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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.
  • Our editorial policy is to only publish your name, street name and town/village.
  • Names and addresses can be withheld with good reason.
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  • Letters may be edited for length, typos and formatting purposes.
  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

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...

Letters: Let’s make the Euros final a celebration for all of...

Like many second-generation Italians living in Bedford, this Euros has been a particularly enjoyable and exciting time after a hard year. Seeing both Italy and England performing at such a high level...

Letters: Football fans can cheer in front of their TVs but...

From time to time many of us are lucky enough to have some event to celebrate. It’s one of the many things that make life worth living. Unfortunately, some people don’t know where to draw the line...

Letters: W.H Allen – 20 years on and still going strong

It is now 20 years since the “hooter” sounded for the final time at Queens Engineering Works and one of the manufacturing giants of Bedford came to a sad end. Or did it?...

Letters: Freight is not the issue with the proposed East West...

The article of last week's Council meeting discussing the East-West Rail matter was right to highlight the shortcomings of the proposed northern route to Tempsford and beyond...

Letters: “Thank you” from the British Heart Foundation

The UK’s leading heart charity, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) wants to say thank you to all its fantastic shop volunteers, ahead of Thank You Day (4 July 2021). Our shop volunteers...

Letters: Football celebrations happen ‘once in a blue moon’ so please...

I would like to address the letter published by Bedford Independent on 05/07/2021 and address some of the hyperboles written in the letter. Firstly, if you’re going to address a letter to a group of people...

Letters: No-one should rest on the council’s laurels over commissioned East...

The report issued by the mayor was not issued by East West Rail, nor has it been agreed by them. It is written by a consultant that Bedford Borough Council (BBC) employed called SLC...

Letters: Whatever your views, make sure you respond to East West...

Whatever your views are on East West Rail please respond to this current consultation directly to East West Rail Co. From my experience in planning the earlier pre-planning stage you reply at, the greater...

Letters: A fond farewell from Rogan’s Books

What a difference a month makes... Four weeks ago, we sadly announced our plans to close the doors on our physical bookshop for the last time...

Letters: Renhold is united against East West Railway

These photos demonstrate the strength of feeling in Renhold, so many residents have a 'Stop the Railway' poster on display. As all will by now be aware, huge swathes of beautiful countryside, ancient...

Letters: Is anyone else having a problem booking their second vaccine?

I wonder if anyone else is having a problem booking a second Covid-19 Pfizer vaccination? My cousin who has VERY recently lost two sisters to Covid-19 is due to have her 2nd vaccination BY Thursday 29 April...