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 events to mark LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week

There is an urgent need for more adopters and foster carers in the UK, with 6,800 new foster families needed and some 75,420 children in care in England alone in 2018.

Bedford Borough Council to take steps towards carbon neutrality

Mayor’s Executive to identify actions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030
Report Recommends Joining Other Public Bodies in Declaring a ‘Climate Emergency’
Mayor Dave determined to maintain remarkable record on energy saving, which has seen carbon emissions across council’s buildings fall by 53%

Bedford Festival of Motoring Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019

The inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring in June 2019 is being brought to the town by Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Adrian Grubb of Events with Panache. Adrian has previously been involved with the successful launch and management of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival of Motoring.

New fine for irresponsible waste disposal in Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council has introduced a new Fixed Penalty Notice to tackle fly-tipping. It is estimated that two-thirds of fly-tipped waste is household waste. This is due to householders using an unauthorised person to take it away and not that they fly-tipped it themselves.

To crack down on this, a new Fixed Penalty Notice has been introduced which will see a £300 fine issued to people who are responsible for fly-tipping because they allowed an unauthorised individual get rid of their household waste

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