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The Femmes VJ Day 75 online concert available to watch now!

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership are delighted to present this exclusive and free online concert for VJ Day 75 by The Femmes! Oozing with golden age Hollywood glamour, this trio of starlets and their special guests will whisk you to the glory days of the 1940s in this fabulous online...
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Safeguarding in Village and Community Halls

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has been awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout England.   Sharing best practice Beds RCC Community Buildings Advice Service will be working to make sure that the voluntary management...
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Community Wellbeing Champions excel during Covid crisis

Our Community Wellbeing Champions (CWCs) deliver social prescribing through the Community Referral Social Prescribing service (CRSP). We have 22 CWCs covering Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough, who continued to support their existing case load of clients, as well as accepting new referrals from existing pathways during the Covid crisis. The...
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Village Halls supported through the Covid crisis by BedsRCC

BedsRCC Village Hall Advisory Service (VHAS) offers support and advice to the all Village Hall Trustees and Committees throughout Bedfordshire. In normal times, there are a huge range of activities happening daily in our 120 village halls, from carpet bowls and badminton, to Brownies and bingo. It all happens in these...
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Community transport team step up during Covid 19

Covid 19 has affected the day to day lives of many across Bedfordshire and it has been a challenging time, but that hasn’t stopped the teams of volunteers and staff stepping up to support those self-isolating and staying safe. Including our own community transport team. Not everyone has been able...
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Everyone needs good neighbours

During the Covid 19 crisis, our Good Neighbour Network Team supported Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC) Covid-19 Community hub by referring over 1,750 potentially vulnerable local residents to our amazing network of Good Neighbour groups. The volunteer Support provided has included delivering food parcels and prescriptions, shopping, undertaking befriending phone calls...
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Village and Community Agents supporting the most vulnerable

Our Village and Community Agents have been working extremely hard to support some of our most isolated and vulnerable residents from the moment lockdown was announced. They adapted to provide their service via phone calls, and in some cases video calls, to help both existing and new clients face the...
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We want your photos of Bedfordshire!

Bedfordshire has an abundance of lush green spaces, historical buildings and nationally recognised landmarks. The Chiltern Hills are officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visitors are treated to the best in English countryside in rural areas. We want to showcase some of these beautiful spots through...
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On Instagram? You could win brunch for two

We're giving you the chance to win brunch for you and a friend this week by helping us to promote our new brunch menu at The Barn on Instagram. Simply share our Instagram post to your story and tag @thebarncardington to win. If you have a private account, please send us a...
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The Café at The Barn, Cardington is open

We're pleased to announce that our café at the Barn in Cardington opened to the public on Tuesday 7 June. The café offers a range of sandwiches, toasties and jacket potatoes, with the addition of a brand new brunch menu. Customers will be able to choose from a delicious range...