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Greg Clark MP, Growth Minister, with Richard Fuller MP and Jas Parmar

Greg Clark MP, Growth Minister, with Richard Fuller MP and Jas Parmar

The Government’s Minister for Growth, Greg Clark MP was in Bedford on Friday (9th January) with local MP, Richard Fuller and Conservative Mayoral Candidate, Jas Parmar to discuss Bedford’s economic future.

The Minister was in the region to sign officially the Local Growth Deal that gave Bedford the final piece of funding for the Western bypass.

Richard and Jas took the Minister to the sites of some of the ambitious projects they have proposed to drive Bedford and Kempston’s economic growth, including a new road bridge over the River Great Ouse at Batt’s Ford.

Richard commented, “I have been delighted over recent months that the Government has committed funding to several vitally important infrastructure projects in and around Bedford, including the Bedford-Oxford railway, a flyover for the Black Cat junction of the A1 and the completion of the western bypass.”

“Having the Growth Minister here in Bedford gave us a great opportunity to show him the plans we have for other projects that will bring about new jobs and economic prosperity for Bedford and Kempston.”

Jas added, “A new road bridge in Bedford has been talked about for decades and would make a real difference to traffic in Bedford. It was great to have the opportunity to tell the Minister more about the projects that matter to Bedford Borough.”

1 Response to Local Growth Minister visits Bedford to hear the case for Batt’s Ford bridge

  • I do hope that your meeting with the Minister will speed up the construction of a Batts Ford bridge in Bedford. Such a bridge would reduce the pressure on the other three bridges and also reduce traffic using Ashburnham Road which, with the railway station in it, very quickly becomes clogged up with traffic.

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