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: Bedford Borough Council needs to invest in Longholme Lake

Like many people who live in Bedford, I enjoy walking, sometimes running, around the embankment. I often meet friends there, grabbing a coffee at Longholme cafe. I was so excited...

Letters: Help us suggest solutions to the East-West Rail Company

Whilst a direct passenger line to serve Cambridge from the West is needed 'somehow', there is a capacity issue of getting intensive freight through the same 'box' between Shepreth and...

Letters: Are you interested in joining a local gardening group?

My partner and I have lived in Bedford for a number of years now and during that time have met many residents interested in gardening, whether they have a large plot or just a small space...

Letters: For my son, the closure of Bedford Develop was unexpected...

I am writing to you regarding the sudden and shocking closure of the Bedford Develop Centre last week, despite a valiant campaign to save it. My son, who is a learner at the centre, has autism...

Letters: Let’s make the Euros final a celebration for all of...

Like many second-generation Italians living in Bedford, this Euros has been a particularly enjoyable and exciting time after a hard year. Seeing both Italy and England performing at such a high level...

Letters: Football celebrations happen ‘once in a blue moon’ so please...

I would like to address the letter published by Bedford Independent on 05/07/2021 and address some of the hyperboles written in the letter. Firstly, if you’re going to address a letter to a group of people...

Letters: Football fans can cheer in front of their TVs but...

From time to time many of us are lucky enough to have some event to celebrate. It’s one of the many things that make life worth living. Unfortunately, some people don’t know where to draw the line...

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...

Letters: Prevent food scraps going to landfill by signing up to...

We all need to do our bit to prevent so much organic waste from ending up in landfill. Bedford Borough Council does not currently have the facilities to recycle kitchen waste, so schemes such as ShareWaste...

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: 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: 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...