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  • Coronavirus Snapshot 20210923
    Article: Sep 26, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus snapshot for Bedford Borough has been published.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to September 19th:

    • 8,196 PCR tests were taken
    • There were 448 Coronavirus cases (7 fewer than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 256.5 (down from 260.5 in the previous week)
  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Sep 26, 2021

    The National Booking Service (NBS) for Coronavirus vacciantions is now open to 16 and 17 year olds.

    It's really easy to get your Coronavirus vaccination, and you don't need to be registered with a GP or know your NHS number:

  • Bedford Town Bridge lit green for Great Big Green Week
    Article: Sep 25, 2021

    We have lit the Town Bridge and Riverside Bridge green this evening to celebrate Great Big Green Week Bedford.

  • Mayor Dave visits Sensory Cuts
    Article: Sep 25, 2021

    On Monday (20th September) Mayor Dave Hodgson visited Sensory Cuts, a subsidiary of Gents & Juniors, who offer haircuts for children and adults with Autism and sensory processing difficulties, as well as children with hair cut anxiety.

    The haircuts take place in a dedicated sensory room which is equipped with sensory toys, a TV and a games console, this helps put both children and adults with Autism and or anxiety at ease whilst having their hair cut.

  • Anglian Water
    Article: Sep 24, 2021

    Anglian Water is carrying out essential mains strengthening works in Oakley Road, Bromham to ensure the pipes continue to supply water to the surrounding areas. This work is expected to be complete by 22 October.

    Due to the nature of these works, the road must be fully closed to ensure the safety of the workforce and the public.

  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Sep 22, 2021

    Commenting on the Government's COVID winter plan Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor Christine McHugh reminded last week's Local Outbreak Engagement Board that "The national Government's response has been behind the curve throughout the pandemic, reacting too late to trends that were in fact obvious. Despite the success of the vaccines and vaccine rollout, the latest figures show there are over 10 times the number of cases, 16 times the number of hospitalisations and 3 times as many deaths now compared with the same time last year. In addition, national commentators are saying hospitals are currently operating close to winter-level pressures before winter has even begun."

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: Sep 22, 2021

    With Phase 2 of the Bedford High Street improvement works on track to finish ahead of schedule, the next stage of works on the east of St Paul's Square begins.

    In consultation with businesses and restaurants in the area, the decision has been made to carry out this stage of works overnight only from 8pm to 5am. This started at 8pm on Sunday 19 September. It is expected that night works will be complete by the end of October.

  • Cllr Michael Headley
    Article: Sep 21, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Portfolio Holder for Finance Councillor Michael Headley revealed the lack of support for council funded social care from the Government's proposed 1.25% increase in National Insurance contributions at last week's Budget & Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

    Commenting after the meeting, Councillor Michael Headley said "I think local residents are going to be very surprised that the increased National Insurance they are going to be asked to pay by the government isn't intended to cover the costs of increased care needed for an ageing population - with more local people needing care and many with more complex needs. The government have made a clear statement that they expect these costs to come from increased council tax or unspecified efficiencies. The extra National Insurance will support the NHS and changing what people have to pay towards their own care."