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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

  • Sumer of SEND logo 2021
    Article: Jun 10, 2021

    Bedford Borough brings you a Summer of SEND and encourages everyone to 'get involved'.

    Bedford Borough Council, The Parent Carer Forum and BLMK CCG launch a Summer of SEND with a video from partners, children and young people explaining how you can get involved this summer.

    After the very successful launch of the Bedford Borough Local Offer in 2019, the plan was for 2020 to build on this success and be even bigger, but unfortunately, the global pandemic put plans on hold.

  • Henry Vann
    Article: Jun 9, 2021

    Today it has been announced that Bedford Borough will receive £22.6 million, following a successful bid for a Town Deal.

    In October 2020, the Borough council and Bedford Town Deal Board submitted their Town Investment Plan as part of their bid for up to £25million from Central Government. The Town Investment Plan put forward a clear vision and strategy for how the money will be used in Bedford and identifies value for money projects that will have a positive impact on the town.

  • Cllr Henry Vann at the Bike Storage Shelter by Harpur Square in Bedford town centre
    Article: Jun 8, 2021

    A new bike storage shelter has now opened in Bedford town centre, near Harpur Square enhancing the bike racks that are currently there.

    To access the shelter, cyclists just need to email Sustainable.Transport@bedford.gov.uk with their full name, address in Bedford Borough and phone number. They will then receive details on how to access the unit and will need to download the 'Okey Access' app on their smart phone.

  • Volunteers Week
    Article: Jun 7, 2021

    This Volunteers' Week, Bedford Borough Council has been celebrating the selfless acts of kindness that have made a huge difference to the residents of Bedford Borough over the years.

    Every year, volunteers come forward in their thousands to help the council, their fellow residents and the local community.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published 3 June 2021
    Article: Jun 6, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus snapshot for Bedford Borough has been published.

    The figures show that in the seven days up to May 30th:

    • 8,971 PCR tests were taken (158 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 266 Covid-19 cases (96 fewer than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 153.5 (down from 208.9 in the previous week
  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Jun 5, 2021

    The NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Bedford Borough Council are calling all unvaccinated adults within eligible groups in Bedford Borough to get their jabs booked.

    There are hundreds of appointments available for the first dose of the Pfizer vaccination at two sites: King's House and the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Temple..

  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Jun 4, 2021

    Important information for those in Bedford Borough aged 18+ on vaccinations:

    While the mix of national and local messages on eligibility can be confusing, if you are 18+ and want to get vaccinated ring the Bedford Borough Community Vaccination line on 01234 718077 as soon as you can.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson had his second jab yesterday. You can hear what he had to say afterwards on the importance of getting your jabs in this video here https://fb.watch/5VOu3xzS3m/

  • Bedford Station
    Article: Jun 3, 2021

    An extraordinary attempt by Bedford Borough Conservative Cllrs to reverse several years of progress towards an East West Railway between Oxford and Cambridge via Bedford and add at least three years of delay was defeated in a Bedford Borough Council meeting last night. The shock move saw the Conservatives U-turn on their previous support for a route through Bedford itself, which they had presented to the public throughout previous stages and the last council and mayoral elections.