We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Daniel Norton Marching to Stop Brexit

Henry Vann

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

  • Green Falg Awards 2020
    Article: Oct 19, 2020

    Four parks in Bedford Borough have received this year's prestigious Green Flag Award.

    Bedford Park, Addison Howard Park, Priory Country Park and Harrold-Odell Country Park have all received this year's Green Flag Award. This announcement marks the 19th year in a row that Priory Country Park has won the award.

  • Cllr Michael Headley
    Article: Oct 17, 2020

    Figures released by Bedford Borough Council show that it has awarded £56million of support to local businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown and restrictions.

    This includes £29.5million in cash grants and £26.5million in relief from paying business rates, provided by the Government to support local businesses during the pandemic and administered by the Council.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus figures infographic published 15 October 2020
    Article: Oct 16, 2020

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. Presented once again in easy-to-read infographic form, the figures show that in the seven days up to October 11th:

    • 1,708 people have been tested (208 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 133 Covid-19 cases (15 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 76.7 (up from 68.1 in the previous week)
  • Housing
    Article: Oct 15, 2020

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have won unanimous Council backing over opposition to Conservative Government proposals for the planning system which would reduce local communities' involvement, impose poor quality development and threaten the delivery of vital infrastructure.

    All Councillors at last night's Full Council meeting voted in favour of a motion by Liberal Democrat Cllr Dean Crofts which lays out the fundamental flaws of the government's 'Planning For the Future' White Paper.

  • Cllr Hilde Hendrickx
    Article: Oct 14, 2020

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that Bedford Hospital expects to make an announcement imminently that birth partners will be able to attend the hospital throughout labour, and not just during established labour as is the case currently.

    The expected relaxation of the restriction on birth partners attending before established labour was signalled by the hospital's Head of Nursing during Monday night's Bedford Borough Council Health Overview and Scrutiny Committe meeting, and Liberal Democrat Committee Member Cllr Hilde Hendrickx has welcomed the news.

  • Bedford Town Bridge Lit in pink and blue to Mark Baby Loss Awareness Week
    Article: Oct 13, 2020

    Bedford's historic town bridge has been illuminated in Pink and Blue since 9th October to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week, and will join a wave of light on the 15 October to show support for individuals, families and charities supporting those affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

  • Cllr Michael Headley
    Article: Oct 12, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council has awarded a grant of £23,000 to Bedford Foodbank to help families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The funding is part of a range of measures that the council is putting in place to provide emergency assistance to residents in urgent need who are struggling to afford food and essentials due to COVID-19. It follows the work of the council's community hub which was set up at the start of the 'lockdown' period and helped 9,000 residents with requests including food parcels and help with shopping.

  • Cllr Tim Hill
    Article: Oct 12, 2020

    Commenting on today's announcement by Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils on the contract award for the disposal of black bin waste, Liberal Democrat Elstow and Stewartby Ward Cllr Tim Hill said:

    "Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils, having received just two bids for the contract to dispose of black bin waste from November 2020, have awarded it to Veolia, which intends to treat the waste at the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility.'