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People on health walk at Coopers Hill Bedfordshire

Thanks to our Walk 4 Health volunteer leaders

Today, in Volunteers Week, BedsRCC would like to thank our Walk 4 Health volunteer leaders. They have continued – with the enforced exception of the last ten weeks – to organise and manage our 40 walk programmes, with their planning, their sensitive approach to their walkers and their essential sense...
Group of people visiting Warden Abbey Vineyard

Thank you vineyard volunteers

Today, in Volunteers Week, Beds RCC would like to thank our amazing vineyard volunteers. They not only in keeping the vineyard looking fantastic and produce great wine, but also work with local schools and charities, run tours and fund raise so that more people can enjoy and learn about this...
Good Neighbours volunteers at celebration event

Thank you to our Good Neighbour volunteers

Today BedsRCC would like to thank our good neighbour group volunteers currently providing local support in 68 towns and villages across Bedfordshire That includes just over 1,460 fabulous people signed up to offer time and skills all year round; plus the hundreds more who have come forward to help out...
Cut out paper people standing in houses drawn on paper

Coronavirus Advice March 2020

This article contains information on general guidance, stay at home guidance, advice for village halls, advice for community groups, protecting the isolated & vulnerable and advice for community transport. Coronavirus A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus...
Cardington village Hall

National Village Hall & Community Buildings Census Launched

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) releases a comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls once every ten years. ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network...
Very small Bedfordshire Village Hall

Village Halls Week 2020

Village Halls Week is an annual and national celebration of rural community spaces and the people whose time and dedication keep them going. Organised by the ACRE Network, the campaign runs from Monday 20 January - Sunday 26 January 2020 and sees a huge variety of events happening across England....
Warden Abbey Vineyard Christmas wine sale

Warden Abbey Vineyard Wine Sale

Our thanks to everyone who came along to our Christmas Wine Sale to support us and the (very) local food and craft stalls who shared the day with us at this special venue. It's very rewarding to see people enjoying our #Bedfordshire wines and leaving with a box or two - we...
Mobility scooter outside of the Bedford Mobility Hub

Mobility Hub relaunch

Our volunteers and customers are all smiles after enjoying some mulled wine and mince pies at The Mobility Hub re-launch today! Another one of our brilliant projects that is run mainly by our fab volunteers who do a brilliant job supporting the local community. #charity #volunteers #localcommunity #bedford @bedsrc Pictured...
Santa, staff and volunteers sitting in front of a train carriage

Santa’s Special’ Grotto at Lidlington Church Hall

Marston vale Community Rail Partnership are running a Santa Special Grotto on Sunday the 14th of February. Looking forward to 'Santa's Special' Grotto at Lidlington Church Hall on Saturday! The Church Hall is only 100m from the station. Free entry! Normal rail fares apply. Please let Santa know you're coming via...
A smiling Door 2 Door minbus driver

Beds RCC Community Transport Says Thank You

This week is a good time to say a BIG THANK YOU to our wonderful office staff. We have had a sudden input of new members recently. In one week we processed the applications for 30 new members and at one working days notice were able to arrange an extra...