Category: Marston Moretaine

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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Special recognition award for Marston Moretaine postmaster

Marston Moreteyne Postmaster Bill Chandi has been recognised with a special Post Office recognition award for his role in helping to mark the 100th birthday of Captain Tom.

More than 200,000 cards, letters and gifts have been sent to the village’s Post Office, to mark Captain Tom Moore becoming a centenarian.

Post Office Area Manager Paul Mead presented the award to Bill, who has been Postmaster for 32 years. It says:

“Presented to Bill Chandhi as Recognition for his continued service and commitment to the Marston Moreteyne community.”

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Cannabis factories closed in north Bedfordshire

Officers from Bedfordshire Police’s North Community Policing Team launched an operation to combat cannabis factories and have carried out warrants at seven different properties.

This has included dismantling a cannabis factory in Marston Moretaine, as well as surrounding villages and other locations across the north of the county.

The team has now seized just over 2,000 plants and around three kilos of dried, prepared cannabis since the operation began, as well as making six arrests in total.

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Central Bedfordshire Council completes road repairs during lockdown traffic lull

Central Bedfordshire Council has been revamping roads across the area while traffic levels are low during the coronavirus lockdown.

It said that by taking advantage of the quieter roads it has fixed more than 600 repairs including potholes, streetlights and road signs as well as eight re-surfacing schemes.

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Captain Tom’s Bespoke Regimental Blazer

Captain Tom Moore’s local tailors, Souster & Hicks wanted to gift the hero with new bespoke regimental blazer and trousers, to coincide with his 100th birthday celebrations. And also as a fitting tribute for the war veteran’s VE Day celebrations.

The war veteran raised over £32 million for the NHS, provided a beacon of hope for the world at such a dark time and is now a Guinness World record holder for the oldest person to have a number one single.

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Co-op VE Day plea for people to stay safe and celebrate at home in Bedfordshire

Central England Co-op has urged Bedfordshire residents to mark VE Day by enjoying an indoor, rather than outdoor street party.

Plans were made across the country to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day by holding community events, including street-parties.

The Coronavirus lockdown means people have to get creative and find ways to mark the occasion in their home or garden.

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