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  • A Classroom
    Article: Jan 31, 2017

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has repeated his congratulations to schools and students after the final published GCSE results data placed Bedford Borough at the top of the eastern region.

    The government's new yardstick for GCSE performance, Progress 8, measures the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. Under this new official measure, Bedford Borough's results were the very best across the eastern region.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson cuts the ribbon at the opening of Bedford branch of BEW Electrical Distribution
    Article: Jan 28, 2017

    Mayor Dave Hodsgon helped mark the arrival of another new business in Bedford Borough this week, at the opening of BEW Electrical Electrical Distributors' Bedford branch.

    In addition to being invited to do the honours with the customary ribbon-cutting, Mayor Dave talked to staff and to local electricians and manufacturers about the new wholesale trader at St Martin's Business Park.

  • Holocaust Memorial Day Logo
    Article: Jan 27, 2017

    Holocaust Memorial Day was marked in Bedford Borough today with a multi-faith commemoration. The first part of the commemoration took place around the Anne Frank Tree in Russell Park, conducted by Reverend Ben Lewis from St Mary's Church, Goldington.

    Following this, a civic commemoration was then held at the Harpur Suite, led by the Reverend Cassandra Howes, Chair of Bedford Council of Faiths. The commemoration included readings, music, the recitation of The Kaddish - the Jewish mourning prayer, an interactive piece and the lighting of eleven candles. The theme for this years' commemoration was 'How Can Life Go On?'

  • Bedford i-lab
    Article: Jan 17, 2017

    Bedford i-lab, operated by Bedford Borough Council, has welcomed a number of new businesses, taking occupancy to record post-recession levels of over 90%.

    Based in the popular Priory Business Park, Bedford i-lab provides flexible and affordable office accommodation tailored towards innovative and exciting businesses including start-ups.

  • Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul's Church, Bedford
    Article: Dec 24, 2016

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has wished a very merry Christmas to all. In a post on his Facebook page, he has uploaded photos from the recent Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul's Church, Bedford, which takes place annually in the first week of December, and written:

    "A quick message to wish a very Happy Christmas to all. Here are a few photos from the Bedford Hospitals Charity/St Paul's Church Christmas Tree Festival which took place earlier this month, because there aren't many more Christmassy sights than the dozens of trees decorated beautifully by schools, charities, businesses and community groups, all of whom take part to help raise money for a fantastic local cause.

  • Before and After The Transformation of 82 High Street, Bedford
    Article: Dec 22, 2016

    The 'Townscape Heritage Initiative' (THI) regeneration project for Bedford High Street has formally come to a close, having achieved tremendous success in transforming a series of properties via the restoration of their heritage and historic features and comprehensive refurbishment.

    The project launched in September 2011 with an aim to offer grants to improve traditional properties that were either derelict, in poor repair and/or vacant.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson marks the start of extended free parking arrangements in Bedford Town Centre
    Article: Dec 19, 2016

    • New, extended free parking arrangements for Bedford Town Centre now in operation after Mayor Dave Hodgson brought them forward earlier this month

    • Queen Street Multi Storey is now free for your first two hours, from Monday to Saturday, meaning Bedford Town Centre offers a free parking option every day of the week.

  • Bedford Town Centre at Christmas
    Article: Dec 16, 2016

    With a free parking option available every day, markets running every day until Christmas and a fun fair and amusements for children, there is every reason to enjoy Christmas shopping in Bedford. And on the eve of the last Christmas shopping weekend before the big day, Mayor Dave Hodgson has issued a rallying cry, encouraging people to shop local this Christmas, both in the town and with local traders across the Borough.

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