Category: 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.”

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Linsay’s fundraiser for Keech Hospice Care

On Sunday 1st December Lisa Raphael and Linsay Black will be running 17 miles to mark the time Linsay’s mum spent receiving care at Keech Hospice.

Part of the run will be on the Bedford Santa 5K Run (3.1 miles) along with hundreds of other runners, all dressed as Santa. The fun run was organised by Keech Hospice Care to help to raise vital funds.

After completing this race Lisa and Linsay will run a further 14 miles back to Woburn, still dressed as Father Christmas. Linsay said:

“This will make 17 miles in total and will be in recognition of the 17 days Linsay’s mum spent being looked after by the wonderful staff at Keech before she sadly passed away in September last year.”

Lisa and Linsay’s aim is to raise as much well-needed funds as possible, Linsay commented that it takes £7000 per day to keep Keech Hospice open.

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Possible changes to Cranfield & Marston Surgery Patient Participation Group discussed

The Cranfield & Marston Surgery Patient Participation Group held a meeting on Wednesday (13 November 2019) to discuss changes the surgery would like to make to the running of the group.

These changes include limiting the number of patients that can attend meetings as well as reducing the number of open meetings.

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) provide a way for patients to provide feedback, ideas and views on the services provided at their local practice. This is to support the practice in providing the best possible service to patients.

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Co-op launches first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal in Bedfordshire

Central England Co-op is launching its first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal to make sure as many children in Bedfordshire as possible have a gift to open this festive season.

Running throughout the month of November, customers and members are being urged to donate a present or stocking filler at special donation points located in all stores in the area.

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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.

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New lights for Lower Shelton underpass

The underpass off Lower Shelton Road was mentioned during the recent Marston Against Crime (MAC) public meeting (25 September 2019).

One of the complaints was the number of faulty lights (The Chronicle found that 14 of the 24 lights were out). Residents told the meeting that they had reported this to the council, but had little response.

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