Author: John Guinn

Cold weather warning for Bedfordshire residents

Cold weather warning for Bedfordshire residents

Residents in Bedfordshire are being advised to take extra precautions as colder weather sweeps across the area later this week. NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (BCCG) is warning that prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert for Bedfordshire for severe cold weather between Friday 18 January and Monday 21 January.

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More average speed cameras are coming to Bedford Borough

Mayor Dave Hodgson announces further expansion of popular average speed camera programme

Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced another expansion of his popular programme to install average speed cameras where local communities have called for them.

The extension of the programme is in defiance of the government’s refusal to reinvest any of the fines generated to the local area, and instead to hoard the cash in Whitehall.

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OUTing the Past Festival of LGBT History at The Higgins Bedford

February marks the beginning of LGBT History Month and the theme this year is Peace, Reconciliation and Activism. As part of LGBT History Month, The Higgins Bedford is very excited to be a hub venue for the OUTing the Past Festival for the second year running.
From 11am till 4pm at The Higgins Bedford there will be stall holders with information on LGBT History, as well as LGBT rights, support and activism. Confirmed stalls include Schools Out UK, Q Youth Bedford and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

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Ridgmont Parish Council says that warehouse plans are “inappropriate”

Ridgmont Parish council asks residents to object to planning application

Ridgmont Parish Council held a special meeting (10 January 2019) at the village’s lower school to explain why it is objecting to the Prologis planning application for a warehouse and distribution centre along the A507 bypass.

Maria Spearing, chair of the parish council, told residents that the parish council hoped that Central Bedfordshire Council would not determine the application before the Local Plan examination has been completed.

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New ‘dial-a-ride’ community transport service officially launched

Central Bedfordshire Council hosted an official launch of the new ‘dial-a-ride’ community transport service, which provides minibuses to 50 different parishes in the mid and east of Central Bedfordshire.

The Greensand Country bus service, started running in October 2018 and was officially launched 10 January 2019. Since the start of the contract, they have already provided 1,535 door-to-door journeys for residents.

The service provides a bookable and fully accessible door-to-door minibus service for elderly or disabled people who find it difficult to use traditional buses, trains or other forms of transport. The service operates between 08.30 and 17.00 on Mondays to Fridays.

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