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Central Bedfordshire Covid Impact Survey

Central Bedfordshire Council wants to develop a better understanding of the impact that Covid 19 is having on residents in terms of their wellbeing, financial and other impacts and what sort of additional assistance people might require. With this in mind Central Bedfordshire Council have developed a short online survey...
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Rare pink grasshopper found in our Heritage Centre car park !

A rare pink grasshopper has been spotted near our wonderful Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre in Bedfordshire. Chris Hall, who is our manager for Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre, spotted the grasshopper as he walked alongside the car park for the heritage centre.  Chris who is also a professional photographer said: “I...
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Return of the Soup Lunch in Shortstown in October

The Shortstown Soup lunch had been running pre-covid for around two years. Before the pandemic hit the club ran a very successful club meeting on the second Monday of the month. The club was vibrant and busy with elderly residents attending from Shortstown, Cardington and Cotton End. For a small...
Knit and natter

New club for Cotton End

Wendy Worgan, BedsRCC Village Agent for Cotton End, is delighted to announce the launch of Cotton End’s Knit & Natter group. Local resident Kay set up the group with support from Wendy, who helped her access funds for vital tea and coffee supplies, and most importantly cake. Kay has helped...
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BedsRCC takes part in 3 Green Wheel Challenge

On Saturday 11 Sept, BedsRCC were happy to play their part in the inaugural 3 Green Wheel Challenge as part of the Bedfordshire Walking Festival.   Walkers from across the county were invited to walk the Sandy, Biggleswade and Etonbury Green Wheels over the course of the weekend.   Pictured...
BedsRCC SME awards celebration

BedsRCC staff, volunteers, trustees and patrons celebrate SME success

Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre welcomed many of BedsRCC 's staff, volunteers, trustees and patrons on Monday (6 September) to celebrate the charity’s successful win at the SME National Business Awards in July. The event was a celebration to recognise and thank all those staff and volunteers who have worked so...
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Changing Places Toilets survey

There is an opportunity to access Government funding for the provision of Changing Places Toilets (CPTs) in Central Bedfordshire. As part of this, Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) want to know where users think the best locations are. We need to hear from both those residents who currently make use of...
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Beds and Herts CRP shortlisted in nation photo competition

Beds and Herts Community Rail Partnership have made it onto the shortlist for the National Community Rail Awards 2021 in a number of categories as part of joint Community Rail-themed projects with other partner organisations: • In the Involving Diverse Groups category together with Thameslink for the "Art at the...
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Delightful knitted animals raising funds for our Good Neighbours

Studham, Kensworth and Whipsnade (SKAW) have always been a close-knit community and now they’re even more so. Skilful knitter Janice is so delighted with the help she and fellow residents have from SKAW Good Neighbours’ volunteers that she is saying thank you by knitting these amazing colourful characters to raise...
BRCC wins 2021 community business of the year award

We did it! We won! BedsRCC wins the SME National Community Business Award

BedsRCC win GOLD at the SME National Business Awards   We’re delighted to announce that we won gold in the Community Business of the Year Award category, sponsored by Wembley Stadium, at the SME National Business Awards on Wednesday (28th July 2021). The awards, held in the Bobby Moore Suite at Wembley Stadium,...