Tim Hill

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Elstow, Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick. Learn more

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Archive for the ‘Local Issues’ Category

I am very pleased to report that there was a successful Neighbourhood Watch Re-Launch Meeting in Elstow last night.   The meeting was held at the Elstow Playing Fields Hall in Wilstead Road.   It was hosted by the Bedford Neighbourhood Watch Team and was the idea of Sue Anderson, the Parish Council Chair.   […]

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Wavell Close residents will remember my letter to them of 8th May 2008 regarding the request to the County Council by the Parish Council, local residents and the Liberal Democrat FOCUS Team to “tidy up” the Wavell Close green. Local residents had told us and the Parish Council that the layout of the green was too […]

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Dear Sir/Madam (DCLG) As one of the Bedford Borough Councillors for the Borough Ward of Wootton and following receipt of a letter from our Head of Planning, I wish to formally object to the Eco-town proposals of New Marston and Marston Vale. I support the basic principles of new housing that responds to climate change, a […]

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Action on Potters Cross

by timhill on 13 June, 2008

Local residents have been in touch with me regarding the issue of the poor state of the road surface in Potters Cross. I contacted the County Council in March 2008 asking them to take action on this issue.  I am now very pleased to report that resurfacing works for Potters Cross are now scheduled for […]

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BT Looks to Wield Axe on Local Payphones

by timhill on 12 June, 2008

British Telecom have announced plans to remove 28 public payphones from a variety of both urban and rural locations across Bedford Borough. Liberal Democrats have called for BT to justify the removals by providing individual usage figures for the payphones and stating the criteria they have used to identify call boxes for removal. The Liberal Democrat […]

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Controversial new policies for the future development of Bedford Borough have been branded ‘deeply flawed’ by Liberal Democrats. The Core Strategy and Rural Issues Plan, passed at the recent meeting of the Borough Council but opposed by the Liberal Democrats, imposes weak environmental standards on the 17,500 new homes due to be built in the […]

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Speeding along Stewartby Way

by timhill on 15 April, 2008

Local residents have been in touch with the Liberal Democrat FOCUS Team over the past couple of years expressing their concern about cars speeding along Stewartby Way. The Tory-controlled County Council has said several times to us that any measures to control traffic speed along Stewartby Way are not a high priority for them. Spending […]

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Travellers at Bury Farm, Wootton Green

by timhill on 15 April, 2008

Last summer, I had raised my concern that although making Bury Farm a good place for walkers to visit is a good idea, having no height barriers for the car park would make it open to travellers. The relevant officer disagreed and was supported by the Council Executive including the Mayor. Local residents have been in […]

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Several residents have been in touch with me on this issue. Speeding cars along Stewartby Way are making it difficult for the residents of the Sir Malcolm Stewart Homes to cross the road to the nearby bus stop. I have today submitted an application pack to the County Council supporting this much needed sign. However […]

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Lamp post outside 85, Bedford Road, Wootton

by timhill on 1 February, 2008

I’m pleased to report that a couple of residents rang me last night to thank me as the light is now back on. Amazing what a bit of co-ordination can do 🙂

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