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.

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  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

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: Surprise at Dallas Road planning decision

I’m amazed that the planning committee has passed this, it being more than 200 parking spaces short. As a former planning member, I argued that people wanted to park outside...

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: 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: Bedford’s integration and harmony could be exported to ‘our friends...

We at Bedford Humanists were saddened by the events of Batley Grammar. We are happy to note that Bedford does have a good record of integration and harmony...

Letters: A poem about the ‘Covid preventer’

I am an HCA working at Bedford Heights vaccination centre and just read the lovely article from a volunteer about their time here. I thought I'd share the poem I've written too...

Letters: Council must consider the environmental impact of EWR Route E

Bedford Council has affirmed its support for route E of the proposed Bedford – Cambridge railway, but why? This line, part of a longer East-West railway, has so far only been the subject...

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: ‘Evil’ destruction of Sharnbrook bridleway

The lovely bridleway leading from Sharnbrook Mill to Radwell has been completely destroyed with an enormous tractor type vehicle. This was a wonderfully virus safe walk...

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: 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: Boris Johnson owes me money

Bedford Borough Council met on Wednesday 3 February to vote through a budget of £110 million for 2021/22. With this, the borough provides a huge range of local services, from road repair and waste collection to adult social care and child services...