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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

  • Kite
    Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Bedford's beautiful Embankment is this year hosting the first ever Bedford Festival of Motoring, which will take place alongside the regular Bedford International Kite Festival in Russell Park on the first weekend of June on Saturday 1st and Sudnay 2nd June.

    The inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring is being brought to the town by Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Adrian Grubb of Events with Panache. Adrian has previously been involved with the successful launch and management of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival of Motoring.

  • Runners in the 2003 London Marathon.
    Article: Feb 17, 2019

    Organisers have added a 5k run to compliment this year's Bedford Half-Marathon and Twilight 10k. The 5k run and the Twilight 10k will take place on 31st August with the Half-Marathon taking place on 1st September.

    The 5k is open everyone aged 8 and above, with no time cut off.

    You can find out more about all three events, including how to register at https://www.bedfordhalf.co.uk/

  • 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.