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:

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  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

Letters: An open letter on Brexit

Very few people living today voted in the first referendum of June 1975. No political party has ever mentioned the referendum of 2017 [sic] was the 2nd...

Letters: Bedford Station is long overdue an upgrade

Whilst I generally agree with Mike Carter (Letters, 1 April) about the council and the indecision surrounding Bedford Railway Station, and public transport in general, I must point out...

Letters: Where is Bedford’s statue to Joe Clough – Britain’s first...

Dear Editor, The significance of statues has been in the news recently with the Black Lives Matter campaign. In Bedford, the town...

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: Campaign of misinformation around East West Rail route

Over the past few weeks there has been a growing campaign of misinformation surrounding the proposed route of East - West Rail Bedford to Cambridge section and Brickhill Parish Councils support for the route...

Letters: Dave, help us save our homes

We’ve met once before. I doubt you’d remember - it was back in 2009, not long after you became Mayor. I visited your offices one evening with my Girl Guiding unit. We shook hands and I said, “Nice to meet you, sir..."

Letters: W.H Allen – 20 years on and still going strong

It is now 20 years since the “hooter” sounded for the final time at Queens Engineering Works and one of the manufacturing giants of Bedford came to a sad end. Or did it?...

Letters: What is it about Bedford Council and train chaos?

What is it about Bedford Council and trains that inevitably leads to chaos? The only two things that people seem to more or less agree on are, first – that an east-west railway is a good thing...

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: Can the Mayor explain why I have to pay an...

I know this has come up numerous times but I would like you, or someone in a similar position, to explain to me why I, and people in a similar situation to me, have to pay the annual open spaces tax...

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: Mayor Dave responds…

Mayor Dave Hodgson responds to the letter from Milton Road resident, Aislinn Pawsey regarding East West Rail: Thank you for your ‘open letter’ regarding the East West Railway Company’s consultation...