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Over 18s urged to 'Just Walk In' And Get Vaccinated

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Anyone over 18 can have their first vaccination by using a walk-in centre to get their jab.  No appointment needed. Drop-in COVID-19 vaccination sessions available for people aged 18 and over Anyone aged 18 and over can walk into a number of vaccination centres across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes this week without the need for an appointment – making it even easier to get protected against COVID-19.  The vaccine you receive will be dependent on your age, see below for details. For the first time in the area’s local vaccination programme, drop-in sessions are being offered at our large vaccination centres to make the most of available vaccine supplies. That’s why, for a limited period, people who have yet to book their vaccine can turn up at a number of sites in our region during opening hours to receive their first or second dose of the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine. Anyone who is 18 or over or eligible to be vaccinated for another reason should ideally bring their NHS num

Road Traffic Collision in Dunstable: Man Left With Serious Injuries

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Did you witness a road traffic collision in Dunstable? At 8pm on Wednesday 9 June , police were called to attend to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Verey Road, Dunstable. The vehicle failed to stop at the scene and left the victim with serious injuries. PC Wright from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said, “The driver failed to stop at the scene leaving the victim with serious injuries, alone and very shaken by this incident. “Unfortunately, due to the fast nature in which this incident occurred, the victim is unable to give us descriptions of the vehicle or driver. “If anyone has any information about this incident or saw a motorcycle or moped driving around this area at the same time, please let us know.” If you have any information that can help the investigation, please call 101 or use the online reporting tool  and quote reference 478 of 9 June . You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

NHS Patient Transfer Services Plan Move to Brewers Hill Road

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The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s Patient Transfer Service is currently based at Dunstable ambulance station on Kingsway .  The Trust have sold the site to Central Bedfordshire Council, who have agreed that the Trust could relocate their Patient Transfer Service to the former highways depot on Brewers Hill Road . Central Bedfordshire Council have recently demolished an existing single storey administration building on the site due to its condition, leaving the floor slab remaining. In order to occupy the site the Trust are proposing to erect a single storey modular building, which will provide an office and rest facilities including a locker room. The new proposed buildings are expected to have minimal impact and will be of similar scale of the recently demolished former administration building. Planning Application details Target date for planning decision by Central Bedfordshire Council: 29 / 07 / 2021 Make a Public Comment : LINK

Seven Bedfordshire People Honoured in Queen's Birthday List

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HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2021 has been announced and includes seven Bedfordshire recipients.  Those who have been successful are as follows:  Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire Professor Helen Valerie ATKINSON CBE FREng (Bedford) Pro-Vice Chancellor, Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University For services to Engineering and Education   Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) Professor Martin Graham CHRISTOPHER (Bedford) Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University For services to Business, Academia and the UK Economy  - Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) Ms Grace Louisiana COLLINS (Bedford) Leadership Advisor, Local Government Association For services to Local Government   Mrs Caroline Jane COSTER (Bedford) For services to Education in Bedfordshire and to Charity in Africa   Ms Maria Freda LOVELL (Luton) For services to the African Community in Bedfordshi

CCTV and Ring doorbells to be offered under Safety Scheme

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Central Bedfordshire receives £432k boost from Safer Streets Fund Central Bedfordshire Council , in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioner, has been awarded  £432,000 in funding , from the  Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund , to help improve community safety in areas affected by neighbourhood crime. The Safer Streets Fund enables Police and Crime Commissioners and Local Authorities to bid for investment in initiatives, that has been proven to prevent neighbourhood crime, including burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime. The fund aims to reduce neighbourhood crime, make residents feel safer and reduce demand on the police.  The council will use the funds to make improvements in a specific area. They include  significant investment in new CCTV cameras, improvements to street lighting, fencing, landscaping, and maintenance and improvements to parking areas. The funding will also be used to offer residents in hotspot areas  Ring doorbells  and  Smart water kits , which is a tr

Black helmeted motorcyclists in attempted robbery at Dunstable crossroads

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Dunstable on Wednesday (2 June). At around 9pm, the victim was on his moped at the crossroads of High Street North and High Street South, when he was approached by two men on a motorcycle. They started shouting at the victim and demanding he handed over the keys to his moped. When he refused, one of the men pulled out a knife and then pulled the victim from his moped. The victim managed to get back on his moped and drove off along West Street, with the suspects pursuing him for a short time. The driver of the motorcycle was described as white, around 5’6’’, and wearing a grey hooded top with dark jogging bottoms. The passenger was described as black, stocky and around 6 feet tall. He was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a black raincoat. Both men were wearing black helmets. Detective Constable Kimberly Anderson, from Bedfordshire Police’s Crime Investigation Department, said, “This was a dangerous and frightening inci