Brook View will have 137 properties – including apartments and houses Only two houses remain for sale at a new development at Bellway’s Wixams development. Construction has now entered its closing stages and once complete, Brook View will hold feature 137 new build homes off Ampthill Road – including a selection of two-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom houses.
There'll be two drop-off points in the town Have you got a bike you no longer use? If so, the council is hoping you’ll donate it for Ukrainian families in the town. So far, Bedford has welcomed over 200 Ukrainian refugees since the start of the conflict – and the council is appealing for bikes, of all sizes and in particular ladies’ bikes.
Over recent weeks, there has been growing concern over the increase of dead birds and waterfowl in and around the River Great Ouse. Bedford Borough Council is working with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) on this issue, but is currently unable to confirm the cause of the birds’ death.
The plans also include a communal building at the rear of Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue The King’s Arms Project has submitted a planning application to erect six new dwellings and a communal building on land at the rear of Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue, Bedford.
These are the roads to avoid this week across Bedford Bedford's motorists will have five road closures to avoid nearby on the National Highways network this week. And three of them are expected to cause delays of between 10 and 30 minutes. The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that two closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:
Announcement follows report outlining need for £50bn Oxford to Cambridge railway line to be delivered in full East West Rail has been included in the list of key infrastructure projects in the Government’s Growth Plan announcement on Friday. The announcement followed news that businesses including AstraZeneca and KPMG had collaborated on a new report outlining the need for the £50bn Oxford to Cambridge railway line to be delivered in full.
22-year old Ellie Rattu, already an England youth player and a star of London Pulse franchise, has been granted her first full international call up for a three-match series against Uganda in October. Rattu is already an England international at youth level, having played for the Under-17’s, Under-19’s and the Roses but is now in line to make her full debut against the world’s seventh ranked side.
At least one resident in need of a home was sent to live in Huntingdonshire by Lewisham Council. Families on the housing waiting list in South London are being sent as far away as Cambridgeshire. This is around 85 miles from where they used to live. At least one resident in need of a home was sent to live in Huntingdonshire by Lewisham Council.
The performance takes place on Thursday Two professional musicians from Ukraine who have had to start a new life in Britain will be performing in Bedford this week. have created a gripping performance about Ukraine and the effects of the Russian invasion on its people. They are performing for free to help raise funds for a Ukrainian charity supporting those made homeless by the war, by voluntary collection at the end
DONCASTER KNIGHTS’ first home game of the Championship campaign produced a convincing win by seven tries to four against the London club, a result which takes the Castle Park team to fifth in the league behind Nottingham, Bedford, Ealing Trailfinders and Jersey Reds. The Knights now have 10 points from three games, and as they prepare for this Friday’s clash in Nottingham, they’ll be delighted to have earned a maximum of five points from their last two contests.
The King’s Arms Project has submitted a planning application to erect six new dwellings and a communal building on land at the rear of Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Avenue, Bedford. King’s Arms Project is a charity that tackles homelessness, displacement and isolation in Bedford and beyond, and provides person-centred support, accommodation and opportunities for growth and community.
A report to Bedford Borough Council has advised that taxi drivers in the Borough should “bring their English up to the required standard”, if they wish to retain their licence, saying the test of a taxi or minicab driver’s proficiency should cover both oral and written English language skills.
At least one resident was sent to live in Cambridgeshire Families on the housing waiting list are being sent as far away as Cambridgeshire - 85 miles from their former South London homes. At least one resident in need of a home was sent to live in Huntingdonshire by Lewisham Council.
Bedford Borough Council's Local Plan is to protect the area from speculative developers, unless "material considerations indicate otherwise" Plans for a large solar farm planned for land near Bedford have been recommended for approval – despite the land not being flagged in the local plan as suitable for one.
Officers carried out three separate warrants at properties across Bedford based on information that the locations were being used as brothels. Police made four arrests and safeguarded five suspected exploitation victims in a fortnight of action to tackle sexual exploitation and modern slavery. Over a two-week period earlier this month, officers from Bedfordshire Police worked with partners to carry out a number of proactive operations to identify and safeguard victims of human trafficking, as well as targeting those involved in sexually exploiting vulnerable people.
Free event will celebrate all things Africa A celebration of all things Africa is to be held in Bedford this weekend. The Festival Africa event will showcase traditional songs, drumming and dancing, African fashion, stalls, quizzes and lots more. It will be held on Saturday, from1pm-6pm at Harpur Square in the town centre.
A new 24/7 adult gaming centre dubbed ‘Little Vegas’ could open on the corner of Bedford High Street and Mill Street if it gains a premises licence. But one councillor has said the town centre is already “flooded” with gambling premises as she spoke out against the plans.
Gary Setchell watched King’s Lynn Town dump Bedford Town out of the FA Cup on Tuesday night – before giving his former club a glowing endorsement after the game. Despite suffering a 3-0 defeat in Tuesday’s replay, the Eagles boss was delighted with his side’s two displays against the National North League leaders, who he feels should be getting better supported as they look to bounce back from last season’s relegation at the first attempt.
Jailed former Bedfordshire Police inspector would have been dismissed for child abuse offences, misconduct panel rules
John Nichols, from Bedford, was sentenced to a total of 30 months in prison A former police inspector, who was jailed for child sex offences, would have been dismissed had he not already resigned, a panel has ruled. John Nichols, from Bedford, was sentenced to a total of 30 months in prison after admitting attempting to child abuse offences.
Historical reenactments, from sewing to combat, are taking place on Saturday and Sunday This weekend Vikings will be descending on Bedford's Moggerhanger Park, with fierce battles being fought in the grounds. Between 10am and 5pm, on Saturday and Sunday (September 24 and 25), a range of activities will be taking place at the park, giving you the opportunity to experience Viking life.