24 Hours in Police Custody episode secures a second jail sentence for convicted child sex abuser

A Lidlington man, who is currently in prison for indecently assaulting a young boy in the 1970s, has had his jail time extended for assaulting a second victim almost 20 years later, which came to light following an episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody.

Marston Valley development discussed at Local Plan Hearing

Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC) Local Plan is currently at the public hearing stage of its examination. These hearings are to be held over five weeks between 21 May and 26 July 2019. The Marston Valley development was discussed on Hearing Day 7 (13 June 2019).

Brickworks Exhibition on Saturday 4th May at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Take a step back into Bedfordshire’s past at a special one-day Brickworks Exhibition at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre on Saturday 4th May from 10:00 – 4:00. Free entry!

New Trains for the Marston Vale Line

New Class 230 D Trains have come into service on the Marston Vale Line (Bedford – Bletchley). The train, which has been developed by Vivarail, will provide extra capacity and a more comfortable journey for passengers on the Line. The Marston Vale Line is the first route in the country to benefit from these ground-breaking new trains!

Meet Wixams Hedgehog Support

Amanda Norman has set up a hedgehog rescue centre at home to help poorly hedgehogs in and around the Wixams area.

Lidlington’s Kirsten Moore scoops national Apprentice of Year award

Kirsten Moore, a first-year apprentice in the local authority’s Public Health Stop Smoking Team, has triumphed to become joint-winner of the PPMA* Apprentice of the Year 2019

“Give Covanta a bloody nose”

At a Rookery South Community Energy Initiative (RSCEI) presentation to Cranfield Parish Council Councillor Robert Morris, ward councillor for Cranfield and Marston Moretaine, urged residents to sign up to the scheme.

He said:
“I strongly recommend that people apply for the scheme

“Because every penny that comes from this means that it’s a penny less that Covanta will have in their pockets.

“You are, technically, giving them a bloody nose by taking the money.”

Plan:MK given the green light by Inspector

Plan:MK given the green light by Inspector
Green space, original MK design principles, and affordable homes underpin next chapter in MK’s growth.

Plan:MK, the local plan setting out how Milton Keynes will grow until 2031, has been found ‘sound’ by a government Inspector; a crucial milestone before the plan can be adopted.

Lidlington homes could leave the village due to Council’s development plan

Lidington homes would leave the village due to Central Bedfordshire Council’s Local Plan.

This was the claim made by the Lidlington Action Group at January’s Full Council Meeting. Lidlington Action Group told Central Bedfordshire Council that people’s homes would leave rural village and be part of a mini Milton Keynes if Local Plan goes ahead.

Lidlington News and information

Lidlington is a small village and parish in Bedfordshire, England. The hamlets of Boughton End and Thrupp End are also part of the parish.

It is thought that the Greensand Ridge was the model for the “Delectable Mountains” in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Lidlington Hill may also be Bunyan’s “Hill of Difficulty”. Each year there is a race up and down the hill.

Lidlington 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

Marston Surgery – Cranfield and Marston Surgery
59 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 766551

 

Nearest Dentist

Saxby Dental Surgery
Wilmington Lodge
19 Dunstable Street
Ampthill
MK45 2NJ

Telephone: 01525 403205

Nearest Pharmacy

Mclaren Pharmacy
67 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 764222

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