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Resilient Habitats in Greensand Country: Virtual Conference – 5th November

Friday 5th November 2021, 9.30am – 1pm Over the past 5 years the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership has funded and supported a range of habitat creation and enhancement projects, delivered by community groups, conservation charities, farmers and landowners. As the Partnership seeks to transition from the National Lottery Heritage Fund...
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Symbol Spot Launch at St Albans Signal Box Museum

The new Beds and Herts Symbol Spot Trail, in association with Mini Map Makers, will launch at a special family launch day event on Tuesday 26 October. Launch day family fun Join the Super Spotters on Tuesday, 26 October 2021 from 10am to 4pm for a family day out at...
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On Track in Greensand Country

A podcast about a journey on the Marston Vale Line has been shortlisted has been shortlisted in the Arts & Creative Radio category in the Community Radio Awards. Terry Lee and Lawrie Hallett took the 45 minute journey on the Marston Vale Line, from Bedford to Bletchley, alighting at some...
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Warden Abbey Revealed at the Higgins Bedford

Nestled between the picturesque villages of Old Warden and Cardington, vines were first planted on this beautiful Bedfordshire field in medieval times by monks at the Cistercian Abbey of Warden. Research by the Old Warden History and Heritage Society together with the results of a geophysical survey have revealed the...
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Digital Community Coordinator

£24,491 Full Time or Part Time / Job Share Are you a great people person with excellent IT skills?  Would you like to be part of a new adventure? We are currently looking to recruit one Full Time or two Part Time Digital Community Coordinator(s).  The successful candidate(s) will run...
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Sunday 10 October is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2021 is possibly the most important one to date. The coronavirus pandemic, months of lockdown and an uncertain future for many will have taken its toll and people’s mental health may have been affected in various ways. According to research conducted by MIND, more than half...
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Central Bedfordshire Covid Impact Survey

Central Bedfordshire Council wants to develop a better understanding of the impact that Covid 19 is having on residents in terms of their wellbeing, financial and other impacts and what sort of additional assistance people might require. With this in mind Central Bedfordshire Council have developed a short online survey...
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Rare pink grasshopper found in our Heritage Centre car park !

A rare pink grasshopper has been spotted near our wonderful Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre in Bedfordshire. Chris Hall, who is our manager for Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre, spotted the grasshopper as he walked alongside the car park for the heritage centre.  Chris who is also a professional photographer said: “I...
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Return of the Soup Lunch in Shortstown in October

The Shortstown Soup lunch had been running pre-covid for around two years. Before the pandemic hit the club ran a very successful club meeting on the second Monday of the month. The club was vibrant and busy with elderly residents attending from Shortstown, Cardington and Cotton End. For a small...
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New club for Cotton End

Wendy Worgan, BedsRCC Village Agent for Cotton End, is delighted to announce the launch of Cotton End’s Knit & Natter group. Local resident Kay set up the group with support from Wendy, who helped her access funds for vital tea and coffee supplies, and most importantly cake. Kay has helped...