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The Café at The Barn, Cardington is open

We're pleased to announce that our café at the Barn in Cardington opened to the public on Tuesday 7 June. The café offers a range of sandwiches, toasties and jacket potatoes, with the addition of a brand new brunch menu. Customers will be able to choose from a delicious range...
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Free online community activities

Beds RCC social prescribing team and Asplands and Woburn surgeries are providing a series of fantastic FREE online activities during July. Even better, you don't need to be a patient in Asplands and Woburn to take part. How to find out more Contact Lindsay on 07498 625492 or email:

The Barn Cafe is re-opening on Tuesday 7th of July

Following the announcement that restaurants in England are allowed to reopen from 4 July, we're delighted to say that our cafe at The Barn will be open from Tuesday 7 July. To add to this great news, we'll also be launching our delicious new brunch menu. Until then, pop in...
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Thank you all our Village Hall committees

Beds RCC would like to thank all our village hall committees on behalf of their local residents. Over a thousand  volunteers come forward to act as  Managing  Trustees,  working constantly to maintain  and manage our one hundred and twenty + halls. Village halls are at the heart of our communities,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....