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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: Dave, help us save our homes

We’ve met once before. I doubt you’d remember - it was back in 2009, not long after you became Mayor. I visited your offices one evening with my Girl Guiding unit. We shook hands and I said, “Nice to meet you, sir..."

Letters: Mayor Dave responds…

Mayor Dave Hodgson responds to the letter from Milton Road resident, Aislinn Pawsey regarding East West Rail: Thank you for your ‘open letter’ regarding the East West Railway Company’s consultation...

Letters: Surprise at Dallas Road planning decision

I’m amazed that the planning committee has passed this, it being more than 200 parking spaces short. As a former planning member, I argued that people wanted to park outside...

Letters: Bedford Station is long overdue an upgrade

Whilst I generally agree with Mike Carter (Letters, 1 April) about the council and the indecision surrounding Bedford Railway Station, and public transport in general, I must point out...

Letters: What is it about Bedford Council and train chaos?

What is it about Bedford Council and trains that inevitably leads to chaos? The only two things that people seem to more or less agree on are, first – that an east-west railway is a good thing...

Letters: Bedford’s integration and harmony could be exported to ‘our friends...

We at Bedford Humanists were saddened by the events of Batley Grammar. We are happy to note that Bedford does have a good record of integration and harmony...

Letters: A poem about the ‘Covid preventer’

I am an HCA working at Bedford Heights vaccination centre and just read the lovely article from a volunteer about their time here. I thought I'd share the poem I've written too...

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: 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 must consider the environmental impact of EWR Route E

Bedford Council has affirmed its support for route E of the proposed Bedford – Cambridge railway, but why? This line, part of a longer East-West railway, has so far only been the subject...

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: 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...