Yesterday it was announced that Frank Branston will have a family funeral next Thursday (August 27th) followed by a memorial service at 4:30 at Bedford Corn Exchange.
SMS understands that the date for the election of a new Mayor will not be announced until after the funeral and that it is likely that this will be somewhere between mid-October and early November.
The School Organisation Review has been suspended until the new Mayor has been elected, although the bureaucrats will continue to work on the report…presumably they will be preparing two versions now…
Now is not the time to discuss the implications of all of this, so we would ask contributors not to post comments about the future election. Any such comments will be removed (and would be the first time that we have had to remove unsuitable material).