Harpur Labour Councillors

Welcome to Harpur Ward

Your local Labour Councillors are Cllr Colleen Atkins and Cllr Louise Jackson












           Cllr Colleen Atkins                           Cllr Louise Jackson


Colleen and Louise are always out and about in the ward


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1st Saturday in the month at Sainsbury's, Clapham Road, Bedford 10.30 - 11.30am.

Just call by and speak with them, no need for an appointment. However, you don't need to wait for the surgery, you can contact them anytime on the details above.

Please contact them if you have:

  • a suggestion for improvements in Harpur Ward
  • a comment about something in the Borough
  • a problem we can help with or something concerns you.


 Harpur Councillors concerned about dangerous crossroads

2015_04_Shakespeare_Road_accident_(7).JPGHarpur Ward Councillors Colleen Atkins and Louise Jackson have raised concerns about the safety at the dangerous crossroads of Shakespeare Road with Warwick Avenue and Cowper Road. 

They have arranged a site meeting with council officers to see what can be done to improve safety as this has been the scene of numerous collisions over the years and, although the Borough Council has made improvements, accidents still occur.

Read the full story.

  Harpur councillors use ward funds to improve road safety

2015_03_Colleen___Louise_(17).JPGCllr Colleen Atkins and Louise Jackson by the mini-roundabout they paid for from their ward funds.

Situated at the crossroads of Cowper Road with Spenser Road and Byron Crescent, the mini-roundabout has reduced the number of accidents and made the junction 




About Harpur Ward

Situated to the north of Bromham Road and Bedford Town Centre, this ward is bounded on the east by Foster Hill Road, and the west by Sidney Road. It includes the A6 trunk road running from Clapham Road to Tavistock Street. To the north it includes the streets around Manton Lane.

Edith Cavell Lower School and Livingstone Lower School are both in this ward. Tavistock Community Centre is situated in the Queen Street area of the ward, behind Queen Street multi-storey car park. Bedford Prison is also situated within Harpur Ward.




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