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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.

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

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Letters: Booking a doctor’s appointment has added to my anxiety

This letter is in sympathy for anyone out there, who, with symptoms that are a little bit scary, has tried to book an appointment with their local GP lately. If you’re anything like me, who works...

Letters: Can any Bedfordians help with my family tree?

Hi, my name is Derek Roft. I wonder if you can help me by publishing this plea for information about my family history. Here goes... My mother's maiden name was Reynolds. She was...

Letters: The government’s Police and Crime Bill will have an impact...

Not many people are talking about the Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. But if it passes Parliament, it will have an impact on all our lives...

Letters: Are Borough Conservatives unaware of refugee and asylum support in...

So Cllr Graeme Coombes and his Conservative colleagues are appealing to the Borough executive to show generosity to the Afghan citizens who supported the NATO operation in Afghanistan...

Letters: Anti-EWR campaigns in Cambridge and Bedford are incompatible

Whilst many north of the Ouse in Bedfordshire are campaigning for a so-called Southern Route, I would draw readers’ attention to an analogous Cambridgeshire…

Letters: Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire endorses Green comments

Dear editor, Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to endorse the comments made in the article ‘Green councillors demand cycling...

Letters: Unless a level crossing is installed, an EWR route into...

I read with interest Richard Pills letter regarding EWR but was dismayed to discover that he is still pushing the idea of reinstating the old route into Bedford St Johns...

Letters: Elections Bill stifles healthy opposition

The newly published Elections Bill will allow ministers to define and curtail ‘campaigning’, could make coordinating opposition an offence, and permits political meddling in the Electoral Commission...

Letters: Bedford Borough Council needs to invest in Longholme Lake

Like many people who live in Bedford, I enjoy walking, sometimes running, around the embankment. I often meet friends there, grabbing a coffee at Longholme cafe. I was so excited...

Letters: Help us suggest solutions to the East-West Rail Company

Whilst a direct passenger line to serve Cambridge from the West is needed 'somehow', there is a capacity issue of getting intensive freight through the same 'box' between Shepreth and...

Letters: Are you interested in joining a local gardening group?

My partner and I have lived in Bedford for a number of years now and during that time have met many residents interested in gardening, whether they have a large plot or just a small space...

Letters: For my son, the closure of Bedford Develop was unexpected...

I am writing to you regarding the sudden and shocking closure of the Bedford Develop Centre last week, despite a valiant campaign to save it. My son, who is a learner at the centre, has autism...