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  • Mayor Dave Hodgson Christmas Card Competition 2020
    Article: Dec 1, 2020

    Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson has today announced the winner of his Christmas card competition.

    Over 200 entries were received from young people from across the Borough with many schools and home-schooled children taking part.

    The winning design was from Priya from Camestone School. Priya's design with candles and baubles also included the 'stay safe' message which has been so important this year.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Nov 30, 2020

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey has slammed the Government for failing to build a plan to "bring the virus under control and keep people safe" and warned that Ministers must address growing concerns before his Party can vote for the new system.

    In a letter to the Prime Minister ahead of the vote on the new measures in Parliament, the Liberal Democrat leader made clear that "without the assurances the public need" the Liberal Democrats "cannot in all conscience vote for this plan."

  • The Logo for The Higgins Bedford
    Article: Nov 30, 2020

    UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event that serves as a platform to focus on the history of people living with a disability and their struggle for equality and human rights. It raises awareness of the history of inequalities people with disabilities have encountered and continue to face today.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus figures infographic published 26 November 2020
    Article: Nov 29, 2020

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. Presented once again in easy-to-read infographic form, the figures show that in the seven days up to November 22nd:

    • 1,846 people have been tested (70 more than the previous week)
    • There were 223 Covid-19 cases (68 fewer than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 128.7 (down from 167.9 in the previous week)
  • Job Centre Plus sign
    Article: Nov 29, 2020

    From Monday 30th November 2020 Bedford Jobcentre will operate Monday to Friday 8.00am until 6.30pm. Face to face activity will be conducted between 9.00am and 5.00pm and the work conducted before and after these core hours will be telephony/digital based work coaching.

    Additionally, the Jobcentre will now be open between 9.00am and 5.00am on Saturdays.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with the Bedfordshire flag
    Article: Nov 28, 2020

    Happy Bedfordshire Day to all! November 28th - John Bunyan's birthday - is a day to celebrate our county and everything about it, from Bunyan to bricks to Bedfordshire Clangers and countless other reasons why Bedfordshire has such a rich heritage and culture to be proud of.

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have been celebrating the occasion this morning. Mayor Dave Hodgson was waving the flag this morning, and he commented on Facebook: "Happy Bedfordshire Day! Whilst we may not be able to meet together, I hope you are able to enjoy a Clanger or have some Chocolate Toothpaste."

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Nov 28, 2020

    As you will have seen the Government has placed Bedford Borough in the new Tier Two - High Alert category for the new Coronavirus restrictions.

    We have actually seen a reduction in cases in Bedford Borough in the week to 25th November with 223 cases, down 68 from the previous week, but it is still far too high. Our weekly positive cases is now at 128.7 per 100,000 population. Sadly we have had an increase in our number of deaths, with 6 in the week to 13th November. We are also seeing an increase in the number of inpatients with Coronavirus in the Bedford and Luton & Dunstable hospital sites. You can see the latest snapshot here.

  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Nov 27, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council are asking parents to remember to social distance and wear face coverings if possible at the school gates, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    Rates remain high in Bedford Borough and as children and young people have been returning to schools following half term the Council is asking everyone to play their part.