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HM Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis with staff

Tea and Cake with the Lord Lieutenant!

We were delighted to welcome HM Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis to our wonderful heritage centre at Ridgmont Station on Monday (26 July). Her Majesty's Lieutenant is our Patron and had asked to come and say a personal “Thank you” to BedsRCC staff for the amazing work that they have all...
Mr B on new hydraulic lift

New hydraulic lift means freedom for Mr B

BedsRCC has a team of four Village Agents, funded by Bedford Borough Council, who help older and vulnerable people living in rural areas. The agents provide a range of support, from the standard everyday requests like guidance on how to access services and filling forms, to more bespoke needs. Mr...
Heath amd Reach Village Barn

ACRE publish revised information for opening village and community halls

Village and community halls are now able to open their doors and are looking forward to helping their communities get back together for a wide range of events and activities. On 14 July ACRE issued a briefing note that provided recommendations for taking steps to keep vulnerable residents safe and...
Mrs A holding her repaired clock

Clock repair makes Mrs A’s day

BedsRCC has a team of four Village Agents, funded by Bedford Borough Council, who help older and vulnerable people living in rural areas. The agents provide a range of support, from the standard everyday requests like guidance on how to access services and filling forms, to more bespoke needs. Mrs...
Face mask covering

Monday 19 July – update on Coronavirus easing of restrictions

We are kindly asking our customers to continue wearing face coverings when inside The Barn Cardington and Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre, with the exception of those who are exempt for medical reasons. We want to make sure both you and our staff are kept safe, which is why we are...
Houghton Regis sign

Attention all Houghton Regis Residents: an opportunity to comment on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for your town

Regulation 14 Draft Neighbourhood Plan Consultation - Monday 9 August to Friday 24 September 2021 Neighbourhood Plans were introduced by the Localism Act 2011 as a way to allow local communities to identify the challenges facing their areas and to put forward potential solutions. Houghton Regis Draft Neighbourhood Plan has...
Star Wars: Rogue One

Outside Cinema summer shows announced

We're delighted to announce we will be hosting two Outside Cinema experiences at Warden Abbey Vineyard this summer, both on Saturday 21 August. This exciting experience is being brought to the vineyard by Outside Cinema. Star Wars: Rogue One Jyn's father is forcibly taken by the Galactic Empire to help...
Thank you day

We’re saying Thank You to our staff this Thank You Day

This Thank You Day, we want to recognise our fantastic team of dedicated staff for their amazing service to our communities and residents across Bedfordshire during the Covid 19 pandemic. This past 15 months have been different for everyone working for BedsRCC, but the various teams have adapted and shown...
the Community Business of the Year Award

BedsRCC win gold at the SME Luton and Bedfordshire Business Awards

We're delighted to announce that we won gold in the Community Business of the Year Award category, sponsored by London Luton Airport, at the SME Luton and Bedfordshire Business Awards on Tuesday (29 June 2021). The awards, held at Bedford Corn Exchange, looked to recognise those small and medium-sized enterprises...
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,...