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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, Liberal Democrat Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson - please click here.

Recent News

  • Sea themed play area coming to Jubilee Park
    Article: Jun 25, 2022

    As part of the Council's £500,000 investment in play areas, works are set to begin at a play area in Jubilee Park.

    The play area nearest to the Jubilation Centre will have new play equipment installed including a seafaring play unit, see saw, hammock and wheelchair accessible roundabout and trampoline. This new playground has been designed to improve accessibility and includes inclusive equipment, so more children can experience this fabulous, new sea themed space for play.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jun 24, 2022

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has agreed to invest a further £2 million on resurfacing works and major repairs to roads and pavements and additional money to expand the Climate Change Fund. This important funding adds to the millions already set aside to be invested in this year's Budget.

    Mayor Dave said "It's fantastic that we have been able to invest even more into the Borough, thanks to the great work of the finance team. A further £2 million on roads and pavements mean that we bring even more of them up to a higher standard. Time and again residents tell me how important this issue is, and that is why it is one of our top priorities. I'm also really pleased that we are expanding the Climate Change Fund to include ways to help tackle rising fuel costs as well as the climate impact. This is especially important with all of us facing a cost of living crisis, which sadly may get worse over winter. We are providing support for people who need it the most."

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jun 23, 2022

    Bedford Borough Council is launching a public engagement on its plans for a new railway station at Wixams from Monday 27 June.

    This public engagement will take place before the Council submits its planning applications for the site, and it is an opportunity for local residents and interested parties to have their say.

  • Embankment Benches (Bedford Borough Council)
    Article: Jun 22, 2022

    Bedford Borough Council has completed the first stage of a £1.5millon investment in the Embankment, which saw the buff coloured walkway resurfaced between Newnham Avenue and Bushmead Road.

    During these works, fifteen benches down the Embankment have also been replaced. These new benches will refresh and enhance the look of the Embankment, and provide better places for people to sit and relax in the beautiful location. The new benches are metal with recycled plastic slats.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jun 22, 2022

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced green investment at Brookside Care Home in Kempston and Eileen Wade Primary School, following a successful bid by the Council for £624,918 from the Government's Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

    With the Council investing an additional top up, this major investment at Brookside Care Home in Kempston will see measures including new windows, a new insulated modern roof and a new energy and heating system, which will reduce energy use. In addition, solar panels will be installed on the roof enabling the care home to create green energy on site.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with Bedford Borough Map
    Article: Jun 21, 2022

    Bedford Borough Council has launched its Local Plan 2040 for the next and final stage of consultation.

    The Local Plan 2040 sets out where new homes and jobs will be located in Bedford Borough up to 2040, in order to meet nationally determined growth targets.

    It also plans for new services and infrastructure, including transport, schools and public open spaces to support sustainable communities.

  • Armed Forces Day Flag
    Article: Jun 20, 2022

    The Armed Forces Day flag was raised at Borough Hall earlier today.

    Thank you to all of our Armed Forces, our veterans, cadets and their families.

    There will be an Armed Forces Parade down Bedford's High Street on Sunday morning and entertainment in Harpur Square until 4pm.

  • Blue and Yellow Sunflowers and Hearts made by The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group © The Higgins Bedford (Blue and Yellow Sunflowers and Hearts made by The Higgins Knitting and Crochet Group © The Higgins Bedford)
    Article: Jun 20, 2022

    Refugee Week (20-26 June) is a nationwide initiative that celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees, migrants and people seeking sanctuary to the UK and encourages better understanding between communities.

    This year, The Higgins Bedford, BRASS (Bedfordshire Refugee & Asylum Seeker Support), Bedford Creative Arts and St Paul's Church have worked together to provide in-person events and online content to mark Refugee Week.