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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.

Guidance:

  • You must include your name and full address for your letter to be considered for publication.
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  • Names and addresses can be withheld with good reason.
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  • Letters may be edited for length. We reserve the right to refuse publication.

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: 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: 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: why we need British Sign Language interpretations at all emergency...

There are ten indigenous languages in the UK. Nine of them are spoken, one of them is visual. English is our official spoken...

Letters: Poem written in tribute to Captain Tom

After seeing Captain Tom's efforts in raising so much money for the NHS I felt I had to compose a tribute poem to him. What a great inspiration he is in...

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: 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...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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...