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 Bedford Borough Council – Fair Tax

GREEN COUNCILLORS HELP BEDFORD BECOME ‘FAIR TAX’ COUNCIL IN THE UK In October Bedford Borough Council joined 33 other local authorities across the UK, including Peterborough and Norwich in the East of England in becoming a Fair Tax Council. The Councils for Fair Tax Declaration commits cities, towns and districts to do the right thing […]

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Castle Newsletter February 2022

News from Councillors Lucy Bywater & Ben Foley (Green Party councillors for Castle ward), February 2022 Welcome to Castle Ward newsletter February 2022 Well we’ve been keeping busy and balancing the needs of the community with the need globally to address climate change. We hope you see the positive contributions that your Green councillors are […]

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Green’s against gridlock, litter and harm

Green Councillor Lucy spoke up at the Planning Committee against an application that will create more gridlock, litter and harm to health. The application is for a McDonald’s next to the new micro-brewery on Paula Radcliffe way. The site will be open 24-hrs and have a drive-through facility. The council spend money on easing congestion […]

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The cost of ‘free’ parking

‘Free’ parking isn’t free It’s in all our interests to attract people into Bedford over the Christmas period. It’s important for our independent businesses and it’s important to keep the town centre as a thriving social hub. Are councillors from other parties considering creative, well-researched incentives to draw people in? No, free parking is their […]

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Castle Ward Green Councillor’s October Newsletter

News from Councillors Lucy & Ben (Green Party councillors for Castle ward), Autumn 2021 Calling on you Over recent months Lucy, Ben, Philippa, and other members of the team have been working round Castle Ward trying to call on every door to check things are OK. We’ve almost completed that exercise now, but when we […]

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Bedford’s Local Plan 2040 – Our Response

Response of the Green Councillors to Bedford Borough’s Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan ‘Strategy Options and Draft Policies Consultation’ Our vision would be for a Borough that aims fundamentally for increasing wellbeing, and particularly for the most disadvantaged: by contrast, the draft aims fundamentally for increasing the rate of economic activity, whether or not that […]

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