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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

  • Brew Monday
    Article: Jan 16, 2021

    Bedford Samaritans would like everyone to connect over a virtual cuppa this Brew Monday.

    They aim to help local people in Bedford Borough become better listeners with virtual 'Learn to Listen' events on 18th January in a bid to beat the winter blues.

    Bedford Samaritans is encouraging the community to reach out to someone they care about and connect over a virtual cuppa this winter for Brew Monday. Winter has a reputation for being one of the hardest seasons, with many finding it difficult to deal with the darker days and cold weather as well as this year the added complications of Lockdown restrictions.

  • Jas Parmar
    Article: Jan 15, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, Jas Parmar, has responded to reports of police records being accidentally deleted.

    Jas Parmar said: "The loss of 150,000 records from the Police National Computer is deeply concerning.

    "The Police National Computer is a vital tool. It's particularly important for collating, cross referencing and in major investigations.
  • Cllr Jon Abbott
    Article: Jan 14, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council is working on a review of the lessons learnt from the recent flooding over Christmas, it was confirmed last night following a question from the Liberal Democrats in a Full Council meeting.

    Liberal Democrat Cllr Jon Abbott (Oakley Ward) told the meeting about the impact of the flooding in his ward in the villages of Pavenham and Oakley, and in the neighbouring village of Clapham.

  • No to hunger in Bedford Borough
    Article: Jan 12, 2021

    Before Christmas, Bedford Borough Council launched 'No To Hunger in Bedford Borough', a campaign to support access to food for those in need, so that every child in the borough will be well fed this winter.

    As part of the package of support, the Council provided £203,890 worth of free school meals food vouchers to 6,264 eligible children and young people over Christmas and the New Year, and 80 slow cookers have been provided for local families with more to be sent out in the coming weeks.

  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Jan 10, 2021

    Bedford Borough has hit a new record high of Coronavirus cases, exceeding 1,000 per 100,000 for the first time.

    The figures for the 7 days from 29 December to 4 January show that there were 1,752 cases in Bedford Borough or 1,011 per 100,000 population. This means that 1 in 100 people in Bedford Borough tested positive for Coronavirus in just 7 days.

  • Screenshot of vaccine scam messages
    Article: Jan 9, 2021
    Scammers are sending fake text messages offering people a COVID-19 vaccine. Texts include a link taking you to a fake NHS website that asks for personal info.
    Don't click the link if you receive this text - instead, forward it to 7726, so it can be dealt with by your service provider.
  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published 7 January 2021
    Article: Jan 7, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. The figures show that in the seven days up to January 3rd:

    • 4,263 people have been tested (1,103 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 1,556 Covid-19 cases (429 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 897.9 (up from 650.3 in the previous week)
  • Jas Parmar
    Article: Jan 4, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Jas Parmar has thanked all emergency services staff, NHS staff and key workers for their efforts during 2020, and wished a happy new year to all.

    In a video published on New Year's Eve, he also hailed the incredible community spirit that has been shown and called for it to continue into 2021, as he wished everyone a happy and healthy 2021.