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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, Liberal Democrat Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson - please click here.

Recent News

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson launches Bedford Homeless Partnership's Tap and Donate
    Article: Dec 6, 2021

    Bedford Homeless Partnership's new Tap to Donate machine, in The Arcade in Bedford, was officially opened earlier this week by Mayor Dave Hodgson.

    People can tap on the donation machine to give a sum of £3 per tap to Bedford Homeless Partnership's Real Change Fund.

    The machine is in the front window of the IMPAKT Interiors store in The Arcade and is accessible between 9am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am-4pm on Sundays.

  • Coronavirus Snapshot 20211202
    Article: Dec 5, 2021

    The latest weekly Coronavirus snapshot for Bedford Borough has been published.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to 28th November:

    • 8,601 PCR tests were taken
    • There were 771 Coronavirus cases (45 less than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 441.4 (up from 467.1 in the previous week)
  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Dec 2, 2021

    At a meeting of Full Council last night, Mayor Dave Hodgson presented an update on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc calling for the government to prioritise infrastructure for existing residents over building thousands of new homes. Mayor Dave said "The government have taken the local authorities and residents in the Arc for granted. We have met their high house building targets consistently and they have failed to provide any significant funding for infrastructure projects that would benefit existing residents. We have a proposed a number of projects that would improve transport links, traffic decongestion and health service provision, yet we have not seen any money to complete these schemes."

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson planting a tree
    Article: Nov 29, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council have announced that they've now received funding through both public and corporate sponsorships and grant funding for over 110 street and celebration trees through their partnership with Trees for Streets.

    Residents and businesses from across the local area have been taking part in the programme both individually and by coming together with neighbours, friends and family to sponsor either a tree on their street or a celebration tree in one of Bedford Borough's award winning parks.

  • Coronavirus Snapshot 20211125
    Article: Nov 28, 2021

    The latest weekly Coronavirus snapshot for Bedford Borough has been published.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to 21st November:

    • 8,628 PCR tests were taken
    • There were 816 Coronavirus cases (44 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 467.1 (up from 441.9 in the previous week)
  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with the Bedfordshire Flag
    Article: Nov 28, 2021

    Today is Bedfordshire Day and we are, of course, be flying the Bedfordshire Flag at Borough Hall.

    Bedfordshire Day takes place on the anniversary of John Bunyan's Birth. You can find out more about John Bunyan and the world-famous Pilgrim's Progress at the John Bunyan Museum's website at https://www.bunyanmeeting.co.uk/all-about-bunyan.

  • Parking Patrol
    Article: Nov 26, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council's new Parking Patrol van has been outside schools during the morning and afternoon drop-off and pick-ups to tackle dangerous and illegal parking.

    Parking illegally outside schools, either on double yellow lines or on the zig-zag keep clear lines, causes a hazard and is dangerous to school children, parents and other pedestrians.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Nov 25, 2021

    At a meeting of the Executive last night, several new project proposals were announced to enhance the local environment. The proposals set out funding for a pavement cleaning machine, protective measures for parks, a major play area refurbishment programme, tree planting, footway renewal and verge protection.