Bedford Borough Council budget passes with cross party support

Key facilities including libraries and children’s centres will be protected

By Clare Turner
Monday, 10th February 2020, 5:12 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 5:13 pm

It also includes more than £50million investment for new or enhanced schools and school buildings and the funding required to deliver the new Wixams railway station, which will be recovered through fares.

Executive member for finance, Cllr Michael Headley said: “This budget protects frontline services and invests in the future for our borough.

“These continue to be extremely challenging times, and we’re pleased to win strong backing for a budget which puts local communities first, now and in the future.”

Bedford Borough Council budget

The core council tax rise is kept down for 2020/21 at 1.85 per cent, while the Government’s Adult Social Care precept to council tax is applied at 2 per cent.