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:

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  • 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: Raising awareness of the Make Menopause Matter campaign

I wanted to draw your attention to the #MakeMenopauseMatter Campaign in the hope that you might help us to spread the message about the importance of menopause education, information, care and support...

Letters: Help is just a phone call away with the Macmillan...

The start of 2021 is proving to be an acutely challenging time for people with cancer, the NHS and for cancer care. Indeed, it’s clear that this is the most worrying time in recent history to get a cancer diagnosis. At Macmillan, people are calling our Support Line every day to...

Letters: If you think Bedford town centre is ’empty’, join me...

It seems that we have a serious issue, there are some people in Bedford who are having trouble counting. I keep reading comments on posts such as your 'Partial closure of High Street until November 2021 as...

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: 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: Family shares Father Christmas message to raise funds in son’s...

It would be wonderful if you could spread awareness of a wonderful festive initiative to bring festive cheer to children and to raise funds for local charities...

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?...

Letters: Wootton villagers create Christmas window wonderland

As so much community activity has been curtailed this year due to Covid 19, I was looking for something that the whole village could join in with in a totally safe way...

Letters: Did you see Eric Clapton and Cream play in Bedford...

I am researching a ‘people’s history’ of Cream and would love to hear from anyone who may have seen this show or any of their other UK performances, amongst their earliest shows was...

Letters: GPs still want to hear from anyone with cancer symptoms

I am writing to you to remind your readers how important it is to contact their GP if they have concerning symptoms that could be cancer during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has...

Letters: Where is the Government support for independent news providers?

I would like to update your readers on some important work being carried out by the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) and the dire situation faced by independent news providers...

Letters: No social distancing at Allhallows

Bedford remains at the lowest tier, ‘medium’. But I wonder how long for. Resurfacing work has now been undertaken [at Allhallows] for some time...