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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

  • Cllr Dean Crofts and Cllr Patrick Solomon at Lidl on Rope Walk, Bedford
    Article: Sep 29, 2020

    The new Lidl store at St John's Retail Park on Rope Walk in Bedford is now open. It's the first one in Bedford south of the river, and as well as bringing more local shopping choice for residents it's also providing over 20 new jobs on site.

    Mayor Dave Hodgson cut the ribbon on the new store with some comically large scissors, which you can see on his Facebook page here, while Kingsbrook Liberal Democrat Ward Councillors Dean Crofts and Patrick Solomon, pictured at the store here, met the store manager on its second day of opening.

  • Ed Davey
    Article: Sep 28, 2020

    Ed Davey today delivered his first party conference speech as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    During the speech, which you can watch in full at www.libdems.org/livestream, Ed pledged to become the voice of Britain's nine million carers. In a moving and powerful speech, he talked of his experience personally and how he was a carer as a son, a grandson and now as a father.

  • NHS COVID19 App Big download weekend Graphic
    Article: Sep 27, 2020
    This weekend is the Big App Download Weekend for the NHS COVID-19 app.
    The app is the fastest way of knowing if you're at risk from COVID-19.
    The NHS COVID-19 app is free, and is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England.

    The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.

  • Mayor Dave Hands Face Space Video Screenshot
    Article: Sep 25, 2020

    Mayor Dave Hodgson has recorded a new video with a crucial message for local residents as coronavirus cases rise across the country.

    In it, he issues a reminder that we all need to do everything to slow down the spread of the virus and protect our families, friends and communities.

    He also reminds people about the 'Rule of Six', and how breaking it is against the law and may result in a fine.

  • Bedford Borough Coronavirus Figures Infographic Published 24th September 2020
    Article: Sep 24, 2020

    The latest weekly coronavirus statistics for Bedford Borough have been published. Presented once again in easy-to-read infographic form, the figures show that in the seven days up to September 20th:

    • 1,867 people have been tested (327 more than the previous week)
    • There were 49 Covid-19 cases (12 more than the previous week)
    • The weekly positive cases per 100,000 population was 28.3 (up from 21.4 in the previous week)
  • Cllr Michael Headley
    Article: Sep 23, 2020

    Bedford Borough Council's Executive discussed the financial impact of COVID-19 following a report highlighting that the council is facing a financial gap of between £22 and £36million over the next five years with the impact of COVID-19 causing a significant pressure.

    The impact of COVID-19 has affected services across the Council, with new ways of working and new demands, placing the council under unprecedented pressure in working to deliver care for the vulnerable, elderly and shielded. This has included setting up a Community Hub, providing food and support to those in need while keeping vital day-to-day operations running in challenging circumstances.

  • Mayor Dave Hodgson
    Article: Sep 22, 2020

    Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats have called for a halt to the 'headlong rush' towards a merger of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, over fears that it could have a harmful impact on local health services in the future.

    A decision to proceed with the merger was made at Tuesday's 'meeting-in-common' of the Governing Bodies for the three current CCGs, despite fears that a more remote commissioning body could leave local services less responsive to local needs and more vulnerable to cuts or closures in the future.

  • Bedford Hospital Britannia Road Entrance
    Article: Sep 21, 2020

    A meeting of the governing bodies of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups taking place tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd September, will decide whether to proceed with a merger to create one commissioning body for their combined area. Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats are calling for the merger plans to be scrapped due to the increased risk of a more remote healthcare commissioning authority covering a much wider area making decisions which do not meet the needs of local communities in Bedford Borough.