Marston Moretaine site manager wins NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award

A Site Manager for David Wilson Homes South Midlands has won a national award for quality from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

Dan Jackson, 25, who is based at Marston Fields, won a NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award, considered to be the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”.

Dan has worked for David Wilson Homes for almost 10 years. He started as an apprentice carpenter and after working in this role for three years he received a promotion to Trainee Assistant Site Manager. He was appointed Site Manager at Marston Fields in May 2018.

Captain Tom becomes Cranfield University honorary graduate

Cranfield University has recognised Captain Tom Moore for his services to the local community and the country by awarding him an Honorary Doctor of Science in its 2020 graduation celebrations.

Captain Tom raised over £30million for NHS charities in the run-up to his 100th birthday during the current pandemic.

COVID-19 school run closure for Church Walk, Marston Moretaine

Church Walk in Marston Moretaine to be closed to traffic during drop off and pick up times from 26 June 2020 to aid social distancing at Marston Moreteyne VC School.

Central England Co-op celebrates its ‘frontline fathers’ supporting their communities

Central England Co-op is marking Father’s Day this Sunday by celebrating some of the fathers who have been working on the frontline in its food stores and funeral homes during these uncertain times.

Among them is Luke Ficken, store Manager at the Food Store in Marston Moretaine. He has balanced leading his team during these challenging times with taking care of his three step-children at home – Ruby aged 13, Corey aged 10 and Roman aged five.

The 30-year-old said the children had coped well through the lockdown. He added that this has made it easier for him as he works around the clock alongside his colleagues to serve the local community.

New Marston Moretaine nursery opens its doors to prospective families

A new nursery setting for Marston Moretaine is set to open its doors this month to local families and commuters looking for childcare in the Bedfordshire area.

The Marston Day Nursery is based at the Marston Business Park development at Lower Hazeldines. It will officially open for children this coming August, and is now taking bookings for nursery tours for prospective parents and carers, beginning 15 June.

The Ofsted registered Nursery is the latest addition to the independent CC Nurseries nursery group. This already provides Early Childhood Learning and Care for over 500 families across England and Scotland.

Special recognition award for Marston Moretaine postmaster

Marston Moreteyne Postmaster Bill Chandi has been recognised with a special Post Office recognition award for his role in helping to mark the 100th birthday of Captain Tom.

More than 200,000 cards, letters and gifts have been sent to the village’s Post Office, to mark Captain Tom Moore becoming a centenarian.

Post Office Area Manager Paul Mead presented the award to Bill, who has been Postmaster for 32 years. It says:

“Presented to Bill Chandhi as Recognition for his continued service and commitment to the Marston Moreteyne community.”

Cannabis factories closed in north Bedfordshire

Officers from Bedfordshire Police’s North Community Policing Team launched an operation to combat cannabis factories and have carried out warrants at seven different properties.

This has included dismantling a cannabis factory in Marston Moretaine, as well as surrounding villages and other locations across the north of the county.

The team has now seized just over 2,000 plants and around three kilos of dried, prepared cannabis since the operation began, as well as making six arrests in total.

Central Bedfordshire Council completes road repairs during lockdown traffic lull

Central Bedfordshire Council has been revamping roads across the area while traffic levels are low during the coronavirus lockdown.

It said that by taking advantage of the quieter roads it has fixed more than 600 repairs including potholes, streetlights and road signs as well as eight re-surfacing schemes.

Captain Tom Moore announces two books

In this, his official autobiography, published in support of the Captain Tom Foundation, he tells us of his long and dramatic life. How his spirit was forged on the battlefields of Burma where victory was snatched from the jaws of defeat.

Captain Tom Moore awarded the Freedom of the City of London

Captain Tom Moore was awarded the Freedom of the City of London during a ‘virtual’ ceremony yesterday (12 May 2020).

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