Posts Tagged ‘Mayor of Bedford’
Posted by Richard | Filed under Democracy
Beds on Sunday have a video of Parvez where he outlines his priorities for serving the people of the Borough of Bedford. Parvez’s key themes are: keeping Council tax down – reducing waste and cutting costs; striking a fairer balance between the rural and urban parts of our Borough; and, being a listening Mayor responding to the needs and requirements of local residents. Well worth a look
If you want to see the efforts of the other candidates, they are also available on the BoS site.
Posted by Richard | Filed under Bedford & Kempston
Bedford has lost its leader and, in many respects, its visionary spirit. Frank Branston wanted the best for Bedford and he went about achieving his goals with vigour and purpose.
Over the years – and despite our political differences – Frank always had a willingness to hear a different point of view. I valued his directness and his entrepreneurial flair – both of which I shall sorely miss.
I met with Frank last three weeks ago, and his focus was very much on how, despite the recession, he could keep our community moving forward. At times like these, we badly needed his sense of purpose.
To Frank’s family and to his many friends across our town and beyond, my sincere condolences on his passing, and on this sad day, may our thoughts and prayers be with them.