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Sir Samuel WhitbreadService of Thanksgiving held in Bedford to celebrate the life of Sir Samuel Whitbread KCVO - Press release



Russell beard installation24 March 2023: Installation of the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Russell Beard at Bedford Modern School
Press release - Installation of the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 2023-2024



The Queens Green Canopy

The Queen's Green Canopy project aimed to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and subsequently honoured Her Majesty’s memory following her death.

The project came to an end on 31st March 2023.  Further information is available here.





6 Dec 2022: Royal visit HM The King6 December 2022: Royal Visit of HM The King to Luton
The King visited the Town Hall Luton, Guru Nanak Gurdwara Luton and DART Luton.
Video of The King's visit to Guru Nanak Gurwara

Report of the visit on BBC News


Susan Lousada


A message from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Susan Lousada

Press release - Mrs Susan Lousada takes up appointment as HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire


Helen AtkinsonHM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Mrs Helen Nellis MA (Barrister) CVO CStJ, signed the Commission of a new Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Bedfordshire on 11 July 2022
Press release - appointment of Deputy Lieutenant



Platinum jubilee logo



Message from Her Majesty The Queen for her Platinum Jubilee




26 May 2022: Scouts AccommodationNew accommodation block opened for the Scouts at Bromham
The Lodge of Friendship Scouts Accommodation Lodge in Bromham was officially opened this morning by the Pro Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Peter Lowndes, in the presence of many local dignitaries, Scouts representatives, and of course our Provincial Grand Master, Tony Henderson, and his executive.

The Lodge was funded by over £500,000 in donations from Bedfordshire Freemasons, and the finished building hugely impresses all its visitors. This building will be helping young people from across the region, and from across the world, to enjoy the facilities of the Leslie Sell Activity Centre for decades to come, and we are very proud to have been able to make it happen.
Video of the unveiling is available on YouTube