Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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. We reserve the right to refuse publication.

Letters: It takes a village to raise a child. Our village...

I have sent this letter to my MP. Several babies I know, across multiple counties, have been unable to access tongue tie clinics as they are closed. Their babies could not feed. They paid...

Letters: Comedian Rhod Gilbert raises awareness of Stroke Association awards

I am writing to you on behalf of a charity that is close to my heart – The Stroke Association.These are incredibly testing times for all of us and...

Letters: campaigners warn of a spike in post-Covid illnesses – including...

As the nation gets to grips with containing the Coronavirus pandemic, attention must be given to the possible impact on long-term health...

Letters: Bromham Road bridge reopened to cyclists and pedestrians

Your readers may be interested to know that week commencing 20 April, Network Rail opened the south side footpath and half of one carriageway of the...

Letters: We need to look at economics differently once coronavirus lockdown...

Richard Fuller is right to say that we should be treated as adults in considering the economic implications of the Coronavirus pandemic...

Letters: why we need British Sign Language interpretations at all emergency...

There are ten indigenous languages in the UK. Nine of them are spoken, one of them is visual. English is our official spoken...

Letters: Poem written in tribute to Captain Tom

After seeing Captain Tom's efforts in raising so much money for the NHS I felt I had to compose a tribute poem to him. What a great inspiration he is in...

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: Air quality and coronavirus

I’d like to raise the issue of air quality and why it’s a particularly important issue right now. The medical profession has long warned of the harm to health...

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: 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...

Letters: Don’t believe unreliable sources on social media

Please accept this response to the letter sent to the mayor from Mr Riccardo Mazzeo. As a university student due to return to Bedford in the coming...