Author: John Guinn

Ask for ANI: Bedfordshire’s Police and PCC back new domestic abuse codeword scheme to help victims seek support

Bedfordshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, are supporting a new domestic abuse codeword scheme.

The “Ask for ANI” (pronounced Annie) scheme, which launched today (14 January 2021), was devised by the Home Office in collaboration with pharmacy associations, the police, and partners working in the domestic abuse sector.

It was set up to help victims access emergency support in the community via local pharmacies.

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Final call for Greensand Champions

Local environmental charity The Greensand Trust, in partnership with Greensand Country, is looking for Greensand Champions. These are groups or individual young people who are doing something amazing for the Greensand Country environment.

It wants to hear what young people are doing and give them the recognition they deserve as a ‘Greensand Champion’ which includes joining the digital Hall of Fame and receiving a Greensand Champions seed bomb.

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Trading Standards warning after illegally imported puppy is quarantined

Buying or rehoming a cute puppy may seem a good idea and a welcome addition to a family, but Central Bedfordshire Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents to be aware of illegal imports.

Last week, officers had to quarantine an illegally imported puppy because it had not received a rabies vaccination before coming to the UK. The second time in four months they have had to take such action.

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Inspiring Music’s Saturday ukulele and recorder sessions

A new round of virtual music classes will start on Saturday (16 January 2021). These are to ensure children can continue to develop their musical skills while the country faces lockdown restrictions.

Central Bedfordshire Council’s Inspiring Music service started their virtual music sessions last year, when lockdown restrictions were introduced to help tackle the spread of Coronavirus and sessions could no longer go ahead in person.

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