Category: Marston Moretaine

Bedfordshire Police thanks volunteers during volunteer week

Volunteers provide a vital resource for Bedfordshire Police and the force relies on them to increase reassurance for residents across the county as well as support its policing teams. Police staff volunteers help officers, detectives and staff immensely with paperwork and other day to day tasks working in departments such as property stores, the tape library and the force’s cyber hub. They also hold the information on the organisation’s history in the force museum and provide our chaplaincy service, on hand to support all staff through difficult times both connected to work or in their personal lives.

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Bench in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore unveiled at Millbrook Station

A special commemorative bench in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore was unveiled at Millbrook Station on the Marston Vale Line on Thursday 27 May 2021.

After unveiling the bench, Hannah Ingram-Moore said her late father would have been deeply honoured and that she can imagine giggling at the thought of having a bench in his name at the local station.

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Footsteps’ – a Poem for Captain Tom Birthday from Australia

Samuel Birch said Captain Tom was a source of pride in Australia too; adding it was joyful to see that Tom Moore was marching for the UK and even for us here who couldn’t march.
The lockdown felt like an exercise in futility; Tom Moore’s message of hope went against that feeling. When he passed away, Samuel wrote this poem

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Marston Moretaine teenager running 26 miles to support learning disabilities charity MacIntyre

A student from Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, is running 26 miles this March in support of MacIntyre, a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Thirteen-year-old Aiden Penny will be raising money for MacIntyre as part of his Duke of Edinburgh Award. He is delighted to have already raised over £250 for the charity’s ‘Move with MacIntyre’ campaign.

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Marston Vale new villages development brief consultation extension

The consultation deadline for the Marston Vale New Villages Development Brief has been extended until 31 March 2021 by O&H Land.

Since the consultation was launched on 24 February, more than 800 people have viewed the consultation materials at the Marston Valley website, including the Development Brief which sets out the vision for the development.

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Teenagers’ video calls for Marston Valley trees and not new homes

Kendra and Django Turner, both from Lidlington, Bedfordshire are so appalled with the plans to build 5000 new homes on their doorstep that they have released a video calling for a Sir Tom Moore Country Park of 5,000 trees instead of the new villages.

Marston Valley is a proposal to build 5,000 homes in a series of new villages on land between Brogborough, Lidlington and Marston Moretaine, in Bedfordshire.

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