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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

  • Demolition of Bedford Town Hall Annex Office Building
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    This photo taken last week from River Street car park shows the little left of the Council office buildings which stand, or rather stood, beside the Town Hall Office Block alongside the River Great Ouse. The Town Hall Office Block and neighbouring council blocks are being demolished to make way for a large, public riverside square and for new restaurants and retail outlets as part of the development which is bringing town centre cinema back to Bedford. The developers Coplan have announced operators that have been signed up to date, which include Vue Cinema and restaurants Zizzi, Chimichanga and Bella Italia.

  • Allhallows Car Park
    Article: Apr 16, 2014

    Allhallows multi-storey car park will re-open to the public on Thursday morning as the regeneration of the new Bedford Bus Station continues.

    The car park was temporarily closed in March to allow new customer lifts to be installed as well as improvements to the vehicle entrance and exit ramps on Brace Street.

  • Allhallows Car Park Bedford Bus Station
    Article: Apr 10, 2014

    The new Bedford Bus Station is moving closer to reality as progress continues on the multi-million pound regeneration of the gateway to Bedford town centre.

    The refurbished Allhallows multi-storey car park is expected to be completed this summer and the external scaffolding is now starting to come down, revealing the new external cladding and other visual improvements intended to give the multi-storey car park a new 'lease of life'.

  • Women's Cycle Tour Stage 2 Launch Photo
    Article: Mar 24, 2014

    The world's best cyclists will race through the streets of Bedford on Thursday 8th May when The Women's Tour comes to the borough.

    The Women's Tour is the country's first ever international stage race for women and will see the world's very best cyclists, including four reigning Olympic Champions, racing wheel to wheel through the streets of Bedford.

  • Tax cuts
    Article: Mar 19, 2014

    The Budget has confirmed victory for the Liberal Democrats in our campaign to deliver an £800 tax cut for people on low and middle incomes.

    Cutting income tax by £700 - by raising the tax-free allowance to £10,000 - was the top priority on the front page of the Liberal Democrat manifesto. That comes into effect next month and the Budget today has confirmed that the Liberal Democrats have now been able to go even further. The tax-free threshold will rise to £10,500 next year, giving a tax cut of £800 for 25m working people since 2010.

  • Recycling Survey
    Article: Mar 18, 2014

    Bedford Borough Council, in partnership with Morrisons, has opened a new glass recycling site at the supermarket on Ampthill Road.

    The Council currently operates a network of 68 recycling sites across the Borough where residents can recycle a range of materials including glass. Last year residents recycled over 2,000 tonnes of glass and it is hoped that this figure will continue to increase as more sites are opened and reduce the amount of glass needlessly going to landfill.

  • Survey: Mar 16, 2014
    2 questions
  • Bus Station 12.03.14
    Article: Mar 12, 2014

    Anyone can now see the work on the regeneration of the Bedford Bus Station- click here to see the latest from the webcam!

    Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "The multi million pound redevelopment of Bedford bus station is a vital project for Bedford Borough and we want local residents to be able to keep right up to date with progress.

  • Bedford Bus Station Artists Impression
    Article: Mar 7, 2014

    Refurbishment of the car park started last year and has already seen brand new public toilets opened and improvements made to many of the parking levels. The next stage of works includes the installation of new customer lifts and improvements to the vehicle exit and entrance ramps on Brace Street.

    As a result of this, Allhallows multi-storey car park will close temporarily on Monday 10th March until Easter. The works are scheduled to be completed by Thursday 17th April, in time for the busy Easter weekend.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson BT Broadband
    Article: Mar 6, 2014

    Thousands more homes in Bedford Borough are set to receive access to Superfast Broadband through to 2017.

    Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, has confirmed his support for the national Superfast Extension Programme, which will see 95% of homes in Bedford Borough given access to Superfast Broadband.

Dates for Your Diary

Kite Festival: 24th-25th May

River Festival: 19th-20th July