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  • HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
    Article: Apr 15, 2021

    On Saturday at 3pm the Duke of Edinburgh will be laid to rest. The Funeral Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor will begin with a National Minute's Silence. The service will be preceded by a ceremonial procession inside the grounds of Windsor Castle.

    An online book of condolence is available for people across Bedfordshire to write their messages and pay their respects, and you can access the book here. The Lord Lieutenant has also arranged a Church Service of Thanksgiving on Friday at 5pm which will be streamed live on YouTube here. An edited version will be available after the service.

    The Royal Family ask that members of the public consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of The Duke. My thoughts and condolences are with Her Majesty the Queen and The Royal Family at this sad time.

  • James Sandbach outside Police Station
    Article: Apr 15, 2021

    A key message from my campaign is that the police need to be visible and accessible to the public.

    Following the Police Commissioner's reorganisation of the Constablary's estate over 2013-17, only 3 police stations in Suffolk have a public access point (Ipswich, Bury and Lowestfoft).

    Just over the County boarder in Diss for example, the Police station has maintained a counter (though it has not been operating during the pandemic) and many other county have been able to keep police station counters open, for example by looki

  • Cllr Peter Wexham
    Article: Apr 15, 2021

    Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of Southend and Essex residents' waste are being buried in landfill after the collapse of Conservative-run Essex County Council's agreement with its waste contractor.

    The Conservatives' pet scheme saw millions of pounds spent on a waste processing plant in Basildon designed to recycle black bin waste into fuel.