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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

  • Bedford Bus Station- March 2015
    Article: Mar 19, 2015

    Bedford's new bus station is on track to open on the 29th March 2015 as final preparations are made to launch the new transport centre.

    The multi-million pound project is one of the largest ever undertaken in the town; transforming the face of transport services in Bedford forever. A hive of activity is underway as the final development phase begins with the 24 hour bus station webcam showcasing the progress. Alongside work on the bus station itself a number of changes have been made on the forecourt area while the building is completed.

  • Allhallows Car Park
    Article: Mar 18, 2015

    The Allhallows car park in Bedford has won the 'Best Car Park Refurbishment Award' in the 2015 British Parking Awards after its complete transformation impressed judges. The newly renovated Allhallows car park, which is adjacent to Bedford Bus Station, overcame strong private sector competition which included an £8 million refurbishment of the Merrion centre car park in Leeds, to be named winner of the award.

  • 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: Mar 17, 2015

    With the vast majority of the units already taken up by top names such as Wagamama and Zizzi, preliminary work to build the new hotel, cinema, restaurants and a large river-fronted public square is set to get underway along Bedford's river front.

    Following the successful demolition of the 1960's office block that was Bedford Town Hall, Riverside North promises a new leisure and dining experience for everyone to enjoy on Bedford's riverside.

  • Cllr Sylvia Gillard
    Article: Mar 16, 2015

    After nearly 20 years of service representing the people of Goldington, Liberal Democrat Cllr Sylvia Gillard has announced that she will be standing down after this year's election.

    Sylvia was first elected to the Borough Council in 1987 to 1991, during which time she sat on a number of committees, did superb work on behalf of her residents and also served as the ceremonial Mayor. She was then elected to the County Council from 2001 to 2009, and then re-joined the Borough Council as a member of the new unitary authority in 2009.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Mar 12, 2015

    In a major boost for bus users with mobility issues, users of the Door to Door mobility service will no longer have to give up National Concessionary Travel Passes. From 1st April 2015 passengers who qualify for a free bus pass and Door to Door pass will be able to apply for both of these under a new pilot scheme.

  • Bedford Park Fountain
    Article: Mar 10, 2015

    Bedford Park lake received a new fountain last week, just in time for the onset of spring. The new fountain, which aerates the water of the lake, provides an aesthetic cascade in the Victorian grounds of Bedford Park, which opened on 11th July 1888. Initial attempts to fix the broken fountain pump revealed the entire structure needed replacing, at a cost of £4000.

  • The New Hydro Power Plant on the River Great Ouse in Bedford
    Article: Mar 2, 2015

    The Hydro Power facility at the Boatslide Weir Bridge on the River Great Ouse in Bedford has exceeded income generation expectations for 2014. When the facility was opened in 2012 the estimated income generation was £32,000.

    However, between 01/01/14 and 31/12/14 the Hydro Power facility generated £33,400; demonstrating that turbines are expected to cover all their construction costs, including the refurbishment of the boatslide weir, in less than 15 years.

  • Cllr Tim Hill
    Article: Feb 25, 2015

    In good news for Stewartby residents, a significant change has been announced for the planned power station at Rookery South Pit. Instead of building six new 45m pylons, Millbrook Power have decided to install an underground cable feed- hugely reducing the visual impact of the whole project.

    However, there is more work to be done to ensure that this scheme delivers all it can for local residents; Cllr Tim Hill is lobbying for this to be used an opportunity to introduce gas into Stewartby, which currently has no gas provision at all.