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London Road – New upgraded traffic lights

by Dean Crofts on 17 August, 2020

London Road is to receive new upgraded traffic lights at the junction with Elstow Road. The junction will be updated over the next three weeks. The traffic light technology will be upgraded so that it can detect traffic, reduce congestion, and improve journey times. It is all part of the Transporting Bedford 2020 programme to […]

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Being a local councillor

by Dean Crofts on 16 August, 2020

All local councillors are idiots! A quote I read recently on social media. A quote given maybe by someone who may or may not know any local councillors, who knows?, so how can we judge if the quote is true or not? To change this, several options exist: 1) Stand to be a local councillor […]

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Cardington Road – is to be resurfaced – Feb 2020

by Dean Crofts on 11 February, 2020

Fantastic News! Cardington Road in Kingsbrook from the Tesco Roundabout to the roundabout near the Barns Hotel on Cardington Road is to be resurfaced from the 28th February 2020. It will mean road closures for approximately 11 nights between the hours of 8pm and 6am so that the re-surfacing can be done as quickly as […]

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Incident in Cardington Road

by Dean Crofts on 21 January, 2020

Bedfordshire Police has advised of an attempted burglary that occurred in Cardington Road. Please check your own security and also report any suspicious activity or incidents. Cardington Road, Bedford. Beat 771. – Reported at 17:47 on 18/01/20. The householder returned home to find the lock to their flat had been broken and jemmy marks on the […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day – Monday 27 January

by Dean Crofts on 20 January, 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day to remember those killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. This Day is commemorated on 27 January, the date on which Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. This was the most infamous of the Nazi camps where over 1.1million people were murdered, over 90% […]

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Planning is too centralised!

by Dean Crofts on 18 January, 2020

As councillors, we approved Bedford Borough Councils (BBC) Local Plan on Wednesday. This plan allows residents via the council to have some control of what development, particularly houses, goes where and when. More importantly, it means developers cannot come into Bedford Borough and build houses where they want (Something developers have been trying since Feb […]

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Council nominated for Keep Britain Tidy Awards

by Dean Crofts on 14 January, 2020

Bedford Borough Council Community Engagement has been shortlisted in Keep Britain Tidy’s annual awards. The awards celebrate the very best councils, those who are making significant improvements to the environment on people’s doorstep. The Council’s Community Volunteers gave over 11,500 hours of their time to support our local parks and open spaces last year. Tasks […]

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Season Ticket Refunds Available

by Dean Crofts on 7 January, 2020

London Northwestern Railway, who operate the Bedford to Bletchley Marston Vale line, are offering compensation for season ticket holders to make up for their delays and cancellations in recent months. In addition to the Delay Repay scheme London Northwestern have said they realise that the extent of the disruption deserves more recognition, so season tickets […]

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Recycle that Xmas Tree!

by Dean Crofts on 5 January, 2020

Last year Bedford Borough Council collected 23 tonnes of Christmas trees from across Bedford Borough. You can drop your Real Christmas Tree at the following site in Kingsbrook between Saturday 4th January and Saturday 12th January: Jubilee Park, Bedford – Opposite North Lodge, Canvin WayPlease make sure all decorations and containers are removed before you drop your […]

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£4400 Stolen!

by Dean Crofts on 5 January, 2020

£4400 has been stolen from Bedford Borough car park machines in 2019. At a rate of 50 crimes the average amount per crime is only £88 gained by the persons that committed the vandalism and stole the cash in the machines. What would be your solution to avoiding these thefts from these machines?

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