Resident’s cat run over this morning

A letter from a resident:-

At 7.20 this morning I left for work (I live at Deep Spinney) and found a cat lying in the road (run over and killed) at beginning of Deep Spinney, just past Gold Lane close to the bus stop. The cat was a Tortoiseshell and white female with a pink collar. I stopped and picked her up and left her at the side of the road in a duvet cover that was in the boot of my car. I know it’s a long shot but if you happen to know anyone that lives in Gold lane or Lavenham Drive area maybe you can ask if they know who the cat belongs to. Her head I’m afraid was badly damaged. She may have had her address details on her collar but I was too upset to look. My husband left at 6.30 for work and did not see the cat then so I think she had died between 6.30 and 7.20am, she was still warm and I gave her a cuddle and said a prayer. I lost my cat 3 years ago along Bromham road and know how upsetting it can be for the owners. Anyway, thank you for your help

White squirrel in Biddenham

A white Albino squirrel was spotted in Biddenham on Saturday. These are incredibly rare and the condition affects around one in a million grey squirrels, with about 50 thought to live in the UK.   Keep a lookout and forward any pictures so the website can be updated.

Temporary Closure Bromham Road Biddenham BBC 2227 EC DM

Message from the Bedford Borough Council – Road Closures Department:-

Emergency Temporary Road Closure – I’ve received a request for an emergency closure at the above location.

Reason for Closure Burst Water Main under the bridge

This temporary road closure is anticipated to be in operation initially until the 13th September or until the works are completed

1. Head west on Bridge End towards Millfield 0.1 km

2. Slight right to stay on Bridge End 55 m

3. Turn left to stay on Bridge End 31 m

4. Continue straight onto Box End Rd 0.2 km

5. Turn right 0.2 km

6. Turn left onto A428 0.5 km

7. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bromham Rd/A4280 0.5 km

8. Turn left onto Bromham Rd The reverse route applies

For further information please contact : Anglian Water Help Desk 08457 145145 

Deborah Mosetti

Deborah Mosetti 

Biddenham Show this Sunday

The Biddenham Show is on Sunday 8th September between 12-4 at St James’ School field and the village hall. If possible can you make a donation to the bottle stall. Please see details below:-

Dear Fellow Resident – A popular request the bottle stall, is returning to this year’s Biddenham Show, but to be successful, we need lots more bottles. They don’t have to be alcohol but they must be within the use by date if stated.

If you feel able to donate please email me at or call me on 07748 305050 and I will collect. Alternatively you may deliver to 59A Day’s Lane, but please call in advance to ensure that someone is at home. Please let me have any donations by Friday 6th September 2019

Thank you

BedfordIndependent – Bromham Road bridge to close completely for almost a year

Bromham Road bridge
Bromham Road bridge will be closed from 24 June and won’t reopen for almost a year.

Network Rail have just announced that Bromham Road bridge will close to all traffic on 24 June, so they can prepare for its demolition and reconstruction.

For this work to take place safely, the bridge needs to be closed to all vehicles until Spring 2020.

Traffic will be diverted via the A6 and Clapham Road, which Network Rail say will be marked clearly. Pedestrians and cyclist will still be able to make use of a temporary bridge.

The work is part of the electrification of the Midland Main Line between Bedford, Kettering and Corby.

Gavin Crook, Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail, said: “Next month, Network Rail will continue with work to Bromham Road bridge as part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade.

“To allow this work to take place safely, a full road closure will be in place, as well as a clearly signposted diversionary route.

“We do understand that this will impact on motorists and we would like to thank all those affected for their patience whilst this takes place.”

Source Bedford Independent

Biddenham Crime Statistics January to May 2019

For the months of January to May 2019, 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 has been filtered appropriately:-

Dave Girling

Thank you

Reminder – Door Step Challenge 10 – Gold Lane Development – Part 2

We are now in the middle of the seasonal holidays and this is a perfect opportunity to engage with neighbours, friends and families using the door step challenge.  I have already received template letters back but we need many more. To date over 100 objections have been received by the Bedford Borough Council but we need many more. All objections count so make yours count!