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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

  • Cllr Hilde Hendrickx
    Article: Feb 25, 2020

    Newly-published figures have revealed that over a third of EU nationals living in Bedford Borough who have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme have only been granted short-term pre-settled status. EU citizens and their families have to apply to the scheme to remain in the UK now that the UK is leaving the EU.

  • Traffic Queuing on the Approach to the Black Cat Roundabout
    Article: Feb 24, 2020

    The plans for the scheme to replace the Black Cat roundabout with a new arrangement which separates the main roads from the junction and to construct a new dual carriageway to fully dual the route between Bedford and Cambridge have received strong backing from members of the public responding to a recent consultation.

  • Councillor Michael Headley has led on East West Rail
    Article: Feb 23, 2020

    The East West Rail Company is holding a number of consultation events open to the public to discuss the next steps for the railway. These will include an opportunity to have your say about the exact route the line will take.

    There are currently five consultation events planned in Bedford Borough. Mayor Dave Hodgson has asked that additional consultations be held in Bedford, near the railway station, and in Brickhill.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson at Bedford Library
    Article: Feb 21, 2020

    'Reading Well for Children' has been launched by The Reading Agency and Libraries Connected to support children's mental health and wellbeing, and is now available at Bedford Central, Kempston and Putnoe libraries.

    This booklist is aimed at children aged 7-11, and has titles suitable for a range of reading levels.

  • Christine Jardine ()
    Article: Feb 20, 2020

    Responding to the Government's proposed changes to migration rules, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Christine Jardine has slammed the Conservative Government's immigration proposals as being based on xenophobia, not the social and economic needs of our country.

    Commenting, Christine Jardine said: "Too many businesses are already struggling to hire the workers they need. Now the Tories want to stop them recruiting all but the highest paid employees from abroad.'

    "The Conservative Government's immigration proposals are based on xenophobia, not the social and economic needs of our country. Ten months is nowhere near enough time for either employers or the Home Office to get ready for these new rules, creating chaos and confusion.'

    "Liberal Democrats will oppose these destructive policies and continue our fight for a fair, effective immigration system that works for our economy and treats everyone with dignity and respect."

  • 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.