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.
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  • Names and addresses can be withheld with good reason.
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  • Letters may be edited for length, typos and formatting purposes.
  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

Letters: Boris Johnson owes me money

Bedford Borough Council met on Wednesday 3 February to vote through a budget of £110 million for 2021/22. With this, the borough provides a huge range of local services, from road repair and waste collection to adult social care and child services...

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: Freight is not the issue with the proposed East West...

The article of last week's Council meeting discussing the East-West Rail matter was right to highlight the shortcomings of the proposed northern route to Tempsford and beyond...

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: Can I nominate Great Denham bottle bank for the Turner...

I’m putting Great Denham Bottle bank forward for an art award - well if Tracey Emin’s unmade bed can... I think the residents have shown their independent spirit by not being browbeaten into Dry January...

Letters: Teachers and education staff should be prioritised for Covid vaccine

As a mother of three children, NASUWT Local secretary and school teacher I wholeheartedly support the NASUWT #Vaccinate2Educate campaign for all teachers and education staff to be prioritised for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine...

Letters: Raising awareness of the Make Menopause Matter campaign

I wanted to draw your attention to the #MakeMenopauseMatter Campaign in the hope that you might help us to spread the message about the importance of menopause education, information, care and support...

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: If you think Bedford town centre is ’empty’, join me...

It seems that we have a serious issue, there are some people in Bedford who are having trouble counting. I keep reading comments on posts such as your 'Partial closure of High Street until November 2021 as...

Letters: Please take time to prepare your car for winter driving;...

Sadly I know all too well the damage that failing to prepare your vehicle could do- a good friend of mine was needlessly killed by a driver whose view of the road was massively obstructed by ice on his windscreen and had he...

Letters: Patrick’s Parcels thank everyone helping them help vulnerable families in...

We just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in our Christmas parcels 🎄🎁 So many parents in our local communities are working hard to support their children and just not making ends meet, with the...

Letters: Family shares Father Christmas message to raise funds in son’s...

It would be wonderful if you could spread awareness of a wonderful festive initiative to bring festive cheer to children and to raise funds for local charities...