From Monday 12 April, Bedford Borough libraries will begin to reopen on a phased basis in line with the “next step” of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap out of lockdown.
Bedford Central and Kempston libraries will open from 12 April 2021, with Putnoe Library opening from 19 April 2021.
Bromham and Wootton libraries will open from 26 April 2021.Read More
Charity Pet Blood Bank UK has announced Wootton, Bedfordshire resident Marie Dennis as one of the winners in its Heart of Pet Blood Bank Award 2019-20.
Marie was recognised with the Ambassador Award for her outstanding commitment to supporting the charity and raising awareness of its work. Marie began supporting Pet Blood Bank after her own dog Grace needed a lifesaving blood transfusion several years ago.Read More
Bedford Borough Council has given tulip bulbs to Wootton Upper School for the Wootton Peace Garden, following the tulip bulb giveaway earlier this year.
The Council gave away approximately 6,600 tulip bulbs from last spring’s Embankment floral display. These were given to schools, charities and community groups in the Borough.Read More
Bedfordshire Police is investigating a suspected arson in the early hours of Sunday (27 September 2020) in Harris Way, Wootton. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of a fire at approximately 2.30am, and notified the police of the incident.
Emergency services attended and the address was safely evacuated and the fire was extinguished.Read More
As we transition into a different phase of ‘lockdown’, people are experiencing new found freedom as we return to local pubs, restaurants and shops again. For some people this new stage is exactly what they have been waiting for, but for others the easing of government guidance can bring a new set of worries.
For anyone reading this who may feel anxious about returning to normality, Bedfordshire Police’s PCSO James Dancer would like to let you know that your local policing team is still here. Policing hasn’t stopped throughout this pandemic and we are regularly patrolling your villages and continue to carry out our day-to-day work to protect people.Read More
Following a fire at a block of flats in Wootton, Bedfordshire in the early hours of Saturday morning, (23 May 2020), a village Facebook Group has been inundated with offers of help for the families who lost all their possessions.
There have been offers of bedding, clothing and toys. Also, Cherie Griggs started a GoFundMe page to raise money. On the page she said that the fire was “utterly devastating for a family friend.”Read More
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