The Future of Health Services in Bedford Borough

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability & Tranformation Plan (BLMK STP) are asking for people’s views on Health Services across the area. This could impact on a wide range of issues including what services are provided at local hospitals in the future.

It is important that local people know about this issue and have their say on the issues being considered.

Please click : The Future of Health Services in Bedford Borough for further details

Village Church Thefts

This is a message sent via Bedford Neighbourhood Watch. This information has been sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

We want to make you aware that there have been a number of incidents reported to Bedfordshire Police over the past week where Churches within Villages have been broken into with various items stolen.

Bedfordshire Police are currently investigating these offences and are working closely with surrounding Police Forces due to the close proximity to their borders.

We are asking for you, members of the public to be vigilant and look out for any suspicious persons or vehicles close to the churches in your or surrounding villages and report anything suspicious to us immediately via 101 or 999.

If you have any information about the offences that have already occurred this can be passed to the investigating officer via 101 or reported to Crimestoppers.

Charlotte Norris (Police, Constable, North)

The Friends of Biddenham Village Pond are seeking a secretary

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Our Secretary will be retiring in June this year, and this is a great opportunity for someone, it could be you, to be involved with our historic village pond.

The Secretary is a member of our team of volunteers (currently 6 in number) managing and conserving the pond and nature conservation area, and in particular looks after our four meetings spread through the year, any correspondence that might be needed, and notices of pond events and activities: it’s interesting and not too time consuming.

It’s then up to you whether or not you’d also want to be a wellie volunteer at our work mornings!

Interested? Jenny Kimber (tel: 266921), our current Secretary, will be happy to help with any more information you might like. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

Peter Applewhite, Chairman (fotbvp@btinternet.com)

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Background to the Deep Spinney Roundabout

Further to the Deep Spinney note published on the 10 February 2017,  please find below a document containing the detailed background regarding the project inception and discussions held at Sub Committee and Parish Council level. roundabout background document

The Parish Council is anxious that everyone should a final opportunity to comment on this project.

Please provide comments on the feature by 13th March 2017, using the comments link below or writing directly to info@biddenham.org.uk.

To help visualise the roundabout in question a couple of pictures are attached:-

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Deep Spinney Roundabout

The Parish Council has for some time been considering possible features on the Roundabout  to commemorate the lost Dovecote.   An informal survey was carried out at the Biddenham Show, the Chairman of the Parish Council, Peter Chase, made a presentation to the Biddenham Society at their annual meeting, and there has been a number of references to the idea in “The Loop”.   As a result of one of those references there has been a request for further consultation and publicity.

The idea which has received most support is that there should be two pillars, each about 3.5 metres above ground, featuring a representation of the Dovecote and the name of the village.   An impression of what the pillars might look like can be viewed on the link  Biddenham Roundabout Feature

The Parish Council is anxious that everyone should have an opportunity to comment on this project.   More comprehensive details will follow shortly on this website.

Please provide comments on the feature by 13th March 2017, using the comments link below or writing directly to info@biddenham.org.uk.