Local News

Why taxpayers should not bail out Luton Council

The Guardian newspaper reports that Luton Council is drawing up emergency cuts to avoid bankruptcy.  My view is that the UK government should not provide extra taxpayers’ money to bail out Luton Council above and beyond what is already being provided to Luton and to other councils.

Reopening of Recycling Centres

Recycling centres have reopened, but for some you do need to a book a slot online before you visit. Check your local authority page for further details before you set off.

You can find more information for Central Bedfordshire here.

For Bedford Borough, please visit this site.

Richard's Business Q&A event with the FSB

Richard Fuller, MP for Bedfordshire and member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, will be taking part in a virtual event with the Federation of Small Businesses on Monday aimed at businesses across Bedfordshire.

Additional Funding for Local Authorities

The government has announced additional funding for local authorities to help them respond to Covid-19. In March, the Government announced £1.6bn of additional funding, and has now announced a further £1.6bn.

Schools closing from Monday

Today, the Government has announced that schools will be closed from Monday but will still be allowing attendance from children of key workers to ensure public services can continue to operate.

Celebrating World Book Day

It's World Book Day today and it's a great celebration of reading and the variety of books on offer to children.

Richard Fuller MP visits Bird Bros in Swineshead

Yesterday, Richard had the chance to learn all about egg production at Bird Bros in Swineshead. Started by twin brothers in 1969 and still a family business going from strength to strength more than 50 years later.