Consultation on proposed modifications to Bedford Borough Council’s Local Plan 2030

Bedford Borough Council Local Plan 2030 has been progressing, with hearings held by the Planning Inspectorate in May and June 2019.

Following these hearings, the Council was invited by the Inspectorate to submit a number of modifications to the Plan.

These include ‘main modifications’ which are required for the Plan to be taken forward and considered ‘sound’.

New app to help people to give up smoking

The Stop Smoking Service has launched a new free mobile app to help smokers kick the habit for good and stay nicotine free. It is available to anyone who lives or works in Central Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, or Bedford.

Have your say on the future of Bedford Town Centre

Town centres across the country are changing. The internet and online shopping are permanently changing how we shop and how we use our town centre.

Bedford Borough Council is writing a new Town Centre Plan and wants to hear from you.

Kooth a free online counselling service for 11-19 year olds

Bedford Borough Council has launched a free, online counselling service for children and young people experiencing emotional and mental health issues.
Called Kooth, the service is provided by XenZone, an online mental health provider. It has been commissioned by Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, as part of a wider partnership with neighbouring councils and health commissioners.

Continued funding for Bedford Borough Council Jobs Hub

The Jobs Hub, on Greyfriars, Bedford provides career advice and guidance to people of all ages who live in Bedford Borough to find work, training and apprenticeships. This can include helping job seekers find a job, gain new skills, or change careers.

Less than one year to go until Bedford River Festival 2020

The Bedford River Festival 2020 will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July. Bedford Borough Council has announced that the event’s headline sponsor will be Wainwright, by Marston’s Beer Company.

National accreditation for Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, the oldest county records office in the country, has again been awarded Archive Service Accreditation.

Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery.

Oasis Beach Pool is ready for the summer!

Following a short three-week closure for refurbishment of the flumes and some important maintenance work, Oasis Beach Pool Bedford is now open, just in time for the summer holidays

Bedfordshire’s flag flown on Historic County Flags Day

Both Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils flew Bedfordshire’s flag to mark Historic County Flags Day. The Day (23 July 2019) is an opportunity to celebrate the nation’s historic counties through the flying of flags.

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