Tim Hill

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

The softest dog in the whole wide world was 2 years old last Monday …or 14 dog years old if you prefer. That unbelievably makes her older than our 13 year old son PJ and is fast catching up our 15 going on 21 year old daughter Lizzie. Pip got lots of presents from friends […]

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My Frank Tribute

by timhill on 24 August, 2009

Frank, we didn’t agree on too much but you were a big, larger than life character who didn’t allow political disagreements to get in the way of getting things done for your beloved town. I bet you had a right old argument with St Peter at the gates and are still having a right ding […]

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I’ve received phone calls from residents of Rousbury Road, Stewartby regarding who owns the land at the rear of Rousbury Road and Stewartby Way that the old parish play area used to be on. This arises from letters they have received from O & H Properties telling residents O&H will be blocking off their access to […]

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Disappointed in Trust

by timhill on 22 July, 2009

The Sir Malcolm Stewart, Bart., General Charitable Trust manages the Sir Malcolm Stewart Homes in Stewartby.  The Trust was set up by the original owners of the local brickworks to provide and manage the homes built for the brickworks workers in Stewartby. By and large the Trust has adjusted well to the various changes in […]

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Victory for democracy – Part 2

by timhill on 16 July, 2009

It seems I spoke too soon. Yes, the Full Council will get the chance to have a vote if the Mayor’s Executive recommends a change to 2-Tier. However, it became apparent at last nights Full Council meeting that the undemocratic nature of the processes of the directly-elected Mayor system will come into force, even though […]

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No to ID Cards – Part 2

by timhill on 16 July, 2009

I’m pleased to report that the motion was passed overwhelmingly with all the Liberal Democrat group supporting it, all the Tories supporting it and a couple of courageous Independents supporting it as well. The Labour Group all abstained. This is better than voting against but it does betray the liberal instincts I know some of […]

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No to ID Cards

by timhill on 15 July, 2009

There is a Full Council meeting of Bedford Borough Council tonight. The last item on the Agenda is a motion I am proposing that calls on the Council to advise the Mayor’s Executive that it does not wish to take part in any trial on ID Cards if asked to do so by the Government. […]

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Victory for democracy

by timhill on 14 July, 2009

I am very pleased to report that the Borough Council has informed all Councillors that the Full Council will get the opportunity to vote on whether the school structure should be changed. He told us yesterday by e-mail that: “if the Executive, at its meeting on 16 September 2009, considers that the school structure should […]

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2-Tier or 3-Tier Schools for Bedford Borough?

by timhill on 13 July, 2009

I haven’t totally made up my mind which way I shall vote on this issue…..if I get the opportunity to do so! I like the sound of the modular proposals coming out of Biddenham Upper. Given a blank slate and a choice between 2-tier and 3-tier, I would probably prefer the 2-tier system. But we’re […]

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Keeley Lane drain blocked for months

by timhill on 7 July, 2009

Several residents of Keeley Lane, Wootton were in touch earlier this year about the blocked drainage pipe across the road. I immediately asked the County Council to take action.   I have recently asked local residents to let me know if it is still blocked.  Local residents have been in touch with me to advise it […]

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