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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.

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Letters: Sue Ryder nurse tells of the ‘devastating impact’ coronavirus is...

My name is Jacqui Ackroyd and I am a nurse at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. I am writing to you to tell you about the...

Letters: If you think Bedford town centre is ’empty’, join me...

It seems that we have a serious issue, there are some people in Bedford who are having trouble counting. I keep reading comments on posts such as your 'Partial closure of High Street until November 2021 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: a failure in the adequacy of the East West Rail...

In little more than 2 weeks, over 1,000 Bedford residents have signed a petition requesting Bedford Borough Council reviews their decision to support route E. The most expensive of five routes that runs through Brickhill and North Bedfordshire villages...

Letters: No social distancing at Allhallows

Bedford remains at the lowest tier, ‘medium’. But I wonder how long for. Resurfacing work has now been undertaken [at Allhallows] for some time...

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: Two years on, help find Kemo the cancer support dog

My name is Debbie Hall and together with my husband Olly we are the proud owners of a beautiful white staff. I brought Kemo at 11 weeks old when Olly had...

Letters: As the coronavirus crisis escalates, Dave the Mayor needs to...

In light of recent events I have sent an email urging the mayor to close the town center. I have sent the following email: Dear Mayor Hodgson...

Letters: Rogan’s Books – the next chapter

After an incredible, magical, fun-filled five years, the time has come for a change. As of Easter this year, Rogan’s Books’ bookshop will close its doors...

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: An open letter on Brexit

Very few people living today voted in the first referendum of June 1975. No political party has ever mentioned the referendum of 2017 [sic] was the 2nd...

Letters: Where is Bedford’s statue to Joe Clough – Britain’s first...

Dear Editor, The significance of statues has been in the news recently with the Black Lives Matter campaign. In Bedford, the town...