Living and working in BLMK

Bedford Borough Council became a Unitary Authority on 1st April 2009, and provides a vast range of services for over 157,840 residents and 65,000 homes in Bedford, Kempston and 45 parishes.

The historic town of  Bedford is one of the largest urban areas in the county of Bedfordshire. It’s home to a cosmopolitan community. Many restaurants and shops inspired by many cultures from all over the world.

There are many amenities such as the The Embankment or in Bedford Park, the town’s largest park. Bedford sits just 50 miles north of London. In the heart of the town there is the River Great Ouse, which offers the opportunity to explore by boat, kayak or canoe. In the summer, rowing regattas and the biennial River Festival draw large crowds. There are events venues including the Corn Exchange and the Philharmonic Orchestra.

Twice a week, market traders set up shop in the town center. here are monthly gourmet food and farmers’ markets, as well as home and garden and ‘handmade in Bedford’ markets. There are many visitor attractions available including  swimming pools, Kempston Outdoor Centre, Athletics Stadium, Oasis Beach pool.