Environment

Environment

TV Gold standard for the town’s annual parade

It might be more than 50 years old, but Biggleswade’s annual carnival is still as fresh as ever.

Environment
‘Help to keep our skate park’ plead Biggleswade campaigners

‘Help to keep our skate park’ plead Biggleswade campaigners

A community campaigner fears for the future of Biggleswade skate park after it was closed on safety grounds this week.

Environment
Stotfold Mill

New bird hide to open at Stotfold Mill this weekend

A new bird hide is being opened at Stotfold Mill this weekend.

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Vandals and cars damage RSPB bird sanctuary

Vandals and cars damage RSPB bird sanctuary

The RSPB in Sandy is appealing for help after vandals damaged fencing around the site.

Crime
Back to nature for walk to school week

Back to nature for walk to school week

Schools throughout Chronicle country have been getting active on their way to school during ‘Walk to School Week’.

Education
Sandworking at Potton in 2009.

Potton’s Greensand heritage celebrated during festival

Community news

News
Schools top of the charts for healthy biking

Schools top of the charts for healthy biking

Schools in Chronicle country have shown they wheely have what it takes in a Big Pedal competition.

Education
Council news

Biggleswade set to grow by 40% by 2021

Living in Biggleswade town centre will become “increasingly desirable” as it expands in the next few years, it has been claimed.

Business
Uncovering the past in Sandy

Uncovering the past in Sandy

Archaeologists working on the archaeological excavation at the site of Sandy Town Council’s cemetery extension held a drop-in evening last week.

Education
Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

Infrastructure key to growing Central Beds

More money will have to be spent on Central Bedfordshire’s infrastructure if the council is to provide the kind of area residents will want in 20 years’ time, it’s been claimed.

Business
Exhibition for new homes bid

Exhibition for new homes bid

A public exhibition on plans for 161 new homes in Stotfold is being held next week.

Business
Council fury at cut in homes and jobs bid

Council fury at cut in homes and jobs bid

A large chunk of affordable housing in a proposed massive development in Arlesey is at risk because of ‘viability issues.

Business
Latest news

Langford traffic still causing issues

Traffic problems in Langford are still high on the agenda for the village’s Parish Council.

Environment

CUTE PICTURES ALERT: Eight young hedgehogs get pampering baths before release into the wild

Eight young hedgehogs have been released at Center Parcs in Woburn Forest after many months of care at a special hedgehog hospital.

News
Glorious sunshine for fantastic May Day

Glorious sunshine for fantastic May Day

The traditional Ickwell May Day Festival took place on Bank Holiday Monday in glorious sunshine.

Environment
Lancaster puts on a show

Lancaster puts on a show

Peter Richards of Langford took this amazing picture of an Avro Lancaster bomber at the Shuttleworth air show on Sunday.

Environment
Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

Teamwork helps to save bird in a flap

A gull had a lucky escape after he was spotted struggling to fly because a plastic shopping bag had tangled tightly around his foot.

News
Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigners plan protests over housing plan for Central Bedfordshire

Campaigning groups fighting plans for massive house building plans by Central Bedfordshire Council are preparing to protest at a council meeting next Thursday.

Environment
Phil Simpkins

‘Fat cat’ bosses at Bedford and Central Beds Council earned nearly £3m between them last year

The 20 best-paid council staff in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire councils earned more than £2.7million between them last year.

News
Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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