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Winter newsletter available to read

Our latest newsletter, BedsRCC News - Winter 2021, is out now for you to read. It's packed with all our good news stories from the last few months, and how we've been supporting communities and helping where we can. Take a look and subscribe if you'd like the next on...
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Roadmap out of lockdown announced

The Prime minister has announced a roadmap out of lockdown - Monday 22 February 2021.   Summary: The roadmap details 4 stages that will be determined by 4 tests. Each stage will require the tests to be achieved before we progress to the next one. The 4 tests are:- 1....
BRCC Covid safety packs

BedsRCC providing Covid safety packs for volunteers and residents

BedsRCC have arranged for 2,000 Covid safety packs to be handed out to Good Neighbour Schemes and local residents over the next week or two, to help keep them safe during the ongoing pandemic. The packs, funded by Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Council’s, contain hand sanitiser, hand wipes, gloves,...
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Marston Vale CRP awarded reaccreditation by the Department for Transport

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (MVCRP) was re-accredited by the Department for Transport (DfT) on 15 February following a review meeting in November. MVCRP was one of the first of the growing number of Community Rail Partnerships across the country to be awarded Accreditation status in February 2020. Accreditation is...
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Aspley Guise Memory Club announced

Aspley Guise Good Neighbours Scheme are pleased to announce that they will be running a new local memory club for people aged 65+ living with early to mid-stage Dementia, or showing symptoms of cognitive impairment, later in 2021. The plan is that it will be run by Helping Hands volunteers,...
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Community transport collect and deliver food parcel supplies

Our fantastic Community Transport team collected four minibuses worth of food from Bedford Borough yesterday (Thursday 18 February) and took them to the YMCA. These vital supplies will now be made into food parcels, some of which the team will also deliver under the direction of Bedford Borough. Community Transport...
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New Website for Warden Abbey Vineyard

Warden Abbey Vineyard have a new website, which went live yesterday (Thursday 18 February). The new site will make it easier visitors to find out: when their tours and picnics will be restarting where to buy Warden Abbey Wine from in the local area how to get involved or volunteer...
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Community transport team getting people to vaccination centres

Our wonderful community transport team have been working hard to get people to vaccination centres safely over the last week, and not just regular users of the service. They've been taking all those in our communities who need assistance. If you need help getting to a centre, give them a call...
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Free creative writing workshop for children and young people

Greensand Country have announced a free creative writing workshop for young people living in the local area. Writer Daisy Henwood will be leading the online session to explore how creative writing can help connect us to the natural world, and asking young people to tell their stories about where they...
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Leighton Linslade Helping Hands step in to provide urgent help

Good Neighbour Schemes (GNS) have been busy during the Covid pandemic and as part of Random Acts of Kindness week, we're going to throw the spotlight on some of the work that has been happening across Bedfordshire. Following on from yesterday’s Christmas themed story, this one also starts on Christmas...