Bedford Borough libraries to reopen in phases

From Monday 12 April, Bedford Borough libraries will begin to reopen on a phased basis in line with the “next step” of the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap out of lockdown.

Bedford Central and Kempston libraries will open from 12 April 2021, with Putnoe Library opening from 19 April 2021.

Bromham and Wootton libraries will open from 26 April 2021.

Wootton resident wins charity award for outstanding support

Charity Pet Blood Bank UK has announced Wootton, Bedfordshire resident Marie Dennis as one of the winners in its Heart of Pet Blood Bank Award 2019-20.

Marie was recognised with the Ambassador Award for her outstanding commitment to supporting the charity and raising awareness of its work. Marie began supporting Pet Blood Bank after her own dog Grace needed a lifesaving blood transfusion several years ago.

Two men charged in connection with a series of burglaries across Bedfordshire

Two men have been charged with four burglary dwelling offences after properties were broken into in Bedford, Kempston, Wootton and Luton between the 29 November and 2 December .

A local community police update for Wootton and Kempston Hardwick

Community policing update for Wootton and Kempston Hardwick from PC Amanda Harvey, who is a Bedfordshire Police community officer for a number of areas.

The update mentions some anti-social behaviour by teenagers in Wootton and some recent burglaries.

Bedford Borough Council tulip giveaway to Wootton Peace Garden

Bedford Borough Council has given tulip bulbs to Wootton Upper School for the Wootton Peace Garden, following the tulip bulb giveaway earlier this year.

The Council gave away approximately 6,600 tulip bulbs from last spring’s Embankment floral display. These were given to schools, charities and community groups in the Borough.

Police appeal following suspected arson in Wootton

Bedfordshire Police is investigating a suspected arson in the early hours of Sunday (27 September 2020) in Harris Way, Wootton. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a report of a fire at approximately 2.30am, and notified the police of the incident.

Emergency services attended and the address was safely evacuated and the fire was extinguished.

Police update from Wootton’s PCSO

As we transition into a different phase of ‘lockdown’, people are experiencing new found freedom as we return to local pubs, restaurants and shops again. For some people this new stage is exactly what they have been waiting for, but for others the easing of government guidance can bring a new set of worries.

For anyone reading this who may feel anxious about returning to normality, Bedfordshire Police’s PCSO James Dancer would like to let you know that your local policing team is still here. Policing hasn’t stopped throughout this pandemic and we are regularly patrolling your villages and continue to carry out our day-to-day work to protect people.

Wootton Post Office finalist in Post Office awards

Wootton Post Office was a finalist in the Local Hero category at the Post Office’s ‘We’re Stronger Together’ regional awards for the Midlands region.

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.

New Sainsbury’s in Wootton set to open at the end of June

The new Sainsbury’s Local Store in Wootton, Bedfordshire will officially open its doors at 7am on Sunday 28 June. The firm says it will offer locals ‘a convenient choice of quality food for fantastic value’.

Wootton News and information

Wootton is a village and civil parish in Bedfordshire, England.

The parish also includes the hamlets of Hall End, Keeley Green and Wootton Green.

Wootton is in Bedford Borough Council’s Wootton Ward

MP: Ms.Nadine Dorries MP

Ward Councillor: Cllr John Wheeler

Nearest Doctors’ Surgery

Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre
Fields Road
MK43 9JJ

Telephone: 01234 762500


Nearest Dentist

Kempston Dental Practice
212 Bedford Road
MK42 8BL

Telephone: 01234 851192

UHP Dentalcare
176 Bedford Road
MK42 8BL

Telephone: 01234 405050

Nearest Pharmacy

Wootton Pharmacy
43a Tithe Barn Road
MK43 9EZ

Telephone: 01234 765166

Opening times
Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm 2pm to 5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed