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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: Oct 26, 2017

    Subject to planning permission, a new town centre car park could be created which will include 40 new car parking spaces for the public and 3 disabled spaces.

    The proposed car park will be south of the river at St Mary's Gardens, between Bedford College and Borough Hall.

    Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough Dave Hodgson said: "Just over the bridge from Riverside Bedford, this new public car park will help meet increased demand for parking as town centre footfall continues to grow. With ongoing investment in our car parks and a free parking option available every day in Bedford town centre, we are constantly working to help make Bedford town centre an even more enjoyable, accessible and vibrant town for all."

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    The new 'Cygnet' smartcard has been launched this month, enabling bus users on Grant Palmer and Stagecoach buses to switch freely between buses without the need to buy multiple tickets.

    Cllr Charles Royden, Lib Dem Councillor and Portfolio Holder for Transport at Bedford Borough Council said: "This will make local bus travel easier and more convenient, so it's good news for bus users. Enabling people to change from one operator to another on the same smartcard ticket removes a barrier to bus usage, and is a real step forward for local public transport."

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    Sarah-Jayne Holland, Lib Dem Councillor and Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture at Bedford Borough Council, is celebrating Black History Month.

    The Higgins in Bedford is holding a African and Caribbean Heritage Day on Saturday 28th October at 11am until 4pm. There will be many talks throughout the afternoon details of which can be found here.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2017

    Charles Royden and Wendy Rider, Lib Dem Brickhill Councillors, have issued the following news to their residents regarding the new LED lights in Brickhill - to follow events in Brickhill, Bedford please follow their website www.puttingbrickhillfirst.com

    "Four years ago street lights in Bedford were on their last legs, some lights were broken, others were on all of the time and many columns were structurally corroded. We had a vision to replace all of the lights with new LED units and take out the failing columns and old concrete structures. With a mixture of government grants and council investment street light have been replaced across Bedford with new LED lights and now Brickhill is undergoing a lighting transformation. The reduced energy use of the new LED lights means they are great for the environment and they save the council over £260,000 a year on energy costs. They are also each connected to a central control which detects faults and can increase and decrease lighting levels. Other councils have taken the decision to turn lights off to save money, in Bedford we are now saving money whilst retaining lighting which is important for safety and security. Praise has also come from Bedford astronomers who have valued the reduced light pollution enabling a fresh vision of the night sky.

  • Article: Oct 11, 2017

    Lib Dem Councillors at Borough Hall, Bedford have given their response to the governments consultation on the future East midlands franchise.

    They are calling on the government to reverse the option of no intercity trains stopping in Bedford during peak hours and asking that train services from Bedford continue to the North of England, without having to change at Kettering.

  • Trains Petition
    Article: Oct 10, 2017

    Cllr Henry Vann - with Alexa Williams Lib Dem Campaigns Organiser - hands in Mayor Dave's Intercity Trains Petition to the Department of Transport on Tuesday 10 October.

    1375 signatories were received for the petition up to the 10th October with only 24 hours remaining for all residents of Bedford Borough to have their say on keeping Intercity Trains in Bedford during peak time.

  • Article: Oct 4, 2017

    Network Rail are commencing works on Ford End Road Bridge in October. This is due to electrification of the railway line between Bedford and Corby. Please visit Network Rails Website for more details : https://www.networkrail.co.uk/running-the-railway/our-routes/lne-and-em/midland-main-line-improvement-programme/ford-end-road-bridge-bedford/

  • Elstow Water Works 28092017
    Article: Sep 28, 2017

    Cllr Tim Hill taking pictures keeping residents in Elstow and Bedford Borough informed.

    Traffic problems in Bedford, your journey into work/school may have been delayed earlier, due to major water mains leak closing Progress Way/Abbeyfields roundabout west side, Anglian Water are on scene fixing - Cllr Tim Hill taking pictures keeping residents in Elstow and Bedford Borough informed.