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Cllr Carl Meader at Southfield tennis courts. Image: Bedford Borough Labour Group
Along with many other Bedford Labour Group Councillors I was shocked to find works have taken place on the well-used tennis courts in my Kempston South Ward without any consultation...carl
Bedford Borough Hall Bedford Borough council signage and entrance
The last 14 years were good for Bedford Borough despite the pandemic. Despite the Conservatives in Westminster cutting local government to the bone we were able to deliver so much...
Cllr Carl Meader daffodils Kempston South Image Bedford and Kempston Labour Party
As has been the case for many years, even before becoming a Unitary Authority in 2009, Bedford Borough Council continues to be a ‘hung council’ with no party in overall control with a majority...
Cllr Henry Vann (Lib Dem, De Parys) Leader, Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats.
I want to shine a light on what has been going on in the Council and update you about the work we are doing on your behalf. It is a mixture of good news and bad news. I had hoped this first Column might...
We start the new year with hope that 2024 will bring great things not just to us as individuals but for our Borough and the country. The policies of government affect us all on a daily basis and impact...
In his column for the Bedford Independent last week, Mayor Tom Wootton repeated his claim that by making amendments to the Tories’ proposed £53m spending plans, the opposition parties on the...
Former Kemspton Mayor and Labour councillor, Kay Burley, has been made an Honorary Alderwoman in recognition of her 50 years of service to local authorities. And she thanked the people of Kempston for...
Sometimes the strength of public feeling can have an impact on those in power if we make our voices heard. When Mayor Tom Wootton and his Tory Cabinet made the decision to axe the Bedford River Festival...
The impact of 13 long years of austerity has been highlighted in the past few weeks by the RAAC crisis – schools, hospitals, and other public buildings at risk of collapse. The infrastructure of this country...
As anybody who knows me well will tell you, I’m not a big user of social media. I use Facebook for family news and to keep up to date with local news outlets, Luton Town FC, and what my council colleagues...
All 14 Bedford Labour Group councillors
The Labour Group on Bedford Borough Council now has fourteen councillors. We have both new and experienced councillors, a combination which ensures we have knowledge, continuity and...
Former leader of the Bedford Labour Group, Sue Oliver, with new leader, Cllr Carl Meader
First, a big thank you from your recently elected new and returning Labour Borough Councillors for your support which gained us three extra councillors, making Labour the largest group on the...