Following the resignation of Chris Riggs there is now a vacancy on the Parish Council.

To see the official Notice please click HERE

08:55, Friday by Ronald Grasmeder

Village Agents are available to help you. Our services are always free of charge. We are employed by Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, and we are fully funded by Bedford Borough Council. We can visit you in your home free of charge. Our aim is help you access the services you need, for example:

  • You may need advice about benefits & allowances, such as Pension Credit & Attendance Allowance.
  • I can help you complete Blue Badge, Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit and Attendance Allowance forms.
  • We can arrange for you to have a free home safety check by the Bedfordshire Police Trust.

Free Bottle Openers – Do you struggle to open bottles of squash and lemonade? We have a device which will allow you to grip small bottle tops with ease. They are free, although you need to call quickly before they are all gone.

Transport - We are currently working with the “Wheels in Motion” project to provide accessible transport in rural areas. If you need help with transport, or would like to volunteer as a driver, please give Lydia a call.

CO2 Monitors – I still have a small stock of CO2 Monitors to give away free, but please phone quickly before they are all gone.

Please call Lydia, your Village Agent on Freephone - 0800 039 1234

This is an answerphone service, so please leave your name, address & telephone number, & we aim to call you back within 48 hours

09:31, 29 Jun 2017 by Ronald Grasmeder

Bedford Borough Council Executive have voted to raise the school bus fee for 6th formers from £381.90 to £890 per student per year.  The reason given is the cuts in local authority funding by central government which means that they are required to make additional savings.

The government have also introduced legislation requiring all children to stay in some form of education until they are 18 and with few apprenticeship or other options available to children in our area, and many children looking to use 6th form as a steppingstone to university, this policy seems to penalise local rural families.

This policy puts students in rural areas at an educational disadvantaged in comparison with other children in the Borough and therefore it is being challenged on the grounds of discrimination. 
With the changes due to take effect from September, time is of the essence.

An online petition has been set up to challenge the decision to increase the 6th Form bus fare from September.

You can read and sign the petition by clicking HERE

09:39, 23 Jun 2017 by Ronald Grasmeder

The Notice of the Exercise of Public Rights to inspect the accounting records for the financial year ended 31 March 2017 has been published and can be viewed in Parish Council Documents/Annual Audit Documents/2016-2017.

The Annual Return is also available to view in this section.  The annual return is subject to review by an external auditor, BDO LLP.  Upon completion of the review the signed annual return and any comments from the Auditor will be published on this website.

08:40, 23 Jun 2017 by Ronald Grasmeder