Independent candidate visits Marston Moretaine

Mid Bedfordshire’s Independent Candidate, Alan Victor, was in Marston Moretaine on Friday (29 November 2019).

It was part of his tour of the constituency, asking people what they want from their parliamentary representative. He said:

“At least 90% of people I talk to say they are not happy with politicians. Many say it in much stronger words!

“I feel the same and that is why I decided to stand in the general election. I would like to send a message to the politicians but I can only do it with your help.”

Alan told the Chronicle that many of the people he has spoken to are unhappy because they see politicians as an obstacle to getting out of the EU, which they voted for in the 2016 referendum.

“Many others are unhappy because they feel their voice isn’t being heard and the politicians are leading us down a path against their interests.”

Linsay’s fundraiser for Keech Hospice Care

On Sunday 1st December Lisa Raphael and Linsay Black will be running 17 miles to mark the time Linsay’s mum spent receiving care at Keech Hospice.

Part of the run will be on the Bedford Santa 5K Run (3.1 miles) along with hundreds of other runners, all dressed as Santa. The fun run was organised by Keech Hospice Care to help to raise vital funds.

After completing this race Lisa and Linsay will run a further 14 miles back to Woburn, still dressed as Father Christmas. Linsay said:

“This will make 17 miles in total and will be in recognition of the 17 days Linsay’s mum spent being looked after by the wonderful staff at Keech before she sadly passed away in September last year.”

Lisa and Linsay’s aim is to raise as much well-needed funds as possible, Linsay commented that it takes £7000 per day to keep Keech Hospice open.

Possible changes to Cranfield & Marston Surgery Patient Participation Group discussed

The Cranfield & Marston Surgery Patient Participation Group held a meeting on Wednesday (13 November 2019) to discuss changes the surgery would like to make to the running of the group.

These changes include limiting the number of patients that can attend meetings as well as reducing the number of open meetings.

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) provide a way for patients to provide feedback, ideas and views on the services provided at their local practice. This is to support the practice in providing the best possible service to patients.

Co-op launches first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal in Bedfordshire

Central England Co-op is launching its first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal to make sure as many children in Bedfordshire as possible have a gift to open this festive season.

Running throughout the month of November, customers and members are being urged to donate a present or stocking filler at special donation points located in all stores in the area.

Bird keepers urged to prepare for winter Avian Flu threat

The Chief Veterinary Officers across the UK are encouraging all poultry keepers to take action now to reduce the risk of disease in their birds over the winter.

There are some simple measures that all poultry keepers, whether they are running a large commercial farm, keeping a few hens in their back garden, or rearing game birds, should take to protect their birds against the threat of avian influenza (bird flu) in the coming winter months.

New lights for Lower Shelton underpass

The underpass off Lower Shelton Road was mentioned during the recent Marston Against Crime (MAC) public meeting (25 September 2019).

One of the complaints was the number of faulty lights (The Chronicle found that 14 of the 24 lights were out). Residents told the meeting that they had reported this to the council, but had little response.

HRH The Princess Royal oak tree planted pulled up

The tree HRH The Princess Royal planted on Tuesday to dedicate the Forest of Marston Vale to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy has been dug up overnight.

HRH The Princess Royal visits the Forest of Marston Vale

HRH The Princess Royal visited the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park on 30th of July to dedicate the Forest of Marston Vale to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).

The Forest of Marston Vale is one of four Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy sites in the UK

Marston Against Crime’s first public meeting

Marston Against Crime was formed by Jeanette Little in June after numerous criminal and suspicious incidents in the village. Since the Facebook group was started on 1st June, over 560 people have joined. This was its first public meeting.

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).

Marston Moretaine News and information

Marston Moretaine (also known as Marston Moreteyne) is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England.

The parish includes Upper Shelton, Lower Shelton and Wood End.

There are numerous shops, two lower schools and a Travelodge hotel.

The village is also home to the Forest Centre and the Millennium Country Park. Both are part of the Forest of Marston Vale.

Marston Moretaine 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

Cranfield Dental Practice
192 High Street
Cranfield
Bedford
MK43 0EN

Telephone: 01234 752515

Nearest Pharmacy

Mclaren Pharmacy
67 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 764222

Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 2pm
Sunday Closed