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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

  • houses
    Article: Jul 12, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council is consulting on its draft Housing Strategy 2021- 26 and wants to know your views.

    Having a good place to live is key to an individual's health and wellbeing and this Strategy sets out the Council's four key objectives for local housing over the five year time period.

    These objectives include Understanding Housing Need; ensuring the Council has up-to-date information on what housing is needed, and Delivering the Homes Required.

  • Bedford's Embankment July 2020
    Article: Jul 10, 2020

    Bedford's Embankment is looking glorious this summer, with the Council planting over 20,000 plants along this stretch of river.

    These plants are now flowering, bringing a swath of brightness and colour to Bedford's Embankment and valuable nectar sources for Bedford's bugs and bees. Planting includes sunflowers, marigolds, petunias, salvias, geraniums, cosmos and verbena giving a beautiful variety of flowers over the summer period.

  • Cllr Tim Caswell
    Article: Jul 9, 2020

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Councillors have expressed dismay that care home and home care workers are facing a hostile environment from the government following the Prime Minister's remarks that care homes did not follow national guidelines at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak.

    At a meeting of the Adult Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee councillors unanimously decided to thank care workers at all levels after senior officials confirmed that no care home in Bedford Borough had failed to follow the guidelines.

  • Article: Jul 8, 2020

    You can help influence the future of the Liberal Democrats if you join the party today

    At a local and national level, the Liberal Democrats are continuing to champion education, fight for a green recovery, support all key workers and go into battle for those most vulnerable in our society and those in need. And we have a history of being on the right side of the key questions facing the UK. You can find out more here.

  • Cllr Wendy Rider
    Article: Jul 7, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council Adult Services Portfolio Holder Cllr Wendy Rider has slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his comments in which he blamed care homes themselves over the coronavirus crisis they have faced across the country.

    Commenting, Cllr Rider said: "Care homes and those who staff them deserve thanks, not this insulting and inaccurate blame-shifting from the prime minister. Boris Johnson has falsely claimed to have put a 'protective ring around care homes', and now he is seeking to blame them rather than take responsibility for his own government's failings.'

  • Cllr Hilde Hendrickx
    Article: Jul 7, 2020

    With some children potentially at increased risk of abuse and neglect during the coronavirus pandemic, Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have encouraged anyone who is concerned about a child's wellbeing to report it. The call follows last night's meeting of Bedford Borough Council's Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee, which heard that with many children not going to school and seeing trusted adults currently a significant rise in referrals to children's social care is expected at the beginning of the next school term in September.

  • Cllr Jake Sampson
    Article: Jul 6, 2020

    Bedford Borough's largest housing association bpha has been challenged to 'aim higher' on improving the energy efficiency of its homes after its own figures showed that its main target for raising standards affects fewer than 2% of properties.

    bpha has over 19,000 properties overall, mostly in Bedford Borough, and is responsible for maintaining around 13,000 of those homes. In a presentation by bpha representatives at a Bedford Borough Climate Change Committee Meeting, it set out its aim to bring all of its properties up to at least a band D energy efficiency rating.

  • thank you NHS
    Article: Jul 5, 2020

    Today, 5th July 2020, marks 72 years since the NHS and social care system was established.

    At 5pm the country came together once again to say a special thank you and applaud the commitment, courage and sacrifice shown by NHS staff, during the Coronavirus pandemic and at all times.

    And there was a very special moment in Bedford to mark the occasion, with a Spitfire fly past of Bedford Hospital shortly before 5pm. You can see photos of the Spitfire over Bedford on the Goldington Liberal Democrats Facebook page, here.