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Bedford Commuters Association welcomes Flitwick Station plans

The Bedford Commuters Association (BCA) has welcomed the announcement for plans to improve Flitwick Station’s forecourt, vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access.

Earlier this week, Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) announced that it had secured a £2.219 million grant for the development of an integrated transport hub at the Station.

The aim is to provide a more efficient way to link different modes of transport (bus, rail, car, cycling) together to encourage the transition away from driving to the station.

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Bedford Borough: An area of Covid concern

Bedford Borough Council is urging residents to continue to follow social distancing advice to avoid a local lockdown.

Locally there has been a rise in the number of cases over the past three weeks with 97 cases recorded since the 13th July and the Borough has been listed as ‘an area of concern’ by the government.

Bedford Borough had previously seen the highest infection rate in the East of England and remains above the regional average.

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Central Bedfordshire Council secures funding for integrated transport hub at Flitwick Rail Station

Central Bedfordshire Council has secured a £2.219 million grant for the development of an integrated transport hub at Flitwick Rail Station.

The project aims to provide a more efficient way to link different modes of transport (bus, rail, car, cycling) together to encourage the transition away of personal cars.

The council with its partners Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railways developed proposals that, the group said, will “radically improve” how the station functions

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Central Bedfordshire Council agrees dog control Public Space Protection Order

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive yesterday (5 August 2020), agreed to keep the existing rules as it renewed Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) in relation to dogs, for the next three years.

A blanket rule requiring dogs to be on leads in any open space with a marked sports pitch has been retained and renewed.

The order also includes dogs being prohibited from fenced play and games areas and parts of the council’s country parks. Dogs will also still need to be on a lead in cemeteries, picnic areas and A and B roads as well as on public footpaths.

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There are many ways you can get involved with VJ Day

Whilst VE Day (Victory in Europe) marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still engaged in bitter fighting in the Far East.

Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) marks the day Japan surrendered on the 15 August 1945, which in effect ended the Second World War.

There are many ways you can get involved with VJ Day, either outdoors while following social distancing guidance, or online.

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Cranfield University gains MOD Gold Employer Recognition award

Cranfield University has received a top honour for demonstrating its support and advocacy for the armed forces community.

Launched in 2014, the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme recognises organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community, and share the values defined in the Armed Forces Covenant.

The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible.

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

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