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Is it the end of the line for some BT phone boxes?

Central Bedfordshire Council has received 209 representations about BT’s proposals to remove 30 public pay-phones during the first phase of a community consultation. The second phase of the consultation, which runs until Tuesday 21 January 2020, will enable residents to comment on whether they agree or object to the first decision. Based on feedback from the local community and other public organisations such as town and parish councils and evidence provided, the first decision proposes objecting to 27 pay-phones being removed, including phone boxes in Cranfield, Ridgmont and Lidlington. The Council said that the number of responses for each payphone was relatively small. But there is general support for retaining the boxes in villages, either as phone boxes or adopting them for community use.

Marston Moretaine News

The latest news from the village of Marston Moretaine

Independent candidate visits Marston Moretaine

Mid Bedfordshire's Independent Candidate, Alan Victor, was in Marston Moretaine on Friday (29 November 2019). It was part of his tour of the constituency, asking people what they want from their parliamentary representative. He said: "At least 90% of people I talk to say they are not happy with politicians. Many say it in much stronger words! "I feel the same and that is why I decided to stand in the general election. I would like to send a message to the politicians but I can only do it with your help." Alan told the Chronicle that many of the people he has spoken to are unhappy because they see politicians as an obstacle to getting out of the EU, which they voted for in the 2016 referendum. "Many others are unhappy because they feel their voice isn’t being heard and the politicians are leading us down a path against their interests."

Wootton News

The latest news from the village of Wootton

Bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat

The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of disease in their birds over the winter. There are some simple measures that all poultry keepers, whether they are running a large commercial farm, keeping a few hens in their back garden, or rearing game birds, should take to protect their birds against the threat of avian influenza (bird flu) in the coming winter months.

Lidlington News

The latest news from the village of Lidlington

Five arrested in connection with a rave in Lidlington

Five people have been arrested after police were called to reports of a rave at Sheep Tick End in Lidlington in the early hours of Saturday morning (21 December). Officers attended the rave where around 25 people were found to be playing amplified music. Three men aged 22, 23 and 28 were arrested at the scene on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and have all been released under investigation.

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