Tim Hill

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

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Local school catchment areas

by timhill on 10 September, 2013

You can find maps for the catchment areas of all schools in Bedford Borough online: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/education_and_learning/schools_and_collegescadem/school_admissions/school_catchment_areas/catchment_maps.aspx Let me know if you think these are helpful.  

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Malcolm Whiteman, a great friend of Martin’s and a fellow Wilstead Liberal Democrat, rang me on Sunday 8th September to give me the terrible news that Martin had died at 7.20am. He had been in hospital for several weeks after a stroke and on all reports was recovering. His sister had only rung me the […]

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Millions of children are going back to school this week. For the schools in my Ward, this means a lot of extra cash on top of the normal school budget, thanks to the Liberal Democrats Pupil Premium. This is much needed extra cash to help every child get on in life. Marston Vale Middle School – £86,400. Broadmead Lower […]

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One of many good things which came out of last week’s events in Westminster was that Parliament showed that it was still relevant, still powerful and still able to reflect and respond to the public mood. Our MPs demonstrated that, for all the attacks, belittling and criticisms of recent years, they are still able to hold […]

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No Verge Parking Scheme is now in place

by timhill on 22 August, 2013

Elstow residents will hopefully have noticed that the No Verge Parking Scheme is now in place. It covers the High Street and Bunyans Mead. This follows my delivery of a consultation leaflet to every house in High Street and Bunyans Mead on 3 Dec 2012 asking for homeowners’ views on a no verge parking scheme being implemented […]

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Every year, I put forward to the local police an area which I believe would benefit from a short-term, one-off, higher police presence called Operation Vision. This is where PCSOs, cadets and staff/volunteers from other agencies go door to door in a particular area giving crime prevention advice and canvassing residents views etc. This year, I […]

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Fuel Poverty in Sir Malcolm Stewart Homes

by timhill on 11 July, 2013

Mayor Dave Hodgson and I have been working with Borough Council officers and representatives of the Sir Malcolm Stewart Trust to tackle the issue of replacing rotting windows on the estate.   Unfortunately, the Trust does not currently have the necessary funding to tackle this issue, but I am pleased to report that the Trust […]

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My Mum

by timhill on 10 July, 2013

I am back at work today, but taking it easy after what has been an extremely traumatic time.   To all those who have sent condolences either by e-mail or a card, please accept my deep appreciation of your very kind thoughts.   I will be attempting to do start Council casework and campaigning again […]

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My Mum

by timhill on 2 July, 2013

I am devastated to report that my Mum passed away yesterday afternoon. She had been poorly for some time, but she fell very ill yesterday afternoon and despite the best efforts of the South Wing medical teams and the crash team, they could not revive her. I hope you’ll understand that I will not be […]

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Gully clearing at Cow Bridge on Sunday

by timhill on 6 June, 2013

This is to give you advance warning if you are thinking of visiting the Interchange Retail Park or travelling along the B530 on Sunday. The Borough Council are planning to do gully clearing at Cow Bridge starting Sunday morning and STOP/GO signs will be in operation. This is likely to lead to extensive queuing.

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