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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

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published 7 January 2021
    Article: Jan 7, 2021

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. The figures show that in the seven days up to January 3rd:

    • 4,263 people have been tested (1,103 fewer than the previous week)
    • There were 1,556 Covid-19 cases (429 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 897.9 (up from 650.3 in the previous week)
  • Jas Parmar
    Article: Jan 4, 2021

    Liberal Democrat Candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire Jas Parmar has thanked all emergency services staff, NHS staff and key workers for their efforts during 2020, and wished a happy new year to all.

    In a video published on New Year's Eve, he also hailed the incredible community spirit that has been shown and called for it to continue into 2021, as he wished everyone a happy and healthy 2021.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jan 3, 2021

    Mayor Dave Hodgson still has not had a response from the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP, regarding schools closures.

    The Council has written to all primary schools and many have already been in touch with parents to inform them if they will remain closed.

    The Council's view is that primary schools should only be open for the first two weeks of term to vulnerable pupils and children of key workers due to the local and national evidence of the increase in cases and the rapid transmission of the new variant of Coronavirus.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published 31 December 2020
    Article: Dec 31, 2020

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. The figures show that in the seven days up to December 27th:

    • 5,366 people have been tested (809 more than the previous week)
    • There were 1,127 Covid-19 cases (298 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 650.3 (up from 478.4 in the previous week)
  • Bedford Town Bridge Flooding December 2020
    Article: Dec 30, 2020

    Around 1300 households were visited ahead of the floodwater's arrival to alert communities to the flood warning and the danger it represented.

    Early estimates suggested that around 40 properties in the Borough were impacted with floodwater entering properties.

    With a number of the flood warnings and road closures now lifted, Council officers, emergency services and volunteers are visiting the households within affected communities to gather information on the impacts and provide information and advice on recovering from a flood. This advice includes what to do with flood damaged/contaminated items.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with DKMS
    Article: Dec 30, 2020
    This Christmas please give the ultimate gift - by joining the stem cell register.
    Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
    Only around 30% of people with blood cancer find a matching donor within their family.

    Locally DKMS Bedford hub have registered over 2,200 people so far and you can see how you can help by watching their video here.

  • Christmas Tree
    Article: Dec 29, 2020

    After the Christmas celebrations are over and all the decorations are down, if you cannot plant your real Christmas tree in the garden, you can recycle it at one of a number of drop-off sites around Bedford Borough.

    Over 14 tonnes of real Christmas trees were collected from Bedford Borough Council's collection points across the borough last year; make sure yours is amongst those sent for composting this year.

  • Christmas Bin calendar 2020
    Article: Dec 28, 2020

    With no bin collections on the Christmas and New Year Bank Holidays, residents are reminded to check when their bins will be collected over the festive period.

    You can check your bin day, download a calendar of bin collections for the year, and check when your bin collections will be over Christmas and New Year all on the Council's website at www.bedford.gov.uk/bins