The last Green bin collections of  2018

The last Green bin collections of  2018  will take place on Wednesday 21st November 2018 in Biddenham. Please ensure you fill the bin as much as possible as no further green waste will be collected until March 2019.

Green collections will resume from March 2019. Exact dates will be published nearer the time.

For reference you can check your bin collection day and type in the Bedford Council web page online bin collection day finder

Biddenham Crime statistics – October 2018

For the month of October 2018, please find below a link containing crime stats from Bedfordshire Police.  As usual they have been sanitised so that people or houses cannot be identified.

The database does not record ASB’s (Anti – Social Behaviour)

Please click link below for crime related to Biddenham and Great Denham. The data have been filtered appropriately:-

Crime stats North sanitised Oct 2018

Note the large number of incidents relating to “Interference with a motor vehicle”

Dave Girling

Thank you

The Biddenham Remembrance service 2018

The Biddenham Remembrance service took place at the war memorial. The service was especially poignant as it was 100 years since the end of  World War 1.  The service was led by Paul Fricker. Joseph Mummery played the Last Post and John Daniels lowered the flag.  Terry Platt and Peter Culverwell laid the wreaths.

A larger crowd than seen for many years assembled, and the weather cheered up for the event, which was nice (although it was a bit blustery). The crowd was also in good voice and sang “Oh God Our Help in Ages Past” and the national anthem – rather well

Some photos of the service can be viewed below:


















iPhone 7 found at the Pavilion

A silver and black iPhone 7 has been handed into St James’ Primary School. The phone was found on the field at Biddenham Pavilion at the weekend. If you know of anyone that have lost their phone please ask them to make contact with the school office – 01234 352721.

Many thanks for your help.

Coming soon to Biddenham Village Hall: Peter’s Picturehouse

We are excited to announce our launch party on Tuesday 4th December, when we would like to welcome you to the showing of our first film, ‘The Theory of Everything’ (Certificate 12) in Peter’s Picturehouse in Biddenham Village Hall at 7.30pm. This is the story of Jane and Stephen Hawking, the eminent Physicist who died earlier this year. The normal charge for tickets will be £5, payable on the door, but our launch party film showing is free!

Please do join us to experience the film on our large screen, bringing a cushion if you wish to bolster the comfort of our (already padded) chairs. We will be selling coffee, tea, wine and ice cream from 7pm and hope that you will want to join us again on the first Tuesday of each month when we plan to show a popular film.

Next month, our Peter’s Picturehouse showing will be on Tuesday 1 st January 2019, when we will show ‘Mama Mia! Here we go again’ (Certificate PG). Come and recover from New Year’s Eve by watching this optimistic and jolly film! In view of the date, we will open at 5.30pm. Suitable refreshments, especially ice cream, will be on sale before the film starts at 6.00pm. The first Tuesday in February is Tuesday 5 th February, when we plan to show, starting at 7.30pm, the Oscar winning film, ‘Three Billboards outside Epping, Missouri’ (Certificate 15), a crime-drama starring Frances McDormand.

If you have any questions about Peter’s Picturehouse, please contact Marihelen on: 07710288933 or Poster Details


Motor Vehicles broken into at Deep Spinney

The following article was forwarded by a Biddenham resident:-

On Monday, 29th October 2018 a number of motor vehicles were broken into. My neighbour was one of those affected. It sounds like he simply left the car unlocked and the thief took advantage of it. From speaking to the Police, I know the problem is rife across Bedford at the moment so I had a look at my CCTV footage for that day and caught the individual in the act of trying our car doors. Luckily, they were locked. Sadly the floodlights that came on scared him off before he got really close so the images aren’t as detailed as one would have liked.

I have passed the video to the Police. Maybe you could mention something on the website and spur others into providing further images to the police to help them in their investigations. If not, well, he is prolific so he will be back – or maybe he is part of a gang operating in the area.

The individual broke into a car in Gower Drive at 5am, he then proceeded back down the road and turned right into Deep Spinney at 5:07am. If people were to check their recordings in the early hours of that day, the chances are, further footage would avail itself – I am aware of several with CCTV cameras along Deep Spinney.

The individual was about 20 years old, white, slim build, wearing a black duffle coat, possibly a black scarf and denim jeans. Short brown hair and about 5’10” tall.

If you have footage, maybe you could complete a Report on a Crime Form at who knows, we may even solve this as a community working together.

Latest news – Application for up to 250 dwellings West of Gold Lane, Biddenham – 18/00140/MAO Major Outline Application

At the Bedford Borough Council  meeting held on 29 October 2018 the Planning Committee resolved to Refuse Permission in respect of the above proposal. The Committee took into consideration your representations when reaching its decision. For a full explanation of the reasoning behind the decision and how your comments were taken into account (assuming these concerned planning merits) you are advised to read the Officers report in full which includes any resulting conditions that may have been imposed. Click here for further details

Halloween in Biddenham

For many, especially those taking part, it’s a great, fun activity, but for others, who may not welcome numerous callers to their door, it can be a very unnerving and stressful time.

If you are planning to go trick or treating, please follow these simple guidelines.

  • Adults should ALWAYS accompany young children – NEVER let youngsters go trick or treating on their own !
  • Only go to houses where there are Halloween items on display such as pumpkins.
  • NEVER accept an invitation to go inside a strangers home
  • Always keep to well lit areas; wear bright clothing, carry a torch and remember road safety
  • Unless pre-arranged, DO NOT visit elderly members of your community
  • Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people
  • Keep any tricks within the law.

If you would rather your home was not visited, please download print and display the poster by clicking this link