Author: John Guinn

Have your gas appliances been checked recently?

Have Your Gas Appliances Been Checked Recently?

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Gas Safety Week (17-23 September) to encourage all gas consumers to make sure they have their gas appliances checked annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer to protect themselves against the dangers of unsafe gas appliances, such as fires, leaks, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

It is crucial that people have their appliances checked each year to be assured they are working safely and efficiently. People should also Trust the Triangle and check that their engineer is Gas Safe registered. Anyone working on gas appliances while not being registered is working illegally.

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Highways England says ‘Don’t be a Space Invader’

Tailgating causes one in eight of all road casualties
Highways England’s new safety campaign uses the well-known Space Invader video game character to alert drivers to the anti-social nature and risks of tailgating.

The ‘Don’t be a Space Invader – stay safe, stay back’ campaign is supported by one of the world’s best
drivers.

Former Formula 1 world champion and President of the Institute of Advanced Motorists RoadSmart, Nigel Mansell, said:

“Tailgating is a driving habit I utterly deplore. Not only is it aggressive and intimidating, but it can lead to a crash with a tragic outcome.

“There is absolutely no upside to it – you will not get to your destination faster, you are not a skilled driver for doing it, and you are putting so many innocent people at risk. So I very much back this campaign to highlight the dangers of tailgating.”

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Stewartby Operatic Society’s latest production

Stewartby Operatic Society present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “Ruddigore”.

Ruddigore is a comic operetta tale of a witch’s curse coming between two people in love, a classic villain, a troupe of professional bridesmaids and a gallery of disgruntled ghosts.

It all ends happily and includes some delightful music. 20th to 24th November at Stewartby Village Hall.

Tickets £10 on Tuesday and £12 on other days. Tickets and more details from www.saods.org.uk.

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Bedford Borough Council’s LibraryPlus attracts over 7,500 members

LibraryPlus scheme offers greater access to Wootton Library

LibraryPlus, Bedford Borough Council’s scheme to increase library usage, has gained over 7,500 members since its launch.

In September last year the Borough’s libraries started working in a whole new way. This included the start of self-service hours through LibraryPlus membership at Wootton Library.

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Corridor chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

Corridor chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.
 
The Roads Minister Jesse Norman MP has announced the chosen central corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

Corridor B was judged to offer greater benefits to the region, such as providing better links to jobs, education, leisure and health services.

The Expressway is also expected to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1.

A full public consultation will be held next year, in which residents and businesses in and around the corridor will have their say on more detailed designs for the route.

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FREE fire safety advice for Bedfordshire’s small businesses

Business Safety Week (10 – 16 September)
As part of Business Safety Week, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is offering free fire safety advice to small businesses. The advice will be given at an event on Thursday 13 September between 10am and 3pm at The Kokni Community Centre, 1-3 Bury Park Road, LU1 1HB. Members of the public are also welcome to attend.

Fire Safety Officers will be providing information and advice to help reduce the number of fire incidents and false alarms in the workplace. Both of which impact business safety and productivity.

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Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is looking for volunteers

The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is calling for volunteers from Marston Vale to help to
deliver a waterway linking the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the Great Ouse in Bedford.

The volunteers would help to shape and promote the waterway.

But is the Trust worried that by taking money from controversial developments, such as the Covanta Energy Recovery Facility, that residents would oppose the waterway?

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DVLA reveals some of the oddest items found in untaxed cars

A driver had nowhere to go after their toilet was left in their impounded car.

The DVLA has released a list of some of the items found in untaxed cars that were clamped and impounded in the last 12 months. As well as everyday items, some unusual artefacts came to light.

Such as, 3 jockey helmets, Off-road quad bike, Half a corner sofa, a highly collectible Louis Wain book of illustrated cats from the 1920s,
Full set of golf clubs and the bathroom toilet with seat.

The items will be kept for a time so that the owners can claim them.

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Forest of Marston Vale Fun Palace

The Forest of Marston Vale is part of Fun Palaces 2018, a free, nationwide campaign for culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture happening over the weekend of the 6 & 7 October 2018.

It is a weekend of dancing, yoga, mindfulness, board games, piano classes, map making, toddler signing classes, tree walks and experiments with water!

It is based at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine

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Have you applied for your child’s school place for September 2019?

Applications are now open for children due to start school in Central Bedfordshire next year. If your child is due to start school in September 2019, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school, you can apply online.

If you are applying for a place to start school or to join a middle school, you have until Tuesday 15 January 2019 to make an application.

The deadline is Wednesday 31 October 2018 for applications to transfer to a secondary or upper school in 2019

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