Home Politics Bedford Borough Mayor

Bedford Borough Mayor

All the latest Bedford Borough Mayor news from across Bedford Borough. Everything you need to keep you up to date with what’s happening in Bedford Borough on your mobile or desktop via the Bedford Independent.

The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

Our mission is to inform and inspire the people of Bedford. To do this we will work hard to bring them the news that matters to them from our town centre to the most rural of the Borough’s villages.

Our editorial team are NCTJ trained and follows a standards code set out by the independent press regulator IMPRESS Standards.

Mayor Tom Wootton was elected in 2023. Image: Bedford Borough Council.
Bedford’s mayor said his “fantastic” cabinet members and councillors have made Bedford borough a “can-do” council. Speaking at Bromham Parish Council last night (7 May), mayor Tom Wootton...
Mayor Tom Wootton
Bedford’s mayor was branded incapable of answering questions coherently or grasping facts in a scathing attack at a council meeting last night (Thursday). Lib Dem councillor Christine...
Mayor Tom Wootton standing along Bedford's River Great Ouse with the town bridge in the background.
Bedford’s mayor said he is like a “fat bloke in a sweet shop” because he wants “everything now”. But at the moment he said he is “tied” to the previous administration’s budget. During his campaign for...
Mayor Tom Wootton standing along Bedford's River Great Ouse with the town bridge in the background.
Bedford’s mayor said he is “overjoyed” over recent announcements that he says prove “Bedford’s best days are yet to come”. Tom Wootton (Conservative)...
Bedford town centre. Image: Bedford Borough Council
If you believe that outcomes are independent of your actions, you’ll stop trying to overcome challenges – nothing you do matters and it’s always someone else’s fault. In a nutshell, that has...
Christmas is coming and by the time you read this, the festivities will be well underway across Bedford Borough with Christmas Lights throughout the Borough. Father Christmas has been...
Tom Wooton (Conservative) was elected at Mayor of Bedford Borough on 4 May 2023. Image: Bedford Borough
What has the new Mayor and his new administration done for me? I asked myself that very question for the residents of Bedford Borough as I sat and thought about the past year and reflected on the...
Mayor Dave
Over the last month, I have been visiting villages across the Borough as part of my 2021 Village Tour and have met with several hundred residents. I have been to 44 villages so far and...
Mayor Dave solar panels
Prior to COP26, I wrote to the Prime Minister to express how important tackling the climate emergency was and how we needed joined-up government to achieve net-zero. I have committed the...
Mayor Tom Wootton
At Bedford Borough’s last Full Council meeting (Wednesday, 29 November) Labour, Liberal Democrats and Green Councillors voted to “delete all” of the Council’s Updated Investment programme...
Mayor Dave Hodgson
Last week the Prime Minister outlined the roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England. This is incredibly good news, but we must continue to follow existing guidelines of washing hands regularly, wearing a face covering...
Mayor Tom with veterans on Armed Forces Day 2023
Whether it’s our Armed Forces or remembering Windrush, our Borough really knows how to come together. When joining Legacy of Windrush Decedents (LOWD) at the recent flag raising I was reminded once...