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 burglary appeal

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a series of burglaries in Marston Moretaine on 29 May.

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.

Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator to hold fundraising Garden Party

BACI will be holding an exclusive ‘Thank You’ Garden Party in the grounds of Ampthill Park House on 3 August 2019. It also plans for Special Guest appearances to make this a visit and day to remember. The House stands within panoramic unspoilt countryside less than two miles from the proposed site of the Covanta Incinerator.

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