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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
Deserted Bedford Town Centre
Bedford town centre has been through some tough times in recent years. The incessant rise of online shopping, resulting in the disappearance of many well-known high street brands...
Cllr Hilde Hendrickx (Liberal Democrats, Riverfield Ward) Image: Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats
I have been dismayed to hear from vulnerable local residents worried at the prospect of being charged over £200 a year for the vital emergency telecare service from the council. Telecare is a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...