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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, Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson - please click here.

Recent News

  • Cllr Sarah Gallagher with the Big Garden Birdwatch Pack
    Article: Jan 24, 2020

    The RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch starts tomorrow and takes place from 25 - 27 January, and the charity is encouraging people across Bedford Borough is to take part.

    Taking part simply involves spending an hour in your garden or a local park or green space over the period and recording the birds you see.

  • Dean Crofts
    Article: Jan 23, 2020

    New figures have revealed an alarming collapse in the number of people receiving NHS hydrotherapy care locally since the closure of the hydrotherapy pool at the former North Wing hospital site in Bedford last year.

    Data shows that just 13 people attended hydrotherapy sessions run by Bedford Hospital between September and December 2019. These sessions now take place weekly at a hydrotherapy pool at the Anjulita Court care home in Woodlands Park, following the decision to close the pool at Gilbert Hitchcock House on cost grounds.

  • Henry Vann
    Article: Jan 22, 2020

    Bedford's Town Deal Board met for its inaugural meeting on Monday to agree its terms of reference, look at bidding for Town Deals money and receive the Capacity Funding Report.

    Bedford Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Towns Centres Councillor Henry Vann commented: "Bedford is an exciting, vibrant town with a unique offer, and it was wonderful to attend the inaugural meeting of the Bedford Town Deal Board with so many local organisations, educational bodies and representatives from business and industry.'

  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
    Article: Jan 21, 2020

    There are a number of commemoration events planned in Bedford Borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020.

    Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day to remember those killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

    This Day is commemorated on 27th January, the date on which Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. This was the most infamous of the Nazi camps where over 1.1million people were murdered, over 90% of them Jewish.

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: Jan 17, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council is drafting in additional pothole crews to help keep on top of pothole repairs this winter.

    Roads across Bedford Borough are becoming damaged, with gritting salt, fluctuating temperatures, and surface water following heavy rains all playing their part, and the Council has seen a high number of potholes and road defects appearing in a short space of time.

  • Cllr Jon Abbott
    Article: Jan 16, 2020

    The Chair of Bedford Borough Council's Planning Committee has hailed the adoption of the Bedford Borough Local Plan as a major boost for its work in supporting, protecting and enhancing local communities. Councils are required to produce a Local Plan to show where and how development will take place.

  • Bedford Park Cafe building
    Article: Jan 15, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council has been shortlisted in Keep Britain Tidy's annual awards. The nomination is for its outstanding community engagement work and the tremendous efforts by volunteers in parks and open spaces across the Borough.

    The awards celebrate those councils which are making significant improvements to the environment on people's doorsteps.

  • Henry Vann
    Article: Jan 14, 2020

    Following news that the Beales chain of department stores is in severe difficulty in a further illustration of the national crisis for the UK's high streets, Bedford Borough Council's Executive Member for Town Centres Cllr Henry Vann has reaffirmed the authority's commitment to helping Bedford town centre and its businesses to thrive.