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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

  • Money (Michael Longmire)
    Article: Aug 19, 2022

    We are facing the worst fall in living standards in a generation due to spiralling costs of energy and food and declining real terms wages.

    Bedford Borough Council has declared a Cost of Living Crisis and has called on the government to take action to help struggling residents.

    The Council provides support through its 100% Council Tax Reduction Scheme for the worst off and free school meal vouchers every holiday (for those eligible). You can find out more about the support at http://bedfordlibdems.org.uk/cost-of-living-support.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson by the River in Bedford
    Article: Aug 18, 2022

    Last week Mayor Dave Hodgson visited the Hydro Power Facility on the River Great Ouse. The facility has been generating clean, renewable energy for Bedford Borough and beyond for over 10 years. Since then the Council have been installing and promoting new innovative ways to generate clean energy and reduce the Borough's carbon emissions.

  • Mayor Dave at the 306th Bombardment Group Museum veteran’s event
    Article: Aug 17, 2022

    Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, celebrated the 306th Bombardment Group Museum veteran's event this weekend, marking 80 years since the 306th arrived in Thurleigh.

    The Mayor took along the silver Rose Bowl, which was originally presented to the then Mayor of Bedford, John Canvin, by the United States American Air Force in 1945.

  • Works on a resurfaced road
    Article: Aug 15, 2022

    As part of the major annual investment into roads and pavements across the Borough, three more roads are set to be resurfaced by Bedford Borough Council in the next couple of months. Castle Road Gyratory, Eastcotts Road in Kingsbrook and Ridge Road in Kempston will all be repaired and renewed to create a safer environment for all road users.

  • Trees - Grange
    Article: Aug 14, 2022

    Bedford Borough was one of the first council areas to join the national Trees for Streets scheme in 2021.

    Over 150 trees have now been funded by local residents through the programme

    On the Trees for Streets website, there are a number of case studies including:

  • Mayor Dave opened EVOIS new Factory
    Article: Aug 13, 2022

    The Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson, has formally opened the all-new premises of EVIOS, a British start-up business based in Stewartby, Bedfordshire, that manufactures innovative domestic charge points for electric vehicles. The opening coincides with confirmation of EVIOS's plan to appoint up to 60 people in the local area over the next 12 months for a wide variety of roles, including app developers, production managers, electrical engineering, installations, sales, and customer support.

  • Hilde Hendrickx and Jake Sampson at Newnham Allotments
    Article: Aug 12, 2022

    During National Allotments Week, Newnham Liberal Democrat Councillors Hilde Hendrickx and Jake Sampson speak about the importance of the natural environment and green spaces across the Borough.

    Councillor Sampson said "I love walking my dogs through Newnham Allotments. It's fantastic to see all the little plots so full of life with a huge variety of plants and food being grown. Green spaces like this are so beneficial for the environment and our own mental health."

  • Bedford Borough Council
    Article: Aug 12, 2022

    The Annual Canvass of households, to update the Electoral Register, is now live. Each year we have to, by law, find out who is eligible to register to vote.

    Communications (via email, letter or form) were sent, in stages, to all residential properties in Bedford Borough from 21st July 2022. You can respond by internet or by phone. If these options are not accessible to you, the response can be posted back. If you have received a form, please do not return it if you have responded using one of the digital methods, as we only need one response.