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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, Liberal Democrat Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson - please click here.

Recent News

  • 50 things to do in Bedfordshire
    Article: Jul 31, 2022

    50 Things to Do Bedfordshire in collaboration with Bedford Borough Council have launched a free app for parents and carers of children under 5.

    The summer holidays can be long without ideas for activities in and around the borough, and the app has lots of links for places that are low or no-cost and great for trips out.

    You can download the app at:
    • Apple store https://apple.co/2BLNwJh
    • Google play store https://bit.ly/3gCVsLw
  • Gadgeters
    Article: Jul 30, 2022

    The summer holidays are here!

    Children can join the Gadgeteers Summer Reading Challenge for free at any time over the holidays at one of Bedford Borough's libraries. Once they've signed up they'll receive rewards for the books they read.

    There are free craft activities taking place every single day during staffed hours in all of the borough's libraries. You can pick up a programme of activities from any library.

  • Mayor Dave supporting Bikes for Ukraine
    Article: Jul 29, 2022

    Bedford Borough Council is asking residents to donate their unused bikes for Ukrainian families in the Borough.

    Bedford Borough has welcomed nearly 300 Ukrainian guests since the start of the conflict in their homeland and is asking for bikes, of all sizes and in particular ladies bikes, to help our guests travel to work or school and discover Bedford Borough by bike.

  • Bedford Park Concerts
    Article: Jul 28, 2022

    This weekend sees the return of Bedford Park Concerts to Bedford Park.

    Kicking off on Thursday 28th July with Simply Red, followed by Friday 29th July with Cafe Mambo Ibiza In The Park, Saturday 30th July with Paul Weller and finally, on Sunday 31st July Bedford Park Proms.

    You can book yout tickets at https://www.bedfordparkconcerts.co.uk

  • Green Flag Awards (Bedford Borough Council)
    Article: Jul 27, 2022

    Environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy, has today announced the winners of the coveted Green Flag Award 2022, the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

    The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.

  • River Festival 2022
    Article: Jul 26, 2022

    Mayor Dave Hodgson in his regular email has praised all those involved in making this year's River Festival a success and also provided comment on Stagecoach's Park and Ride servcie. The email is below:

    River Festival - and Stagecoach buses

    It was great to see some many people enjoying River Festival this weekend, our first since 2018.

  • The Jobs Hub turns 10
    Article: Jul 25, 2022

    This week marks a decade of the Bedford Borough Council's Jobs Hub - a service, which has helped provide advice and support to over 50,000 residents and has helped over 4,000 people into Work, education and self-employment.

    The Jobs Hub offers people of all ages who live in Bedford Borough bespoke career advice and guidance and helps residents find work, training and business opportunities.

  • River Festival Logo 2022
    Article: Jul 21, 2022

    The final preparations are being made on the Embankment and Russell Park - less than 48 hours before 250,000 people arrive for the 2022 Bedford River Festival.

    This year's River Festival kicks off at 10.30 am with Dragon Boat Race Heats until 5 pm at St Mary's Gardens.

    The River Festival will see the return of lots of the Festival's old favourites, from the music stages and funfair, the dragon boat and raft races on the river, and lots of stalls and activities to get involved with across the Embankment, Mill Meadows and St Mary's Gardens.