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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

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson talks to local residents during the 2012 Village Tour
    Article: Aug 24, 2015

    Mayor Dave Hodgson's Village Tour 2015 kicked off last weekend, with a series of open street surgeries in rural villages in the north of Bedford Borough. Mayor Dave has held a village tour every summer since he was elected as Mayor in October 2009, during which he holds open street surgeries in villages right across the Borough.

  • Cllr Charles Royden Solar Panels Allhallows bus station
    Article: Jul 24, 2015

    July's heatwave was good news for solar-panel owners in Bedford borough, as recent estimates show that power generation figures soared whilst the sun was shining!

    Figures released by the Met Office show that this year's April was the sunniest seen since 1929 according to their records. The UK saw on average 212 hours of sunshine in April, which is seven hours more than the previous record set in 1942. Bedford faired particularly well this year, enjoying more sunshine than the UK national average, with 224.5 hours of sunshine being recorded for April.

  • 1-4 St Paul's Square, Bedford, following refurbishment
    Article: Jul 1, 2015

    Following a stunning refurbishment programme, medieval properties in one of Bedford's most prominent town centre locations which have stood derelict for nearly fifty years are coming back into use this week, as affordable homes. 1-4 St Paul's Square buildings have been transformed into ten good quality afforable homes for rent, to be managed by Aldwyck Housing Association, after the heritage regeneration 'THI' project led by Mayor Dave Hodgson kick-started a partnership project which is breathing new life into buildings last used back in 1969.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson BT Broadband
    Article: Jun 15, 2015

    - Extra Council funding had resulted in a deal to take Bedford Borough Superfast coverage to over 96% of premises

    - Superfast access will be extended to villages across all parts of Bedford Borough, following the deal struck between the Council, partner authorities, Government and BT

    - The Council will continue to press for 100% coverage for Bedford Borough as soon as possible

  • Bedford Bus Station Departure Hub
    Article: Jun 12, 2015

    The new Departure Hub which compliments Bedford's new bus station; a satellite waiting area at the front of the new Bus Station, is due to open on Sunday 14th June.

    Providing a safe and sheltered area for passengers using bus services 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10, the new Departure Hub reflects the major regeneration which has taken place in the area. Like the bus station itself, the departure hub will include screens showing the latest bus information and times in a well-lit and comfortable shelter.

  • High Street Showcase 2015
    Article: Jun 12, 2015

    On Saturday 13th June from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Bedford High Street will be taken over once again by a special summer festival!

    Following on from last year's hugely popular event, which attracted tens of thousands of people to the High Street, the Big High Street Showcase is set to return. Expect to see a range of local businesses, community groups and entertainers all coming together on Bedford High Street and Mill Street to showcase their talents in the heart of Bedford.

  • Dave Hodgson and Liberal Democrat Colleagues Celebrate his Success in the 2015 Bedford Borough Mayoral Election
    Article: May 10, 2015

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has thanked voters across Bedford Borough, after a stunning victory in the mayoral election. Mayor Dave was re-elected with a majority of 8,789 over Jas Parmar, the Conservative candidate in second place, following the re-allocation of second preference votes under the supplementary voting system. The margin of victory was nearly 3,000 more than in the previous mayoral election in 2011.

  • The new Bedford Bus Station in operation
    Article: May 6, 2015

    Despite the council's unprecedented financial pressures, Mayor Dave Hodgson has a remarkable record of getting things done for Bedford Borough, with key transport projects promised for decades turned into a reality. Meanwhile, roads maintenance, local bus services and cycle provision have all been improved. Here are the facts: