Struggling businesses will be able to access further grants following approval of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG2) and the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) by Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive today (23 February 2021).
The two new grants are designed to support more businesses as they struggle during lockdown because of the pandemicRead More
The Prime Minister has announced the government’s roadmap to “cautiously ease” lockdown restrictions in England.
The roadmap outlines four steps for easing restrictions. Before proceeding to the next step, the government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous steps.Read More
Urgent call for Bedfordshire organisations to deliver online activity sessions for those worst hit by lockdown
Team BEDS&LUTON needs local charities, organisations or sport professionals to come forward to help deliver online activity sessions during the current lockdown.
Research from Sport England into the impact of the pandemic on physical activity has revealed certain groups of people – specifically those in lower socio-economic groups; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities; Disabled people and people with long-term health conditions – are being disproportionately affected.Read More
Bedford Borough Council is automatically paying £6.5million to businesses that have had to close during lockdown.
These grants are to support businesses with their premises costs. They are available for businesses that are ratepayers or have other mortgage or rent costs for their business premises and are required to close.
These grants are set and funded by the Government at a national level and administered by the local council.Read More
Parks and play areas will be remaining open throughout this period of lockdown so that individuals and households can get their daily exercise and enjoy nature in our beautiful local parks.
Bedford Borough Council is reminding everyone to keep their distance from others when taking their exercise, wash and sanitise their hands regularly. Particularly before/after touching any play equipment, and not to gather in groups.Read More
With a national lockdown announced by the Government, and everyone being urged to stay at home to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives, Lurke Street, River Street and Allhallows multi-storey car parks will be closed tonight (Thursday 7 January 2020) until further notice.Read More
The Prime Minister has announced tougher restrictions for large parts of South East England, including Bedfordshire, with a new Tier 4: ‘Stay at Home’ alert level.
The decision follows a rapid rise in infections attributed to the rapid spread of a new variant of COVID-19.Read More
Bedford Borough Council’s Environmental Health team has served eleven prohibition notices and issued two fines to businesses that have stayed open illegally during this period of national restrictions.
The Council’s Environmental Health team, alongside the COVID marshals, have undertaken 110 monitoring visits to local businesses after reports that they were operating illegally.
These businesses have ranged from leisure facilities to licensed premises such as pubs, to car washes.Read More
Ahead of the first weekend of the new national restrictions, Bedford Borough Council is reminding people to play their part and stay at home as much as possible.
With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly across the country, the Government is calling on people to stay at home to protect the NHS, and save lives.
The best way to slow the spread of infection is to reduce our day-to-day contact with others.Read More
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a nationwide lockdown in England, Bedford Borough Council is reminding everyone of the support and advice available to look after your mind and body.
In April, the council created a webpage offering advice to Bedford Borough residents on how to look after themselves whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.
With regular updates, the site offers advice and signposting to help residents stay healthy in what continues to be an extremely difficult and uncertain year.Read More
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