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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

  • 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.

  • Aerial View of the Construction of the Final Phase of the Western Bypass
    Article: Feb 24, 2015

    The latest impressive aerial photographs taken of the second phase of the Western Bypass show excellent progress is being made on this important infrastructure project for the Borough. Construction began in October 2014 and, when open in 2016, the new road will provide a vital connection between the A421 in the south of Bedford through to the A6 heading north of the town.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Writing in his latest monthly column for the Times and Citizen Newspaper, Mayor Dave Hodgson reflects on the fact that the unanimously-approved Council budget not only freezes council tax for the fifth straight year but also continues the Council's record of saving services lost or cut in neighbouring areas and across the country. He looks at three recently published national surveys which reveal the scale of this ongoing task, and the importance of keeping up the fight to protect front line services for communities across Bedford Borough.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson and Cllr Sylvia Gillard, opening of Aldi at Church Lane
    Article: Feb 16, 2015

    Representatives from Bedford Borough Council, Coplan and ARJ Construction gathered earlier this month at the site of a major new store on the Church Lane development in the North East of Bedford, marking the start of work on the foundations for the site.

    The 6,750 sq ft Iceland store, expected to open in Summer 2015, will complete the new build side of things at the Church Lane Centre in the north east of the town and follows the opening of the new medical centre there in November of last year and a new Aldi store prior to that.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Feb 16, 2015

    - Council Tax Freeze for fifth straight year
    - Services saved
    - Investment in the future
    - Extra £1 million for pavements amongst new investment in communities

    Bedford Borough Council approved proposals for a freeze on council tax for a fifth year when it met to consider its budget for 2015/16. The Budget, which received unanimous support from councillors, also gives the go ahead to plans to protect valuable services for residents in the borough and invests in the Borough's future. Alongside this, the budget will deliver the £9.1m of required savings in the face of unprecedented Government cuts and rising demand for Council services.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson and Cllr Henry Vann, with the new permanent classrooms at Harrold Lower
    Article: Feb 16, 2015

    Bromham C of E Lower School's new building was opened by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, as part of the borough's Temporary Classroom Replacement Programme.

    The school is on two sites and had an old temporary unit on each site. These have been replaced with a new permanent building with two classes on the Village Road site.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson, Stephen Williams MP and Daniel Mouwad at the site of the planned Batts Ford Bridge river crossing in Bedford
    Article: Jan 30, 2015

    Bedford Borough Council's project to build a new town centre road bridge river crossing as part of a Town Centre Decongestion Plan received a major boost today with the news that it will receive a contribution from the Government's Local Growth Fund to help bring it forward.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson welcomed Liberal Democrat Local Government minister Stephen Williams MP to Bedford, where he made the announcement that £46.7 million will be awarded to the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership to be allocated amongst ten successful projects, including the Batts Ford Bridge.

  • Cllr Henry Vann
    Article: Jan 30, 2015

    Putnoe Woods Pre-school was opened by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, on Tuesday 20 January.

    All children aged 3 and 4 are entitled to up to 15 hours-a-week of free nursery education. Since September 2014, there has been an increase of families who are eligible for the funding for 2 year olds.