Category: Bedford Borough Council
With Spring starting to arrive in earnest, Bedford’s Embankment is starting to come into bloom providing a beautiful seasonal spectacle down the river.
Over 40,000 tulip bulbs were planted in the autumn along with bedding plants such as pansies, bellis and wallflowers.Read More
During the first week of shops, pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopening, Bedford Borough Council said it has been working to support local businesses and keep our communities safe.
Council officers have been providing support to businesses ahead of reopening with advice on managing queues, getting necessary signs in place, and engaging with business owners to make sure they were confident ahead of reopening safely on Monday.Read More
“Super cautious” health chiefs describe rare blood clot symptoms to look out for as they urge Bedford residents to keep taking their jabs
A Bedford professor and GP has described the rare symptoms of blood clots to look out for as he urged local people to keep taking their jabs.
Professor Vijay Nayer, of Bedford Doctors on Call (Bedoc) said they are being “super cautious” in their approach to try to allay any anxiety that people have about the Oxford AstraZeneca jab.
Dr Nayer told a meeting on Thursday (8 April 2021) that extremely rare side effects were expected to emerge as millions of people get their vaccines.Read More
People in Bedford are being urged to remember the hands-face-space-ventilation message as the next stage of lockdown easing looms after the weekend.
From Monday (April 12) non-essential shops, indoor leisure facilities, libraries and personal care services will reopen with restaurants and pubs able to open for outdoor service.
From Monday 12 April, Bedford Borough libraries will begin to reopen on a phased basis in line with the “next step” of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap out of lockdown.
Bedford Central and Kempston libraries will open from 12 April 2021, with Putnoe Library opening from 19 April 2021.
Bromham and Wootton libraries will open from 26 April 2021.Read More
From Friday 9 April 2021, everyone who lives or works in Bedford Borough and is over the age of 18 will be able to get a free rapid COVID-19 test twice a week.
One in three people who test positive for COVID-19 show no symptoms and could be transmitting the virus unknowingly. Rapid testing will help to break the chain of transmission by enabling those who test positive to self-isolate.Read More
The legislation for remote council meetings is set to end on 6 May 2021. And the earliest date when the roadmap out of lockdown would allow organised indoor gatherings or events is 17 May 2021. This means both Bedford Borough Council (12 May) or Central Bedfordshire Council (13 May) annual meeting are in limbo.Read More
Home-based and mobile businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for an initial £500 grant.
Eligible businesses can now apply for the grant online via Bedford Borough Council’s (BBC) website.
Grants will be awarded to local businesses and home-based and mobile businesses that have fixed business costs and have experienced a significant reduction in income due to COVID-19 restrictions.Read More
With the start of the Easter holidays and the next step in the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap allowing outdoor gathering of either six people or two households, Bedford Borough Council is reminding residents to enjoy their parks responsibly.
Parks are a fantastic community space, providing room to exercise, get some fresh air, and have a much needed meet up with friends and family.Read More
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