Marston against Crime to hold a community garage trail sale

Marston against Crime will be holding its first community garage trail sale on 10 October to raise funds for the group and for Marston Moretaine.

What is a garage trail sale?

Individual houses turn out their unwanted goods and sell from their front garden garage or drive. The sellers keep all proceeds they make.

The fund raising part comes from the garage trail entry fee. It costs £5 to enter you home on the garage trail map. Maps will be on sale for £1.

Captain Tom – the oldest author to have a number 1 book

Captain Tom is officially the oldest author ever to reach Number 1 in the UK with his autobiography Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day.

At eight years her senior, Tom takes the record from Judith Kerr, whose book Mog’s Christmas Calamity reached Number 1 when Judith was 92 years of age.

Bedford Borough Council proposes to reduce speed limits on C94 (old A421)

Bedford Borough Council has said that the ongoing major development works at Green Lane, Stewartby means an increase in the numbers of larger and slower moving vehicles trying to navigate the junction of Green Lane, Stewartby, and the C94, Wootton.

The C94 at Wootton and Marston Moretaine is currently a 60mph road. The Council’s Public Notice said that it is felt that 60mph is no longer an appropriate speed in this area due to the increased traffic.

The Council is proposing to reduce some speed limits in the area from 60mph to 50mph to help provide a safer road network for all highway users.

The Heart of Marston “where every child matters”

Children’s mental health and well-being is a national priority. Many schools are working on strategies to ensure that their children’s needs are met before any issues can develop further. To help with this, Marston Moreteyne VC Lower School has a designated therapy room at its Church End Site.

This enables individuals and groups of children to work on a structured programme to develop their resilience, confidence, co-operation and social interaction as well as their general well-being.

The Heart of Marston was set up to raise money to provide specialist equipment and materials needed to furnish a therapy room at the school’s Forest End site as well as specialist staff training.

The goal was to raise £11,500 by hosting a series of events between 18 October 2019 and 17 October 2020.

Special poetry plaque in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore at Millbrook Station

London Northwestern Railway has unveiled (14 August 2020) a poetry plaque in honour of Captain Sir Tom Moore at his home station on the Marston Vale line.

Captain Sir Tom Moore reveals cover for children’s picture book

Captain Sir Tom Moore has revealed the cover for his children’s picture book, One Hundred Steps. It is a picture book about adventure, helping people and never giving up.

It tells the incredible story of the man who walked 100 laps of his garden whose indomitable spirit captured the heart of a nation. Adam Larkum is the illustrator bringing to life Captain Sir Tom’s incredible story for young readers.

Marston Moreteyne Post Office finalist in ‘We’re Stronger Together’ awards for service during COVID-19 pandemic

Marston Moreteyne Post Office was a finalist in the Community Engagement category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for the Midlands region.

The awards recognise the efforts made by postmasters across the region to keep branches open during the Covid-19 pandemic and serving their local community.

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.

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
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 766551

Nearest Dentist

Cranfield Dental Practice
192 High Street
MK43 0EN

Telephone: 01234 752515

Nearest Pharmacy

Mclaren Pharmacy
67 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 764222

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