Get Involved

How to Help the Campaign

1. WRITE TO YOUR COUNCILLORS!

A list of e-mail addresses is below. Our letter writing guide can be found here:- https://bfare.org.uk/letter-writing-guidance/

If you need to find your Bedford Ward and names of your Councillors – please use this link: https://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgFindMember.aspx

2. Respond to the EWR Route Alignment Consultation 2021

We have developed a “Guide to Responding to EWR Route Alignment Consultation 2021”. Please do respond to the consultation. We have included some useful suggestions on how to formulate your answer.


Letter Writing

In order to have your voice heard it is important to write letters/emails to the people that represent us.

We have developied a letter writing guide to help with key points to raise and on this page you will find a list of appropriate people to contact. If you do receive a response it would be very helpful if you could send us a copy of it for reference purposes.

Local Parish Council Addresses

Brickhill Parish Council https://brickhillparishcouncil.gov.uk/contact-brickhill

Ravensden Parish Council https://ravensden-pc.gov.uk/contact/

Renhold Parish Council https://renholdvillage.co.uk/contact-us

Wilden Parish Council https://wilden-pc.gov.uk/contact/

Clapham Parish Council https://clapham-pc.gov.uk/contact/

Roxton Parish Council https://roxton-pc.gov.uk/contact/

Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden Parish Council https://wybostonchawstoncolesden-pc.gov.uk/contact/

Local Members of Parliament

Mohammad Yasin MP
Bedford Borough
office@mohammadyasin.org

Richard Fuller MP
North Bedfordshire
richard.fuller.mp@parliament.uk

Mayor of Bedford

Office: Bedford Borough Council, 
Borough Hall, 
Cauldwell Street, 
Bedford MK42 9AP

dave.hodgson@bedford.gov.uk

01234718620

www.mayordave.org.uk

Central Government

Grant Shapps MP
Secretary of State for Transport:
shappsg@parliament.uk

Chris Heaton-Harris MP
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
chris.heatonharris.mp@parliament.uk

Robert Jenrick MP
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government:
robert.jenrick.mp@parliament.uk

East West Rail Company
contact@eastwestrail.co.uk

Your Local Bedford Borough Councillors

Councillor NameWardContact EmailCouncil Role(s)PartyLink to Profile
JONATHAN ABBOTTOAKLEYJon.Abbott@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=147
NESREEN AKHTARQUEENS PARKNesreen.Akhtar@bedford.gov.ukLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5530
COLLEEN ATKINS MBEHARPURcolleenatkins@outlook.comPortfolio Holder for Community Safety Regulatory Services and HousingLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=122
KAY BURLEYKEMPSTON CENTRAL & EASTgordoncolling@btinternet.comLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5523
LUCY BYWATERCASTLELucy.Bywater@bedford.gov.ukGREENhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5517
TIM CASWELLGOLDINGTONTim.Caswell@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5521
GRAEME COOMBESWILSHAMSTEADwilshamstead.ward@yahoo.co.ukConservative Group LeaderCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1173
DEAN CROFTSKINGSBROOKDean.Crofts@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5525
BEN FOLEYCASTLEBen.Foley@bedford.gov.ukGREENhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5518
ALISON FOSTERHARROLDajfieldfoster@gmail.comCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1167
SARAH GALLAGHEREASTCOTTSsarah-jayne.gallagher@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=454
JON GAMBOLDBROMHAM & BIDDENHAMjonathan.gambold@btinternet.comCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1162
MICHAEL HEADLEYPUTNOEmichael@mheadley.co.ukPortfolio Holder for FinanceLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=157
HILDE HENDRICKXNEWNHAMHilde.Hendrickx@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5526
TIM HILLELSTOW & STEWARBYtim.hill@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=166
DAVE HODGONdave.hodgson@bedford.gov.ukPortfolio Holder for Economic Development, Rural Affairs and Partnershipshttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=152
LOUISE JACKSONHARPURlouise.jackson@bedford.gov.ukPortfolio Holder for Health and WellbeingLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1166
PHILLIPPA MARTIN-MORAN-BRYANTGREAT BARFORDPhillippa.MartinMoranBryant@bedford.gov.ukCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5522
MOHAMMED MASUDQUEENS APRKmohammed.masud@bedford.gov.ukLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1172
CHRSITINE MCHUGHGOLDINGTONchristinemchugh@yahoo.co.ukLiberal Democrats Group LeaderLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=137
DOUG MCMURDOSHARNBROOKdoug.mcmurdo@bedford.gov.ukPortfolio Holder for Leisure and CultureINDEPENDENThttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=456
CARL MEADERKEMPSTON SOUTHcarl.meader@bedford.gov.ukLabour Deputy Group LeaderLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=149
STEPHEN MOONGREAT BARFORDshmoon@tiscali.co.ukCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1165
MOHAMMED NAWAZKEMPSTON CENTRAL & EASTmohammed.nawaz@bedford.gov.ukDeputy Speaker of the CouncilLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1168
SUE OLIVERKEMPSTON NORTHsue.oliver@bedford.gov.ukLabour Group LeaderLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=147
WENDY RIDERBRICKHILLwendyrider41@gmail.comPortfolio Holder for Adult Services and Liberal Democrats Deputy Group LeaderLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=451
ROGER RIGBYBROMHAM & BIDDENHAMroger.rigby110@googlemail.comConservative Deputy Group LeaderCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=128
CHARLES ROYDENBRICKHILLCharlesRoyden@gmail.comDeputy Mayor & Portfolio Holder for Environment, Highways and TransportLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=123
MAX ROYDENPUTNOEmaxroyden@gmail.comLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5529
JAKE SAMPSONNEWNHAMJake.Sampson@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5527
DAVID SAWYERDE PARYSdavid.sawyer@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=136
PATRICK SOLOMONKINGSBROOKPatrick.Solomon@bedford.gov.ukLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5524
ABU SULTANCAULDWELLAbu.Sultan@bedford.gov.ukLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5519
MARTIN TOWLERRISELEYmartin.towler@bedford.gov.ukCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=2010
JAMES VALENTINEKEMPSTON WESTjames.valentine@bedford.gov.ukPortfolio Holder for Education and Children’s ServicesLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1169
HENRY VANNDE PARYShenry.vann@bedford.gov.ukPortfolio Holder for Town Centres and PlanningLIB DEMhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1164
JANE WALKERCLAPHAMjane@janewalker.co.ukSpeaker of the CouncilCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=453
JAMES WEIRKEMPSTON RURALJim.Weir@bedford.gov.ukCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5531
JOHN WHEELERWOOTTONjohn.wheeler@bedford.gov.ukCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=2012
TOM WOOTTONWYBOSTONtom.wootton@bedford.gov.ukCONhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=161
FOUZIA WARDCAULDWELLFouzia.Zamir@bedford.gov.ukLABhttps://councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=5520

Volunteer

Everyone working on this campaign is a volunteer. We are passionate about Bedford’s future and we believe the public must be consulted in the East West Rail Bedford Route investment project. Can you help us? If so, please get in contact

We need help on the ground and on line. You can help with organising the delivery of leaflets in your area, putting up signs, and speaking with your neighbours.

On line we need assistance with monitoring social media accounts, posting information regarding upcoming events and working together as an online community.

We would like to thank everyone that has volunteered so far. Without you – this campaign would not be established.

Thank you for everything you have done to support Bedford For A Re Consultation.


Join or Start a Local Action Group

If you’d like to get your local area involved in supporting the BFARe Campaign, let us help you.

We are creating a campaign kit which includes leaflets, signs, print at home posters and helpful information to update your village website or to go into your village magazine.

Please get in contact if you need more support.