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.
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  • Letters may be edited for length, typos and formatting purposes.
  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

Letters: Can I nominate Great Denham bottle bank for the Turner...

I’m putting Great Denham Bottle bank forward for an art award - well if Tracey Emin’s unmade bed can... I think the residents have shown their independent spirit by not being browbeaten into Dry January...

Letters: Poem written in tribute to Captain Tom

After seeing Captain Tom's efforts in raising so much money for the NHS I felt I had to compose a tribute poem to him. What a great inspiration he is in...

Letters: Council’s handling of Fusion is an abdication of their responsibilities

Cllr Doug McMurdo must be aware that he is being hung out to dry by the Mayor of Bedford Borough Council (BBC) over the matter of Fusion Leisure. Fusion’s abject performance in...

Letters: Bromham Road bridge reopened to cyclists and pedestrians

Your readers may be interested to know that week commencing 20 April, Network Rail opened the south side footpath and half of one carriageway of the...

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: Unless a level crossing is installed, an EWR route into...

I read with interest Richard Pills letter regarding EWR but was dismayed to discover that he is still pushing the idea of reinstating the old route into Bedford St Johns...

Letters: Traffic has found its way through Wilstead, Cllr Coombes…

I was surprised to see it was reported that Cllr. Graeme Coombes has stated that Wilstead residents are going to be mightily cheesed off that traffic is...

Letters: Help us suggest solutions to the East-West Rail Company

Whilst a direct passenger line to serve Cambridge from the West is needed 'somehow', there is a capacity issue of getting intensive freight through the same 'box' between Shepreth and...

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...

Bedford town centre desperately needs cleaning up and pubs and clubs...

While it is excellent news that Debenhams Bedford store is not earmarked for closure as part of their initial plans, the threat of shutdown still hangs heavy around the shoulders...

Letters: Bedford Borough Council needs to invest in Longholme Lake

Like many people who live in Bedford, I enjoy walking, sometimes running, around the embankment. I often meet friends there, grabbing a coffee at Longholme cafe. I was so excited...

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...