Changes to Marston Vale Line rail services due to train crew availability

The train operator says the changes are necessary due COVID-19 and the ongoing impact of ‘Test and Trace’ notifications causing trains to be cancelled at short notice.

The changes affect services between Northampton and London, and on the Abbey and Marston Vale lines

London Northwestern Railway: “Wear a face covering out of respect for others”

London Northwestern Railway is asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, from Monday (19 July) as COVID restrictions are eased.

The train company is also warning rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.

Update from the Bedfordshire Police Community Team for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby

Sergeant John Killick, PC Kerry Jones, PC Amanda Harvey, PCSO Chloe Dymock and PCSO James Dancer are the Bedfordshire Police local community team for Kempston Hardwick and Stewartby, amongst other areas.

The current community priority is vehicle crime and although the team is pleased to say that reports of late have been low, it wants to encourage residents to ensure that their vehicles are left locked and secure and all belongings are removed when unattended.

Phoebe’s lemonade stand in Stewartby to raise money for Barnardo’s

During a shopping trip during half term, Phoebe picked up a Barnardo’s fundraising pack and decided she wanted to have a ‘Lemonade Stand’.

Eighteen years of changes to Marston Vale (2002 to 2020)

Using Google Earth it is easy to see how parts of Marston Vale have changed between 2002 and 2020.

Have your say on a new political map for Bedford Borough Council

New boundaries are being proposed for council wards in Bedford Borough Council.

The Local Government Boundary Commission wants to hear what residents and local organisations think about the proposals. An eight week consultation on the proposals will run until 05 July 2021.

Contractors say the incinerator smell is “short-term and not harmful”

Yesterday (15 April 2021), Marston Vale residents took to social media to complain about the ‘acrid’ and ‘unbearable’ smell coming from the new Covanta incinerator at Rookery South, Stewartby, Bedfordshire.

One resident went as far as recording their phone call to Covanta campaigning about the smell and posting it on YouTube.

London Northwestern Railway confirms return of train services to Marston Vale Line

London Northwestern Railway has today (6 April 2021) confirmed the return of train services to the Marston Vale Line from next week as national lockdown measures ease further.

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