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Cranfield Remembers Great War Fallen

Cranfield’s Fallen of the Great War

The servicemen named on the Cranfield War Memorial who gave their lives in the Great War have been commemorated in a book written by local author, Dr Marjorie Cotton.

Cranfield Remembers tells the stories behind the forty-three names, their parts in the Great War, and the families they left behind.

Bloor Homes Bake Off raises £700

Cranfield Park raises dough for Macmillan

There were cakes a plenty at Bloor Homes Cranfield Park development in Cranfield. The development off Mill Road hosted a Bake Off event for Macmillan Cancer Support, raising £700 for the charity.

Organised as part of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning celebrations, there was a fantastic array of bakes brought in by local residents for the event. These ranged from intricate cupcakes to delicious chocolate fudge creations.

Cranfield’s new Community Centre will be “self-sustaining”

Cranfield’s new Community Centre has still to be handed over to the Parish Council
In August, the Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) Executive voted to hand over control of the Cranfield Community Centre to the village parish council.

However, it could be months before the parish council finally takes control of the building.

It is being built by Persimmon as part of an agreement, called a Section 106 (s106), set up when planning for Home Farm was approved. A s106 is a legal agreement between an applicant seeking planning permission and the local planning authority.

Examples of recent s106 agreements in Cranfield include payments to schools, the allotments in Cranfield Park and funds to improve the bus services.

Cranfield Parish Council’s cemetery rules left unchanged

Owners of memorials in Cranfield Cemetery that don’t follow rules to be contacted

Last night (3 October 2018), the Parish Council’s Committee Meeting decided not to amend the cemetery rules and also to enforce them to help with maintenance.

The parish council has previously tended not to actively enforce these rules. However, the number of memorials being placed on some graves means that enforcement is now necessary in order for maintenance machinery to be used most effectively.

Bloor Homes brings its Bake Off to Cranfield; raising dough for Macmillan

Bloor Homes brings its Bake Off to Cranfield; raising dough for Macmillan

Bloor Homes will be hosting its very own ‘Bake Off’ event at its Cranfield Park development on Mill Road, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Taking place from 10am-12pm on Friday 28th September, as part of the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Bloor Homes is inviting members of the local community to bring their best bakes to help raise funds for the charity.

All entries into the Bloor Homes Bake Off competition will be judged by the development site manager before being sliced and sold, along with any other cakes donated for the Macmillan fundraising event.

Cranfield News: planning application approved

East End Farm planning application approved
Planning for 48 new homes in Cranfield was approved today (15 August 2018) by Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC) Development Management Committee .

Fears that the village doctors’ surgery would be under more strain from more new homes wasn’t enough to refuse or delay the application.

Cranfield News and information

Cranfield is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It has a population of over 5,300.

The parish includes Bourne End and Wharley End.

Cranfield’s airfield was originally an RAF training airfield. It is now part of Cranfield University. Recently approval was granted for the airfield to be expanded into a new ‘Air Park’ called London Cranfield.

Cranfield University is a postgraduate and research-based university specialising in science, engineering, technology and management.

The village has a doctors’ surgery, a dentist and a pharmacy.

There is one middle school and a  lower school which is split between two sites.

Cranfield is in Central Bedfordshire Council’s Cranfield and Marston Moretaine Ward.


MP: Ms.Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillors: Cllrs Mrs Sue Clark, Ken Matthews and Robert Morris

Nearest Doctors’ Surgery

Cranfield Surgery
137 High Street
MK43 0HZ

Telephone: 01234 750234
Out of Hours: 01234 750234


Nearest Dentist

Cranfield Dental Practice
192 High Street
MK43 0EN

Telephone: 01234 752515

Nearest Pharmacy

Dr Allen Pharmacy
3 Mill Road
MK43 0JG

Telephone: 01234 750238

Opening times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09:00 – 13:00 14:00 – 18:30
Wednesday, Saturday 09:00 – 13:00
Sunday Closed