In place of our usual monthly film/presentation evening at the University, BCCF are pleased to be hosting a Mayoral Electoral Hustings on Wednesday April 10th 7-9pm with questions exclusively on the environment and climate change-related matters.University of Bedfordshire Vice Chancellor, Bill Rammell, will chair.
This is a rare chance to quiz candidates standing for elected mayor on what they will do if elected, especially in the wake of the recent Declaration of Climate Emergency by the Borough executive and the stated ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Please come along with specific questions relevant to Bedford Borough. (You may like to jot your question(s) down to keep it succinct). Perhaps related to local carbon emissions, air quality, waste, plastics, recycling, transport, energy saving and renewable energy, housing development, education etc. OR just come along and listen!
Candidates are, in alphabetical order, as follows:
Gianni Carofano, Conservative
Dave Hodgson, Liberal Democrat
Jenni Jackson, Labour
Adrian Spurrell, Green Party
Elections for Bedford Mayor take place on Thursday May 2nd, alongside council elections for councillors in local wards and parishes. You will have a 1st Choice & a 2nd Choice on the ballot paper for electing Bedford’s mayor.
To be able eligible to vote, you must be registered at your current address by April 12th https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
BCCF is non-party political, actively supports the democratic process, encourages local people to engage with environmental issues and unites behind science.
Find us in Room G011 (ground floor) of the Gateway Building of the University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA. The hustings will start at 7pm sharp. We hope to see you there
There is good disabled access, but we are sorry that tech tells us a hearing loop is not available for this event. Parking available but of course we encourage travel by more sustainable means wherever possible!
Please note that there will be time to chat at the end but we are not providing refreshments & the cafe will be closed. (Water fountains to fill your own bottles are available outside the lecture theatre if needed).