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Welcome to North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats

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

You can also find out how to contact your local Lib Dem Councillor, their surgery details and information about work they are doing for you. You can also follow us on twitter @BedfordLibDems

For news from the directly elected, Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson- please click here.

Recent News

  • Artist's impression of one of the two new public squares which will feature as part of the forthcoming riverside regeneration in Bedford Town Centre
    Article: Jan 26, 2015

    The overwhelming confidence shown by commercial operators in the Bedford Town Centre riverside regeneration scheme has been further illustrated with news that the high quality restaurant operator Wagamama has signed up for a twenty-year commitment to Bedford. Wagamama joins a host of high quality restaurants in signing up for the exciting scheme.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with Pavenham Solar Panels
    Article: Jan 26, 2015

    Earlier this year Stevington Village Hall submitted an application to Bedford Borough Council for funding under the Mayor's Climate Change grant scheme. Under the scheme, community projects that would reduce carbon emissions within Bedford Borough were awarded a grant which would award projects up to 50% match-funding of between £5k and £20k for improvements.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson shows children from Wootton Lower School the plans for the school's new Fields Road extension site
    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Last week, the week in which the extent of the national crisis in primary school capacity was revealed, the ceremony took place to mark the start of work on other school building project in Bedford Borough. A brand new extension site of Wootton Lower School is being constructed off Fields Road, in Wootton, and will cater for the housing growth caused by the new development there.

  • Cllr Sarah Holland by the Shorts Building
    Article: Jan 13, 2015

    - New Cardington Residents Meeting

    Cllr Holland will be attending a New Cardington Residents Meeting on Monday 19th January, from 6pm-7pm in the Shorts Building. If you live in the area, please do come along.

    - Ward Fund Donation to Air Cadets

    Cllr Sarah Holland has donated £600 of her ward fund to the Air Cadets to help them to purchase two laptops.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jan 12, 2015

    Shoppers backed Bedford Town Centre this Christmas with even more people choosing to shop in the town in the run up to and after Christmas compared to last year. Between 22 and 27 of December footfall was up by 24% compared to the previous year and Bedford bucked local trends as the rest of the Eastern Region footfall was down by 1%. The American-style Black Friday events also boosted sales in town, with a huge increase of 37% in footfall being noted compared to the previous year's figures.

  • Bedford Bus Station, December 2014
    Article: Dec 29, 2014

    Final preparations for Bedford's new bus station are being put in place with the introduction of a new lettering system for bus bays that will make it even easier for passengers to get around following the site's February launch.

    The change to letters A-V aims to simplify the current number and letter system used for bays. Maps and information regarding the new bays and which bus services will run from each one will be rolled out to commuters in January.

  • Cllrs Sylvia Gillard and Phil Merryman at Goldington Green Playground
    Article: Dec 23, 2014

    Local Lib Dem Cllrs for Goldington, Sylvia Gillard and Phil Merryman are pleased to report that the following playgrounds in Goldington are to have work done during the Autumn/Winter, with completion due by the end of March 2015:

    - Goldington Green will have work done in three phases: the toddler area, the older aged area, and the area round the youth shelter.

  • Cllr Henry Vann
    Article: Dec 23, 2014

    Ofsted's newly-published Annual Report has revealed that Bedford Borough is the best place in the Eastern Region and the 6th best place in the country for a child to attend a primary or lower school.

    The report revealed 95% of primary pupils attended good or outstanding schools, meaning lower and primary school children are more likely to attend a good or outstanding school in Bedford Borough than anywhere else across the whole eastern region.