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Letters: Protect Poets campaigners respond to MP’s meeting with rail minister

We, Protect Poets campaign group were, to say the least, very disappointed with Mr Yasin’s feedback following his meeting with [Wendy Morton MP]. This was a pre-arranged...

Letters: Never mind the Bus Station, what about the loss of...

Reading a recent post about the unsavoury nature of the Bus Station I recently visited to look myself. For sure there's no comparison between the reasonable railway station...

Letters: Spare some Embankment polish for the Bus Station

I can only assume our Mayor and some of the Borough councillors are blind and deaf, if they really think that suddenly finding £1.5 million for the Embankment and further grants for children's...

Letters: Network Rail advocate six track option for EWR through Bedford

Network Rail (NR) has released their Strategy Statement regarding East West Main Line (a.k.a. East West Rail) in advance of the remodelled business case review for the Department for Transport...

Letters: “Bus station is filthy”

Regarding your recent article about the alleged deep clean at the bus station, l decided to take a look today, and l can safely say…

Letters: My experience as a sponsor in the Homes for Ukraine...

The process to host Ukrainian refugees may not be a smooth one, but it is definitely worth it and I hope that many more Bedfordians will open the door of their homes to those who need...

Letters: An open letter to East West Rail Co “start treating...

It has been a year now since your letter arrived on my doormat telling me and my family that our home MAY BE AFFECTED by the proposed Bedford to Cambridge section of your project. Your lovely...

Letters: Sticky problem ruining Bedford High Street

The newly designed High Street is indeed a credit to the Borough but I fear its pristine condition is already marred. Having spent the weekend in Lichfield I was surprised how the...

Letters: I’m delighted at cycle ban

Delighted to see that common sense has prevailed and cycling continues to be banned from the town centre, along with the scooters, they are just a menace in any pedestrian area, and in the...

Letters: Councillors, prove you really do support low carbon forms of...

With the news that Charles Royden has recommended that BBC Executive ignore the results of a recent consultation concerning cycling in the town centre I have this proposal: That, in order to show...

Letters: Cycling ban affects economic vitality of the town

Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) is concerned that the recommendation on the renewal of the PSPO ban on cycling in the town centre is to extend it for a further three...

Letters: PCC’s government has created the funding gaps he’s raising Council...

I'm pleased to see that the Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner agrees with me that his Government need to fund our force properly...