OUR MISSION

BEDFORD FORUM MISSION STATEMENT

Bedford is a Borough with huge potential. It has an historic town centre, through which flows the river Great Ouse. The town is surrounded by a large number of rural parishes. It has good communications, and a vibrant and mixed population. The mission of this Forum is to consult the diverse groups on the major issues affecting Bedford and surrounding parishes, and to generate a consensus on the way forward. Our aim is to bring the consensus to bear on the relevant authorities, and to mobilise the talents of the people living and working in the area, and help & encourage them to develop a thriving Borough with a strong communal vision and a clear unique character.

Looking around Bedford we find that both major and minor decisions are being made that adversely affect our environment, our comfort  and our prosperity. Bedford Forum wants to remedy that.
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WE WANT TO —
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1.  IMPROVE LOCAL DEMOCRACY WITHIN THE BOROUGH
2. GET MORE INFORMATION TO RESIDENTS ABOUT ISSUES
3. GET MORE INFORMATION FROM RESIDENTS ABOUT ISSUES
4. GENERATE A LOCAL CONSENSUS ON CURRENT ISSUES
5. DEVELOPE A CONSENSUS “VISION” FOR THE BOROUGH
6. USE THAT CONSENSUS TO INFLUENCE  BEDFORD’S DECISION MAKERS
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