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  • Cllr Hilde Hendrickx
    Article: Jan 23, 2021

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have told health bosses that data on the progress of the vaccination rollout must not be kept a secret from local residents.

    At a meeting of the Council's Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee earlier this week, Liberal Democrat Newnham Ward Councillor Hilde Hendrickx said it was 'unnacceptable' that the Clinical Commissioning Group will not share information on the progress of the vaccination programme locally

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jan 23, 2021

    Bedford Borough has had over 10,000 positive cases of Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

    According to Government data, there have now been 10,595 positive cases of Coronavirus in Bedford Borough*, which equates to around 1 in 16 people having tested positive for the virus.

    The new variant of Coronavirus is spreading fast and it's been estimated that one in three people who have the virus do not display any symptoms.

  • Bedford Railway Station Sign
    Article: Jan 22, 2021

    A new temporary East Midlands Railway timetable will come into force from Monday 25 January with some off-peak and less popular services temporarily removed from the timetable due the National Lockdown and staff availability.

    Full details and timetables are available at www.eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk

  • Henry Vann
    Article: Jan 21, 2021

    Through the Transporting Bedford project, Bedford's High Street is set have a high quality regeneration makeover, becoming one lane only for traffic permanently and creating more space for shoppers and pedestrians.

    Bedford's High Street has been one lane for a number of months now, with temporary barriers put in place to help people social distance during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Cllr Michael Headley
    Article: Jan 20, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council's Executive will meet on Wednesday 20 January to discuss the proposed Budget for 2021/22, and how the Council will continue to deliver vital services for local people against a backdrop of continued financial challenges.

    Government funding to local councils has dropped over the last decade, while the COVID-19 pandemic has seen services placed under unprecedented pressure as the Council supports and cares for the most vulnerable through extremely difficult times.

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: Jan 20, 2021

    The planned installation of a new footbridge at Manton Lane, which was delayed due to an outbreak of Coronavirus at a sub-contractor's facility, is taking place this weekend.

    There have been works ongoing at Manton Lane, with the road widened and traffic signals installed which will make the road safer, and help ease traffic at this well-known traffic hotspot.

  • Big Energy Saving Week
    Article: Jan 19, 2021

    Big Energy Saving Week runs from 18 to 24 January. The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes energy efficient.

    This is the 8th Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies. The week focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes energy efficient.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jan 18, 2021
    Mayor Dave Hodgson has recorded a new video about Coronavirus vaccinations in Bedford Borough.
    You can watch the video here. In the video Mayor Dave Hodgson says:
    There is a some good COVID-19 news at last!
    There are approved vaccines and vaccinations started in Bedford Borough earlier this month. There are currently two sites in the Borough - Kings House on Ampthill Road and the Gurdwara in Queens Park.
    The Hospital is also vaccinating and a start has been made on care homes. I have been told that all care home residents and staff will be vaccinated by the end of January.