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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

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with Bedford Borough Council's Community Speedwatch Vehicle
    Article: Nov 19, 2018

    The range of measures introduced by Mayor Dave Hodgson to make Bedford Borough's local roads safer has been expanded further with the Council's new Community Speedwatch Vehicle now out and about on the Borough's streets.

    Speeding is raised as an issue of concern by residents across the Borough as Mayor Dave talks to people across both urban and rural communities. That's why Bedford Borough Council was the first local authority in the country to introduce the more effective average speed cameras on local roads (none of the fines go to the Council), and it's why Mayor Dave has now introduced this new string to the Borough's bow in tackling speeding.

  • Bedfordshire Police
    Article: Nov 18, 2018

    The crisis in police funding has now reached a crisis point. Never before have the police been asked to do so much with so little.

    Sadly crime, including violent crime, has been increasing. Despite much of it being drug and gang related, it effects everyone. At the same time, we have seen a reduction in community policing.

  • Bedford's Christmas Artisan Market
    Article: Nov 17, 2018

    Enjoy a day of festive fun at Bedford Corn Exchange with an exclusive shopping experience guaranteed to delight all visitors. Members of the public are invited to browse and purchase creative and unique goods made by the best of Bedford's crafts people - a perfect opportunity to find a rare Christmas gift!

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson and the Speedwatch van
    Article: Nov 16, 2018

    Bedford Borough Councils' Community Speedwatch Vehicle is out and about on the Borough's streets.

    Speeding is a common concern for local communities. The Council has heard those concerns and has created the 'Speedwatch vehicle', in partnership with Bedfordshire Police.

    This van will travel around the Borough, with trained staff tracking the speed of vehicles. If a driver is speeding they will receive a warning through the post. They may also be visited by the Police, particularly if they are a repeat offender or are travelling at excessive speeds.

  • Decorated Christmas Tree
    Article: Nov 15, 2018

    Bedford's Christmas Lights Switch On event will take place on Thursday 22nd November, at 7pm, along The Embankment.

    Everyone is invited to attend this free Christmas event when Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Bedford BID will light up the town with another magnificent firework display to mark the start of the Christmas period.

  • cash
    Article: Nov 14, 2018

    It has come to light that three more Conservative controlled are facing financial problems.

    East Sussex County Council has warned that it will not be able to afford to provide basic services, unless it receives more money fom the government. East Sussex need to save more than £45million by 2021/22.

  • Vince Cable twitter page
    Article: Nov 13, 2018

    The Liberal Democrats recently voted against the Government's plans to raise the higher-rate tax threshold to £50,000.

    The policy will cost an estimated £1.3 billion pounds next year, money which could instead be used to reverse cuts to Universal Credit or end the benefits freeze a year early.

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said "Government is about priorities. With public services desperate for investment, now is not the time to reduce taxes for high earners. Instead Philip Hammond should have used the money to further reverse cuts to Universal Credit or end the benefits freeze a year early."

  • Remembrance Sunday in Bedford
    Article: Nov 11, 2018

    Thank you Bedford for your acts of remembrance earlier today.

    This evening will see one final act of remembrance with a beacon being lit at the War Memorial on The Embankment joining hundreds of others across the United Kingdom, following a lighting of a beacon by the Queen. Members of public are being asked to arrive by 6.45pm, with the beacon lighting scheduled for just after 7pm, following The Last Post