London Northwestern Railway confirms return of train services to Marston Vale Line

London Northwestern Railway has today (6 April 2021) confirmed the return of train services to the Marston Vale Line from next week as national lockdown measures ease further.

East West Rail launches new consultation for local rail links

The East West Railway Company (EWR Co) is encouraging people from towns and villages between Oxford, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge to take part in the next phase of public consultation.

It said the comments and ideas received will feed into the design, construction and operation of this rail scheme. Adding that it could provide people from communities across the area with new connections to family, friends, jobs, education and leisure activities

Community policing in Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick

Sergeant John Killick works alongside PC Kerry Jones and PSCO Chloe Dymock as the local community officers for Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick.

In a message to residents he said the past 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a huge challenge for all of us. It has affected us all individually and sadly so many people have lost their lives to this virus.

Hundreds of Community Rail volunteers poised to play a key role in Midlands and East of England’s recovery

Members of a grassroots rail movement – including the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership – have continued to strive for communities in the Midlands and East of England towards a greener transport future, despite the pandemic.

Figures from Community Rail Network’s Community Rail in the Midlands and East briefing, sponsored by Rail Delivery Group, highlight that more than 8,000 volunteers give 37,000 hours annually to improve social inclusion and wellbeing, promote sustainable and healthy travel, and support economic development and tourism in their local area, valued at £3.1 million.

Marston Vale Line passengers offered chance to quiz London Northwestern Railway bosses

Passengers who use London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services on the Marston Vale Line are being offered the chance to have their questions answered as part of a new online Q&A.

This is part of LNR’s commitment to keep its customers informed. Previously, it has held regular face-to-face sessions for passengers at stations across the network as part of its popular ‘Whistle Stop Tour’.

Police community message for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby

I’m PC Kerry Jones and I work alongside PC Amanda Harvey and PCSO James Dancer as the local community officers for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby, amongst other areas.

As 2021 begins, we are still very much living in the midst of a global pandemic, with the news constantly changing as the government announces new restrictions for different areas across the country.

Because of this, we have had to adapt the way we police your villages, but we have continued to engage and listen to our communities in the best way we can, so we can understand your concerns, which helps us decide what we need to focus on.

A local community police update for Wootton and Kempston Hardwick

Community policing update for Wootton and Kempston Hardwick from PC Amanda Harvey, who is a Bedfordshire Police community officer for a number of areas.

The update mentions some anti-social behaviour by teenagers in Wootton and some recent burglaries.

Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick police update

PCSO James Dancer, who is one of the local community officers for Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick, has given an update to residents.

As well as COVID advice, PCSO Dancer talked about planned days of action based around speeding vehicles in Stewartby and antisocial behaviour in Kempston Hardwick.

Residents are urged to always report incidents to help create an intelligence picture of any issues.

Witness appeal after motorcyclist dies following Kempston Hardwick collision

At approximately 10.50am yesterday (Sunday 20 September 2020), a blue and white Honda motorcycle was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Woburn Road, at the junction of Manor Road, in Kempston Hardwick.

Emergency services attended the incident, and a woman in her 20s was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital with severe head injuries, but sadly did not survive.

Kempston Hardwick News and information

Kempston Hardwick is a small village near Bedford, England. It has a railway station on the Marston Vale Line. An article in the Guardian in 2003 said that this was one of the least used stations in England.

Modern boundary changes made Kempston Hardwick part of the parish of Stewartby.

Kempston Hardwick is in Bedford Borough Council’s Elstow and Stewartby Ward.

MP: Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillor: Cllr Tim Hill

Nearest Doctors’ Surgery

Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre
Fields Road
Wootton
Bedfordshire
MK43 9JJ

Telephone: 01234 762500

St John’s Street Surgery
16 St.John’s Street
Kempston
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 8EP

Telephone: 01234 851323

Nearest Dentist

Kempston Dental Practice
212 Bedford Road
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 8BL

Telephone: 01234 851192

UHP Dentalcare
176 Bedford Road
Kempston
Bedford
Beds
MK42 8BL

Telephone: 01234 405050

Nearest Pharmacy

Boots
Interchange Retail Park
Race Meadows Way
Kempston
Bedfordshire
MK42 7AZ

Telephone: 01234 210803

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