A Flood Warning and Flood Alerts Issued in Bedford Borough

Following persistent rain over the last 24 hours, the Environment Agency have issued a flood warning for the River Til at Yelden, Upper Dean and Lower Dean and flood alerts for the River Kym at Riseley and the Great Ouse through Milton Keynes, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

Appeal following fatal M1 collision

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a man died in a road traffic collision on the M1 yesterday (Sunday 3 January 2021).

Emergency services were called just after 1pm, to a report of a yellow Audi R8 being involved in a collision on the northbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 13.

Dementia patients “safety first” partnership in Bedford Borough

A partnership between Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) and General Practices in Bedford Borough has been launched.

This will undertake welfare checks on people with dementia and those they live with during a time when people cannot visit their family doctor due to Coronavirus. It is open to those with a dementia diagnosis or people over 65-years-old with memory problems.

Tips on how to shop online for children’s Christmas toys

A Christmas online toy safety campaign has been launched by the Office for Product Safety and Standards. It is working in partnership with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, the Child Accident Prevention Trust, and the British Toy & Hobby Association.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service: there is No Need to Speed

This week Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) is supporting the UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week (16-22 November), coordinated by Brake, the road safety charity.

Speed is important because it plays a part in every death and injury on our roads. The formula is simple: the higher the speed the harder the crash and the greater the risk of death and injury.

Bedfordshire firefighter’s wife wins Spirit of Fire Award for support to fire service

Wife to a Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service crew commander, Louise Moody, has won a prestigious Spirit of Fire award at a virtual ceremony held by The Fire Fighters Charity

Bedford Borough Council: ways to celebrate Bonfire Night safely

Bedford Borough Council is urging the public to take steps to stay safe this Bonfire Night

With many organised events cancelled across the country due to coronavirus, the emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual.

The Council is joining Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service in calling on people not to have bonfires in their gardens and it has some alternative ideas for ways to celebrate Bonfire Night this year.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service Public Appeal: fireworks and bonfire safety

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is working with local partners and emergency services to help keep people safe this bonfire and fireworks season.

With many organised events cancelled across the county, emergency services are preparing for a busier night than usual.

It said that there is an emerging concern that more people will plan displays and bonfires to celebrate in their own gardens, which could pose significant risk for those who choose to use them.

Bedford Borough Council: stay safe this Halloween

Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to celebrate Halloween safely, helping to save lives by preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The Borough is currently at Government COVID-19 alert level medium, which means gatherings inside and out of up to six people are allowed.

However, the government is advising against trick or treating this year to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

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Public Safety News and information

Take a look at all the Public Safety News for the Cranfield and Marston Vale area. Includes news from Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and emergency planning from local councils, such as the Bedfordshire Local Resilience Forum , which includes Bedfordshire Prepared.