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: 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: Wootton villagers create Christmas window wonderland

As so much community activity has been curtailed this year due to Covid 19, I was looking for something that the whole village could join in with in a totally safe way...

Letters: Did you see Eric Clapton and Cream play in Bedford...

I am researching a ‘people’s history’ of Cream and would love to hear from anyone who may have seen this show or any of their other UK performances, amongst their earliest shows was...

Letters: GPs still want to hear from anyone with cancer symptoms

I am writing to you to remind your readers how important it is to contact their GP if they have concerning symptoms that could be cancer during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has...

Letters: Where is the Government support for independent news providers?

I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...

Letters: No social distancing at Allhallows

Bedford remains at the lowest tier, ‘medium’. But I wonder how long for. Resurfacing work has now been undertaken [at Allhallows] for some time...

Letters: What is Dave thinking about?

Tax payers money used to bail out Fusion after years of dreadful performance in Bedford and nationwide where its performance rating is 95% BAD! What is Dave thinking about? He has rewarded...

Letters: Charity trustee appeals for information after assault on visually impaired...

I would like to express my horror and anger that someone chose to assault one of our volunteers on their way back from attending an event on our behalf...

Letters: Gold medallist, Sam Quek, supports Stroke Assoc ‘Give a Hand...

Four years ago while was in Rio winning gold with the women’s hockey team, my lovely 95-year-old Nanna, Dolly, had a stroke. I saw first-hand how...

Letters: Unshielded solar farms are ugly and intrusive

If you wish to see how ugly and intrusive unshielded solar farms can be, visit Anglian Water land by Grafham Water, on the road between Perry and Buckden...

Letters: Please support launch of Bedford Disability Awareness Week 2021

I would very much like to introduce your readers to a fantastic event, which is being planned for next September. This event, BDAW...

Letters: The Conservative Party is no longer a conservative party

This government’s recent decision to defy international law is very un-conservative, and very un-British. But this government, despite having used the Conservative Party as a platform to...