Harpur Ward is represented by Councillors Colleen Atkins and Louise Jackson. They have a reputation for getting things done and for working hard all year round to get the best for Harpur.
Cllr Colleen Atkins
Tel: 01234 355773
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Colleen was first elected to represent Harpur in 1988. She lives in the heart of the ward and knows the area well.
She has the Portfolio for Community Safety ,Regulatory Services and Housing and a member of Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Authority of which she has twice been chair.
She has a strong reputation for her hard work, dedication and passion to help the community and make Harpur a great place to live.
She fights hard to get improvements and has a track record of getting things done.
Having lived in Chaucer Road in the heart of Harpur for 40 years, she has vast experience and knowledge of the issues that affect the ward.
A strong voice on community safety, she holds that executive position on the Council and is Chair and founder of Bedford Neighbourhood Watch. She received an MBE from the Queen for her voluntary work.
Cllr Louise Jackson
Tel: 07568 052722
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Louise was first elected to represent Harpur in 2011 and has a vast knowledge of the issues in the ward. She has the portfolio on the council for Health, Public Health and Wellbeing and is Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board.
When she was office manager for Mohammad Yasin MP, Louise gained a wealth of experience helping residents resolve a wide variety of differing and complex issues, and is fully committed to improving lives in Harpur.
Louise is passionate about making Harpur a healthier place to live, and wants to ensure that residents can access the medical care they need faster – whether it’s a GP appointment, mental health support or some specialist treatment.
Louise regularly meets with NHS bosses to put the concerns of residents to decision-makers.