Tim Hill

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

ApologiesDue to my attendance at my first Marston Vale Landfill Community Liaison meeting at the Village Hall the same night, I will be unable to attend the Parish Council meeting.      Covanta IncineratorI arranged a meeting for 18 Dec 09 between the Mayor, Judith Cunningham, myself and residents campaigning against the Covanta proposal. The […]

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I have sent the following objection to this application to the Environment Agency. For further details on the application, please see: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/library/consultations/114217.aspx  I write to formally object to the above application for an Environmental Permit for C Jackson & Sons (Bedford) Ltd. I wish to object on the following grounds:   a) Its detrimental effect on […]

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Time to hit the political reset button for 2010

by timhill on 29 December, 2009

In his New Year message, Nick Clegg, Leader of the Liberal Democrats has laid down a challenge to other party leaders to tell people what they really believe in, rather than what they think people want to hear. The full text of his message: “I have a confession to make: 2009 tested my belief in […]

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A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to one and all

by timhill on 22 December, 2009

2009 has been pretty awful for me work-wise but politically speaking, it has been excellent: June a) Judith and I get re-elected by a huge margin. b) The Liberal Democrats become the largest party on the Council, although crucially not Frank Branston’s cabinet. October  a) Liberal Democrat Dave Hodgson is elected as the directly-elected Mayor […]

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G Moore’s is too much – enough is enough

by timhill on 4 December, 2009

Planning Committee tonight will be discussing an application from G Moore’s of Manor Road, Kempston Hardwick to double their number of lorry movements and to extend their hours of operation deep into the night. I believe this application is a step too far for the local community surrounding the site in question. Most people will know […]

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Mayor Dave Hodgson launched Bedford Borough’s first ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, where small local firms got the chance to meet buyers from nine major local organisations, at the Barns Hotel in Bedford last week. The event was designed to give small local firms, who do not usually have access to major buyers, the chance to […]

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The fantasy speech

by timhill on 19 November, 2009

Yesterday’s Queen’s Speech was nothing more than a fantasy speech from a government that has run out of road in a Parliament that has lost people’s trust. This Queen’s Speech won’t give people the help and jobs they need in this recession. It won’t solve our economic problems and it won’t fix our rotten politics. […]

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Two tier wins by two votes

by timhill on 17 November, 2009

At a packed council meeting at Bedford Corn Exchange last night, it was decided by 19 votes to 17 that the two-tier education system will replace Bedford’s existing three-tier system. There was a 30 minute open session for questions from members of the public which was understandably very passionate at times.  I spoke calling on […]

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Executive votes for 2 Tier

by timhill on 13 November, 2009

After a discussion lasting over an hour the decision was taken to support the Officers’ recommendation. They voted as follows:   Mayor Dave Hodgson – For Cllr Nicky Attenborough – For Cllr Nick Charsley – Against Cllr Michael Headley – Against Cllr Barry Huckle – Apologies Cllr Will Hunt – For Cllr Sue Oliver – Against Cllr Charles Royden – For Cllr David Sawyer […]

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The scale of the task faced by the new regime of Mayor Dave Hodgson in delivering a budget which keeps tax down and protects vital services after the Tory County Council left its finances in a perilous state has been revealed. Newly-appointed Finance Portfolio Holder, Liberal Democrat Cllr Michael Headley, has set out Bedford Borough […]

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