Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Local Plans Update

Local Planning Authorities across the country have been progressing Local Plan preparations to ensure that they meet the Government’s end of March deadline for submission of Local Plans to the Secretary of State and thereby retain control of their housing figures. 

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Central Bedfordshire Council Local Plan Consultation August 2017

Central Bedfordshire Council has now published its preferred options for the new Local Plan, which will cover the period from 2015 to 2035.

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Central Beds Council publishes Procurement Pipeline

Central Bedfordshire Council has published its Procurement Pipeline.  The document is a forward look at the goods and services Central Bedfordshire Council intends to procure over the coming years. The Procurement Pipeline covers procurement over £10,000 in value.

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PopUp Dunstable

PopUp Dunstable is part of PopUp Britain, a national campaign that supports Britain's most promising retail entrepreneurs by providing access to sought-after High Street spaces so small businesses can trial physical retail without the long-term financial commitment, whilst raising their brand profile and carrying out market research. Four brilliant new businesses will share the space for a fortnight before a new group move in for the next fortnight, and so on until Christmas.

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Poynters Road

As part of the on-going regeneration of the area and improvement to the road network in Dunstable, Bedfordshire Highways will be carrying out essential road works on Poynters Road.

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Free management course

The University of Bedfordshire’s Knowledge Hub has teamed up with Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council to launch an innovative leadership and management training programme aimed at business professionals looking to develop their skills set.

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Fully-funded programme offers Beds businesses chance to develop leadership and management skills

A fully-funded programme, supported by the European Social Fund in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council, is being offered by the University of Bedfordshire. Skills for Growth offers organisations operating in Bedfordshire the opportunity to develop their employees' leadership and management skills.

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