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Letters to the editor

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.

Simply email letters@BedfordIndependent.co.uk and your views, opinions, rants, and compliments could soon feature on our pages.

Guidance:

  • You must include your name and full address for your letter to be considered for publication.
  • Our editorial policy is to only publish your name, street name and town/village.
  • Names and addresses can be withheld with good reason.
  • If possible, please include a high-quality photo with your letter.
  • Letters may be edited for length. We reserve the right to refuse publication.

Letters: Please support launch of Bedford Disability Awareness Week 2021

I would very much like to introduce your readers to a fantastic event, which is being planned for next September. This event, BDAW...

Letters: The Conservative Party is no longer a conservative party

This government’s recent decision to defy international law is very un-conservative, and very un-British. But this government, despite having used the Conservative Party as a platform to...

Letters: Concern over government’s plan to break Brexit promises

I am deeply concerned by the government’s plan to break promises made in the Withdrawal Agreement; an international treaty signed less than a year ago...

Letters: Council’s handling of Fusion is an abdication of their responsibilities

Cllr Doug McMurdo must be aware that he is being hung out to dry by the Mayor of Bedford Borough Council (BBC) over the matter of Fusion Leisure. Fusion’s abject performance in...

Letters: Anarchy on Bedford’s Pavements

Having now been nearly run over three times in the last week coming out of my house, by  Cyclists and the users of Electric Scooters using the pavement of Spring Road as...

Letters: Council sits on hands while Fusion fails Bedford

The petition to remove Fusion as the provider of Bedford Borough Council’s (BBC) leisure facilities is understandable but will not have any effect on...

Letters: PANTS helps parents talk to children about sexual abuse

It can be a daunting prospect to talk to our children about sexual abuse. It isn’t as straightforward as talking to them about crossing roads or dealing with strangers. But whilst we all hope...

Letters: Sue Ryder shop reopens in Bedford

Since the Government announced that non-essential shops could reopen, Sue Ryder has been planning for a phased return of its charity shops across the UK. We have been impacted heavily...

Letters: Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice anticipates £1m funding gap

A few months ago we were forced to launch an emergency fundraising appeal in order to ensure that Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice could continue...

Letters: Don’t go to this barber

What on Earth was in the mind of those who ‘trimmed’ the beautiful willows along the Embankment?  Having planted the summer bedding plants, which are promising a beautiful...

Letters: Let the arts create some STEAM in our schools

Schools all over the country have been ploughing resources into science, technology, engineering and maths in the belief that these subjects play a key role in the sustained...

Letters: Take part in this year’s Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Under normal circumstances, many thousands of people would have by now signed up to take part in an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk...