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: Councillors’ own communities and environments are under threat

At the recent EWR Public Q & A with the Mayor and members of the Borough Council, I was astonished at the callous and patronising nature with which some of the attendees were treated. Residents...

Letters: Freight is not the issue with the proposed East West...

The article of last week's Council meeting discussing the East-West Rail matter was right to highlight the shortcomings of the proposed northern route to Tempsford and beyond...

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...

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: Sue Ryder nurse tells of the ‘devastating impact’ coronavirus is...

My name is Jacqui Ackroyd and I am a nurse at Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. I am writing to you to tell you about the...

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: 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: Why no recognition of Robinson Pool?

I have been into Robinson Pool twice this week. Despite being the Golden anniversary of the pool, there was nothing to suggest any recognition from the managing contractors...

Letters: Emmerdale actress, Katherine Dow Blyton, highlights Stroke Association Tribute Fund...

Three years ago my wonderful Mum, Diana, suffered a severe stroke. She died four weeks later. I had left her that morning; she had walked her beloved...

Letters: Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire endorses Green comments

Dear editor, Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to endorse the comments made in the article ‘Green councillors demand cycling...

Why I’m standing down as a councillor

Dear editor, The full council meeting (20 March) was a significant event as it was the last before the Borough elections which take place in May...

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...