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  • Article: Oct 20, 2021

    We did it!

    The Vagrancy Bill is a blunt outdated instrument that makes criminals of rough sleepers. It hurts the people most in need in our society.

    Liberal Democrats have been fighting to scrap it for years. And today, the Prime Minister has been dragged kicking and screaming to a point where even he admits it needs to go.

  • Free School Meals
    Article: Oct 20, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council will again be providing vouchers to families with children eligible for income related free school meals.

    Funded through the Household Support Fund, the council will provide households £25 per eligible child or young person in Bedford Borough for half term. On top of the £15 supermarket voucher, this half term a one off £10 will also be provided to help off-set any extra spend utility bills and other household expenses.

  • Allhallows Car Park Bedford Bus Station
    Article: Oct 20, 2021

    There will be no increase in council car park charges from January 2022 thanks to the decision made by Mayor Dave Hodgson and colleagues. Commenting on this decision Mayor Dave Hodgson said "This is great news for our residents who have already been through so much in the last 18 months, freezing car park charges for the fifth successive year is one way in which the council can provide support."