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: Thanks to Sue Ryder volunteers during the pandemic

Dear Editor, It’s Volunteers’ Week! The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on national healthcare charity, Sue Ryder, has been immense. Not only did it have a financial impact...

Letters: Without more accommodation resources new Domestic Abuse Bill won’t help

The Domestic Abuse Bill will come into force in April 2021, which could make a big difference to the thousands of people at risk of abuse in Bedford Borough, and the organisations supporting them...

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: Elections Bill stifles healthy opposition

The newly published Elections Bill will allow ministers to define and curtail ‘campaigning’, could make coordinating opposition an offence, and permits political meddling in the Electoral Commission...

Letters to the editor: Give Dave an OBE

Regarding your story about Dave Denton (81-year-old Bedford window cleaner honoured at surprise party) This chap is an inspiration to the younger generation...

Letters: People’s Postcode Lottery raise £2.2m for Cat’s Protection

I would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who have raised over £2.2 million for Cats Protection to-date.This has helped us find loving...

Letters: no mention of social care spending increase in the Budget

In the Spring Budget Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave no mention of any spending increase for social care. While the money outlined for NHS and local...

Letters: Help is just a phone call away with the Macmillan...

The start of 2021 is proving to be an acutely challenging time for people with cancer, the NHS and for cancer care. Indeed, it’s clear that this is the most worrying time in recent history to get a cancer diagnosis. At Macmillan, people are calling our Support Line every day to...

Letters: National Lottery Awards celebrate those whose selfless work makes a...

The 2021 National Lottery Awards are now open for entries. Once again, the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and projects will recognise those individuals and organisations...

Letters: It’s not too late to vaccinate against flu

The Bedford Independent reported this week that uptake of the flu jab has been low across Bedford Borough – and this has been a problem up and down the...

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...

Making a splash to fight meningitis

Meningitis Now and the Swimming Teachers Association would like to invite parents and their children to take part in a new water-based challenge to help us fight deadly meningitis...