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What better way to tell the story of Bedford Borough than by giving you, our readers, a chance to tell us what’s on your mind.

Whether it’s something that’s bothering you or something you want to praise, our letters page will give you the chance to do just that.

Maybe you’ve got something to say about one of our recent articles. Even if it’s to tell us you disagree with what we’ve published, we want to hear from you.

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Letters: Who is more influential on Ox-Cam Arc proposal than Bedford’s...

I read the Mayor’s latest published criticism of the government’s Ox-Cam Arc proposals with incredulity. At the Borough Council meeting, and in the local Liberal Democrats newsletter, the...

Letters: Govt breaching its duty to Bedford’s driving instructors

I am wishing to raise with you an issue surrounding the Bedford Driving Test centre, currently based at Manton Heights, Brickhill. The driving test centre moved here...

Letters: Council can support reducing their carbon emissions by using bikes

Rather than spending money on an enforcement vehicle for the borough's enforcement officers to travel round in to enforce parents illegal parking at schools which would have...

Letters: Due to climate change, should the council add an extra...

Take a look out of the window, or a walk through a park and it's plain to see that, thanks to climate change, we now have milder winters, with trees shedding their leaves...

Letters: December Daily Dash in support of Sue Ryder

We lost my Dad to cancer in 2015, just 18 months after we’d lost my Mum to the same illness. Dad was cared for by the excellent Sue Ryder Nurses in his last days and we wanted to give...

Letters: Where have all Bedford’s rail experts come from?

Bedford seems to be embarrassed by a sudden glut of self-certified rail experts of which I am sure East West Rail company must be jealous. Paradoxically, these rail enthusiasts...

Letters: Misinformation being spread by anti-East West Rail campaigners

Once again I find myself compelled to point out the increasing amount of misinformation about EWR being spread by people with scant knowledge of the railways...

Letters: Sparse support for EWR

I attended the meeting with Simon Blanchflower two weeks ago and I can confirm that in spite of our MPs words to the contrary the proposed Bedford-Cambridge link of EWR...

Letters: Global threat of climate change means we need less cars...

Re: your article in your 19 October edition of Bedford Independent on ‘Bedford Borough Council’s decision to freeze car parking charges for the fifth year’. Cllr Rigby’s said...

Letters: ‘Free’ car parking comes at a price

Christmas is approaching and councillors' thoughts have turned to how to support town centre businesses. Once again, there is an argument between other parties...

Letters: Personalised letter from Santa to support NSPCC and Childline

We all need a touch of Christmas magic this year. That’s why Santa’s workshop is open, and Santa and his elves are busy writing, sealing and posting letters that will...

Letters: please help end period poverty and ‘Pad it Forward’

My name is Yvonne Gambe, I am from Zimbabwe and have been living in the UK for the past 19 years. I recently launched a campaign to raise funds to buy re-usable pads...