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Jas Parmar Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Bedfordshire 2021 (NBLD)

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 also keep up-to-date with news from Jas Parmar, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner in the May 2021 election. You can follow Jas on Facebook, too, at @JasParmar4PCC

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 Station
    Article: Apr 21, 2021

    A new East Midlands Railway Timetable from May has been published, and it includes a number of major changes to the services offered over the last three years. These include the long-awaited return of peak-time services to London and the end of rail replacement buses between Wellingborough and Bedford, which have been in place in the morning peak time since 2018. However, the new services also confirm the loss of almost all direct services between Bedford and destinations north of Kettering, with services on the new electric line terminating at Corby.

  • vote
    Article: Apr 19, 2021

    To vote in next month's important Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner election, residents must register to vote by midnight tonight, April 19.

    The election itself will take place on the 6 May, with votes counted and the result announced the following day. To register to vote please go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published 15 April 2021
    Article: Apr 18, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to April 11th:

    • 1,319 people have been tested (395 more than the previous week)
    • There were 40 Covid-19 cases (29 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 23.1 (up from 18.5 in the previous week
  • HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    Article: Apr 16, 2021

    On Saturday at 3pm the Duke of Edinburgh will be laid to rest. The Funeral Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor will begin with a National Minute's Silence. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

    An online book of condolence is available for people across Bedfordshire to write their messages and pay their respects, and you can access the book here. The Lord Lieutenant has also arranged a Church Service of Thanksgiving today, Friday, at 5pm which will be streamed live on YouTube here. An edited version will be available after the service.

    The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke. My thoughts and condolences are with Her Majesty the Queen and The Royal Family at this sad time.

  • Jas Parmar Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Bedfordshire 2021 (NBLD)
    Article: Apr 13, 2021

    In a new video published today, Liberal Democrat candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner Jas Parmar talks about his extensive experience and commitment to serving local communities here in Bedfordshire.

    In addition to his long record as a businessman, public servant and volunteer, Jas also served as a police officer in the Metropolitan Police, and has served the communities of Clifton, Kempston and surrounding communities over many years as their Postmaster. He also chairs a business forum with well over 150 members. Hear more from Jas himself in the video, which you can watch on his Facebook page here.

  • Bedford Central Library
    Article: Apr 12, 2021

    From today, Monday 12 April, Bedford Borough libraries begin to reopen on a phased basis in line with the "next step" of the Government's Coronavirus roadmap out of Lockdown.

    Bedford Central and Kempston libraries are open from 12th April 2021, with Putnoe Library opening from 19th April 2021. Bromham and Wootton libraries will open from 26th April 2021, with a Select and Collect service available at these two sites for some hours between 14th and 26th April 2021. You can check the website for opening hours and further service updates on the Virtual Library website.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published 8 April 2021
    Article: Apr 11, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. The snapshot includes vaccination data, with this week's figures showing that 58.2% of the 16+ population had received at least one dose by 28th March.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to April 4th:

    • 924 people have been tested (738 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 32 Covid-19 cases (29 fewer than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 18.5 (down from 35.2 in the previous week
  • HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    Article: Apr 10, 2021

    Following the sad death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, an online book of condolence is available for people across Bedfordshire to write their messages and pay their respects. To access the book, visit http://www.royal.rip/

    In line with COVID-19 restrictions, the public are being asked not to gather. The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke.