Bedford’s Embankment is blooming!

With riots of colour in the spring sunshine this season’s planting is reaching its peak on Bedford’s beautiful Embankment, ahead of an exciting spring and summer of events in Bedford town centre.

Bedford Embankment has long been known as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Bedford’s town centre, with thousands of bulbs and bedding plants including tulips, wallflowers, pansies and forget-me-nots all in full bloom on the riverside.

Hundreds of children to attend orchestral concerts in Bedford, Dunstable, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Children from schools across four areas will be attending performances of THE WISH where they’ll get a chance to meet a composer and take part in the concert whilst listening to professional orchestra SINFONIA VERDI.

Bedford Borough Mayoral Candidates – 2 May 2019

The election for Mayor of Bedford Borough will be on Thursday 2 May 2019, between 7am – 10pm. The list of candidates for Mayor has now been officially confirmed.

Make sure you register to vote in time for May’s Local Elections

On Thursday 2nd May, local residents in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire will go to the polls to have their say on who represents them at a local level.

Councils awarded Government funding to help people who are homeless

Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils have been awarded Government funding to help people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

Mayor Dave Hodgson and the Lib Dems launch manifesto

Mayor Dave Hodgson has launched the 2019 Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Manifesto with a pledge to Stand up for Bedford Borough and maintain their record of action

Number 13 is new home for ‘Made in Bedford’

‘Made in Bedford’ is an established movement promoting the work of local artists, designers, makers and producers. Working in partnership with Bedford Borough Council, this new venture will see a shop, café and art display space at Number 13.

Wootton is part of the Great British Spring Clean in Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council is joining the Great British Spring Clean by organising events to collect and safely dispose of litter, joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to inspire 500,000 people across the country. This year, the Spring Clean will focus on single-use plastic and encourages everyone to recycle as much as possible.

More average speed cameras to be installed across Bedford Borough

The villages of Bromham, Clapham, Colmworth, Elstow and Willington are set to have average speed cameras installed, alongside Hillgrounds Road in Kempston and Mile Road in Bedford

Transport Secretary refuses to return a penny of speed camera fines to Bedford Borough

The Government has rejected a joint call from Mayor Dave Hodgson and a number of Parish Council Chairs to stop hoarding all of the fines raised by local average speed cameras and instead reinvest the cost of their installation in further road safety measures.

Bedford Borough Council became the first place in the in the country to install the cameras on local roads in 2012, after Mayor Dave recognised the breadth of public concern about speeding traffic. They are incredibly effective at bringing down speeds and hence have been popular where they have been installed, and a large waiting list of sites has grown as more communities have called for them.

Bedford Borough Council News and information

Bedford Borough Council is the local authority of the Borough of Bedford in Bedfordshire, England. It is a unitary authority and has the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined.

Bedford Borough Council was formed in 2009 after the Bedfordshire County Council ceased to exist.

The executive of the council is the directly elected mayor of Bedford.

The borough contains the 71st largest urban area in the UK (Bedford and Kempston), and is surrounded by a rural area with many villages. Three quarters of the borough’s population live in less than 6% of the borough’s total area.

Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AP

Telephone: 01234 267422