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.
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  • Letters may be edited for length, typos and formatting purposes.
  • We reserve the right to refuse publication.

Letters: Access to the Ravensden development is the real issue

The proposed building of 165 houses is not really an issue. The contentious aspect is that of access to the development.If the Borough Council has any...

Letters: MP thanks voters of Bedford and Kempston

To the people of Bedford and Kempston, I am writing to thank you for re-electing me as your MP. It is a real privilege to serve the people and place that...

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: 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: Do you believe Mr Johnson is sincere?

Do you believe Mr Johnson to be sincere when he promises generous support for public services and expresses opinions which seem to be tolerant and...

Letters to the editor: New roundabouts are NOT a success for...

Cycling Campaign for North Bedfordshire (CCNB) does not agree that the new mini-roundabouts installed on Goldington Road are a success.

Letters: Traffic has found its way through Wilstead, Cllr Coombes…

I was surprised to see it was reported that Cllr. Graeme Coombes has stated that Wilstead residents are going to be mightily cheesed off that traffic is...

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: 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: Kempston Town Council unanimously declares a climate emergency

Dear editor, At our September meeting, Kempston Town Council unanimously passed a declaration of a climate emergency. This brings us in to line...

Letters: First aid should be compulsory throughout the UK

You never know how you would act in an emergency, yet our actions could save a life. This is why I think it’s fantastic that, after 10 years of campaigning by the British Red Cross...

Letters: Join Tess on the Sue Ryder Starlight Hike

My name is Tess and I am 14 years old. Nearly 9 months ago my Daddy died from bowel cancer at St John’s Hospice, Moggerhanger. My family and friends are...