Meeting with Business Improvement District

Ryan met with the Director and other staff of Bedford's Business Improvement District to listen to their plans for supporting businesses in the town centre.

Commenting on the meeting, Ryan said: "Businesses in Bedford and Kempston are not getting sufficient support from their political representatives - and things need to change. The BID team are working hard, but if you own, work for, or purchase from a business in Bedford and Kempston, then please get in touch with me with your views on how we can support our town centre."

Ryan has said that he will seek a meeting with the Government Minister responsible for business to convey the messages given to him from residents in Bedford and Kempston.