Category: Marston Moretaine

Marston against Crime to hold a community garage trail sale

Marston against Crime will be holding its first community garage trail sale on 10 October to raise funds for the group and for Marston Moretaine.

What is a garage trail sale?

Individual houses turn out their unwanted goods and sell from their front garden garage or drive. The sellers keep all proceeds they make.

The fund raising part comes from the garage trail entry fee. It costs £5 to enter you home on the garage trail map. Maps will be on sale for £1.

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Bedford Borough Council proposes to reduce speed limits on C94 (old A421)

Bedford Borough Council has said that the ongoing major development works at Green Lane, Stewartby means an increase in the numbers of larger and slower moving vehicles trying to navigate the junction of Green Lane, Stewartby, and the C94, Wootton.

The C94 at Wootton and Marston Moretaine is currently a 60mph road. The Council’s Public Notice said that it is felt that 60mph is no longer an appropriate speed in this area due to the increased traffic.

The Council is proposing to reduce some speed limits in the area from 60mph to 50mph to help provide a safer road network for all highway users.

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The Heart of Marston “where every child matters”

Children’s mental health and well-being is a national priority. Many schools are working on strategies to ensure that their children’s needs are met before any issues can develop further. To help with this, Marston Moreteyne VC Lower School has a designated therapy room at its Church End Site.

This enables individuals and groups of children to work on a structured programme to develop their resilience, confidence, co-operation and social interaction as well as their general well-being.

The Heart of Marston was set up to raise money to provide specialist equipment and materials needed to furnish a therapy room at the school’s Forest End site as well as specialist staff training.

The goal was to raise £11,500 by hosting a series of events between 18 October 2019 and 17 October 2020.

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Captain Sir Tom Moore reveals cover for children’s picture book

Captain Sir Tom Moore has revealed the cover for his children’s picture book, One Hundred Steps. It is a picture book about adventure, helping people and never giving up.

It tells the incredible story of the man who walked 100 laps of his garden whose indomitable spirit captured the heart of a nation. Adam Larkum is the illustrator bringing to life Captain Sir Tom’s incredible story for young readers.

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Marston Moreteyne Post Office finalist in ‘We’re Stronger Together’ awards for service during COVID-19 pandemic

Marston Moreteyne Post Office was a finalist in the Community Engagement category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for the Midlands region.

The awards recognise the efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during the Covid-19 pandemic and serving their local community.

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Marston Moretaine site manager wins NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award

A Site Manager for David Wilson Homes South Midlands has won a national award for quality from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

Dan Jackson, 25, who is based at Marston Fields, won a NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award, considered to be the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.

Dan has worked for David Wilson Homes for almost 10 years. He started as an apprentice carpenter and after working in this role for three years he received a promotion to Trainee Assistant Site Manager. He was appointed Site Manager at Marston Fields in May 2018.

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Central England Co-op celebrates its ‘frontline fathers’ supporting their communities

Central England Co-op is marking Father’s Day this Sunday by celebrating some of the fathers who have been working on the frontline in its food stores and funeral homes during these uncertain times.

Among them is Luke Ficken, store Manager at the Food Store in Marston Moretaine. He has balanced leading his team during these challenging times with taking care of his three step-children at home – Ruby aged 13, Corey aged 10 and Roman aged five.

The 30-year-old said the children had coped well through the lockdown. He added that this has made it easier for him as he works around the clock alongside his colleagues to serve the local community.

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New Marston Moretaine nursery opens its doors to prospective families

A new nursery setting for Marston Moretaine is set to open its doors this month to local families and commuters looking for childcare in the Bedfordshire area.

The Marston Day Nursery is based at the Marston Business Park development at Lower Hazeldines. It will officially open for children this coming August, and is now taking bookings for nursery tours for prospective parents and carers, beginning 15 June.

The Ofsted registered Nursery is the latest addition to the independent CC Nurseries nursery group. This already provides Early Childhood Learning and Care for over 500 families across England and Scotland.

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