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: Sue Ryder nurse tells of the ‘devastating impact’ coronavirus is...

My name is Jacqui Ackroyd and I am a nurse at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. I am writing to you to tell you about the...

Letters: Can you help support more research into chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many of your readers will know at least one of the 250,000 children and adults in the UK with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), also diagnosed as...

Letters to the editor: New roundabouts are NOT a success for...

Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) does not agree that the new mini-roundabouts installed on Goldington Road are a success.

Letters: Cheeky CAMRA chair’s keg beer controversy

Congratulations to Dan Veal on turning his back on that horrible fizzy lager and being appointed chairman of the North Bedfordshire branch of Campaign For Real Ale...

Letters: Over-the-top electric charging provision at Riverside North car park

I know that there needs to be lots more charging points for electric vehicles in the future. I do think, though, that the Borough has gone over the top in the provision being installed in the car park on Riverside North...

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: The Conservative Party is no longer a conservative party

This government’s recent decision to defy international law is very un-conservative, and very un-British. But this government, despite having used the Conservative Party as a platform to...

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: Emmerdale actress, Katherine Dow Blyton, highlights Stroke Association Tribute Fund...

Three years ago my wonderful Mum, Diana, suffered a severe stroke. She died four weeks later. I had left her that morning; she had walked her beloved...

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: A fond farewell from Rogan’s Books

What a difference a month makes... Four weeks ago, we sadly announced our plans to close the doors on our physical bookshop for the last time...