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Welcome to North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats

Welcome to the website for the North Bedfordshire Liberal Democrats for 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

  • Flowers (Tulips)
    Article: Jun 28, 2019

    Bedford Borough Council has given away thousands of tulip bulbs to nearly 30 local charities, schools and community groups, for free.

    With the seasonal change of the Embankment planting going into the summer, the Council has given away the tulip bulbs from the spring planting.

    Local groups were invited to request tulip bulbs, and lots got in touch with the Council including the Abbey Fields Roundabout Group, schools including Castle Newnham and Scott Primary, charities such as Bedford Open Door and Bedford Guild House, as well as local brownie groups and residents associations.

  • Article: Jun 27, 2019

    The Bedford International Writing Competition is open until 31 October 2019 for poems (up to 40 lines) and short stories (up to 3,000 words). There is a first prize of £500 in each category and extra £100 prizes (sponsored by the Harpur Trust) for the best poem or short story written by a resident of Bedford Borough. This year there is also a new £100 for the best short story written by a writer aged between seventeen and thirty.

  • Standard Bearers at Armed Forces Day 2019 Flag Raising at Borough Hall in Bedford
    Article: Jun 26, 2019

    Armed Forces Day Celebrations got underway in Bedford on Monday with a flag-raising ceremony at Borough Hall.

    Armed Forces Day 2019 is Saturday 29th June, and the Royal British Legion is organising an Armed Forces Day Parade through Bedford Town Centre on Sunday 30th June.

    You can see a selection of photos from the flag-raising ceremony on Mayor Dave Hodgson's Facebook page, where Mayor Dave commented:

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson in the Bedford Borough Mobile Library
    Article: Jun 25, 2019

    New timetables for the Bedford Council Mobile Library will commence on Monday 1st July.

    There are not many changes to your current times, but certain places have moved by a few minutes. You can see the new timetable at http://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.beds_libraries/mobile_timetable_july_sept.pdf

  • Armed Forces Day Flag Raising at Bedford Borough Hall 2019
    Article: Jun 24, 2019

    This morning the Armed Forces Day Flag was raised to mark the start of Armed Forces Day celebrations in Bedford.

    Armed Forces Day itself is this Saturday, and the Armed Forces Day flag will be flying proudly at Borough Hall throughout the week.

    On Sunday the Royal British Legion's Armed Forces Day Parade takes place in Bedford Town Centre, providing us all with the chance to come together and show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

  • Network Rail logo
    Article: Jun 23, 2019

    Network Rail's Bromham Road Bridge closures starts on Monday 24th June and will run until Spring 2020.

    This is to allow them to safely demolish and raise the bridge as part of their Midland Main Line upgrade. A diversion via the A6 and Clapham Road will be clearly signposted.

    This full closure follows earlier partial and overnight closures to allow for preparation ahead of this demolition.

  • Chuka Umunna
    Article: Jun 22, 2019

    Figures released this week show that HMRC are losing tens of billions in lost tax revenue.

    During 2016/17, HMRC estimated that the shortfall was approximately £33 billion.

    Commenting on these figures, which are equivalent to the entire budget for Housing and the Environment, Liberal Democrat Business and Treasury spokesperson Chuka Umunna said "For every extra pound the Government invests in HMRC, tax collection, clamping down on tax avoidance and evasion, it gets many more pounds in return but HMRC is simply not being given the resources it needs by Ministers to do the job. Continuing to underfund HMRC is a false economy."

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson by the River in Bedford
    Article: Jun 21, 2019

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has announced a series of new initiatives including a climate change fund, support for young people, local public realm improvements and further measures to attract people to Bedford town centre. Alongside the new initiatives, continued funding is also set to be allocated for the successful Bedford Jobs Hub.