Cllr Graeme Coombes

Graeme Coombes is the Councillor for Wilshamstead Ward which covers the historic village of Wilstead and the new development of Wixams. He has been an active Conservative campaigner for many years and has served as a local Councillor on three separate occasions.

Since his election in 2011, Graeme has fought the Liberal Democrat Mayor's plan for a landfill site to be situated right next to Wixams, demanded improved broadband speeds in the locality and called for easier access to basic GP healthcare services for the residents of Wixams and Wilstead. He sits on the Council's Wixams Committee and is Vice-Chair of the Environment and Sustainable Communities Committee.

In his day job, Graeme has worked in the conference and events industry.

Graeme says: 'Wixams is a new, growing and dynamic place to be, with a vibrant and diverse group of residents. Wilstead is a beautiful, historic village with many longstanding inhabitants who have kept a real village feel to the area despite the big changes happening nearby. It is a great honour for me to represent the area that I live in.'

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Light at the End of the Tunnel for Wixams Train Station

There is new hope that the long-awaited train station for Wixams will be delivered after housing developer Gallagher Estates re-affirmed its funding commitment for a further 5 years at a meeting with councillors.

Covanta Judicial Review Welcomed

Wixams and Wilstead Cllr Graeme Coombes has welcomed the news that there will be a judicial review of the environment permit awarded for the proposed Covanta incinerator at Stewartby.

Wixams Train Station Delay Slammed

Wilshamstead Cllr Graeme Coombes is demanding answers as to why the estimated cost of a train station for Wixams has spiralled out of control.

Bedford Borough Bin Collections Plan Rubbished

Bedford Mayor Dave Hodgson has been slammed for rushing to bring in fortnightly bin collections following a public consultation which has been branded a ‘fait accompli’.

Plans Approved for New Wixams Schools

Wixams and Wilstead Cllr Graeme Coombes attended a meeting of Bedford Borough Council's Planning Committee on Monday evening to speak on applications for new primary and academy secondary schools for Wixams.