The 19th bi-annual Bedford River Festival is taking place this year on Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July, and preparations are already gathering pace.
The 2014 festival saw visitor numbers reach an amazing 250,000. This year's River Festival promises to be even more popular with 100 boats already signed up to attend, twenty three of which will be first-time participants at this renowned occasion.
Overgrown hedges cut back on school walk footpaths
Several weeks ago Karen, a resident of Tile Kiln, contacted Cllr Jude Deakin about the difficulties walking along the footpaths leading to Mildmay School. The walk each day was becoming quite a challenge due to overgrown hedges. The issue was reported to the city council.
Work has finally got underway for repairs of two roads in Orchard Park thanks to local pressure from your Lib Dem team.
The first success for the team was to campaign for construction at the retail park, after years of stalling from the developer.
Orchard Park's Community Council Chair and Lib Dem candidate, Yemi Macaulay, along with County Cllr David Jenkins were instrumental in finally providing the basis for a community as opposed to just bricks and mortar.
Writing in the the Bedford Bulletin, Mayor Dave Hodgson has set out how the move to a two-tier schools system is being done with schools, not to them, and is being delivered with major investment to ensure a successful transition.
Information from TfL about further night closures of Station Rd. There will be night closures from 25th-27th April, and 2nd - 5th May from 10.00pm to 5.00am. This to allow the final connection to be made from the new bridge deck to the old existing cable support systems. The team will dismantle the scaffolding system and completely open the footpaths (arch covered walkways). In addition the demolition and removal of the old bridge deck from Victoria Close will take place and the road surface reinstated. This work is due to be completed and road handed back by 9th May. LU 24hr help line is 0343 222 2424