Spotlight on Biddenham Junior cricket Club at Harrold

On a rather cool but sunny Sunday 25th June 2017, Biddenham junior (under 9) cricket club played an away cricket match in the beautiful village of Harrold. Despite the tremendous efforts by the team and going against their normal good form the match was unfortunately lost to Harrold juniors.  Many parents were present and all  enjoyed the lively and competitive match.  The team are looking forward to their next match at home to Elstow on 2nd July 2017.

A team picture is available at biddenham juniors

Biddenham Cricket Club

If there are any other Biddenham clubs or societies that would like to be in the spot light please forward details to info@biddenham.org.uk.

Open Farm at Stagsden

Open Farm Sunday is the farming industry’s national open day. Visit your local Manor Farm in Stagsden on Sunday 11th June 2017 and discover the world of farming. 

Open Farm is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday in 2006, over 1000 farmers across the UK have opened their gates and welcomed people onto their farm for one Sunday each year. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer and the fabulous work they do producing our food and managing the countryside.

The Biddenham Cricket Club season is about to start!

The 2017 season at Biddenham CC sees the club expanding its youth section to run an extra team. Teams this year will be run at U9, U11, U13 and U15

Junior training commences at the Pavilion on Monday 17th April and continues each Monday from 6pm until mid July

If you would like to join the youth section please come to the pavilion at 6pm on a Monday evening to register or contact our youth co-ordinator Chris Spurgeon at chris_spurgeon@hotmail.com Senior teams will again operate on Saturdays, Sundays and on Midweek evenings.  The Saturday team will play in Division 1 of the Four Counties League. The Sunday league team are promoted to Division 3 of The Bedfordshire County League.  The Sunday friendly side will operate regularly from mid June until the end of August.   Our Midweek team will play in the Bedford Midweek league and also the Hospital Cup.

If you would like to play for one, or all, of the senior teams please contact our cricket secretary Richard Fone at richard.fone@tesco.net

More details, including subscription rates, can be found on the club website at http://biddenham.play-cricket.com/

Richard Fone

Mobile / Library Link Consultation

The Borough Council have carried out two consultations on the future of the Library Service, with a view to modernising services and delivering savings, following ongoing cuts from central government.

 The council is now asking for resident’s views on how the Mobile Library and Library Link services can deliver a more efficient service through optimisation of their routes and timetables.

For more information click  Mobile library consultation. The Proposed Mobile Library Timetable includes visits to Biddenham.

St James’s Church Easter Cards 2017

Children from St James Church Sunday School participated in the ever popular Annual Easter Card competition which was held on the 26th February 2017. There were four winners from 27 submitted drawings. The Children drew pictures about what Easter means to them. Members of the Church congregation were then invited to vote for their favourite pictures.

The winning pictures will appear in the  official church Easter cards delivered to all residents living in Biddenham and Great Denham. A selection of the pictures can be viewed in the document below.

easter-card-competition-2017-results

Bedford Junior Parkrun

For all families with children in Biddenham, Bedford now has a Junior Park Run from 2017. it is located at Jubilee Park every Sunday morning at 9am.  It is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. Parents can run with their children but they will not be timed through the finishing gateway.

The Parkrun is free, safe and easy to take part in. If you are not a junior and wish to participate as an adult then please come along to the weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

Registered park-runners do not need to register separately for the junior events. However, if you are not already registered with parkrun you can do so here.

We look forward to seeing you at the next junior parkrun!

Biddenham has a new Vicar

After more than a year without a Vicar, St James’ Church finally has a new Vicar. An elaborate ceremony took place on the evening of 31st January 2017 at All Saints Church, Kempston Rural. The Bishop of St Alban’s, The Right Reverend Dr Alan Smith, presided over the service to formally welcome and confirm the new vicar , The Reverend Eric Lomax.

Many clergy were present from the Bedford area and beyond as well as local dignitaries.

Further details about him can be found at  Introduction – Eric Lomax

Eric Lomax will be responsible for  both St James’ church in Biddenham and All Saint’s in Kempston Rural. His first Service will be at St James on 5th February 2017 @ 9am.