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Teddy Bears picnic

You’re invited to the Teddy Bears Picnic at Warden Abbey

Tickets are now on sale for the Warden Abbey Vineyard Teddy Bears' Picnic on Sunday 4 July. This is a great family day out with plenty of activities for little ones in our beautiful vineyard, with the added bonus of the nearby Shuttleworth airshow military display. Bring your teddy bears,...
Warden Abbey Vineyard

Thank you to the vineyard volunteers

Our last message for #VolunteersWeek2021 is to say hats off to our vineyard volunteers. Thank you for keeping the vineyard in tip top shape throughout the year, despite having to work in smaller numbers. Thank you for uncomplainingly sitting outside for tea breaks in the coldest April and May since...
Walking4Health

Health Walk volunteers – Volunteer Week 2021

A huge thank you goes to all of our county’s Health Walk leaders for their volunteering over the last year. It has been an extraordinary and very difficult time for group walks through Covid lockdowns with restrictions on walker numbers and social distancing, yet our walk leaders have shown great...
Ridgmont Station

Community Rail champions – Volunteers Week 2021

A huge thank you to our 85-strong team of volunteers on the Marston Vale (Bedford to Bletchley) and Beds and Herts (Bedford to St Albans City) Community Rail Partnerships who have done an amazing job in an exceptionally difficult year. They have been instrumental in brightening up our stations, overseeing...
Jenny Gallucci

Thank you to our Good Neighbours – Volunteer Week 2021

We're saying thank you to each one of the over 1,500 volunteers currently involved in our network of Good Neighbour Groups, who offer local support in over 70 villages and towns across Bedfordshire. Whether you are a committee member, driver, phone holder, befriender, DIY-er, baker or dog-walker, it’s your kindness,...
IVCV volunteers

Ivel Valley Conservation Volunteers – Volunteers Week 2021

It's Volunteers’ Week and this is our chance to say thanks to all our wonderful volunteers! We're throwing the spotlight on those kindly giving their time to support us and our communities all week and today we focus on Ivel Valley Conservation Volunteers (IVCV). A big thanks from us all...
Village Halls in use

Village Hall and Community Building volunteers and Management Committee Trustees

A big, big thank to all our Village Hall and Community Building volunteers and Management Committee Trustees. There are over a 1,000 Trustees from 190 committees looking after our community buildings throughout the Befordshire and they are supported by additional members of the public who carry out the day to...
TimeBank volunteers

Thank you to our TimeBanks members – Volunteers Week 2021

It's Volunteers’ Week and this is our chance to say thanks to all our wonderful volunteers! We're throwing the spotlight on those kindly giving their time to support us and our communities all week and today we are thanking the TimeBank volunteers. A big THANK YOU goes to all our...
Vineyard

Warden Abbey release more tours and picnic dates

Warden Abbey Vineyard have announced the return of their popular tours and picnics. They've proved popular already, with all dates in May fully booked, but there are still plenty of dates in June and July. These tours allow visitors to explore the history of the vineyard - from medieval origins...
Ticket office

Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre fully reopens next Wednesday

Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre will fully reopen on Wednesday 19 May. In line with the Governments roadmap out of lockdown, the heritage centre can now open it's doors again to the public and allow inside dining in the Ladies Waiting Room. Ridgmont has been closed since November last year, but...