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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: No social distancing at Allhallows

Bedford remains at the lowest tier, ‘medium’. But I wonder how long for. Resurfacing work has now been undertaken [at Allhallows] for some time...

Letters: Cycle around Bedford instead of using the car

With all the worries of motorists about Bedford's roads being in chaos until well into 2021 and only a few days to go before the closure of the Bromham Road railway bridge on Monday...

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: Poem written in tribute to Captain Tom

After seeing Captain Tom's efforts in raising so much money for the NHS I felt I had to compose a tribute poem to him. What a great inspiration he is in...

Letters: Can anyone say they would have behaved differently?

"Municipal Man" chooses to give his slating of Dominic Cummings and the Prime Minister. You claim to be an independent unbiased news provider so I'm giving an alternative opinion. Can anyone...

Letters: Councillors’ own communities and environments are under threat

At the recent EWR Public Q & A with the Mayor and members of the Borough Council, I was astonished at the callous and patronising nature with which some of the attendees were treated. Residents...

Letters: Moans about school planning permission is just NIMBYism

Most of the Manton Heights residents are up in arms about planning permission being granted for the new Rushmoor/St Andrews school. Yet most people miss the point that...

Letters: The majority of Alistair Burt voters are in favour of...

Whilst it is very politically correct for local fellow politicians to commiserate with the MP for NE Beds, is it not more pertinent to know what his...

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: Take part in this year’s Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk

Under normal circumstances, many thousands of people would have by now signed up to take part in an Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk...

Letters: Can you help find the elusive ‘Laxtonberry’ raspberry hybrid?

I'm writing to see if you, as a paper, could assist with a plant hunt. I have recently come into contact with a gentleman from Cheshire named Stewart...

Letters: Consider cycling to the station during parking ‘blockade’

Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to reiterate Councillor Ben Foley's statement on considering cycling to the station in your...