“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.”

Sounds Familiar Community Choir is looking for new members

Do you like singing for fun?
Following its post-Christmas break, the Sounds Familiar Community Choir will re-commence rehearsals on Tuesday, February 5th at 7.30p.m at Cranfield Baptist church.

The choir, which sings for fun and for charity, is looking out for new members, particularly of the male variety! No audition is needed. Being able to read music not essential either.

Either pop along and meet them on the 5th, or contact the musical director, Jean Lloyd, on 01234 751495 or 07793 074911.

Developers show residents their plans for Bedford Brickworks

Cloud Wing held an exhibition at Stewartby Village Hall (11 January 2019) to show residents its plans for the former brickworks.

The site has been allocated for 1000 new homes in Bedford Borough Council’s emerging local plan.

Bedford Brickworks regeneration plans to go on display

Bedford Brickworks regeneration plans to go on display Friday 11 January 2019, 12 noon – 9pm

Cloud Wing is bringing forward plans for the regeneration of the former brickworks factories in Stewartby and Kempston Hardwick, to the south of Bedford.

Councillor claims incinerator is “clean and tidy”

Central Bedfordshire Council committee chair was reassured by presentations from incinerator company and the Environment Agency over pollution fears from the plant.

Covanta – Court rules in favour of the Environment Agency

Covanta – Court rules in favour of the Environment Agency

The judgment conceded Covanta had made a factual & scientific error in its permit application, but the Environment Agency did not adopt the error into permit.

Covanta: Judicial Review will only delay and not stop the incinerator

Covanta: Judicial Review will only delay and not stop the incinerator

Local campaigners are hoping that the Judicial Review (JR) into the Environment Agency’s decision to issue a permit for Covanta’s energy-from-waste plant at Stewartby will be the start of the end of the plant.

Bedfordshire Against Covanta Incinerator (BACI) went to the High Court in May and a judge found that the group “identified arguable grounds” to have their case heard.

The JR will only be looking into the issuing of the permit and not into the planning permission.

Covanta’s Head of UK & Europe, Tom Koltis, feels that October’s JR will not stop the Rookery South incinerator. In an interview with the Chronicle he said that to him the most the JR could do is delay the construction schedule.

Stewartby Operatic Society’s latest production

Stewartby Operatic Society present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “Ruddigore”.

Ruddigore is a comic operetta tale of a witch’s curse coming between two people in love, a classic villain, a troupe of professional bridesmaids and a gallery of disgruntled ghosts.

It all ends happily and includes some delightful music. 20th to 24th November at Stewartby Village Hall.

Tickets £10 on Tuesday and £12 on other days. Tickets and more details from www.saods.org.uk.

Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is looking for volunteers

The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust is calling for volunteers from Marston Vale to help to
deliver a waterway linking the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes to the Great Ouse in Bedford.

The volunteers would help to shape and promote the waterway.

But is the Trust worried that by taking money from controversial developments, such as the Covanta Energy Recovery Facility, that residents would oppose the waterway?

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

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Mclaren Pharmacy
67 Bedford Road
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Bedford
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