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Compassionate Communities in Bedfordshire

A message to our partner organisations… Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Bedford Borough Council, St. John’s Hospice and Keech Hospice Care are working together to develop ‘Compassionate Communities in Bedfordshire’. We know very few people feel comfortable to talk about death and dying to their friends and loved ones, meaning we don’t know what each … Continue reading “Compassionate Communities in Bedfordshire”

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Love Parks Week 14 – 23 July

Love Parks Week starts on Friday 14th July through to Sunday 23rd July and Keep Britain Tidy are encouraging people to get involved. It’s easy to take part. From 14-23 July, simply visit your local park, take a photo and share the reason why you love it on social media using the hashtag #LoveParks. Keep Britain Tidy … Continue reading “Love Parks Week 14 – 23 July”

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Youth Community Cohesion Champions

Bedfordshire Police is recruiting Community Cohesion Champions for the school year 2017-18. Teenagers aged 13 to 15 years old can now apply to become part of a year-long programme which aims to allow young people to have insight into community policing. Check out the YouTube video for more information and contact details. Deadline 10 July. … Continue reading “Youth Community Cohesion Champions”

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Britain’s Best Village 2017

Channel 4 are making a brand new and exciting programme following a nationwide event to find Britain’s Best Village 2017.    Channel 4 are looking for villages to apply to take part in the show which will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase your village! A cash prize will be awarded to the winning village. For more information and to … Continue reading “Britain’s Best Village 2017”

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We’ll be Cheering Volunteering!

If you’ve yet to get your nominations in for this year’s Cheering Volunteering awards then don’t worry, you still have time – but nominations do close on 31 March! The awards are a chance to thank the many volunteers and voluntary organisations across Central Bedfordshire for the often unheralded work which they do to help … Continue reading “We’ll be Cheering Volunteering!”

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Supporting International Women’s Day

On 8 March the Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP) held an information event at Priory House, Chicksands to help celebrate International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, and is a day when women are recognised for their achievements.  It is a time to reflect on progress made, to … Continue reading “Supporting International Women’s Day”

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Enjoy a Big Lunch with The Great Get Together!

The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project: that as many people as possible across the UK have lunch with their neighbours annually on a Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. This year The Big Lunch, held on Sunday 18 June, forms part of The Great … Continue reading “Enjoy a Big Lunch with The Great Get Together!”

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Houghton Regis Youth Pop Up Café

The Youth Pop up Café is a fantastic new youth provision in Houghton Regis which is available for all young people aged 12-18 years old. It is open in the late afternoon on Mondays and Thursdays and provides a safe space where young people can relax and socialise with their friends or just pop in … Continue reading “Houghton Regis Youth Pop Up Café”

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Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme

You may already have heard that even more community groups across the UK are able to bag some cash for their projects. The Tesco Bags of Help funding scheme application criteria has opened up to allow for more communities to receive funding. As well as continuing to fund the development of and activity in outdoor spaces such … Continue reading “Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme”

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Story in Stone

Story in Stone is an exciting and inclusive community project for Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade. The project sees the creation of a mosaic trail which will run through the three Historic Market Towns, bringing their unique histories to life using the ancient craft of mosaic making. It’s been made available by funding from Central Bedfordshire Council … Continue reading “Story in Stone”

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Overview and Scrutiny Committee Consultation

Central Bedfordshire Council is currently running a public consultation to help identify areas of the Council’s work that need further scrutiny and challenge. By answering a few questions online, you could influence the areas that the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) will focus on over the coming year. So, if you have an idea … Continue reading “Overview and Scrutiny Committee Consultation”

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Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey England (ASCS)

Local authorities in England with responsibility for providing adult social care services are required to conduct an annual postal survey of their service users. The Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey England (ASCS) is a national survey for England. The mandatory survey asks questions about quality of life, and the impact that the services people … Continue reading “Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey England (ASCS)”

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Inside Out of Mind

Central Bedfordshire Council continues to strive to improve services and support to people with dementia and their carers. On Tuesday 21 February 2017 Central Bedfordshire Council and the Grove Theatre had great pleasure in hosting ‘Inside Out of Mind’ a recording of a deeply touching and unique play about life on a dementia ward from the … Continue reading “Inside Out of Mind”

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Bedfordshire volunteers create better places and better prospects

Eight volunteers from Central Bedfordshire have teamed up to create better places for locals whilst improving their own prospects. The volunteers have enrolled on the Green Team, a project run by community charity Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire and funded by Central Bedfordshire Council. Over the course of 14 weeks, the team of eight will spruce … Continue reading “Bedfordshire volunteers create better places and better prospects”

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Heroes answered – with a spring clean success!

The Great British Spring Clean invited local people to help keep our towns, villages, streets and countryside clean – and they responded! With more than 50 litter-picking events taking place across Central Bedfordshire, over 600 local volunteers rolled up their sleeves, donned a high-viz and did their bit to help clean up. One such event … Continue reading “Heroes answered – with a spring clean success!”

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