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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

  • 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.

  • Article: Nov 9, 2017

    Running Markers are now on the Embankment in Bedford, to help walkers and runners around the 2.8KM pathways around the river. Running is a great way to get fit and reduce illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Running is also free and markers will identify when you have progressed 1km and each kilometre after that. If you want to try the course then start between the junctions of Tennyson Road and Shaftesbury Avenue near the riverside. Give it a go!

  • Carers Poster
    Article: Oct 27, 2017

    Free support and Guidance is available from Carers UK for anyone with care responsibilities in Bedford Borough,

    Cllr Wendy Rider said "Carers add so much to our local communities in looking after family members and bearing the emotions and complexities of looking after someone. Carers need support too and this will enable all carers to get that support when needed."

  • Article: Oct 27, 2017

    Read the latest news here for Elstow, Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick from the Lib Dem Councillor, Cllr Tim HIll.

    The newsletter includes information on Covanta Incinerator, grass cutting, dropped kerbs, fly-tipping, Hansons Reach Phase 2, 8300 houses south-east of Stewartby, new shop on Hansons Reach, resurfacing of B530, local schools, double yellow lines, weeds and the roundabout at Greenlakes Rise.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2017

    Read the latest news for Brickhill from the Lib Dem Councillors, Cllr Charlie Royden and Cllr Wendy Rider.

    The newsletter which can be found here includes information on schools, tree planting, BPHA housing, Travellers, Thomas More School, No Verge Parking, Roads and Pavements, Dirty Street Signs, Street Lighting, Bedford Hospital, The Local Plan, 20 MPH zones and the railways.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    The Liberal Democrats are calling on the government to save our Royal Marines after annoucements that 200 Royal Marines would be cut.

    The Royal Marines' expertise is unparalleled. Strong, flexible and incisive, they keep us, and the world, safe.

    Sign our petition now - https://www.libdems.org.uk/marines#