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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 also find out how to contact your local Lib Dem Councillor, their surgery details and information about work they are doing for you. You can also follow us on twitter @BedfordLibDems.

For news from the directly elected, Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson- please click here.

Recent News

  • Article: Nov 9, 2017

    Running Markers are now on the Embankment in Bedford, to help walkers and runners around the 2.8KM pathways around the river. Running is a great way to get fit and reduce illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Running is also free and markers will identify when you have progressed 1km and each kilometre after that. If you want to try the course then start between the junctions of Tennyson Road and Shaftesbury Avenue near the riverside. Give it a go!

  • Carers Poster
    Article: Oct 27, 2017

    Free support and Guidance is available from Carers UK for anyone with care responsibilities in Bedford Borough,

    Cllr Wendy Rider said "Carers add so much to our local communities in looking after family members and bearing the emotions and complexities of looking after someone. Carers need support too and this will enable all carers to get that support when needed."

  • Article: Oct 27, 2017

    Read the latest news here for Elstow, Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick from the Lib Dem Councillor, Cllr Tim HIll.

    The newsletter includes information on Covanta Incinerator, grass cutting, dropped kerbs, fly-tipping, Hansons Reach Phase 2, 8300 houses south-east of Stewartby, new shop on Hansons Reach, resurfacing of B530, local schools, double yellow lines, weeds and the roundabout at Greenlakes Rise.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2017

    Read the latest news for Brickhill from the Lib Dem Councillors, Cllr Charlie Royden and Cllr Wendy Rider.

    The newsletter which can be found here includes information on schools, tree planting, BPHA housing, Travellers, Thomas More School, No Verge Parking, Roads and Pavements, Dirty Street Signs, Street Lighting, Bedford Hospital, The Local Plan, 20 MPH zones and the railways.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the government to save our Royal Marines after annoucements that 200 Royal Marines would be cut.

    The Royal Marines' expertise is unparalleled. Strong, flexible and incisive, they keep us, and the world, safe.

    Sign our petition now - https://www.libdems.org.uk/marines#

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    Subject to planning permission, a new town centre car park could be created which will include 40 new car parking spaces for the public and 3 disabled spaces.

    The proposed car park will be south of the river at St Mary's Gardens, between Bedford College and Borough Hall.

    Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson said: "Just over the bridge from Riverside Bedford, this new public car park will help meet increased demand for parking as town centre footfall continues to grow. With ongoing investment in our car parks and a free parking option available every day in Bedford town centre, we are constantly working to help make Bedford town centre an even more enjoyable, accessible and vibrant town for all."

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    The new 'Cygnet' smartcard has been launched this month, enabling bus users on Grant Palmer and Stagecoach buses to switch freely between buses without the need to buy multiple tickets.

    Cllr Charles Royden, Lib Dem Councillor and Portfolio Holder for Transport at Bedford Borough Council said: "This will make local bus travel easier and more convenient, so it's good news for bus users. Enabling people to change from one operator to another on the same smartcard ticket removes a barrier to bus usage, and is a real step forward for local public transport."

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    Sarah-Jayne Holland, Lib Dem Councillor and Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, is celebrating Black History Month.

    The Higgins in Bedford is holding a African and Caribbean Heritage Day on Saturday 28th October at 11am until 4pm. There will be many talks throughout the afternoon details of which can be found here.