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Jas Parmar Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Bedfordshire 2021 (NBLD)

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 also keep up-to-date with news from Jas Parmar, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner in the May 2021 election. You can follow Jas on Facebook, too, at @JasParmar4PCC

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

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: Jan 25, 2021

    Bedford Borough experienced heavy snow over the weekend, and below zero temperatures overnight and into this morning have seen potentially treacherous driving conditions.

    For the safety of Council staff and other road users, bin collections have been suspended on Monday 25 January and these bins will be collected tomorrow. The Council will work to catch up throughout the week, so please do place your bin out on your normal day- as out of the way of pedestrians as possible- and it will be collected either as normal or the day after.

  • Big Energy Saving Week
    Article: Jan 23, 2021

    This week is Big Energy Saving Week, and this year the focus is on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes energy efficient.

    This is the 8th Big Energy Saving Week and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy with the support of numerous organisations, charities and companies. The week, which concludes on 24th January, focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes energy efficient.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published 21 January 2021
    Article: Jan 22, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. The figures show that in the seven days up to January 17th:

    • 3,718 people have been tested (849 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 1,166 Covid-19 cases (264 fewer than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 672.9 (down from 825.2 in the previous week)
  • Cllr Hilde Hendrickx
    Article: Jan 21, 2021

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have told health bosses that data on the progress of the vaccination rollout must not be kept a secret from local residents.

    At a meeting of the Council's Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee earlier this week, Liberal Democrat Newnham Ward Cllr Hilde Hendrickx said it was 'unnacceptable' that the Clinical Commissioning Group will not share information on the progress of the vaccination programme locally

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jan 20, 2021
    Earlier this week, Mayor Dave Hodgson recorded a video about Coronavirus vaccinations in Bedford Borough.
    You can watch the video here. In the video Mayor Dave Hodgson says:
    "There is a some good COVID-19 news at last!
    There are approved vaccines and vaccinations started in Bedford Borough earlier this month. There are currently two sites in the Borough - Kings House on Ampthill Road and the Gurdwara in Queens Park.
    The Hospital is also vaccinating and a start has been made on care homes. I have been told that all care home residents and staff will be vaccinated by the end of January.
  • Wendy Chamberlain
    Article: Jan 19, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are calling for the increase in Universal Credit to be retained and extended to anyone caring for a friend, family member or neighbour who canot cope without their support.

    Last night in Parliament Conservative MPs abstained on a motion to cancel the cut in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit in April. Liberal Democrats voted against cutting support, and called for the uplift to be extended to carers and all tghose claiming legacy benefits.

  • Brew Monday
    Article: Jan 16, 2021

    Bedford Samaritans would like everyone to connect over a virtual cuppa this Brew Monday.

    They aim to help local people in Bedford Borough become better listeners with virtual 'Learn to Listen' events on 18th January in a bid to beat the winter blues.

    Bedford Samaritans is encouraging the community to reach out to someone they care about and connect over a virtual cuppa this winter for Brew Monday. Winter has a reputation for being one of the hardest seasons, with many finding it difficult to deal with the darker days and cold weather as well as this year the added complications of Lockdown restrictions.

  • Jas Parmar
    Article: Jan 15, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, Jas Parmar, has responded to reports of police records being accidentally deleted.

    Jas Parmar said: "The loss of 150,000 records from the Police National Computer is deeply concerning.

    "The Police National Computer is a vital tool. It's particularly important for collating, cross referencing and in major investigations.