Friday, 5 June 2020
We're launching a Discretionary Grant Fund for small businesses
After a special meeting of our Executive, we're announcing that we'll be launching a Discretionary Grant Scheme on Monday June 8.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Extended applications window for small business grants
The application deadline for our government-funded Small Business Discretionary Grant Scheme has been extended to Monday June 29.
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
We've set out our carbon neutral sustainability plan
A major step forward in making us carbon neutral by 2030 was agreed by our Executive Committee (Monday 14 September) when it recommended the next full Council meeting adopt a new sustainability plan.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
We'd like your views on our economic strategy
We're developing an economic strategy that recognises the short-term impacts of COVID-19, but focuses on the longer-term direction for our local economy. We need your help!
Friday, 25 September 2020
Council Leader's guide to spotting Covid-secure venues
Following stark warnings from the Chief Medical Officer and Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor that we face at least six more months of COVID-19 restrictions.
Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Oxford to Cambridge Arc: a global asset and national investment priority
The Oxford to Cambridge Arc has unveiled its bold vision in a prospectus that has been submitted to government.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
New COVID-19 business support grant open for applications
Applications for the first of two new COVID-19 business support grants are now open.
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Applications open for new business grant scheme
Online applications are now open for the new discretionary business support scheme (the Additional Restrictions Grant) aimed to support local businesses unable to access previous funding.
Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Economic strategy takes another step forward
Our Executive Committee has unanimously agreed to recommend the draft economic strategy to Full Council for adoption and to underpin it with an annual intervention plan and progress report.
Thursday, 10 December 2020
We've objected to removal of 28 BT payphones
Following the latest BT payphone consultation, we received 95 responses regarding BT’s proposals to remove 29 public payphones, that they have identified as unnecessary.
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
New business grant scheme approved by Central Bedfordshire Council
Struggling businesses will be able to access further grants following approval of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG2) and the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open).
Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Changes to Additional Restrictions Grant criteria
We've amended the eligibility criteria of our Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG2) to enable more businesses to apply for higher values of grant funding.
Monday, 12 April 2021
Leader urges residents to support local businesses, but safely
As the high streets and towns across our area start to reopen, Councillor Richard Wenham, the Leader of Central Bedfordshire Council, is calling on residents with a message to ‘shop local’.