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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: 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: How can I justify voting for an MP when I...

I am a life long Labour voter and ex-Labour councillor. Putting a cross next to Mohammad Yasin's name should be instinctive. However, on receiving my...

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: 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: 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: “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: Please support launch of Bedford Disability Awareness Week 2021

I would very much like to introduce your readers to a fantastic event, which is being planned for next September. This event, BDAW...

Bedford Mayoral hustings was a welcome event in uncertain times

I would like to congratulate the organisers of the Bedford Borough Mayoral hustings on 18 April for organising a much needed event. Both the BBC [Three Counties Radio] and the Bedford Independent...

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: ‘Evil’ destruction of Sharnbrook bridleway

The lovely bridleway leading from Sharnbrook Mill to Radwell has been completely destroyed with an enormous tractor type vehicle. This was a wonderfully virus safe walk...

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: No information for residents over areas of high infection

I am very concerned over the time it is taking for any information to be passed on to residents. About two weeks has already passed by since the Mayor...