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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 or on facebook here.

For news from the directly elected, Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson- please click here.

Recent News

  • Ariel photo of last years market
    Article: May 26, 2016

    Come to Bedford town centre this half term to celebrate Love Your Local Market week from Tuesday 31 May to Saturday 4 June 2016.

    Along with the usual mix of markets the 'Hand Made in Town' craft stalls will be attending between Wednesday and Saturday. There will also be children's fairground rides in Harpur Square.

  • Dave Hodgson
    Article: May 19, 2016

    Bedford Borough Council has deployed a new weapon in its battle against potholes - a 'Multihog'.

    The innovative multi-purpose vehicle - considered the Swiss army knife of highways equipment - has already fixed dozens of potholes and a multitude of other defects on the borough's roads since it was introduced last month.

  • A dragon boat team at the Bedford River Festival
    Article: Apr 29, 2016

    The 19th bi-annual Bedford River Festival will take place on Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th July.

    The 2014 festival saw visitor's numbers reach an amazing 250,000. This year's River Festival promises to be even more popular with 100 boats already signed up to attend, twenty three of which have not been seen at the event previously.

  • Cllr Sarah Holland at Shortstown Surgery
    Petition: Apr 12, 2016

    Ongoing NHS delays have short-changed Shortstown residents who were promised a new, permanent doctors surgery.

    In 2007 a doctors surgery was opened, supposedly on a temporary basis, and many local people left their long-term family doctor's with the expectation that a new permanent surgery was just around the corner.

  • Bedford Western Bypass Summer 2015 Video Still Image
    Article: Apr 11, 2016

    Mayor Dave Hodgson will open the northern section of the Bedford Western Bypass on 25th April, it has been announced today.

    The final works are currently taking place on the road, which will be named The Great Ouse Way, in time for its official opening by Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson. Following the opening ceremony, motorists and residents alike will benefit from a new road that will ease congestion, reduce delays and connect the A4280 at Biddenham with the A6 at Clapham, improving the traffic infrastructure of the Borough overall.

  • Cllr Tim Hill
    Article: Apr 8, 2016

    Dear Resident

    This is the latest of my regular electronic community newsletters from me as your local Liberal Democrat Borough Councillor.

    Since my last Elstow, Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick Echo, here are some of the issues I have progressed, in some cases with the help of the relevant Parish Council:

  • Pile of coins
    Article: Mar 16, 2016

    Bedford Borough Council has revealed a new three-year budget forecast in the light of massive funding reductions from central government.

    The publication of the Medium Term Financial Strategy follows the announcement of the final Local Government Finance Settlement, which included a cut of 80 per cent of the main government grant over the four years from 2015/16 to 2019/20. This has left Bedford Borough Council with a budget gap of £21 million by 2019/20.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson, Pot Hole Hit Squad
    Article: Feb 24, 2016

    An extra £200,000 will be spent on repairing damage to Bedford Borough's roads caused by the winter weather this year and in previous years.

    The money will fund the repair of at least 2,000 extra potholes across the Borough, in addition to the 1,100 pothole repairs already made each year.

    The Council has had to make difficult decisions as part of the budget setting process for 2016/7 but releasing funds to repair roads damaged by severe weather is seen as a priority measure to ensure the right infrastructure is in place to support residents and businesses.