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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

  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Jul 15, 2021

    Following the Prime Minister's briefing this week (Monday 12 July) the rules on what we can and can't do will be changing from Monday 19 July.

    With rates increasing in Bedford Borough, the Council is asking residents to continue to exercise caution and common sense, and continue to:

    • take a free test if you have symptoms and get the vaccine if you are 18 or over.
    • self-isolate if told to do so by NHS test and trace.
    • if you can, wear a face covering indoors, in busy places and on public transport and, where possible, keep your distance from people that you don't live with.
    • try and meet outdoors rather than indoors, and test twice a week with a rapid lateral flow test to keep your friends and family safe.
  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Jul 14, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council has awarded £5,000 to Thurleigh Playing Field through the Rural Grants Scheme to help towards improving the site's facilities and making the area more accessible.

    One of the major improvements taking place is the installation of a new patio area, which will be usable by local residents, spectators who are watching sports on the playing field, or parents and families using the children's play area.

  • Dean Crofts
    Article: Jul 13, 2021

    Liberal Democrats in Bedford Borough are demanding that the government injects money into Public Health services so that parents and newborn babies are supported in relation to Health visiting services in Bedford Borough.

    At the Health Overview and Scrutiny Informal meeting yesterday, Monday 12th July, local Liberal Democrats heard from Ian Brown, Public Health Officer for Bedford Borough, who confirmed that NO extra funding has been provided by Central Government to cope with the increased demands on the Health Visiting teams.

  • Mayor Dave Hodson and Anita McCallum visit Rogers Court
    Article: Jul 12, 2021

    Hard hats and high visibility vests were deployed for a special visit to Rogers Court in Bedford; a planned 20-unit facility providing housing for those at risk of rough sleeping or those finding themselves homeless. This will be opened to residents next month and be an important part of the Borough's strategy to aim to make rough sleeping a thing of the past.

  • Coronavirus Snapshot week ending 4 July
    Article: Jul 11, 2021

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

    The figures show that in the seven days up to July 4th:

    • 8,057 PCR tests were taken
    • There were 363 Coronavirus cases (162 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 209.5 (up from 116 in the previous week)
  • Euros 2021 Final graphic
    Article: Jul 9, 2021

    England v Italy is going to be extra special here in Bedford, and Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire Police are urging residents to enjoy the match safely.

    Rates of Coronavirus have nearly doubled in the last week, with the most recent local figures showing over 200 cases per 100,000 of the population.

  • Henry Vann
    Article: Jul 8, 2021

    Bedford Borough Council has bid for £14.9m from the Government's 'Levelling Up Fund' to make major improvements in Kempston town centre; investing in regeneration and transport infrastructure to improve the economic vitality of Kempston.

    With the aim of increasing footfall and encouraging economic activity in Kempston town centre to make it more viable and vibrant, the Council has put together a package of works to make it easier to get to the town centre, and more tempting to stay longer once you're there.

  • Stop the Conservatives’ Protest Crackdown Law Graphic
    Article: Jul 7, 2021

    This week the Conservatives forced their Protest Crackdown Law through the House of Commons. The Bill would undermine our rights to freedom of assembly and protest.

    The Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose this dangerous crackdown on protests

    Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael, called the protest laws "dangerous and draconian" and added: "They undermine the proud British tradition of standing up for what we believe in and respecting others' rights to do the same."