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Henry Vann

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, Lib Dem Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson - please click here.

Recent News

  • Refuse collection lorry
    Article: May 24, 2020

    Household bin collections will take place as normal on Bank Holiday Monday (25 May) for Bedford Borough households. Those households whose black, orange or green bin is due for collection on the Bank Holiday are asked to put it out for collection as normal.

    You can check your bin collection day at www.bedford.gov.uk/bins

  • Booktastic Children’s Book Festival 2020 logo
    Article: May 23, 2020

    The Booktastic Children's Book Festival has brought a wide array of wonderful children's authors to Bedford over recent years, with the event having taken place at local venues including the Higgins Bedford, the University of Bedfordshire Polhill Campus and The Place Theatre.

    This year's event has sadly had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the organisers have instead taken it online, and arranged for numerous popular authors and illlustrators to deliver a programme of interviews, panel discussions, workshops and in-conversation sessions, all live streamed on the Booktastic YouTube channel

  • Covanta Incinerator Construction Vehicle blocking the road at Green Lane
    Article: May 22, 2020

    A local Councillor has hit out at Covanta over the 'appalling disruption' its incinerator development is causing for local residents and road users.

    The US waste giant is constructing a controversial 600,000 tonne per year waste incinerator just outside the village of Stewartby, after it was given approval nationally despite local opposition.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson Green Bins Video Message Still
    Article: May 21, 2020

    As off today, Thursday 21 May, you are now able to dispose of more types of waste at the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) on Barkers Lane.

    With more onward disposal sites for waste collected at the HWRC starting to open and the success of the new system at the Barkers Lane site to facilitate social distancing, the Council is now able to allow more types of waste to be disposed of.

  • Dean Crofts
    Article: May 20, 2020

    This Week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are highlighting the many resources available to help people look after their own mental health and to support others.

    This theme of the week is kindness, which has been chosen because of the close link between kindness and mental health and its importance for good mental health and wellbeing.

  • Cllr Jon Abbott
    Article: May 19, 2020

    The Chair of Bedford Borough Council's Planning Committee has thanked everyone involved for 'making democracy happen in difficult circumstances', after the committee's first virtual meeting took place last night.

    The meeting, which was broadcast live on YouTube, saw committee members, Council officers and members of the public take part remotely online via video due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • Green Waste drop-off at Oasis
    Article: May 18, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council has extended the temporary green waste drop off site at Oasis Swimming Pool, through to Sunday 24 May.

    This site is for Bedford Borough residents only. No booking is needed but proof of address is required.

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Christine McHugh has recorded a video about the facility on site, and you can watch it here

  • Bedford Railway Station Sign
    Article: May 17, 2020

    From Monday 18th May there will be a new timetables for East Midlands Railway, with around 80% of trains running. Meanwhile new Thameslink timetables commence from today, Sunday 17th May, while a full replacement bus service will re-start on London Northwestern's Marston Vale line on Monday 18th May.