Home News Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

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.
  • If possible, please include a high-quality photo with your letter.
  • Letters may be edited for length, typos and formatting purposes.
  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

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: Teachers and education staff should be prioritised for Covid vaccine

As a mother of three children, NASUWT Local secretary and school teacher I wholeheartedly support the NASUWT #Vaccinate2Educate campaign for all teachers and education staff to be prioritised for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine...

Letters: Campaigners want East West Rail to compromise on southern route

Recent coverage has discussed the East West Rail (EWR) route planned through Bedford and out to the north east towards Tempsford. This is the route long supported by the Mayor and...

Letters: We must also applaud Bedford’s pharmacies

It is right that we applaud the gallant and unceasing efforts of the NHS and people who are front line in our Care Homes and that each Thursday we applaud their work. Whilst...

Letters: Raising awareness of the Make Menopause Matter campaign

I wanted to draw your attention to the #MakeMenopauseMatter Campaign in the hope that you might help us to spread the message about the importance of menopause education, information, care and support...

Letters: Family shares Father Christmas message to raise funds in son’s...

It would be wonderful if you could spread awareness of a wonderful festive initiative to bring festive cheer to children and to raise funds for local charities...

Letters: First aid should be compulsory throughout the UK

You never know how you would act in an emergency, yet our actions could save a life. This is why I think it’s fantastic that, after 10 years of campaigning by the British Red Cross...

Letters: GPs still want to hear from anyone with cancer symptoms

I am writing to you to remind your readers how important it is to contact their GP if they have concerning symptoms that could be cancer during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has...

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: 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: Comedian Rhod Gilbert raises awareness of Stroke Association awards

I am writing to you on behalf of a charity that is close to my heart – The Stroke Association.These are incredibly testing times for all of us and...

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...