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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

  • Putnoe Med Centre
    Article: Jan 5, 2018

    Bedford Borough Lib Dems will oppose any decision by NHS managers to close the Putnoe Walk In Centre.

    Please sign our petition to keep this vital centre OPEN and for us to challenge NHS managers to the possible closure of this important local health facility. The petition gives you the option of keeping you up to date with developments.

  • Xmas Tree
    Article: Dec 30, 2017

    You can now re-cycle your Real Xmas Tree at the following loc ations - click Here

  • Article: Dec 27, 2017

    We hope you all had a fantastic Xmas! Please make sure you re-cycle your Xmas wrapping paper, cards and mince pie foil cases and Xmas trees - check the video and check your bin collection date here -

    What can I Recycle?

    Bin Collection Dates

  • Xmas Photo
    Article: Dec 22, 2017

    The Liberal Democrat Portfolio Holders at Bedford Borough Council wish all residents of Bedford Borough a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

    Included in the photo Charles Royden (Portfolio Holder Environment) Dave Hodgson (Mayor), Henry Vann (Education), Michael Headley (Finance), Sarah Holland (Culture), Wendy Rider (Group Leader) and Alexa Williams (Lib Dem Staff member).

  • Xmas Tree
    Article: Dec 22, 2017

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all
    It's hard to believe that it is already time to wish all residents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It has been another busyyear, campaigning to make our area and Bedford Borough an even better place to live and work. The greatest gift we could exchange at this time of year is to look out for one another. Please remember your neighbours at this time of year; especially the elderly and those who live alone. My very best wishes go to those who are sick at home or in hospital this Christmas. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Rubbish, Recycling and Waste Services
    Just a reminder that all bin collections during the week beginning 25th December, are subject to change due to the festive bank holidays. Normal rubbish and recycling collections will recommence on 15th January 2018. Click here to check which day to put your bin out for collection over the festive period.

    A Christmas Message from Liberal Democrat Leader Vince Cable MP
    In his Christmas message this year, Vince is asking you to support a charity that works with people who are homeless near to you. Watch the video to find out more.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2017

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats welcome the news yesterday (11122017) of £490,000 joint funding for Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils for the One Public Estate programme to help transform Bedfordshire's community.

    Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Central Bedfordshire is one of 56 councils announced yesterday by the Cabinet Office in relation to allocation of funds.

  • Article: Dec 12, 2017

    More than 500 child protection investigations were started every single day on average last year by councils concerned about children at risk of harm, the Local Government Association reveals today.

    Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson Layla Moran MP commented:

    "While many of us are anticipating a happy family time at Christmas, it is as sobering as it is scandalous that there are such a vast number of child investigation cases conducted every single day.

    "It is not all about money, but it is surely no coincidence that rising levels of child investigations coincide with rising levels of child poverty, as shown by a recent report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation showing that 400,000 more young people are living below the bread line.

    "With the debacle over tax credits and cuts to children centres, this horrific situation is only going to grow worse, particularly when by 2020 children's services departments will be facing a funding gap of £2 billion.

    "A personal tragedy for each family has become a national disgrace."

  • Bedford Station
    Article: Dec 12, 2017

    Liberal Democrats in Bedford Borough Council are shocked at the announcement that the Department of Transport (DoT) are continuing with no intercity trains stopping in Bedford during peak morning hours, travelling to London, from May 2018.

    Also East Midland train services will not be stopping in Bedford during peak evening hours.