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.

Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society charity concert

Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is putting on a special production to raise funds for EVC Uganda.

EVC Uganda raises funds to help provide a better life to poor and orphaned children in southern Uganda.

Brickworks Exhibition on Saturday 4th May at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre

Take a step back into Bedfordshire’s past at a special one-day Brickworks Exhibition at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre on Saturday 4th May from 10:00 – 4:00. Free entry!

New Trains for the Marston Vale Line

New Class 230 D Trains have come into service on the Marston Vale Line (Bedford – Bletchley). The train, which has been developed by Vivarail, will provide extra capacity and a more comfortable journey for passengers on the Line. The Marston Vale Line is the first route in the country to benefit from these ground-breaking new trains!

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.

Gas power station approved in Bedfordshire

The 299MW Open Cycle Gas Turbine (OCGT) power station, at Rookery South Pit near the villages of Stewartby, Millbrook and Marston Moretaine will be able to go from cold to full load in less than 20 minutes, enabling it to respond quickly to support the grid.

“Give Covanta a bloody nose”

At a Rookery South Community Energy Initiative (RSCEI) presentation to Cranfield Parish Council Councillor Robert Morris, ward councillor for Cranfield and Marston Moretaine, urged residents to sign up to the scheme.

He said:
“I strongly recommend that people apply for the scheme

“Because every penny that comes from this means that it’s a penny less that Covanta will have in their pockets.

“You are, technically, giving them a bloody nose by taking the money.”

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