Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick police update

PCSO James Dancer, who is one of the local community officers for Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick, has given an update to residents.

As well as COVID advice, PCSO Dancer talked about planned days of action based around speeding vehicles in Stewartby and antisocial behaviour in Kempston Hardwick.

Residents are urged to always report incidents to help create an intelligence picture of any issues.

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.

New Your Co-op food store opens in Stewartby

A new Your Co-op Food store opened its doors in Stewartby yesterday (Thursday, 17th September), following a £500,000 investment from The Midcounties Co-operative.

The 3,000 sq. ft store is located on Clay Avenue and will have a full food-to-go offering, National Lottery and PayPoint terminals, and a Costa Coffee machine.

Train services resume on the Marston Vale Line

Train services resumed on the Marston Vale Line on Monday 24th August. This is initially only at peak times (three journeys each way in the morning and three in the evening). It is supplemented by a Rail Replacement Bus Service during the rest of the day.

Train services to resume on Marston Vale Line

Rail services will resume on the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley from next month, operator London Northwestern Railway (LNR) has announced today (29 July 2020).

The operator took the decision to suspend services at the end of March due to the impact of coronavirus on train crew availability, low passenger numbers and reliability issues with level crossings on the route. Rail replacement buses have been running since.

Play Areas in Bedford Borough to remain closed

With ongoing concerns about the high infection rate in Bedford Borough, Bedford Borough Council has decided that children’s play areas will not be opening on Saturday 4 July.

Marston Vale Line replacement bus service update

A full rail replacement bus service started on the Marston Vale Line today (Monday 18 May 2020). This includes all stations and the limited stop services.
The limited stop service calls at Bedford, Bedford St Johns, Stewartby, Lidlington, Ridgmont, Woburn Sands, Bow Brickhill & Bletchley.

​London Northwestern Railway: Only use the train for essential journeys

London Northwestern Railway is urging passengers to only use the train for essential journeys. This comes ahead of a new timetable coming into effect on 18 May 2020. The timetable includes an hourly rail replacement bus on Marston Vale Line.

Due to social distancing advice train capacity will remain limited. The operator is asking its customers to only travel by train if they have no other option.

Marston Vale Line suspended until further notice

Services on the Marston Vale Line have been suspended until further notice as part of the Rail Industry’s Coronavirus Resilience Plan.

The hunt for 2020’s ‘Shop Local Shop Little Heroes’

Federation of Independent Retailers launches its Shop Local Shop Little Heroes Awards to shine a spotlight on the retail heroes who have been doing a fantastic job in keeping local people safe and fed in unprecedented times.

Stewartby News and information

Stewartby is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England. It was originally built for the workers of the London Brick Company.

Stewartby parish also includes Kempston Hardwick.

Stewartby changed its name from Wootton Pillinge in 1937 in honour of the Stewart family, who were directors of London Brick Company since 1900.

The brickworks was home to the world’s biggest kiln and produced 18 million bricks at the height of production.

Stewartby is in Bedford Borough Council’s Elstow and Stewartby Ward

MP: Ms.Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillor: Tim Hill

Nearest Doctors’ Surgery

Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre
Fields Road
Wootton
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK43 9JJ

Telephone: 01234 762500

Nearest Dentist

Kempston Dental Practice
212 Bedford Road
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 8BL

Telephone: 01234 851192

Nearest Pharmacy

Mclaren Pharmacy
67 Bedford Road
Marston Moretaine
Bedford
MK43 0LA

Telephone: 01234 764222

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