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: Charity trustee appeals for information after assault on visually impaired...

I would like to express my horror and anger that someone chose to assault one of our volunteers on their way back from attending an event on our behalf...

Letters: Comedian Rhod Gilbert raises awareness of Stroke Association awards

I am writing to you on behalf of a charity that is close to my heart – The Stroke Association.These are incredibly testing times for all of us and...

Letters: Cheeky CAMRA chair’s keg beer controversy

Congratulations to Dan Veal on turning his back on that horrible fizzy lager and being appointed chairman of the North Bedfordshire branch of Campaign For Real Ale...

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: Gold medallist, Sam Quek, supports Stroke Assoc ‘Give a Hand...

Four years ago while was in Rio winning gold with the women’s hockey team, my lovely 95-year-old Nanna, Dolly, had a stroke. I saw first-hand how...

Letters: For my son, the closure of Bedford Develop was unexpected...

I am writing to you regarding the sudden and shocking closure of the Bedford Develop Centre last week, despite a valiant campaign to save it. My son, who is a learner at the centre, has autism...

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: Concern over government’s plan to break Brexit promises

I am deeply concerned by the government’s plan to break promises made in the Withdrawal Agreement; an international treaty signed less than a year ago...

Letters: Prevent food scraps going to landfill by signing up to...

We all need to do our bit to prevent so much organic waste from ending up in landfill. Bedford Borough Council does not currently have the facilities to recycle kitchen waste, so schemes such as ShareWaste...

Letters: Can you help support more research into chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many of your readers will know at least one of the 250,000 children and adults in the UK with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), also diagnosed as...

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...

River Street car park changes

Dear Editor, Part of the recent road-works in River Street has seen the relocation of the bus lane. Instead of going from Midland Road...