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Marston against Crime to hold a community garage trail sale

Marston against Crime will be holding its first community garage trail sale on 10 October to raise funds for the group and for Marston Moretaine.

What is a garage trail sale?

Individual houses turn out their unwanted goods and sell from their front garden garage or drive. The sellers keep all proceeds they make.

The fund raising part comes from the garage trail entry fee. It costs £5 to enter you home on the garage trail map. Maps will be on sale for £1.

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Bedford businesses reminded to register for new Test and Trace App

The government has released new legislation as part of its efforts to drive down the rate of coronavirus infection and support the test and trace system.

On Friday 18 September, it became law for hospitality venues to enforce the rule of six or face a fine of up to £4,000. They also have to log contact details for customer, visitors and staff as part of NHS Test and Trace.

From today, Thursday 24 September 2020, this has been extended so that it will be a legal requirement to display an official NHS QR code poster to help people check in to venues.

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Cranfield University’s research finds targets bring more women on boards, but they still don’t reach the top

Voluntary targets have boosted gender diversity on UK boards. However, new research by Cranfield University’s School of Management warns that there are still too few women in senior leadership positions, such as CEO and Chair, to drive long-term change.

The annual Female FTSE Board Report, sponsored this year by EY, finds that although the FTSE 350 looks on track to reach the target of 33% of women on boards by December 2020, a lack of representation at the top could be impacting the number of women in the executive pipeline.

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Government announces changes to support tenants

The government has announced emergency legislation that will help support tenants over the winter months.

Eviction notice periods have been increased to six months. This means that tenants who are served notice will be able to stay in their homes until the end of March 2021. This will allow them extra time to find alternative support or accommodation.

Some exceptions remain, including where a tenant has demonstrated anti-social behaviour or committed fraud, and the landlord would like to rent the property to an alternative tenant.

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