Environment

Environment

FARMING MATTERS: Cleaning up the countryside

The NFU says the government’s new Litter Strategy for England is a missed opportunity to tackle the scourge of fly-tipping as an environmental crime.

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Oakman Inns are banning straws for Earth Day

“Straws suck” owner of popular Bedfordshire pub makes a statement with plastic ban

When Oakman Inns was founded 12 years ago by its CEO, Peter Borg-Neal, his vision was that he would not only create a highly-regarded, very successful business but that Oakman Inns would be a sustainable organisation that would contribute to its local community rather than exploit it.

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Greensand Country... PHOTO: Lisa J King

Capture county’s changing landscape

CPRE Bedfordshire, is celebrating 30 years of standing up for Bedfordshire’s countryside and greenspaces by holding a photographic competiton.

Environment
MP backs campaign to target area’s litterbugs

MP backs campaign to target area’s litterbugs

MP Alistair Burt has welcomed plans to tackle litter across North East Bedfordshire

Business
Helping school’s garden to grow

Helping school’s garden to grow

Green fingered pupils at Potton Lower School have been given a helping hand from CALA Homes. The housebuilder has provided the school with a donation of gardening equipment and accessories in support of National Gardening Week.

Education
Red kite Milvus milvus, in flight, UK, March

Appeal after Red Kite found shot in Bedfordshire wood

A Red Kite has been shot dead near Toddington.

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Charley’s new job could be just super!

Charley’s new job could be just super!

A Sandy student is heading for a life on the ocean waves.

Business
Planning applications news. EMN-170222-111317001

Cash boost for housing boom

Central Bedfordshire Council has been awarded more than £70,000 to kickstart a housing projects in Sandy.

Business 1
Meet the town’s new Royal family

Meet the town’s new Royal family

Biggleswade has a new Royal family.

Environment
Mal Tattersall boards the Cathedrals Express at Bedford station

All aboard the Cathedrals Express - though not quite full steam ahead!

Pah … the Fat Controller would not have been amused. And neither were the 100 or so slightly bleary-eyed passengers waiting on Bedford station at 7.30 on Saturday morning for what was supposed to be a special steam train excursion.

News
Council chief executive Richard Carr on the high cost of fly-tipping

Council chief executive Richard Carr on the high cost of fly-tipping

“What do you think of it so far? Rubbish!”

Business
The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen visits Dunstable next month

The Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Dunstable next month.

Environment
Planning

Housing plan for 227 homes gets the go-ahead

A scheme for 227 homes on the outskirts of Biggleswade has been approved.

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News

Chance to have your say on A603 issues

A public meeting on concerns about the A603 through Willington is to be held next week.

Business
Arlesey homes bid will grow town by 43%

Arlesey homes bid will grow town by 43%

Business
Right up your street!  Have a say on parking

Right up your street! Have a say on parking

That bugbear of motorists - where to park - is to be considered by Central Bedfordshire Council.

Business 2
Fears growing over town homes plans

Fears growing over town homes plans

The small town of Potton is facing an onslaught of planning applications on its borders.

Business
An example of fly-tipping in Leighton Buzzard

Cost of fly-tipping is £180k annually for Central Beds Council

Central Beds Council is launching a campaign to tackle the epidemic of fly-tipping that is costing it about £180,000 annually to clean up.

News
Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

Dog owners given new guidelines on what to do with countryside poo

The Forestry Commission is urging dog walkers to change their method of dealing with poo in the countryside.

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