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: Join Bedford’s cyclists to reduce carbon emissions

Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to wish all Bedford Borough current and potential cyclists a Happy New Year. This year, according to the October 2018 report...

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...

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: A poem about the ‘Covid preventer’

I am an HCA working at Bedford Heights vaccination centre and just read the lovely article from a volunteer about their time here. I thought I'd share the poem I've written too...

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: 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: Many Sharnbrook residents unaware of proposal to fell trees

I was very upset to read your article about the tree felling at Sharnbrook Academy. I (and it seems many of the Sharnbrook residents) were unaware of...

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...

Letters: Where is the Government support for independent news providers?

I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...

Letters: Do at least one thing to improve your heart health

To mark National Heart Month this February, I’ve teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to call on the nation to do at least one thing to improve their heart health, while raising much-needed funds for the...

Letters: Join the summer cycling campaign and get out on your...

Bedford is and has always been a ‘Town of Cyclists’. This summer Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to encourage even more residents to fetch that bicycle from the back of the shed or garage...

Letters: PANTS helps parents talk to children about sexual abuse

It can be a daunting prospect to talk to our children about sexual abuse. It isn’t as straightforward as talking to them about crossing roads or dealing with strangers. But whilst we all hope...