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Sports Awards 2018 The Bedford Sports Awards has become a key date in the local sporting calendar, with athletes, coaches and clubs all gathered to celebrate the dedication, hard work and successes over the year. The event, organised by Bedford Borough Council, was held on Monday 10th December at the Bedford Corn Exchange. Over 90 nominations were received across 10 categories, with a panel of 18 judges deciding on this year’s final winners. Judging takes into account the huge diversity in the size, profile and resources available to our local clubs, individuals and teams to ensure that all nominations have an equal chance of winning, with specified criteria used for each award. The Adults Sports Personality of the Year went to Alex Edwards for his achievements in Freestyle Kayak, representing Great Britain at the highest level. Bedford Hockey Club Girls’ Under 16s won the Sports Team of the Year, having become the most successful junior team in the club’s history after winning the Tier 2 Midlands Area finals competition in April this year. Cllr Sarah-Jayne Gallagher, Portfolio for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council said: “Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of this year’s Sports Awards. These Awards have been running locally for over 20 years, and it’s always fantastic to see the range of nominations that come in and hear about the commitment and achievements of local athletes, teams, clubs and coaches.” To see the full list of nominees and winners for this year’s Sports Awards visit www.bedford.gov.uk/sportsawards. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with sports news, sign up to the regular Bedford Sport e-bulletin by visiting www.bedford.gov.uk/stayconnected ... See more
Bedford Borough Councils Sports Development Unit and Sport Bedford hold a Sports Awards Ceremoney once a year to celeberate the sporting achievements within the Bedford Borough
Force Focus - The Importance Of Tackling The Drugs Market This week has seen another lengthy sentence given out to serious drug offenders after an investigation by our Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Since November, major drug dealers in Bedfordshire have been sentenced to almost 160 years in prison as a result of law enforcement action. In this week's Force Focus column, Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Lay outlines why it is so important police continue to focus on drugs supply in order to tackle organised crime. https://goo.gl/giqMLT Message Sent By Jon Vale (Police, Communications Officer, Cou) ... See more
This week has seen another lengthy sentence given out to serious drug offenders after an investigation by our Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).
Have Your Say- Investing in Projects Across Bedford Borough The Council wants to know what local residents think about its proposed ‘Capital Programme’. This sets out how the Council invests money on schemes and projects to improve Bedford Borough. This includes investment in a number of different projects. In particular the Council is interested in views on two of the proposals: Bromham Road Cycle and Pedestrian Bridge, and Wixams Railway Station. As part of its commitment to sustainable transport, Bedford Borough Council is proposing the installation of a new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the railway. This would separate cyclists and pedestrians from the busy Bromham Road when travelling over the railway line. The original plan for the Wixams development included the provision of a railway station. Following considerable delays and an absence of any progress on building a station through the planning process the Bedford Borough Council is proposing to step in and commit £14 million of capital funds to fill the funding gap and deliver the station. These funds would be recouped from a share of the fares through an agreement with the rail industry. Cllr Michael Headley, Portfolio Holder for Finance said “The Capital Programme sets out how the Council will invest in significant projects across the Borough. We have to ensure we are using our limited resources in the best way possible to meet the needs of local residents. Please take this opportunity to have your say.” Residents can respond to the consultation online at www.bedford.gov.uk/consultations and there will be hard copies available at Borough Hall, the Customer Contact Centre, and local libraries. The deadline for responses is Friday 21st December, and all responses will be published. ... See more
Bedford Borough Council is committed to delivering excellent services to all its residents Before we make a decision about changing or modernising services, we will consult citizens and service users so that we can be sure that decisions are properly informed by public opinion At a time of reducing.... ... See more
Churches And Historic Buildings - Appeal For Assistance Dear Helen As you may have read in the news lately, the theft of lead is starting to make an appearance in our county again. Although, there have only been a very small number of incidents to date where lead has been stolen from our churches, Bedfordshire Police are keen to tackle the issue. Whilst there are a number of ongoing policing activities at the moment, and partnership working, we would like to ask the public for their assistance. If you have a church or a historic building in your area that could be vulnerable to metal theft, please be a good neighbour and take note of any unusual activity or people and vehicles that look out of place. No matter how insignificant, that small piece of information may be vital to our investigations. Please call 101 with as much detail as you can gather. If a crime is in progress, please call 999 immediately. Kind regards 2484 Lara Curtayne Force Crime Reduction Officer Message Sent By Lara Curtayne (Crime Reduction Officer, Community Safety, Bedfordshire Police) ... See more
Support for Rough Sleepers Over Winter With temperatures falling, Bedford Borough Council has expanded its services which help and support those sleeping rough this winter. The ‘Severe Weather Emergency Protocol’ which has operated for a number of years is in place again this winter, with a shelter, run by The Salvation Army, opening when the temperatures are forecast below freezing for three or more consecutive nights. This year the shelter will be run at their outreach centre on Kennedy Road, off Elstow Road Bedford. This offers those sleeping rough a warm and safe place to sleep, along with an evening meal and breakfast the next morning. All agencies and organisations that work with rough sleepers receive an alert when the shelter is open, and the Council website will also inform people when the shelter is open at www.bedford.gov.uk/wintershelter Working in partnership with SMART, who run the Prebend Day Centre, the Council will also be providing 10 extra overnight beds which will be available all winter- from 1st November to 31st March. These beds are by referral only, managed by street outreach teams. This new extra provision is being funded following a bid by the Council to the Government’s Rough Sleeper Initiative fund announced earlier in 2018. This funding is also providing additional outreach workers who have already supported ten people off the streets and into long-term accommodation. Six people have also moved into temporary accommodation provided by our partners ‘The Kings Arms Project’, and are being supported to find employment and long-term accommodation. If you are aware of someone sleeping rough we urge you to report their location and any details to Bedford’s Rough Sleeper Street Outreach Partnership through the national rough sleeping report line at www.streetlink.org.uk Cllr Anthony Forth, Portfolio Holder for Adults Services and Operational Housing said “We work with our partners to ensure that overnight shelter and food is provided to those sleeping rough in the coldest weather this winter. No one should have to sleep rough, and we are working hard with our partners throughout the year to help people move on from homelessness.” ... See more
Severe weather emergency provision for rough sleepers in bedford
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Bedford Borough Council is urging its residents aged 65 and over to take up their free NHS flu vaccination before winter sets in. The last batches of the vaccine were delivered to GPs and pharmacies across the country this week ahead of the flu season, which usually starts in December. 8,524 older people across Bedford Borough didn’t take up their jab last year, despite being most vulnerable to flu’s effects. Many of those will have caught the virus and needed NHS treatment as a result. Cllr Louise Jackson said: “If you’re 65 and over, the single most important thing you can do to stay well this winter is to take up your free NHS flu jab. “GPs and pharmacies in Bedford Borough should now have enough stock to ensure that everyone eligible can be vaccinated before the start of the flu season, so if you haven’t had chance yet or stocks had run low when you tried earlier in the Autumn, now is the time to go get protected.” While flu is a common ailment and many people can get over it with rest and fluids, for some people in high-risk groups, such as the elderly and those with long-term conditions, it can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Health chiefs believe that the new vaccine could reduce GP consultations due to flu by 30,000, hospitalisations by over 2,000 and prevent over 700 hospital deaths in England, alleviating some of the health burden that seasonal flu places on the population, workplaces and the NHS. To find out if you’re one of the 22million people who are eligible for vaccination head to www.nhs.uk/staywell ... See more
If you start to feel unwell, even if it's a cough or a cold, don't wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist.
Last weekend, some youths from Bedford visited Sharnbrook and obtained phones and money using threatening behaviour and knives. We have been asked to alert parents and ask them to speak to their children. Should they be approached in this manner, it is better to pass over the goods than risk being injured. Goods are replaceable, people aren't. If they see a group of people they don't know, they should change direction and knock on a door of someone they know and ask to go inside. These occasions are fortunately very rare in our villages, but we need to be aware that crimes that are taking place in our towns and cities may not be isolated to these areas, and take appropriate precautions. Police are aware and making enquiries. ... See more
Proposed Temporary Road Closure – High Street, Pavenham. I’ve received a request for a temporary road closure at the above location to facilitate an electrical service upgrade. Having assessed the application I am satisfied the request is justified, so please find details listed below. Details: Road: High Street, Pavenham. Length Affected: From Orchard Close to Lime Kiln House. Contact/Applicant: For further information please contact Martin Veazey of Bedford Borough Council, Tel: 01234 276736. Reason: To facilitate carriageway repairs. Dates: This temporary road closure is anticipated to be in operation between 9:00am and 3:00pm on Monday 10th December 2018 and Tuesday 11th December 2018 – Specific dates will be advertised locally closer to the time. Signed Alternative Routes: Proceed in an easterly direction along High Street, Pavenham, and then a south-easterly direction along Bedford Road, Pavenham, and then Pavenham Road, Oakley, to Highfield Road, Oakley. Turn left and continue to the first roundabout. Take the 2nd exit and follow the road round to join the A6 northbound, then continue to Radwell Road, Milton Ernest. Turn left and continue along Radwell Road and then Bridge End, Radwell. Bear left and continue along Felmersham Road, Radwell, then Radwell Road, Felmersham, and then The High Road, Felmersham, to Felmersham Bridge, Sharnbrook. Continue along Felmersham Bridge to Odell Road, Sharnbrook. Turn left and continue along Odell Road, Sharnbrook, and then High Street, Odell, to Odell Road, Odell. Turn left and continue along Odell Road, Odell, then Odell Road, Harrold, then Carlton Road, Harrold, then Bridgend, Carlton, and then Pavenham Road, Carlton, to High Street, Pavenham. Turn left and continue to site. The opposite alternative route is the reverse of the above until joining the A6 southbound. After joining the A6, continue to Bedford Road, Oakley, and then exit the A6. Continue along Bedford Road to the roundabout adjoining Highfield Road, Oakley. Take the 2nd exit and continue along Highfield Road to the next roundabout. Take the 2nd exit and continue along Highfield Road to Pavenham Road, Oakley. Turn right and continue along the reverse of the above to site. Note 1: The weight restriction on Radwell Road, Milton Ernest, will be temporarily revoked for the duration of this closure in order to aid traffic management. ... See more