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  • Bedford Borough Coronavirus Weekly Figures Published 3 9 20
    Article: Sep 6, 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 August 30th:

    • 1,750 people have been tested (51 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 26 Covid-19 cases (up from 21 in the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 15 (up from 12.1 in the previous week)
  • Bedford Park
    Article: Sep 5, 2020

    Two parks in Bedford Borough have been awarded an international accolade by TripAdvisor.

    Priory Country Park and Bedford Park have both received recognition in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Award. The award recognises attractions held in high regard by travellers internationally. Receiving this accolade highlights both parks as great places for residents and visitors to enjoy when spending time in Bedford Borough.

  • Education Graphic
    Article: Sep 4, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council is welcoming the measures put in place in schools across the Borough to enable the safe return of pupils as they start the Autumn term.

    With ‚ÄčCoronavirus still present in the community, schools have introduced measures such classroom bubbles to limit the contact between pupils, staggered arrival and leaving times and additional cleaning regimes to protect staff and pupils.

  • Bedford Railway Station Sign
    Article: Sep 3, 2020

    There will be a new East Midlands Railway (EMR) timetable from Monday 7 September, which will run until 12 December.

    You can see the new timetable here.

    Wearing face coverings is now complusory on trains unless you have an exemption.

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are still campaigning for the full restoration of our northern connection, and for faster trains into London. You can sign the petition here.

  • Daisy Cooper MP
    Article: Sep 2, 2020

    Speaking after the Chair of Ofqual told MPs today that it was a "fundamental mistake" to believe a controversial algorithm initially used for A-level and GCSE results would "ever be acceptable to the public", Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Daisy Cooper said "The A level scandal caused untold distress and anguish for too many young people."

    Daisy added "It is now clear as day that the Education Secretary stubbornly refused to heed warnings about this approach and that the decisions which led to this fiasco were firmly in his hands. Pupils and parents need to have confidence that children and young people can return to full time education and stay there. Instead, this Government just keeps lurching from one crisis to the next. After shamelessly hanging officials out to dry, the Education Secretary must come clean about what he knew, and when."

  • Coronavirus Survey
    Article: Sep 1, 2020
    Have your say in Mayor Dave Hodgson's Coronavirus Survey asking how the NHS, Carers, the Government and the Council has done as well as questions about local shops, businesses and parks and green spaces.
  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Aug 31, 2020

    Local residents that have tested positive will either be phoned or visited by a team from the Council if national contact tracers are unable reach them in the first 24 hours.

    Bedford Borough Council is now running a local Test and Trace service, working with the national NHS Test and Trace to help contact local residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Bedford Borough Coronavirus Infographic 26 August
    Article: Aug 30, 2020

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough was published earlier this week.

    We have had an increase in cases, but the number is still down from our previous high rate.

    Presented once again in easy-to-read infographic form, the figures show that in the seven days up to 23rd August: