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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: ‘Free’ car parking comes at a price

Christmas is approaching and councillors' thoughts have turned to how to support town centre businesses. Once again, there is an argument between other parties...

Letters: please help end period poverty and ‘Pad it Forward’

My name is Yvonne Gambe, I am from Zimbabwe and have been living in the UK for the past 19 years. I recently launched a campaign to raise funds to buy re-usable pads...

Letters: Global threat of climate change means we need less cars...

Re: your article in your 19 October edition of Bedford Independent on ‘Bedford Borough Council’s decision to freeze car parking charges for the fifth year’. Cllr Rigby’s said...

Letters: Personalised letter from Santa to support NSPCC and Childline

We all need a touch of Christmas magic this year. That’s why Santa’s workshop is open, and Santa and his elves are busy writing, sealing and posting letters that will...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...