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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

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with Bedford Borough Map
    Article: Feb 17, 2020

    Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson has launched the All Age Skills Plan for Bedford Borough.

    The Plan identifies keys areas of activity allowing Bedford Borough and its partners to invest in the right skill sets for the future and will ensure no-one is left behind as Bedford's economy changes.

    Mayor Dave said "Bedford Borough already has an above average rate of employment and a skilled workforce. However, there are skills shortages and the All Age Skills Plan will ensure that our workers have the necessary skills and qualifications to allow them to benefit from the jobs and opportunities created by business growth and inward investment."

  • Bedford Borough Council logo
    Article: Feb 15, 2020

    The Council is tackling unlicensed shared houses - or 'Houses in Multiple Occupation' (HMOs) across Bedford Borough.

    The Council is running a project targeting any remaining unlicensed HMOs, or shared houses, in Bedford Borough. The Council will seek to prosecute or issue Civil Penalty Notices of up to £30,000 per offence on non-compliant owners who have failed to either apply for a licence or have failed to be granted one due to not meeting the Council's minimum standards.

  • Children
    Article: Feb 14, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council welcomed this week's announcement of proposals to stop children in care being placed in unregulated accommodation.

    There have been growing concerns locally and nationally about the number of children under the age of 16 placed in unregulated accommodation and being left at risk.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson outside Bedford Central Library
    Article: Feb 13, 2020

    With the February half-term nearby upon us, there is lots happening at The Higgins Bedford and at all of Bedford Borough Council's local libraries.

    The Higgins Bedford is hosting a series of creative workshops and activities with 'Sweet Dreams' inspired by the 'Dreams and Nightmares' exhibition, in partnership with Little Science Labs, Red Phoenix Storytelling and Productions, and local artists.

  • Cllr Patrick Solomon video still
    Article: Feb 12, 2020

    In a video recorded following last week's full council meeting, Cllr Patrick Solomon thanked all Councillors for the unanimous approval given to his motion for Bedford Borough Council to pledge solidarity and support for local residents affected by the Windrush Scandal.

    He added that he is looking forward to working with the local Windrush support group, Legacy of Windrush Descendants, and with the Council on behalf of those in need.

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science Graphic
    Article: Feb 11, 2020

    Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are encouraging local women and girls to consider pursuing work and study opportunities in science and engineering.

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Christine McHugh, who is a scientist and engineer, said: "Do you want to help tackle climate change? Are you creative? Do you want to help tackle the challenges in people's everyday lives?'

  • Cllr Hilde Hendrickx
    Article: Feb 10, 2020

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have called for fairer Government Funding for Bedfordshire Police, following its insistence on another large rise in the police precept on council tax on top of the steep rises in recent years.

    Following years of severe underfunding, the Government has announced some additional resources for Bedfordshire Police this year, but has made the increase dependent on the maximum council tax rise of 4.95% being levied for 2020/21. This increase follows the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway's 13.8% increase in 2019/20 and the 7.2% rise in 2018/19.

  • The Higgins Bedford
    Article: Feb 9, 2020

    Edward Bawden: Architectural Elements, a new exhibition showcasing Edward Bawden's passion for architecture is now open at The Higgins Bedford.

    Architecture is a reoccurring subject throughout the extensive body of work of influential British artist and designer, Edward Bawden (1903-1989).

    The Higgins Bedford is displaying a number of these works in a new exhibition 'Edward Bawden: Architectural Elements'. This exhibition features prints, advertising campaigns, private commissions, personal Christmas cards and wallpaper designs, some of which have never been on display at The Higgins Bedford.