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One month left to apply for Bedfordshire PCC’s 2021-22 Grant Fund

There is just one month left to apply for the 2021-22 Grant Fund. This is designed to help pay for projects in the area of Offender management, specifically supporting the removal of drug and alcohol dependency and for Early Intervention programmes which will support the work of the Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU).

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, announced her Grant Fund on 7 October 2020. There is approximately £170,000 to support innovative and collaborative working across Bedfordshire to help support victims and improve community safety.

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Bedfordshire residents urged to help stop the spread as Luton enters High Alert tier

Residents across Bedfordshire are being urged to play their part in helping stop the spread of coronavirus after Luton was moved into the government’s ‘High Alert’ level.

The new measures in the town, which come into effect at 12.01am tomorrow (31 October 2020), restrict people from mixing indoors with anyone they don’t live with – unless they form part of a support bubble or are essential carers. The rule of six still applies to all outdoor spaces.

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Independent panel scrutinises Bedfordshire Police’s use of force

An independent panel set up to scrutinise Bedfordshire Police’s use of force has given officers the green light in its latest series of reviews.

Bedfordshire’s independent use of force scrutiny panel reviewed four videos which the panel randomly selected of officers using force to detain suspects.

The independent panel rated each of the four videos ‘green’ at Thursday’s meeting, the highest available mark on the ‘traffic light’ system used to grade the footage.

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Morrisons offers teachers and school staff 10% off groceries

From Monday 2 November 2020, all teachers and school staff will be able to claim a 10% discount on their shopping in Morrisons stores nationwide.

Lasting until after Christmas, the special discount is a thank you to half a million teachers and additional school staff who are looking after the nation’s children and supporting them through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Central Bedfordshire Council leader urges residents to act now in light of further restrictions in Luton

Due to rising cases of COVID-19 across the town, Luton is moving into the government’s high-alert level. The high-alert level introduces further restrictions to try and control the spread of the virus.

From Saturday 31 October, Luton residents will no longer be able to meet friends and family indoors in any setting (including private homes, pubs and restaurants) unless they live with them or have formed a support bubble with them.

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We also cover the latest news from Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council, Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

There are health updates from Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Education News from both councils.

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