 2021

    The Higgins Bedford has received a nomination for the category of Best Art Gallery in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in the Muddy Awards 2021.

    The awards, hosted by the Muddy Stilettos lifestyle website, celebrate the very best of local businesses and venues, emphasising quality and creativity.

    This is the very first time that The Higgins Bedford has been nominated for a Muddy Award, and is the only art gallery in Bedford to have reached the final stage of the awards.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson on Bedford High Street with SEMLEP
    Article: Jul 21, 2021

    Since February 2021, Bedford Borough Council have been delivering high quality regeneration works to Bedford High Street in order to permanently make it one lane only for traffic and create more space for shoppers and pedestrians.

    Phase one of these works, which ran from St Peters Street to Mill Street are now complete and the Council plans to begin phase two on Monday 26 July, with traffic calming measures being put in place the night before. The second phase of works will stretch from Mill Street down to St Paul's Square and is planned to last until November 2021.