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Henry Vann

Welcome to the website for Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats, where you can find information from the party and the latest news from the Council.

You can find out how to contact your local Lib Dem Councillor, and you can also follow us on twitter @BedfordLibDems and on Facebook @BedfordLD.

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

Recent News

  • Bedford Hospital Britannia Road Entrance
    Article: Jun 2, 2020

    A public survey has been launched to allow people across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) to share their experiences of local healthcare services during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Over the past few months the coronavirus pandemic has presented considerable challenges to healthcare, resulting in changes to the way many services are delivered. To assess how well these changes are working Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking the views of the public.

  • Bromham Road Bridge
    Article: Jun 1, 2020

    Bromham Road Bridge is to reopen to traffic on Tuesday June 9th, the Bedford Independent reports.

    The road crossing over the railway has been closed by Network Rail since June 2019, to enable its project to replace the bridge to allow for the electrification of the midland mainline to Corby to take place. The government had originally promised full electrification of the line all the way to Sheffield, but cut back the scheme after the 2017 General Election.

  • National Lottery Community Fund
    Article: May 31, 2020

    The National Lottery's new Coronavirus Community Support Fund for organisations is now open.

    The fund will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

    The Fund has two key objectives:

    1. To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
    2. To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.
  • Dean Crofts
    Article: May 29, 2020

    Responding to the news that £53 million nationally will be provided to support services to help rough sleepers in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to build on that announcement and help bring rough sleeping to an end in Bedford Borough and across the country.

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: May 28, 2020

    Environment Portfolio Holder Cllr Charles Royden and Bedford Borough Council are lining up alongside the Arboricultural Association, London Tree Officers Association, Municipal Tree Officers Association and the Association of Tree Officers in their campaign to ensure that newly planted trees are watered regularly over the summer months.

  • Cllr Hilde Hendrickx and Cllr Jake Sampson cycling
    Article: May 27, 2020

    A scheme proposed by Liberal Democrat Ward Councillors to open up new routes for bicycles is set to deliver a boost for local cyclists in Newnham Ward in Bedford. The plans, which have been proposed by Newnham Ward Councillors Cllr Hilde Hendrickx and Cllr Jake Sampson using their ward fund, would see the removal of restrictions for bicycles on a series of one-way streets off Castle Road.

  • Active Minds donations
    Article: May 26, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council have had a tremendous response to the call for donations for the Active Minds scheme.

    All the items have been sanitised and the council is now in a position to send these out to local residents.

    If you would like to request any puzzles, games, books, DVDs and more to help keep your mind active and engaged at this difficult time you can do so at https://www.bedford.gov.uk/social-care-health-and-community/public-health/coronavirus/active-minds-scheme/

  • Emmaus Village Carlton
    Article: May 25, 2020

    If you have things that you no longer want or need that can be reused don't throw them away; please donate them instead and give them a new life.

    Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many charities are struggling due to a lack of donations and so a lack of income.

    Emmaus Village Carlton, who provide a home and meaningful work for formerly homeless adults in Bedfordshire, is reopening for donations on Wednesday 27 May.