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Jas Parmar Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Bedfordshire 2021 (NBLD)

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 also keep up-to-date with news from Jas Parmar, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner in the May 2021 election. You can follow Jas on Facebook, too, at @JasParmar4PCC

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

  • London Northwestern Railway logo
    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    Train services on the Marston Vale railway line (Bedford-Bletchley) will resume on Monday 12th April, initially at peak times (three journeys each way in the morning and three in the evening) supplemented by a Rail Replacement Bus Service during the rest of the day.

    You can see the timetables at https://www.londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk/travel-information/timetables

  • Petrol Pump
    Article: Apr 5, 2021

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has written to petrol stations in Bedford Borough urging them to reduce their prices so Bedford residents are not charged more than those living in Milton Keynes.

    Once again, we have seen the petrol price in Bedford creep up to a position where it can be over 8p a litre cheaper in Milton Keynes.

  • Happy Easter
    Article: Apr 4, 2021

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats want to wish a very happy Easter to everyone celebrating.

    Goldington Liberal Democrats have marked the occasion by sharing an array of photos of flowers in the ward. You can see them here.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. The snapshot now includes vaccination data, with this week's figures showing that 53.2% of the 16+ population had received at least one dose by 21st March.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to March 28th:

    • 1,662 people have been tested (373 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 61 Covid-19 cases (2 fewer than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 35.2 (down from 36.4 in the previous week
  • Pharmacy opening hours Easter 2021
    Article: Apr 2, 2021

    Our friends at Healthwatch Bedford Borough have again shared the pharmacy opening hours for the Easter period.

    A larger format version of the list can be found on Jas Parmar's Facebook page, here.

  • Cllr Dean Crofts with daffodils planted thanks to Cllr Crofts’s and Councillor Solomons’s ward-funded planting in Kingsbrook
    Article: Apr 1, 2021

    Spring arrived in dramatic fashion across Bedford Borough this week, with sunny skies and rising temperatures. As signs of spring have emerged over recent weeks, Liberal Democrat Councillors have been sharing those which have appeared in their respective wards, including many instances of planting paid for through their ward funds.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Mar 31, 2021

    The East West Rail Company have today launched the next phase of their consultation on the route from Bedford to Cambridge and we have just received the details of the East West Rail Company's proposals for their route through Bedford Borough.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson said "I am still digesting the proposals, but I can immediately appreciate the distress this proposal will bring, particularly for those with homes on the route north of Bedford Station.

  • Healthwatch Bedford Borough logo
    Article: Mar 30, 2021

    After the success of their 'Behind Closed Doors' COVID-19 report in the autumn of 2020, Healthwatch Bedford Borough are now revisiting some of the common themes to look at how Bedford Borough residents and patients are finding access to services now, six months on.

    The NHS remains 'open for business' during the COVID 19 pandemic, but changes have obviously been made to the way services are delivered. Healthwatch Bedford Borough wants to ensure that the views of all communities are taken fully into account in the areas of commissioning and service delivery and want to hear from local residents about the things that have gone well and not so well.