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Vineyard open day postponed

It's September, and normally we'd be counting down the days until the Open Day at Warden Abbey Vineyard. However, in order to keep volunteers and visitors safe, the decision was made to postpone the popular event until next year. There's still a chance to visit the vineyard over the next...
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Returning to the Workplace for businesses and employers

Facing questions from worried employees who are coming back to your workplace? Need some advice on how to reassure your customers that it’s safe to come in? Want to know if your arrangements will keep you safe from your customers? Ask these questions and more at the Returning to the...
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Poetry plaque in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore to be installed at Millbrook Station

Mick Child, one of our case workers from the Social Prescribing Service, has revealed he has some impressive hidden talents. Mick wrote a very touching poem in recognition of the immense and unforgettable fundraising efforts by Captain Sir Thomas Moore for NHS charities during the Coronavirus pandemic. The poem, which...
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Picnic and planes at the vineyard

Enjoy a picnic in Warden Abbey Vineyard and if you’re lucky, see the planes from the Shuttleworth airshow fly over Old Warden. We can’t be certain that planes will come in our direction, as it may depend on which way the wind is blowing, but that won’t stop you having...
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Community Rail Awards 2020 – we’re nominated!

We’re delighted to announce that two station friends groups on the Marston Vale line have been shortlisted in this year’s National Community Rail Awards.The Friends of Fenny Stratford Station have been nominated for a gold award and the Friends of Woburn Sands a silver award in the It’s Your Station category, sponsored...
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The Femmes VJ Day 75 online concert available to watch now!

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership are delighted to present this exclusive and free online concert for VJ Day 75 by The Femmes! Oozing with golden age Hollywood glamour, this trio of starlets and their special guests will whisk you to the glory days of the 1940s in this fabulous online...
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Safeguarding in Village and Community Halls

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has been awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout England.   Sharing best practice Beds RCC Community Buildings Advice Service will be working to make sure that the voluntary management...
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Community Wellbeing Champions excel during Covid crisis

Our Community Wellbeing Champions (CWCs) deliver social prescribing through the Community Referral Social Prescribing service (CRSP). We have 22 CWCs covering Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough, who continued to support their existing case load of clients, as well as accepting new referrals from existing pathways during the Covid crisis. The...
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Village Halls supported through the Covid crisis by BedsRCC

BedsRCC Village Hall Advisory Service (VHAS) offers support and advice to the all Village Hall Trustees and Committees throughout Bedfordshire. In normal times, there are a huge range of activities happening daily in our 120 village halls, from carpet bowls and badminton, to Brownies and bingo. It all happens in these...
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Community transport team step up during Covid 19

Covid 19 has affected the day to day lives of many across Bedfordshire and it has been a challenging time, but that hasn’t stopped the teams of volunteers and staff stepping up to support those self-isolating and staying safe. Including our own community transport team. Not everyone has been able...