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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 Town Bridge Flooding December 2020
    Article: Dec 27, 2020

    Local Liberal Democrats have given their thanks to everyone who was part of the response to the flooding in Bedford Borough over recent days, as the Environment Agency lifted the severe flood warnings in place last night (Saturday, 26 Dec).

    Mayor Dave Hodgson said: "A huge thank you must go to all the organisations, groups and volunteers who have been part of the response to this flood. From Council officers, emergency services, local flood groups, the very many volunteer groups who supported the effort and the numerous offers of support we received from the public - thank you to you all. It really does speak to Bedford Borough's incredible community spirit. With flood warnings still in force, please keep being cautious and prepared. Do not drive or walk through floodwaters, and keep yourselves and your families safe."

  • Bedford Town Bridge Flooding December 2020
    Article: Dec 26, 2020

    With flood warnings still in place for the River Great Ouse, Bedford Borough Council and partners including Bedfordshire Police, Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue and volunteer groups are continuing to monitor the situation as the floodwater levels have peaked at Bedford town centre and move through the villages to the east of Bedford.

  • Merry Christmas
    Article: Dec 25, 2020

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    At the end of a difficult year and on what is a different and difficult Christmas for many, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable time.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has been posting and sharing photos of Christmas lights from across Bedford Borough on his Facebook page in the run-up to the big day, and you can see a selection of some of the most festive of the photos here.

  • Bedford Borough coronavirus snapshot published Thursday 24 December 2020
    Article: Dec 24, 2020

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. The figures show that in the seven days up to December 20th:

    • 4,557 people have been tested (1,678 more than the previous week)
    • There were 829 Covid-19 cases (372 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 478.4 (up from 263.7 in the previous week)
  • NHS Pharmacy opening times Christmas Day 2020
    Article: Dec 23, 2020

    Our friends at Healthwatch Bedford Borough have again shared the pharmacy opening hours for the festive period.

    You can download the graphics here.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Dec 22, 2020

    A scheme to ensure all children in Bedford Borough can stay fed and well over Christmas is underway after Mayor Dave Hodgson launched a free school meal food voucher programme for the Christmas holiday period, honouring the commitment he made earlier this year that no child in Bedford Borough should go hungry.

  • No to hunger in Bedford Borough
    Article: Dec 21, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council, working alongside local voluntary sector partners, has launched a package of support for families and households in the run up to Christmas as part of a campaign to say 'No To Hunger in Bedford Borough'. The campaign and support will help those in need get access to food so that every child in the borough will be warm and well fed this winter.

    The campaign includes a new partnership website www.oneymca.org/notohungerinbedfordborough offering advice for vulnerable families and individuals about how to access support and opportunities for others to donate, including:

  • Coronavirus graphic
    Article: Dec 19, 2020

    The Government has announced a new Coronavirus Tier Four and have cancelled the Christmas Bubbles for Bedfordshire and across the South East of England (including London).

    The new Tier Four restrictions will come in from 12.01am on Sunday 20th December.

    The new restrictions will be broadly equivalent to national restrictions which were introduced in England in November. Residents must stay at home, with limited exemptions, and non-essential retails and indoors gyms must close. People should work from home when they can, and should not enter or leave Tier Four areas. Communal worship may continue. The restrictions will last for two weeks and will be reviewed on 30 December.