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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

  • Cllr Tim Hill
    Article: May 25, 2018

    At last night's Environment and Sustainable Communities meeting Liberal Democrat Councillor Tim Hill called on the Committee to hold a review of rail services in the Borough, including inviting the operators to appear in front of the Committee.

    Councillor Hill highlighted the loss of Intercity trains at peak times and expressed his concern of the impact this could have on the local economy and the housing market.

  • rats
    Article: May 24, 2018

    Your Liberall Democrat Brickhill Borough Councillors Wendy Rider and Charlie Royden, along with Chair of the Brickhill Parish Council Mark Fitzpatrick have declared war on rats.

    The Councillors were contacted about rats on the Carron Road Estate. They have contacted the Council's Environmental Health Team and Anglia Water who are responsible to maintain the public drains. They would like to hear from anybody who has seen any activity from rats on the estate by using the report form on their website.

  • Rail Replacement Bus at Bedford Station
    Article: May 23, 2018

    The first week day of the drastically re-written rail timetables was filled was filled with delays and cancellations, as Bedford's downgraded rail service got off to a chaotic start on Monday.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson went to Bedford station before 7:30am to talk to commuters about the introduction of the changes, and was back there during the evening rush hour, as the list of cancellations and delays grew on the day that the government's removal of peak-time intercity trains from Bedford took effect.

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  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: May 18, 2018

    Bedford Borough Council has planted more trees this planting season than any other planting season in over 10 years.

    The planting season for trees generally runs from October to April, and this planting season saw over 200 trees planted.

    A variety of trees have been planted on highways verges and residential streets for people to enjoy across the Borough, as well as in parks and open spaces including Bedford Park and Jubilee Park.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson and Deputy Mayor Cllr Charles Royden with Average Speed Camera Signs on Polhill Avenue, Bedford
    Article: May 17, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced the expansion of his popular programme to install average speed cameras where local communities want to see them.

    After listening to the concerns of communities across the Borough about speeding traffic on local roads, Mayor Dave made Bedford Borough the first place in the country to introduce average speed cameras on residential roads in 2012.

  • Intercity train at Bedford Station
    Article: May 16, 2018

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has challenged the Rail Minister Jo Johnson MP over the imminent loss of peak time fast intercity trains from Bedford in a meeting on Bedford rail issues. During a meeting on Bedford rail issues, which was also attended by Bedford and Kempston MP Mohammad Yasin and North East Beds MP Alistair Burt, Mayor Dave insisted that the Government must do more over the loss of peak time fast trains, and bring fast intercity services back.

  • Article: May 14, 2018

    Today sees the start of Foster Care Fortnight, led by The Fostering Network, has been established for almost 20 years, showcasing the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers across the country.

    Foster care transforms lives, not just for the young person who is fostered, but also the lives of foster carers, their families and all those involved in fostering