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.

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Heritage days will celebrate official Polish-British diplomatic relations

Following the success of last year’s Polish Heritage Days, which saw around 80 initiatives gather around 40,000 participants, the third edition of the initiative has been announced...

Bedford town centre desperately needs cleaning up and pubs and clubs...

While it is excellent news that Debenhams Bedford store is not earmarked for closure as part of their initial plans, the threat of shutdown still hangs heavy around the shoulders...

Speed cameras are of no benefit to Bedford

I would like to ask Bedford Independent readers what their opinion is on average speed cameras. I have recently seen a few electoral notices on the installation of average...

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: 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...

Surprise over school’s planning decision

I am very surprised the school has won the appeal after opposition from the council and residents.

Why I’m standing down as a councillor

Dear editor, The full council meeting (20 March) was a significant event as it was the last before the Borough elections which take place in May...

River Street car park changes

Dear Editor, Part of the recent road-works in River Street has seen the relocation of the bus lane. Instead of going from Midland Road...