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Houghton Regis Parish Council moved into the former doctor’s surgery premises in Peel Street in 1977. 

Until that date, the council had no premises, and meetings were held in local schools and halls. 

In 1974, all Parish Councils had the option to apply for Town Council status, and from January 1980, Houghton Regis officially became a town.

It was in this year that Councillor John Kinchella became the first Town Mayor.

The Town Council consists of 14 councillors who serve the community voluntarily and council officers who are employed to implement the council's functions. 

The Town Council is part of a two-tier governmental system.  Central Bedfordshire Council is the Unitary Authority.

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