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Christmas wine sale

Come to The Barn for the Warden Abbey Vineyard Christmas wine sale

The Warden Abbey Vineyard Annual Christmas wine sale will be in the form of a small outdoor market this year, held at The Barn Cardington. We’ll be joined by: Ants Chilli House Rookery Nook prints and cards Willow Tree Gin Kelchner Brewery Eve Carroll Pottery You'll be able to browse...
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Village Hall Safeguarding week and what it means for Bedfordshire halls

Next week is Village Hall Safeguarding week and Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is calling on thousands of village halls across England to make sure policies and procedures are in place to keep everyone safe. ACRE has been awarded £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote...
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New-look tea room to open at Ridgmont Station in November

Ridgmont Station Vintage Tea Room and Heritage Centre is undergoing some exciting changes and will be opening its doors once again in the very near future. We're pleased to announce that after a small refurb, and with new management and a new menu in place, the tea room will be...
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Lord-Lieutenant visits Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, was delighted to make a socially distant covid safe visit to BRCC to thank the volunteers and staff for their tremendous efforts during the pandemic. On the visit, the Lord-Lieutenant met with Chief Executive Tracy Cowan and those team members who were actively involved...
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2020 village and community hall survey to be published

ACRE has announced that they will publish the report from the survey run with halls across England at the start of 2020, next week. The analysis has been conducted by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research (CRESR), at Sheffield Hallam University, on behalf of ACRE. They funded the...
World Mental Health Day

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2020 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 recent research conducted by MIND, more than...
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Warden Abbey special edition fizz is a winner!

The Warden Abbey Vineyard team popped the cork on a bottle of Warden Abbey Brut 2015 at the end of September at their volunteer session, when they heard it had achieved a bronze medal at international level in the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards. The judges awarded it 89 points...
Test and Trace app

New NHS test and trace app

The new #NHSCOVID19app has been released in England and is now available to download, with the aim of protecting the health of the nation, as well as our families. To help us all stay safe, we're asking you to download it before you visit us at The Barn and to...
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Call for Government to level-up rural areas to support England’s economic recovery from COVID-19

A coalition of thirteen leading rural organisations is today urging the Government to commit to more equitable funding in rural areas to support England’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The Rural Coalition has published Rebuilding Rural: Growing Back Better, setting out its priorities for a successful recovery by seizing the potential...
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Test and Trace changes and how it affects you

We’ve been asking you to give us your details for Test and Trace when you visit The Barn Cardington to eat in with us, but from Monday it is a legal requirement. This means that when you order food at the till from Tuesday, you need to visit venuetrace.com on...