Bedford Borough’s mayoral climate hustings will look at candidates’ environmental promises

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Bedford Climate Change Forum
Image: Bedford Climate Change Forum

Bedfordians are being invited to attend the upcoming Bedford Mayoral Climate Hustings on Tuesday, April 18, between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm, hosted by the University of Bedfordshire in collaboration with Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum (BCCF).

The event will be held at the Bedford campus, located on Polhill Avenue in the Gateway building, Rooms G0:11-12* and will be chaired by the University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Andrew Church.

This event is open to all, and no booking is required.

Organisers say it offers an opportunity to hear from all Bedford mayoral candidates regarding their plans and ideas to tackle the local challenges arising from the global climate emergency.

“With local elections approaching on 4 May, this event will provide a valuable opportunity to engage with the candidates regarding their stance on climate change, an issue that has gained much attention worldwide,” said a spokesperson for the event.

Attendees will also have the chance to ask questions to all the candidates. To ask a question, please write it on a piece of paper and present it on the night when questions will be collected, and a broad range of questions selected.

Doors will open at 6.30 pm, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early if submitting a question.

The University and BCCF encourage sustainable transport methods or lift-share if public transport is not feasible, and there is free parking available on site.

University of Bedfordshire, Gateway Building, Polhill Avenue
University of Bedfordshire, Gateway Building, Polhill Avenue

The Gateway Building, where the event will take place, is located to the immediate right upon entering the car park on Polhill Avenue.

The meeting room is located on the ground floor, is fully accessible, and will be signposted.