The Biggleswade Green Wheel (BGW), a partnership project led by BRCC and Central Bedfordshire Council, launched on Sunday 22 March at Jordans Mill. You can find out more about it at the Friends of BGW Facebook page here.
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The recently refurbished Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre and Tea Rooms has won 2nd place in the national Community Rail Awards, in the fiercely competitive ‘Most Enhanced Station Buildings’ category.
BRCC’s Transport Team Leader Stephen Sleight and volunteer Andy Buckley accepted the ACoRP award on behalf of the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (MVCRP), which works to promote use of the Bedford to Bletchley rail line and is managed by BRCC.
This is the culmination of a long term project by BRCC and MVCRP (with further volunteer support from Bedford and Bletchley Rail Users’ association BBRUA) that has seen a semi derelict station building brought back into community use.
The former station house built in 1846 in a Victorian Gothic Cottage Orné style boasts a Tea Room in the former ladies waiting room, three offices, a Tourist Information Point, a small gift shop and a growing collection of railway heritage items in the restored booking office. Recent additions include a Community Cabinet which currently houses a 1930’s exhibtion.
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Are you interested in the development of the rural economy in north Bedfordshire and west Huntingdonshire?
The Beds & Hunts Claylands Local Action Group (LAG), managed by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC), has provisionally been awarded LEADER funding by Defra from the Rural Development Programme to invest in local projects between 2015 and 2020. The amount has yet to be confirmed. How can I get involved?
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