Category: Marston Moretaine

Family tribute to Lidlington man who died in a collision in Marston Moretaine

The family of a man who died in a road traffic collision near Marston Moretaine on Christmas Eve have paid tribute to him.

Paul Benson, 53, from Lidlington, died at the scene of a road traffic collision at around 7.30pm on Thursday (24 December), following a single vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway of the A421.

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£12.1million fund for ten Community Forests, including Forest of Marston Vale

The government announced today (6 December 2020) that over 500 hectares will be planted with trees across England’s ten Community Forests, from Yorkshire to Somerset. Adding that this is backed by £12.1 million of investment and this will also build the pipeline of projects for community planting in future years.

The new programme – Trees for Climate – will see trees planted in community forests across the country over the next five months.

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Marston Nursery children honour village veterans

Children from Marston Day Nursery have been paying their respects to local veterans, in honour of Armistice Day 2020.

The children visited the Marston Moretaine War Memorial to lay home-made wreaths before observing a two-minute silence at 11am.

On the journey, the children were also able to raise a brief salute to Sir Captain Tom Moore, a resident of the village, and learnt more about the role he played in World War Two

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Central Bedfordshire Council has not extended its travellers High Court injunction

Central Bedfordshire Council has said that it has not extended the traveller injunction it gained in 2018. This injunction banned eleven named individuals from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Central Bedfordshire for two years.

It also stopped any unauthorised encampments on specific parcels of land in Ridgmont, Husborne Crawley, Brogborough, Salford, Lidlington, Marston Moretaine and Lower Shelton.

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Marston Moretaine Central England Co-op’s Christmas toy appeal

Marston Moretaine Central England Co-op store is launching a special Christmas Toybox Appeal to make sure as many children 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 its Marston Moretaine store, or any of its 242 stores across 16 counties.

Gifts will then be distributed to families who might not otherwise be able to afford to put presents under the tree for their children via local charities, community groups and food banks as well as major hospitals and hospices.

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