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Welcome to North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats

Welcome to the website for the North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats. Here you will find information from the party and the latest news from the Council.

This website also has information on how to contact your Lib Dem Councillors, their surgery details and information about work they are doing for you. For news from the directly elected, Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson- please click here.

We hope you find this website useful, if you have any queries or would like to get involved with the North Beds Lib Dems, please do get in touch:

Recent News

  • Cllrs Michael Headley and Rosemary Bootiman at Bedford Park Café
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    Mowsbury Park in Bedford is set to become an even more attractive location, with the Council's café building being brought back into use twenty years on from when it was last open to the public.

    Four Seasons Café, in Mowsbury Park, will open its doors for the first time at 11am, on 23rd August, with a fun day and mini charity fete. Its opening is another key step in the Council's work to bring public facilities into public use and make its award winning parks even more enjoyable for those who use them.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Aug 20, 2014

    There is an opportunity to meet dozens of potential employers when The Jobs Market returns to Bedford in September.

    A similar event in 2013 saw more than 1,200 members of the public attend over the course of the five hours, displaying a wide range of experience, skills and qualifications. There were 34 employers represented, plus a number of training providers and information support services, with more than 1,000 job opportunities available on the day, resulting in more than 300 claimants signing-off after the event.

  • Anita Gerard - Kingsbrook Borough Councillor
    Article: Aug 7, 2014

    Action Update

    - An extra £1m was added to the budget for pavement resurfacing this year by Liberal Democrats. In Kingsbrook, pavement improvements are planned for London Road on the southwest side between Ivy Road and Helena Road. We have also asked for work to be done in front of the Harrowden Road shops where water collects when it rains.

  • Cllrs Rosemary Bootiman and Michael Headley at a Bus Shelter
    Article: Aug 1, 2014

    New classrooms are to be built at schools serving Putnoe this year as part of Dave Hodgson's commitment to replace all temporary classrooms with permanent buildings. Phase 1, planned for this year includes Hazeldene Lower and Newnham Middle. Other schools, such as The Hills Lower, Mark Rutherford, St Thomas More and many more wider afield will follow in the next few years.

  • Cllr Sarah Holland, Shortstown Surgery
    Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Cllr Sarah Holland is campaigning for a permanent doctors' surgery in Eastcotts.

    The current surgery in Shortstown was opened in 2007 on a temporary basis, in a building that is not fit for purpose. Nearly 7 years later the surgery is still there, despite a better site being earmarked in the New Cardington development.

  • Cllr Sarah Holland, New Bus Shelter in Cotton End
    Article: Jul 31, 2014

    New classrooms are being built at Cotton End Primary School this year as part of Mayor Dave Hodgson's commitment to replace all temporary classrooms with permanent buildings at schools across the Borough. Sarah said "This is great news for local pupils. In the next few years all of the temporary classrooms will be replaced by proper classroom blocks. We all want the best possible facilities for pupils in the Borough."

  • Bedford Bus Station July 2014
    Article: Jul 28, 2014

    The next stages of the multi-million pound project to create a new Bedford bus station are now underway.

    The regeneration project has already delivered a series of improvements in the bus station area, including the popular new surface car park, the refurbished and newly-clad multi storey, the brand new toilets and more. Now, a string of additional projects to regenerate the bus station area are underway, including construction of the bus station building itself.

  • Cllr Tim Hill, broken fence panel
    Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Elstow

    Bunyans Mead Residents Meeting - Residents have several concerns relating to Borough and BPHA responsibilities. The BPHA Warden invited Cllr Tim Hill and several reps from BPHA to a residents meeting to discuss these concerns. About 20 residents attended and lots of issues were raised. BPHA has now accepted it is responsible for maintenance of the pedestrianised area. Tim has also reported to BPHA residents issues on overgrown trees and street lights not working.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson solar panels
    Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Community groups are invited to apply to the Climate Change Fund for match funding of between £5,000 and £20,000 to fund measures that will contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions within Bedford Borough.

    The fund is open to voluntary and community groups; not for profit organisations, registered charities and public sector bodies. Applicants will need to provide match funding of at least 50% of the total project cost and the project itself must be located within Bedford Borough.

  • Town Hall Demolition July 2014
    Article: Jul 15, 2014

    The demolition of Bedford's town hall office block building is scheduled to be finished by the end of this month. Now, you can keep an eye on the final days of the building's life with a dedicated webcam- click here.

    The town hall office block is making way for a brand new public square, which will link the River Great Ouse with St Paul's Square, as part of the multi-million pound riverside development.