Welcome!

The St Andrews Church, Bedford Spring Belief Course 'Shaping the World Today' begins 25th April. Four Wednesdays, 8pm-9:30pm. Details here
NEW: Renhold is honoured and delighted that Mr Julian Polhill has been appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire. Photos here!
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE! Mr Richard Miller is raising money to provide a clean water borehole in Kenya! Read all about it (and more) here.
NEW: Report of the April WI Meeting and AGM is here.
Stop Press: News of a 'Rock for Heroes' (supporting 'Help for Heroes') concert at the Corn Exchange on 11th May. See here.
NEW: The latest BBC News & Updates e-bulletin which includes details of a consultation re Bedford Park can be found here. Full April news here
NEW: 450+ Responses to the 2035 Local Plan were delivered from Renhold to the Council on Wednesday 28th! Huge!!!
NEW: The April edition of the Renhold Village Magazine is available here. Enjoy!
NEW: swingsters.co.uk are holding a series of Tea Dances at the Village Hall throughout the year. See poster here. Website here.
NEW: Details of the April 2018 Church Services are here.
NEW: The Bulky Waste Skip will be in Renhold 19th & 20th May 2018, 08:30am to 12:30pm. Full details here!
NEW: PC Charlotte Norris has replaced PC Kerry Jones as the Police Constable with responsibility for Renhold. See note here.
NEW: The Putnoe Medical Walk-in Centre has been reprieved until 30th Sept 2018. Read the details here.
NEW: A photo (taken by Tony Ploszajski) of our beautiful Parish Church in the December snow may be seen here.
2017 12 12: NUISANCE BIKERS on Norse Rd and adjoining industrial estates. Please see Police note here and consider completing the Survey here.
2017 11 30: A selection of the Flower Arrangements at the 2017 All Saints Flower Festival added under the 'Photos' tab.
2017 11 22: The Borough Council has launched a consultation about financing the cost of rocketing Health Care in the Borough. See here.
2017 10 27: Re-worked the 'Local Government' Tab. Renamed it 'Community' and included a new 'Volunteering' page.
2017 10 23: A note regarding receiving the Parish Council Newssheet by email is here.
NOTE: The full Mobile Library Timetable may be found here. There are some useful times/locations on Saturdays too!!!
NOTE: Future Parish Council Meetings are scheduled for: 23/5/18, 20/6/18 & 25/7/18.
NOTE: 2017 09 21: An update to Peter Norris' documentation re: the Cranbourne Gardens Broadband campaign has been uploaded. Go here.
INFO: The Parish Council report for 2016/17 is here.
NOTE:  A Bulletin re how, where and when one may view Planning Applications is available here.
2017 07 23: Brief report and picture of the erection and unveiling of the new Village sign here. Wonderful. Thanks Terry!
2017 06 10:  Added NHS Retirement Fellowship under Leisure & Clubs/Indoor. It's open to all former employees of the NHS and their partners.

Welcome to the Renhold Village website, recognised and supported by the Parish Council.

This site has been compiled by village volunteers, at no cost to the village, for the benefit of all. We hope you find it useful, informative and entertaining.

Links are provided for local news and facilities, village and other events of interest, village history, maps, policing and Neighbourhood Watch, village hall info, Post Office & stores, Church and Chapel Services and events and other local Faith organisations, clubs and other leisure activities, Parish Council proceedings and Borough Councillor reports, schools and pre-school arrangements, local charities, village campaigns, other local 'help' and volunteer groups, local businesses and services, etc. The Renhold Village Magazine is uploaded to provide an alternative to the paper copy and also to provide a back catalogue.

For those readers who are not aware, Renhold is a small village situated to the east of Bedford and about 40 miles (65 kilometres) north of London, UK. It is a very old village and is very spread out with lots of 'ends' (old word: hamlets). It has been substantially enlarged in the last 15 or so years by the addition of three new Estates (Cranbourne Gardens, Spires and Aspire) all of which face Bedford and are often thought of as part of the town.

As is the norm, the Village is governed by a hierarchy of 'Councils'. We have the Renhold Parish Council, Bedford Borough Council and at the top of the tree, the central government in London. Parts of Renhold are covered by no less than four Borough Councillors and by two MPs.

We hope you like our website offering. We do welcome constructive feedback and suggestions for new ideas. Contact Ian McIver, the webmaster, on renholdvillage@gmail.com

Enjoy your day exploring!