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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 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 and Cllr Wendy Rider outside Scott Primary School
    Article: Feb 22, 2019

    Works are underway on the installation of parking enforcement cameras outside schools across Bedford Borough, with cameras going in at all schools where this enforcement against dangerous and unlawful parking is possible. This major expansion in the number of fixed enforcement cameras will see another 38 installed at all schools where feasible.

  • Ballot Box
    Article: Feb 21, 2019

    Bedford Borough Council is encouraging any local residents not already registered to vote, to register before local elections on 2 May this year.

    There are fewer than 100 days until Bedford Borough voters go to the polls to elect the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Borough Councillors and Town and Parish Councillors. Anyone not registered can do so at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.

  • Bedford Triathlon
    Article: Feb 20, 2019

    Bedford Harriers are hosting a new Olympic-distance Triathlon, to be held in Bedford Town Centre on Sunday 11th August. With the backdrop of the magnificent Embankment, the River Ouse and the well-known Suspension and Butterfly Bridges the event has the potential to rival any other triathlon event both locally and nationally.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson over the approach to the Black Cat Roundabout on the A421
    Article: Feb 19, 2019

    Highways England yesterday announced the preferred route of the new dual carriageway between the Black Cat Roundabout and Caxton Gibbet and the preferred new configuration of the Black Cat roundabout, and Mayor Dave Hodgson has responded by calling on the agency and on the Government to ensure there are no further delays for this crucial project. Today's announcement comes two years after the public consultation on the options for the remodelled junction and new section of road, while the 2021/22 start date for the project has already been subject to what Mayor Dave has described as an 'appalling' two-year delay.

  • Kite
    Article: Feb 18, 2019

    Bedford's beautiful Embankment is this year hosting the first ever Bedford Festival of Motoring, which will take place alongside the regular Bedford International Kite Festival in Russell Park on the first weekend of June on Saturday 1st and Sudnay 2nd June.

    The inaugural Bedford Festival of Motoring is being brought to the town by Bedford Borough Council in partnership with Adrian Grubb of Events with Panache. Adrian has previously been involved with the successful launch and management of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival of Motoring.

  • Runners in the 2003 London Marathon.
    Article: Feb 17, 2019

    Organisers have added a 5k run to compliment this year's Bedford Half-Marathon and Twilight 10k. The 5k run and the Twilight 10k will take place on 31st August with the Half-Marathon taking place on 1st September.

    The 5k is open everyone aged 8 and above, with no time cut off.

    You can find out more about all three events, including how to register at https://www.bedfordhalf.co.uk/

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with reusable drink cup
    Article: Feb 16, 2019

    Doing a lot doesn't necessarily mean you're doing enough. That's why I announced at a meeting of the Council's Executive this week that we've asked council officers to start work on what further measures we can take to both cut the Council's carbon emissions even further and what actions we could take to help Bedford Borough become carbon neutral.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson by the River in Bedford
    Article: Feb 15, 2019

    In his latest monthly column for The Bedford Independent, Mayor Dave Hodgson writes that while the fall in the number of people rough sleeping is welcome, it is 'vital that this continues'.

    With rough sleeping having spiralled across the country, Mayor Dave writes about the range of local solutions being pursued, including the raft of new services and facilities introduced in the last year or so. These include Clarence House in Bedford, which provides accommodation and tailored support for rough sleepers with the most complex and difficult problems, and also the array of new services introduced this winter such as the 20 new overnight beds available every night through to the end of March.