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A Canadian style canoe very similar to that pictured has been stolen from a property in the village in the past 2-3 weeks. If you have seen it, or have noticed one either dumped or being moved or removed under suspicious circumstances, please contact me. The owner would very much like it back. ... See more
A-Level Results! Exam celebrations for students and staff took place across Bedford Borough today with provisional figures showing that over 98% of our pupils achieved at least 1 A* to E grade and 82% of our students achieved 3 or more A* to E grades at A-level; an increase of around 4% on last year. Councillor Henry Vann, Portfolio Holder for Education, said "Huge congratulations to all young people receiving their results across Bedford Borough today and the very best of luck as you look ahead towards the next steps into work or onto more study in further and higher education. Thanks, as well, to the parents, carers and teachers who supported our students and helped them to achieve their potential." There is advice for students about their next steps available from UCAS at www.ucas.com. There is also support available for students at the Jobs Hub, which provides advice about education and training options, help with skills, and job search assistance, and can be contacted on 01234 223510 or firstname.lastname@example.org ... See more
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Firefighter Control Fixed Term Contract Vacancy BEDFORDSHIRE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE FIREFIGHTER (CONTROL) Based at Service Headquarters, Southfields Road, Kempston Fixed Term Posts (2 years with the possibility of becoming permanent) Starting Salary £21,336 per annum Progressing to £22,224 per annum after initial training, up to a maximum of £28,437 Required to work in the Fire & Rescue Service in the Control Room. The role involves receiving and acting upon emergency calls for the assistance of the Fire & Rescue Service, directing fire appliances to incidents and supporting Fire & Rescue Service operations and administration. We are looking for good team workers who can combine common sense with alertness, and the ability to assimilate and retain information, working with speed and accuracy, whilst keeping calm under pressure. You must be over 18 years of age, have a sound educational background with a good standard of communication skills. A high level of competence in ICT and the ability to input verbal information quickly and accurately using a keyboard is required. Suitability will be assessed by an assessment process. Full training in all aspects of the role will be given. If successful, you will be required to work with a small dedicated team on a 42 hour week shift rota system involving day, night and weekend working. You will be required to wear a uniform which is provided. An application form, job description and personnel specification, together with other relevant details may be obtained from www.bedsfire.gov.uk where the advertisement will be published under ‘Careers’. Completed application forms should be returned by no later than 1200 noon on Friday 31st August 2018. The provisional dates for the assessments are the 17th and 19th September. Interviews are provisionally planned for the 1st October. We are an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Message Sent By Ellie Clark (Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Human Resources Officer, Bedfordshire) ... See more
Pregnant Women and Children aged 2- 9 Years Old urged to get free flu vaccine Health leaders across Bedfordshire are urging pregnant women and young children to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible. For the best protection, flu vaccines should be taken early, ideally between September and November. Pregnant women and children are more at risk of developing serious complications such as: Pneumonia, Meningitis, Severe ear infections and Tonsillitis. In pregnant women it may cause Miscarriage, Premature birth and even Stillbirth. Taking the flu vaccine while pregnant will also protect babies for several months after they are born, which is important as new-borns cannot receive the flu vaccine before six months old. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant then you will be eligible for a free flu vaccine. Children between the ages of two and nine years will also be eligible and will receive a free flu nasal spray. Cllr Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Public Health: "It is really important to protect children and babies against the flu as they are more vulnerable to developing serious complications. The flu vaccination is completely free and as well as protecting your child it will also help prevent the spread of flu to other vulnerable members of the community." For more information about how to get a free flu vaccine contact your local GP, midwife or your community pharmacy. Children aged four to nine years old will receive their vaccine at school by a qualified nursing team if permission has been given by their parents. The flu vaccination does not give you the flu but some people may experience minor symptoms afterwards, as with other vaccinations. For more information about flu and the flu vaccination please visit the NHS choices website: * http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx * http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-vaccine-questions-answers.aspx ... See more
Looking for someone to undertake local handyman jobs such as small repairs, cleaning of signs, street furniture, gritting pavements, etc. Would suit retired active person, or local tradesperson who is happy to take on ad hoc work on an hourly rate. Ideally from Sharnbrook. ... See more
Looking for Business Space in Bedford? The new Bedford i-Hub on Cauldwell Street is set to open in October creating a new business incubator centre in the middle of our county town. Following investment by Bedford Borough Council, the i-Hub is bringing a 3000 sq.ft Georgian building on Cauldwell Street back into use, offering affordable and flexible office space for new ventures. Businesses have already signed-up to be part of the i-Hub, and lots of interest is expected in this new offer in Bedford town, close to main roads and public transport links - ideal for a new business. Once open, the new i-Hub will join other successful Bedford Borough Council i-Brand serviced buildings including the 'i-Lab', 'i-Kan' and 'i-Create', which currently provide a business base and support for over 150 businesses. This new investment represents the Council's ambitions, as outlined in the Bedford Borough Growth Plan 2018-2022, to promote the local economy and make Bedford Borough a great place to do business. Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "Our expanding range of i-Brand initiatives provide high quality business environments for a wide variety of business needs, and are just one of the ways the Council continues to support new and existing businesses in our Borough. The new i-Hub is an exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for a base in Bedford in which they can grow their business ideas." To find out more about the i-Hub or other Bedford Borough Council i-Brand serviced buildings please visit www.bedfordi-lab.com or call 01234 834564. ... See more
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