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Radio Producer wanted for Stories of the Landscape project

Greensand Country Landscape Partnership and Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (MCVRP) are looking to commission a skilled individual or collective of artists to create a listening piece to celebrate Greensand Country and MVCRP. The piece will celebrate the stories, landscape and heritage shared on the journey from Bedford to Bletchley,...
Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership donating to Westfield School

Vouchers for families in need presented to Westfield School by Marston Vale CRP

Staff from Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership (MVCRP) visited Westfield School, Bedford on Wednesday 10 February to present some goodies and Tesco vouchers for distribution to local families in need. The initiative is part of the ongoing community support programme run by MVCRP. A similar presentation was made to MK-ACT...
Heath amd Reach Village Barn

Huge sign up to online Doomsday Book

Nearly 500 village halls have contributed to the unique record so far, detailing their response to the pandemic and hopes for the future. The small staff team at Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) were unsure whether the volunteers who manage England’s village halls would engage with Village Halls...
Valentines Day chocolates at the Barn

Valentines Day gifts from The Barn

Looking for a Valentines Day gift for someone special? We have a couple of little offers to temp you at The Barn in Cardington. Pick up a box of eight loose chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine in a gift bag, from our very own Warden Abbey Vineyard, for...
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Eastern Community Homes launch events announced

Eastern Community Homes have today launched their Communities Offer, which outlines how Eastern Community Homes can provide advice, support, and practical resources for local community groups to help them achieve their housing ambitions. Eastern Community Homes is the new Community Led Housing Hub for the Eastern Region, which has been...
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Celebrating 100 years of Village Halls!

ACRE have arrange several events for you to attend as part of #VillageHallsWeek 2021, as well as inviting you to contribute to the Doomsday Book.  On Friday, you'll be able to join them for a podcast sponsored by Allied Westminister, which will look at the history of village halls in...
Beyond Covid-19: A roadmap to help village halls recover

Beyond Covid-19: A roadmap to help village halls recover

Join ACRE for an event sponsored by Norris & Fisher (Insurance Brokers) Limited as part of Village Halls Week 2021. Beyond Covid-19: A roadmap to help village halls recover will consider how village and community halls can return to a new normal following the national upheaval caused by Covid-19. Led...
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A zero-carbon future for village halls

Be part of a conversation about what the future holds for  village halls and join an online event sponsored by UA Energy, with guest speakers from the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Find out how you can contribute to a  zero carbon future and register to attend a zero-carbon future for village...
Village Halls Doomsday Book 2021

Village Halls Doomsday Book 2021

As part of Village Halls Week 2021, ACRE have put together a Doomsday Book that they would like halls to sign and use to record the good things they are doing to mark a century of rural community action. This is a great way to share their work, the difference...
Takeaway cheese sandwich

Takeaway service and food deliveries during lockdown

Delivery during lockdown Our lovely little farm shop, The Barn Cardington is offering a free delivery service for all orders over £20, for those living within 10 miles. Staff can provide a Covid safe contactless drop-off with all your fresh meat, fruit, veg, deli items, bread and groceries. Please call...