News from the Liberal Democrats across England

  • Average Speed Camera
    Article: Sep 29, 2022

    Mayor Dave Hodgson is making progress on his plans to slam the brakes on reckless driving by installing 15 sets of new average speed cameras across Bedford Borough this year.

    The average speed cameras are being installed in speeding hot spots across Bedford, Kempston, Wilstead, Wixams, Wymington and on the A6. The Council has also secured funding for average speed cameras from the developer of a new housing estate on Cleat Hill in Bedford.

  • Work underway at Wixams Railway Station
    Article: Sep 29, 2022

    People are being invited to have their say on the plans for Wixams Railway Station as part of the planning application process.

    Construction is due to start in late 2023, subject to the necessary rail industry consents being secured. Bedford Borough Council's ambition is for Wixams Station to open to passengers by the end of 2024.

  • The empty Conservative benches at today’s meeting
    Article: Sep 28, 2022

    This afternoon, every single Conservative Westmorland and Furness Councillor decided to walk out of a council meeting rather than discuss the cost of living crisis.

    At a meeting of Westmorland and Furness Shadow Authority at County Hall in Kendal, Conservative councillors refused to take part in a vote on a Lib Dem motion on tackling the cost of living.

  • Article: Sep 28, 2022

    Friends of Pontesbury Library

    COFFEE MORNING, THIS SATURDAY
    1st October 2022


    It is time for the next Coffee Morning and Lottery Draw this weekend so please call in and browse through the books in the Library at the Pavilion, Hall Bank on Saturday.
    We shall be serving teas, coffees and cakes from 10.30am until 12.30pm

  • Great Big Green Fun Palaces at The Higgins Bedford
    Article: Sep 28, 2022

    Great Big Green Fun Palaces brings together two brilliant National Events - The Great Big Green Week and Fun Palaces. Between 11am and 4pm during the weekend of 1st October enjoy hands-on activities, animal encounters and a chance to find out more about our local wildlife, how to support biodiversity, what geology can tell us about climate crisis and much more. There will be a plant stall run by The Higgins Garden Volunteers. This is a free event at The Higgins Bedford with activities suitable for everyone.

  • Vaccination graphic
    Article: Sep 27, 2022

    The updated autumn booster jab with extra protection against Omicron variants is now available for residents across Bedford Borough who are most at risk.

    The autumn booster jab will be offered to everyone aged 50 and over, those who are at higher risk from serious illness such as pregnant women and people with long-term health conditions, along with frontline health and social care workers.

  • Bird death poster
    Article: Sep 26, 2022

    Concerns have been raised about a recent increase in birds dying in and around the River Great Ouse.

    Bedford Borough Council are currently unable to confirm their cause of death so are encouraging residents to exercise caution as they work with Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to investigate.

  • Article: Sep 26, 2022

    Liberal Democrat MPs have called on the Government to recall Parliament, which is currently in recess, to fix Kwasi Kwarteng's "shambolic" budget.

    The call comes as the pound plummeted to a record low against the dollar, with the collapse in market confidence expected to lead to worsening inflation and spiking interest rates.

  • Bromham Mill Apple Day poster
    Article: Sep 26, 2022

    This year's Bromham Mill Apple Day will take place on Sunday 23rd October between 11am and 4pm.

    There will be a Dog & Duck show and performances from The Stannage Stunt Team as well as the autumnal shopping village showcasing a stunning range of local craft and produce and, of course, a range of local food & drink surrounding.

  • BikeRegister logo
    Article: Sep 25, 2022

    Bedford Borough Council have been working in partnership with BikeRegister in order to reduce bicycle thefts and help to return stolen bikes to their owners.

    Over the past year, the Council have been helping residents get their bikes marked and added to the BikeRegister website, a national register that the police can use to return recovered bikes to their rightful owners.