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: The majority of Alistair Burt voters are in favour of...

Whilst it is very politically correct for local fellow politicians to commiserate with the MP for NE Beds, is it not more pertinent to know what his...

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: Campaigners want East West Rail to compromise on southern route

Recent coverage has discussed the East West Rail (EWR) route planned through Bedford and out to the north east towards Tempsford. This is the route long supported by the Mayor and...

Letters: a failure in the adequacy of the East West Rail...

In little more than 2 weeks, over 1,000 Bedford residents have signed a petition requesting Bedford Borough Council reviews their decision to support route E. The most expensive of five routes that runs through Brickhill and North Bedfordshire villages...

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...

Surprise over school’s planning decision

I am very surprised the school has won the appeal after opposition from the council and residents.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Join the summer cycling campaign and get out on your...

Bedford is and has always been a ‘Town of Cyclists’. This summer Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to encourage even more residents to fetch that bicycle from the back of the shed or garage...