All the Latest Social Media Posts
from Sharnbrook Parish Council
Broadband Speeds The Parish Council recently met with Alistair Burt MP as well as other partners involved in the broadband upgrade programme. Sharnbrook was involved in the programme to upgrade the fibre to the cabinet scheme (FTTC) but it soon became apparent that other villages haven’t been so lucky and indeed this program has been delayed from completion at the end of December 2018 and now targeting to complete the program in June 2019. The next stage will be the fibre to the premises scheme (FTTP) of which plans will be published in the next two months as to who will be involved in the programme with the aim to increase speeds even further. As soon as we know of plans to involve Sharnbrook in this, we will let people know. ... See more
You may wish to follow this page for updates on our rural policing team.
An insight into the daily work of the Rural Community Policing teams in the north of Bedfordshire. Please do not use this page to report crime or incidents
Tell Us What You Think About Our Local Parks Bedford Borough Council’s customer satisfaction surveys for Priory Country Park and Harrold-Odell Country Park are now open. The customer satisfaction survey asks park users what they like about the parks and also invites them to suggest any improvements. The survey responses collected will be used to help guide the future management of the park. Priory Country Park and Harrold-Odell Country Park are both Green Flag Award winners, which recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces across the U.K and abroad. In 2018, Priory Country Park won the Award for the 17th year in a row. Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport said “It is fantastic that our parks have been recognised at a national level, but it is also vital that our local parks are meeting the needs of the people who use them and local residents. Please let us know what you think and help us to ensure that everyone has access to quality green spaces.” The survey for Priory Country Park is available at https://forms.bedford.gov.uk/pcp and for Harrold- Odell Country Park at https://forms.bedford.gov.uk/hocp. The closing date for both surveys is 30th April 2019. Hard copies are also available from local libraries, the Customer Service Centre, Borough Hall, and at the cafes at Priory Country Park and Harrold-Odell Country Park. ... See more
Latest News from our very own Mill Theatre! (Click link below for full details).
Set amidst London’s swinging sixties, Wait Until Dark follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes embroiled with a group of con-men hatching an elaborate scam. ... See more
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Foster Carers and Adopters - We Need You! Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adoption and Fostering Week, 4 - 10 March 2019 In response to LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, Bedford Borough Council is holding two events on Wednesday 6 March 2019. Both take place at Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford. The first event is an informal lunch time drop-in session, from 11 - 2pm, to find out more about fostering or adoption, no need to book, just pop in. The second is an adoption information evening from 6.15 - 8.30pm for prospective adopters to come and hear more about the process of adoption, if they are considering it as something they would love to do. Now in its eighth year, LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week is a national campaign encouraging more lesbian, gay, bi and trans people to consider these parenting routes. The campaign is led by charity New Family Social and brings together adoption and foster care agencies from across the country. There is an urgent need for more adopters and foster carers in the UK, with 6,800 new foster families needed and some 75,420 children in care in England alone in 2018. More adopters and foster carers are needed to provide loving, stable homes for Bedford Borough children, particularly for those children over four years old and sibling groups. Cllr Shan Hunt, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Social Care at Bedford Borough Council, said: “We know from experience that LGBT people come to adoption and fostering with an open mind and real enthusiasm, as it’s often their first choice for growing their family. Some of our children have had a traumatic start to life, and we’ve seen them thrive with their new parents.” “You can be single, over 40 and you don’t need to own your own home to consider foster caring or adoption. We need people with stability, love and resourcefulness who can who can help a child with whatever needs they may have.” If you are interested in becoming one of Bedford Borough's foster carers or adopters, or to book onto an adoption information evening, get in touch with the team on 01234 718718 for more information. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bedford.gov.uk/adoptionandfostering For further information on ‘LGBT adoption or foster caring’ visit https://newfamilysocial.org.uk/lgbt2019/ ... See more
adoption, fostering information
Bedford Borough Council is reminding residents that garden waste collections will resume on Friday 1 March. Don’t forget to put your green lidded garden waste bin out alongside your recycling bin by 6am on your next recycling collection day. You can check your collection days on the Council’s on... ... See more
Broadband in the Village The Parish Council (along with other Councils) are due to meet with Alistair Burt MP and other local stakeholders to discuss plans for upgrading broadband across the constituency. Representatives will be attending from Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Councils, as well as Openreach. We hope to hear further about the planned upgrades for the area. However, it would be good to know the level of service current available in the village. Currently we have 10 cabinets that are fibre enabled but only those with a smaller cabinet close by are those currently in use. We'd like to see what speeds people are getting to help with some basic feedback. Also, how often you experience a break in the service. In terms of speeds, you can use the following links https://www.speedtest.net/ http://www.speedtest.btwholesale.com/ The BT test would be preferred and ideally from a wired connection rather than wireless. When posting any results in this thread, a time of the test would also help. When commenting, please also let us know if there is a break in service and how often i.e. once a month, once a week, daily, multiple times per day etc We'll then post feedback as to the plans for the area as soon as we know. Many thanks ... See more
Temporary Road Closure in Oakley Full Details of Emergency Closure: Road: Highfield Road in Oakley Length Affected: From the roundabout adjoining the A6 northbound exit/entry slip to Pavenham Road, Oakley. Contact/Applicant: For further information please contact Rebecca Hardman of Centurion Site Services, Tel: 0113 277 5360. Reason for Closure: To repair failing bridge. Dates: This emergency temporary road closure is anticipated to be in operation 24 hours a day for up to 16 days from Monday 11th February 2019 to Tuesday 26th February 2019 inclusive. Signed Alternative Routes: Proceed along the northbound A6 entry slip to join the A6 northbound and continue to junction with New Road, Milton Ernest. Turn left into New Road, continue to junction with Radwell Road, turn right, continue on Radwell Road and Bridge End, Radwell. Bear left and continue along Felmersham Road, Radwell, then Radwell Road, Felmersham, and then The High Road, Felmersham, to Felmersham Bridge, Sharnbrook. Continue along Felmersham Bridge to Odell Road, Sharnbrook. Turn left and continue along Odell Road, Sharnbrook, and then High Street, Odell, to Odell Road, Odell. Turn left and continue along Odell Road, Odell, then Odell Road, Harrold, then Carlton Road, Harrold, then Bridgend, Carlton, and then Pavenham Road, Carlton, to High Street, Pavenham. Turn left and continue along High Street, then Bedford Road, Pavenham, and then Pavenham Road, Oakley, to site. The opposite alternative route is the reverse of the above until joining the A6 southbound. After joining the A6 southbound, continue to Bedford Road, Oakley, and then exit the A6. Continue along Bedford Road to the roundabout adjoining Highfield Road, Oakley. Take the 2nd exit and continue along Highfield Road to site. ... See more