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.
  • If possible, please include a high-quality photo with your letter.
  • Letters may be edited for length, typos and formatting purposes.
  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

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: A fond farewell from Rogan’s Books

What a difference a month makes... Four weeks ago, we sadly announced our plans to close the doors on our physical bookshop for the last time...

Letters: Don’t believe unreliable sources on social media

Please accept this response to the letter sent to the mayor from Mr Riccardo Mazzeo. As a university student due to return to Bedford in the coming...

Letters: As the coronavirus crisis escalates, Dave the Mayor needs to...

In light of recent events I have sent an email urging the mayor to close the town center. I have sent the following email: Dear Mayor Hodgson...

Letters: no mention of social care spending increase in the Budget

In the Spring Budget Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave no mention of any spending increase for social care. While the money outlined for NHS and local...

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: Many Sharnbrook residents unaware of proposal to fell trees

I was very upset to read your article about the tree felling at Sharnbrook Academy. I (and it seems many of the Sharnbrook residents) were unaware of...

Letters: Searching for the Campbell family

I’m currently searching for information regarding a family that moved to Bedford during the 1960s, possibly 1965. This is for a family tree that I'm...

Letters: Rogan’s Books – the next chapter

After an incredible, magical, fun-filled five years, the time has come for a change. As of Easter this year, Rogan’s Books’ bookshop will close its doors...

Letters: Two years on, help find Kemo the cancer support dog

My name is Debbie Hall and together with my husband Olly we are the proud owners of a beautiful white staff. I brought Kemo at 11 weeks old when Olly had...

Letters: It’s not too late to vaccinate against flu

The Bedford Independent reported this week that uptake of the flu jab has been low across Bedford Borough – and this has been a problem up and down the...

Letters: People’s Postcode Lottery raise £2.2m for Cat’s Protection

I would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who have raised over £2.2 million for Cats Protection to-date.This has helped us find loving...