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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

  • Bedford Borough SEND Matters Newsletter First Edition Cover
    Article: May 16, 2020

    A brand new newsletter covering Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) issues in Bedford Borough has been launched.

    'SEND Matters' is produced in partnership by Bedford Borough Council, the Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum and Bedfordshire CCG, and is intended to help keep people informed of everything that is happening within the world of SEND in Bedford Borough.

  • Foster Care Fortnight 2020
    Article: May 15, 2020

    Every day 55,000 foster families across the UK are giving 65,000 fostered children and young people a loving, secure and stable home, and this commitment from foster families is ongoing during the coronavirus outbreak.

    The UK's leading fostering charity, The Fostering Network, is using this year's Foster Care Fortnight to raise awareness of the extraordinary dedication and work of foster carers at this time, while calling for more people to come forward to foster.

  • Cllr Tim Hill chairing the Annual Meeting of Bedford Borough Council 2020, which took place online
    Article: May 14, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council last night held the first meeting in its 854-year history which did not take place in person, as the Annual Meeting of the Council happened online.

    With the ongoing pandemic precluding face-to-face meetings, all members of the Council came together digitally to take part in the Annual Meeting, which involves the election of a new Speaker of the Council and approval of the composition of Council Committees for the year ahead, amongst other items.

  • Cllr Michael Headley
    Article: May 13, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council is urging families to check if their children are eligible for free school meals as the coronavirus crisis creates more hardship across the Borough.

    Children eligible for income-related free school meals are still entitled to receive their free school meal, a food voucher or at-home alternative while schools are closed.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson with newly-planted trees
    Article: May 12, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council has delivered a year-on-year increase in tree planting, a report to this week's Climate Change Committee confirmed.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson said "Trees play an important role in combating climate change, they are one of the most effective ways of removing CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis. Tree planting is an important part of Bedford Borough Council's commitment to be net carbon-neutral by 2030.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: May 11, 2020

    Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson has today called on the Government to provide more support for local businesses and the self-employed.

    Whilst the Government has made funding available for some businesses, including some new discretionary funding, many have not been able to access any support, including those that do not pay rates, such as home-based businesses, mobile workers. Businesses operating from slightly larger premises and those in supply chains for badly-affected sectors are also falling between the gaps of the support offered.

  • Kite
    Article: May 10, 2020

    Bedford Kite and Motoring Festival will return to Russell Park and the Embankment on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June 2021.

    The 2020 Kite and Motoring Festival was postponed earlier this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the Council and its partners had initially hoped to bring the Festival back later this year.

  • Cllr Charles Royden
    Article: May 9, 2020

    Works will restart on Britannia Road next week, as part of the Transporting Bedford project.

    This project is delivering major improvements to this well-known congestion hotspot, which links two major roads (Ampthill Road and Kempston Road) by the South Wing of Bedford Hospital.

    To date, a host of underground utilities have been moved, and widening works on the eastern side of the road have been completed. When the project had to be paused due to the coronavirus outbreak, works were ongoing to create a new lane going north towards Kempston Road and to make improvements to the road junctions. These works are now set to be restarted.