Roadworks coming to A6 at Wilstead

A stretch of A6 south of Bedford, past the village of Wilstead will be rebuilt this summer. This stretch of the A6 is in serious need of rebuilding as a consequence of the foundations of the road having collapsed.

CPRE Bedfordshire claims Bedford Borough’s Forward Housing Trajectory update shows “a massive surplus”

Following demands from CPRE Bedfordshire at the Public Examination of their Local Plan currently underway in Bedford, Bedford Borough Council has released the latest update of its Forward Housing Trajectory for the full Local Plan period to 2030

The amazing part Shared Lives carers play in people’s lives

Shared Lives Week is taking place from 17 – 21 June 2019. The focus of this year’s Shared Lives Week is to celebrate the amazing part Shared Lives carers play in people’s lives.

Bedford Borough’s houses in multiple occupation consultation

Bedford Borough Council has commissioned experts to look at the impact of converting residential properties to shared houses, also known as ‘HMOs in Bedford and Kempston- What Do You Think?’

Number of sexually transmitted infections diagnosed in Bedford Borough has increased

Figures from Public Health England show that 752 people in Bedford Borough were diagnosed with an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) in 2018, compared to 631 the previous year.

Bromham Road Bridge Closure

Members of the public are invited to a public event with Network Rail on Tuesday 11 June to find out more about their closure of Bromham Road Bridge later this month.

New faces for Beds fire authority

Councillor John Chatterley, from Central Bedfordshire Council, has been elected as chairperson of the Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Authority at its Annual General Meeting. The meeting was held at Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (BFRS) headquarters in Kempston on 6 June 2019.

Local Offer Live! launch of new SEND services website

Local Offer Live! is an event designed for children and young people with Special Education Educational Needs and/or Disabilities and their parents and carers. They will be able to ask any questions they like, exchange ideas, meet people and attend a fun event in the evening.

New Council Tax guide protects most vulnerable households

For the first time the government has produced a practical guide highlighting all the Council Tax discounts and exemptions to ensure families aren’t paying more than their fair share of Council Tax.

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