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: Heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers helping at Covid vaccination...

If you and those reading this have had their vaccine, then you may not be aware that a lot of the staff that you come across at the vaccination centres are in fact, unpaid volunteers. Our volunteers have a plethora of experience...

Letters: Whatever your views, make sure you respond to East West...

Whatever your views are on East West Rail please respond to this current consultation directly to East West Rail Co. From my experience in planning the earlier pre-planning stage you reply at, the greater...

Letters: No-one should rest on the council’s laurels over commissioned East...

The report issued by the mayor was not issued by East West Rail, nor has it been agreed by them. It is written by a consultant that Bedford Borough Council (BBC) employed called SLC...

Letters: Renhold is united against East West Railway

These photos demonstrate the strength of feeling in Renhold, so many residents have a 'Stop the Railway' poster on display. As all will by now be aware, huge swathes of beautiful countryside, ancient...

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...

Letters: New station in Bedford is not a new idea

With reference to Stuart Bolton's letter (letters 30th April) in which he states, "It has recently come to light that Bedford Borough Council has offered to pay for the Midland Road Station rebuild...

Letters: Consulted – are you kidding me?

As a resident of the rural part of Bedford Borough, I can genuinely say I have never felt so disappointed and upset at our supposed elected representatives and the lack of transparency from them and...

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: Is anyone else having a problem booking their second vaccine?

I wonder if anyone else is having a problem booking a second Covid-19 Pfizer vaccination? My cousin who has VERY recently lost two sisters to Covid-19 is due to have her 2nd vaccination BY Thursday 29 April...

Letters: Over-the-top electric charging provision at Riverside North car park

I know that there needs to be lots more charging points for electric vehicles in the future. I do think, though, that the Borough has gone over the top in the provision being installed in the car park on Riverside North...

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...

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..."