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: Consider cycling to the station during parking ‘blockade’

Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) would like to reiterate Councillor Ben Foley's statement on considering cycling to the station in your...

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: 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: 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: Can anyone say they would have behaved differently?

"Municipal Man" chooses to give his slating of Dominic Cummings and the Prime Minister. You claim to be an independent unbiased news provider so I'm giving an alternative opinion. Can anyone...

Letters: How can I justify voting for an MP when I...

I am a life long Labour voter and ex-Labour councillor. Putting a cross next to Mohammad Yasin's name should be instinctive. However, on receiving my...

Letters: Patrick’s Parcels thank everyone helping them help vulnerable families in...

We just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in our Christmas parcels 🎄🎁 So many parents in our local communities are working hard to support their children and just not making ends meet, with the...

Letters: Please take time to prepare your car for winter driving;...

Sadly I know all too well the damage that failing to prepare your vehicle could do- a good friend of mine was needlessly killed by a driver whose view of the road was massively obstructed by ice on his windscreen and had he...

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: W.H Allen – 20 years on and still going strong

It is now 20 years since the “hooter” sounded for the final time at Queens Engineering Works and one of the manufacturing giants of Bedford came to a sad end. Or did it?...

Heritage days will celebrate official Polish-British diplomatic relations

Following the success of last year’s Polish Heritage Days, which saw around 80 initiatives gather around 40,000 participants, the third edition of the initiative has been announced...

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...