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UK’s first Digital Air Traffic Control Centre opens at Cranfield

Cranfield Airport’s new Digital Air Traffic Control Centre has been officially opened by the Aviation Minister, Liz Sugg. Cranfield airport is the first in the UK to have an operational digital air traffic control centre.

University nano membrane research gives people something to go on

Cranfield University’s Nano Membrane Toilet has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people’s everyday lives.

The Nano Membrane Toilet is being developed in response to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s ‘Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’. The sustainable toilet can be used without the need for connection to water, power or sewage supplies.

Damon Hill OBE visited motorsport MSc students at Cranfield University

Damon Hill OBE, has visited motorsport MSc students at Cranfield University.

Damon, who was crowned world champion in 1996 while driving for the Williams F1 team, discussed the business of motorsport from a driver’s perspective.

Police release Cranfield traffic survey results

Acting on residents’ concerns about vehicle speeds in Cranfield, Bedfordshire Police carried out two traffic surveys in the village.

One survey found that 7.8% of traffic passing along the High Street near to Red Lion Close was travelling at the minimum enforceable speed or above.

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police Traffic Management explained that the minimum enforceable speed is 10% + 2mph. This means that nearly eight percent of the traffic in this part of Cranfield was travelling at 35mph or above.

Cranfield staff buzzing about annual Honey Harvest

Cranfield staff buzzing about annual Honey Harvest

The resident bees at Cranfield University have once again been busy making honey over the summer months, resulting in the annual harvest of its hives.

The University’s four hives, containing an estimated 240,000 bees, are positioned within a woodland area of the picturesque campus and are managed by groundskeepers, Nurture. Cranfield staff and students were invited to attend the Honey Harvesting Experience, during which they learnt about the ‘capping’, ‘spinning’ and ‘pouring’ of the honey. Altogether, over 100 jars of artisan honey were produced across the season.

Barclays and Cranfield University help entrepreneurs take flight with new aviation technology hub

Barclays will launch an ‘AvTech’ Eagle Lab at Cranfield University, a co-working space for ambitious entrepreneurs to scale and grow, drawing on the University’s aerospace heritage stretching over 70 years.

The Lab, located at the heart of the University campus, will feature facilities to support rapid prototyping, product development and specialised AvTech equipment.

The announcement marks the first step in the University’s broader initiative to support start-ups and SMEs in the aviation industry, and follows from the Barclays launch earlier this year of a new £370m investment fund for small businesses in the Midlands.

Bloor Homes sets up ‘donation station’ for Bedford Food Bank

Food bank donation station at Cranfield Park

A reported 4 million Brits are now using food banks for support. Bloor Homes has set up a donation station at its Cranfield Park development that will collect donations for the Bedford Food Bank.

Running from the start of November until mid-December, the developer is encouraging local residents to bring non-perishable items

Speeding in Cranfield

Cranfield residents are concerned about speeding traffic in the village. They should report these to Bedfordshire Police, who added a speed check survey after one resident spoke of their concerns.

Cranfield University wins award for cutting-edge building

Cranfield University wins award for cutting-edge building

Cranfield University’s £35m Aerospace Integration Research Centre, has won the Best Large Commercial Project at the LABC Building Excellence Awards.

The building design at Cranfield University was developed in collaboration with David Richardson, a principal building control surveyor at Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC).

A GP shortage is not enough to stop developments in Cranfield

A GP shortage is not enough to stop developments in Cranfield

A Central Bedfordshire Council spokesperson said that concerns over the lack of healthcare provision from objectors, ward members and committee members were discussed at length during recent planning meeting.

But it was unable to reject the application due to lack of sustainability as the planner would probably win an appeal.

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