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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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...

Letters: Without more accommodation resources new Domestic Abuse Bill won’t help

The Domestic Abuse Bill will come into force in April 2021, which could make a big difference to the thousands of people at risk of abuse in Bedford Borough, and the organisations supporting them...

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: Do at least one thing to improve your heart health

To mark National Heart Month this February, I’ve teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to call on the nation to do at least one thing to improve their heart health, while raising much-needed funds for the...

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: Teachers and education staff should be prioritised for Covid vaccine

As a mother of three children, NASUWT Local secretary and school teacher I wholeheartedly support the NASUWT #Vaccinate2Educate campaign for all teachers and education staff to be prioritised for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine...