Thursday, August 6, 2020
Cllr David Fletchervideo
Cllr David Fletcher has issued a stark warning to Bedford Borough Council that they are not doing enough to help areas like Midland Road, and to stop leaving the job of monitoring problems in the area to local people.
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...
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...
Alistair Burt
February: There is a chance that by the time this article reaches publication there may be yet more changes, but as Brexit gets closer I continue to firmly believe in the importance of avoiding ‘no deal’. 
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...
Dave Hodgson Column December 2018
December: Last week was Homelessness Awareness Week in Bedford, and there was an impressive range of events and activities taking place in and around the town. I want to...
John Howard Statue
A statue of the great prison reformer and former High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, John Howard overlooks St Paul's Square in Bedford, 241 years since he began campaigning for improvements in prisons. In the wake of a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...