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  • Fireworks at Bedford's Big Christmas Lights Switch-On
    Article: Nov 24, 2016

    Bedford's big Christmas Lights Switch On event is taking place tonight, Thursday 24th November, at 7pm, along The Embankment. Everyone is invited to attend this free Christmas event when Bedford Borough Council will light up the town with another magnificent firework display to mark the start of the Christmas period.

  • Dave Hodgson with Town Bridge behind
    Article: Nov 18, 2016

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has slammed the government after official figures confirmed affordable housebuilding in England has fallen by more than 50%.

    Figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government reveal that 32,110 affordable houses were built in the past year, compared to 66,600 in the year before. The construction of social rented houses fell to as low 6,500 across the country, the lowest ever recorded.

  • Dave Hodgson at the opening of Robinson Pools and Fitness
    Article: Oct 25, 2016

    Robinson Pools & Fitness (formerly Robinson Pool)- celebrated the opening of its £1.3m redevelopment on Saturday 22nd October, with an official opening hosted by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson and a family fun day to give the community the chance to try everything it has to offer.

    The centre has had a complete overhaul and now has a fitness suite with the latest and best fitness equipment, featuring over 100 stations. There are also three new fitness studios which will hold over 100 classes a week, a dedicated indoor cycling studio and a new training studio that offers specialist high intensity small group classes.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson Cuts the Ribbon at the Opening of the Bedford House Dental Practice
    Article: Oct 21, 2016

    Mayor Dave Hodgson helped Bedford House Dental Practice mark its opening recently at its new Bedford High Street premises.

    Remarkably, the practice will be open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

    Commenting, Mayor Dave said: "It is extremely impressive that Bedford House Dental Practice will be open from 8am through to 8pm, on 365 days of the year. It is crucial that people can access good quality dental care locally, so the opening of this new centrally-located practice is great news. It also continues the regeneration and investment we have seen on Bedford High Street, adding to the services available and attracting more visitors. I wish the practice every success "

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with Lakeview Pupils at Sod Turning for new Wixams Schools
    Article: Oct 14, 2016

    Mayor Dave Hodgson lent a hand as the first sod was cut to mark the start of work that will create two new schools at a site in Green Lane, Wixams.

    Mayor Dave was joined by Wixams Academy Principal Paul Spyropoulos and other representatives involved in this exciting building project for the Wixams community. Pupils from Lakeview Primary were also in attendance as, once built, their natural progression would be into the secondary school, Wixams Academy.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with St Paul's Church
    Article: Sep 30, 2016

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has slammed the 'scandal' of 'chronic underfunding by the Government of local health and social care services in Bedford'. The effects of this include not only the ongoing extreme pressure on Council services at a time of rising need, but also the consideration by local NHS Commissioners of drastic measures such as the deferred proposal to end all IVF treatment on the NHS in Bedfordshire.

  • Computer
    Article: Sep 29, 2016

    Over 14,000 local residents have already have signed up to Bedford Borough Council's Stay Connected email bulletins since they were introdced earlier this year.

    Email bulletins are a simple, fast and free way to stay right up to date with what's going on locally and with news and service updates from Bedford Borough Council. You can choose how and which bulletins you would like to receive. Additionally unsubscribing is easy if you change your mind!

  • Bedford Hospital
    Article: Sep 27, 2016

    Sustainability for health and social care services can only be achieved by a real commitment to integration, not by the government's chronic underfunding and a crude focus on cuts and closures. That's the message of a forceful recent column by Mayor Dave Hodgson in the Times and Citizen newspaper.

    Here's the text of the article:

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