Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Transporting Bedford 2020video
https://youtu.be/EWvkcafA9xE Bedford Borough Council has announced plans to tackle the traffic congestion on Manton Lane and surrounding areas, including re-installing a footbridge removed by the former Bedfordshire County Council 10 years ago. The plans are part of...
Car Parking Charges Mayor Davevideo
https://youtu.be/b36y6jWK7c0 Bedford and Kempston Conservatives have hit out at Mayor Dave Hodgson's claim that parking charges are a good deal for Bedford shoppers, saying they could be cheaper and his claim of charges being frozen is...
Education Cuts
Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has said schools across Bedford Borough are facing a combined cut of £1.3m as their budgets are slashed by central government.  In a statement issued today, the town's Mayor said that the...
Parking Charge Freeze
Mayor Dave Hodgson’s Cabinet has resolved that all car park charges will be frozen for 2019. They will also maintain - and in some cases extend - the free parking options for Bedford Town Centre. The...
Mohammad Yasin MP
November: The community is reeling from the recent wave of serious violent crime in our town mainly involving young men. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who have lost loved ones....
Mayor Dave Hodgson
November: The Bedford Independent has made a big impact in its short life so far, and I want to thank the team for giving me the opportunity to contribute to it. I’m particularly pleased to see...
Alistair Burt
November: The outpouring of sentiment in relation to Remembrance recently, was the culmination of four years of reflection mirroring the events of the Great War one hundred years after the event. Whilst there will be many...
Kemo
A campaign to get the Government to increase the punishment for pet theft may have a boost this week, as the Pet Theft Reform Bill is due to have a second reading in the House...
Bromham Mill Apple Day
The popular Bromham Mill Apple Day has left people angry after there were no apples at the event, which promised to "celebrate all things apple related". Angry apple fans took to social media to complain. One...
Adoption
National Adoption Week runs until the 21st October and our reporter, Hannah Brown, looks at what adoption means for children and the people they may one day call mum and dad. There are 2000 children in...
Empty Properties
This week is National Empty Homes Week and Bedford Borough Council are encouraging residents to shout out if they know of any unoccupied and disused homes. The Government estimates that there are 200,000 houses in the UK...
Ryan Henson
Bedford and Kempston Conservatives have chosen a new Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC). At just 31, Ryan Henson is a young candidate by many people’s standards but he says he’s up for the challenge of making Bedford...