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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 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

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with reusable drink cup
    Article: Feb 16, 2019

    Doing a lot doesn't necessarily mean you're doing enough. That's why I announced at a meeting of the Council's Executive this week that we've asked council officers to start work on what further measures we can take to both cut the Council's carbon emissions even further and what actions we could take to help Bedford Borough become carbon neutral.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson by the River in Bedford
    Article: Feb 15, 2019

    In his latest monthly column for The Bedford Independent, Mayor Dave Hodgson writes that while the fall in the number of people rough sleeping is welcome, it is 'vital that this continues'.

    With rough sleeping having spiralled across the country, Mayor Dave writes about the range of local solutions being pursued, including the raft of new services and facilities introduced in the last year or so. These include Clarence House in Bedford, which provides accommodation and tailored support for rough sleepers with the most complex and difficult problems, and also the array of new services introduced this winter such as the 20 new overnight beds available every night through to the end of March.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson on Bromham Road Bridge
    Article: Feb 15, 2019

    Network Rail are holding an information event ahead of their works on Bromham Bridge which will start on Monday 4th March. Their information event will take place at the Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's Street, Bedford, MK42 0AR on Friday 22nd February between 3pm aand 7pm.

    More information is avaialble at https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/lne-and-em/midland-main-line-improvement-programme/bromham-road-bridge/

  • Bedford Railway Station Sign
    Article: Feb 14, 2019

    There will be a East West Rail consultation event this Thursday (15 February), where you can see the five proposed route plans and speak to the East West Rail Company. The consultation will be at Scott Hall, Barford Avenue MK42 0DS from 3.30pm to 7.30pm.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has welcomed the launch of the public consultation on route options for the Bedford - Cambridge section of the East West Railway line, and called on people to have their say in support of a route via Bedford itself.

  • Rainbow Flag Flying at Borough Hall in Bedford
    Article: Feb 13, 2019

    February is LGBT History Month, and Bedford Borough Council flew the rainbow flag at Borough Hall to mark the start of the month, pictured here.

    Meanwhile, as part of LGBT History Month, this Saturday, 16th February, the Higgins Bedford is the place to go for the OUTing the Past Festival of LGBT History. The Higgins Bedford is again a 'hub' venue for the festival, and there's a packed programme for Saturday of speakers along with stalls with information on LGBT History, as well as LGBT rights, support and activism and more.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with a Reusable Cup
    Article: Feb 12, 2019

    In a recent column for the Bedford Borough Bulletin, Mayor Dave Hodgson wrote about the decision to commit Bedford Borough Council to becoming council's commitment to becoming a single-use plastics free council by the end of 2020.

    The commitment is the latest in a long line of bold action in support of our local and wider environment, with Mayor Dave's column stressing the need to replicate success in other areas to achieve the important commitment to cut out single use plastics.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at Clarence House
    Article: Feb 11, 2019

    One person sleeping rough in Bedford Borough is one too many, and I never want to see the day that it is considered in any way acceptable that people in our community do not have a roof over their head.

    So while it's encouraging that official rough sleeper count figures now show there are a third fewer people sleeping rough in Bedford Borough than there were a year ago, it's vital this fall continues.

    Rough sleeping has rocketed nationally in recent years, but while there are many national causes we can work on local solutions. Over the last year or so we've introduced a raft of new services, working alongside excellent local charities and other partners.