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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

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: Sep 29, 2014

    New 24-hour toilets have been opened at Lurke Street bringing the total of Bedford Borough Council-operated toilets to seven in the town centre alone, as well as having 12 partners in the Community Toilet Scheme which launched in April 2013.

    This means there are now more toilet facilities available in Bedford Town Centre than ever before. The opening of the toilets will complement Lurke Street Car Park which has moved to 24-hour opening since May this year.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Sep 22, 2014

    The ill-gotten gains of Bedford fraudster Hendrick Meniru are going to be put to good use by Bedford Borough Council.

    The Council has put forward plans to allocate £450,000 to fund 15 apprenticeship places annually over the next three years. The places will be working within the Council which will partner with Bedford College as its training provider.

  • Harrold Lower School Temporary Classrooms Alongside Newly-Built Permanent Replacement
    Article: Sep 22, 2014

    Mayor Dave Hodgson visited Harrold Lower School recently to see the brand new permanent classrooms which have been constructed as part of the programme to abolish temporary classrooms across all Bedford Borough schools.

    Earlier this year, Bedford Borough Council confirmed it will invest more than £48 million in schools over the next three years. The School Capital Investment Plan set out the Council's ambition to:

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Sep 8, 2014

    Dozens of potential employers will be on hand when The Jobs Market returns to Bedford this week.

    This year's event is on Wednesday, 10 September from 10am - 3pm at the Bedford Corn Exchange. As well as employers advertising their job opportunities, there will be careers advice and guidance available, plus information on starting a business.

  • Cllr Phil Merryman at the Putnoe Primary School Entrance
    Article: Aug 26, 2014

    Putnoe Primary Entrance Path: Phil has arranged for the entrance path to Putnoe Primary School to be widened near the main gate. There was a lot of mud being walked into the school in the wetter months from the worn area just outside the gate. This should be much improved now that the worst area has been made into a proper surface.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Aug 26, 2014

    This free weekend of fun and games is on from 10am - 4pm on both Saturday, 30 August and Sunday, 31 August.

    As well as a continuous children's tea party, entertainment will include children's rides, a magician / children's entertainer and games and activities along with face painting, balloon modelling, a treasure hunt searching for 19 cats and even a caterpillar who recites poetry!

  • Train
    Article: Aug 22, 2014

    With work to link Oxford and Bedford as part of East-West Rail now underway, Lib Dem Mayor Dave Hodgson has welcomed a new report which identifies the huge economic benefit of extending the scheme to Cambridge. The report published this week by the East West Rail Consortium, of which Bedford Borough Council is a member along with other local authorities along the route, states that the it will deliver an economic benefit of up to around £750 million, and could see a direct train link enabling journey times between Cambridge and Bedford of just 24 minutes.

  • Cllrs Michael Headley and Rosemary Bootiman at Bedford Park Café
    Article: Aug 21, 2014

    Mowsbury Park in Bedford is set to become an even more attractive location, with the Council's café building being brought back into use twenty years on from when it was last open to the public.

    Four Seasons Café, in Mowsbury Park, will open its doors for the first time at 11am, on 23rd August, with a fun day and mini charity fete. Its opening is another key step in the Council's work to bring public facilities into public use and make its award winning parks even more enjoyable for those who use them.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: Aug 20, 2014

    There is an opportunity to meet dozens of potential employers when The Jobs Market returns to Bedford in September.

    A similar event in 2013 saw more than 1,200 members of the public attend over the course of the five hours, displaying a wide range of experience, skills and qualifications. There were 34 employers represented, plus a number of training providers and information support services, with more than 1,000 job opportunities available on the day, resulting in more than 300 claimants signing-off after the event.

  • Anita Gerard - Kingsbrook Borough Councillor
    Article: Aug 7, 2014

    Action Update

    - An extra £1m was added to the budget for pavement resurfacing this year by Liberal Democrats. In Kingsbrook, pavement improvements are planned for London Road on the southwest side between Ivy Road and Helena Road. We have also asked for work to be done in front of the Harrowden Road shops where water collects when it rains.