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The Barn Part-time Cook/Chef

The Barn Cardington is a friendly farm shop, deli and café in the village of Cardington run by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity.  We are currently looking for an experienced cook for our busy Café.  The role includes – preparing and cooking breakfasts, lunches and creating different home-made delights for our...
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Village Halls Week 2022: What’s On?

This Village Halls Week's theme is 'Innovating the future', and village hall volunteers are being encouraged to think outside of the box and consider what can be done to improve their operations for the benefit of local residents. Throughout this week, Village Halls across Bedfordshire have plenty of activities for...
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Village Halls Set to Make Pledges for the Future

This week, Monday 24 to Sunday 30th January 2022, will see many of England’s 10,000+ rural community buildings posting pledges on social media as part of a popular national campaign. Volunteers managing these important charitable community hubs are being encouraged to think outside of the box and consider what can...
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Ridgmont Heritage Centre featured on BBC

Last Sunday, the BBC published an article: 'Your pictures on the theme of “view from a window”’. The pictures show different snippets of life in the past and present, all over the world. Photographer Alison Wilkerson sent in a picture of her husband David posing through the ticket window in...
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Dunstable in Winter Art Trail

The Dunstable in Winter Art Trail was launched on Wednesday 15th December. Dunstable Cultural Consortium was delighted to meet with Dunstable’s Mayor, Councillor Gloria Martin, who cut the ribbon and declared the trail live. This is the first of many exciting projects The Consortium has planned for the next two years....
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Programme Support Officer – Greensand Country Landscape Partnership

SCP 12 - £22,183 per annum (Pro Rota £13,309) - Hours per week 21 We are seeking an enthusiastic, super organised and experienced Programme Support Officer, to help us deliver the final stage of our Greensand Country Landscape Partnership programme. Greensand Country is a distinctive landscape area consisting of a...
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Community Transport Driver Needed

£10.00/hour (subject to review) Introduction Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) requires support Drivers for its two community transport (‘dial-a-ride’) schemes.  These are ‘Door to Door’ (operating across Bedford Borough) and Greensand Country (covering the old Mid-Beds area of Central Bedfordshire). The projects focus upon using vehicles with no more than...
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Houghton Regis Helpers 10 Today!

It is ten years since Houghton Regis Helpers (HRH), one of our first urban good neighbour groups, began helping residents with befriending, transport, and other neighbourly support. In December 2011 there were 22 volunteers - and six residents leapt at the chance to ring up and ask for help. Fast...
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Dunstable High Street awarded £92,572 for cultural programme

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity is delighted to have been awarded a £92,572 grant from Historic England as part of the Dunstable High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. Historic England is also funding a role...
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Marston Vale line celebrating 175

The Marston Vale Line is 175 years old this November and the Marston Vale CRP is hosting a family fun day to celebrate! 20th November – Bletchley Masonic Centre 10:30 – 4:30 This event features model railways, local history displays, British Transport Police vehicle, face painting, balloon modelling, craft activities...