Welcome!

N.B. Newest notices are at the top!

The Alma Singers (ladies, light music) meet at 7:30 on Monday evenings at the Methodist Church Hall, Gt Barford. Poster here.
Another new Facebook page - North Bedfordshire Rural Community Policing. Shortcut here.
Colmworth & Neighbours History Society - see 2019 programme here. Friday 15th - early Romano-British Curse Tablets!
All Saints' Church Renhold presents a Concert featuring The Flitwick Singers. 7.30pm on Saturday 11th May 2019. See Poster here.
See a notice re: renewal of the Church Electoral Roll (closing 10th March) and the Parish Church Meeting (3rd April) here.
Peter's latest update to the Cranbourne Broadband saga is available via the 'Community' tab above.
The Little Book of Big Scams is a real gem sent in by Peter Norris. Read it here. Thank you Peter!
The March edition of the Renhold Village magazine is available to read online here. I hope you enjoy it.
31st March is Mothering Sunday! See Poster here.
An appeal for assistance with the Churchyard Spring clear-up on 30th March may be viewed here.
Garden Waste collections resume March 1st. See your collection schedule to ascertain YOUR Green Bin collection day and date!
Various items of news from Bedford Borough Council available here
Dates for the annual Bulky Waste Collection Service are announced. T's & C's hereRenhold programme here, Final dates here and full schedule here.
Did you know? . . . Take a look at this!
Beds Fire & Rescue Community Risk Management Plan 2019 - 2023 - see document here.
Op Chain - Car Park Surgery For Tradespeople. See details here.
Community Priority Setting Meeting - Tue 21st March 2019. See details here.
The next Parish Council Mtg is at the V.H. on Tuesday 26th Feb 2019. The Agenda is here and the draft minutes of the January mtg here. See also here!
Parish Council elections in May! Interested? See herehere and here! Don't complain - get involved!!!
For those unfortunate enough to travel between the Black Cat Roundabout and Caxton Gibbet, the statement here may be of some interest.
I am saddened to report that Olga Page passed away on 9th February. Her funeral will take place at the Norse Rd Crematorium at 4:00pm on Tue 26th Feb.
*** Yet another new listing! Stewartby Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (SAODS) have their own slot here.
Table Tennis at the Church Lane Community Centre! See info here.
New Bridge Club! See info here
Find the Report of the Renhold WI mtg held 7th Feb 2019 by clicking on the 'Leisure & Clubs' tab above and selecting 'Renhold WI'.
Radio around the world! Anyone interested in the huge number of broadcast radio stations available? Click this link - it's clean.
Recycling: Do it, because it matters! See BBC initiative here.
Please see the Community tab/Parish Council page for past Parish Council Notices & Minutes, etc.
An invitation to join the Phoenix Ladies Chorus and 'Sing into Spring'! See poster here.
The BWA Beds. Branch Newsletter No 46 is here.
See this Bulletin!
A further update to the Cranbourne Gardens Superfast Broadband saga is available here. For the whole story, see the link on the 'Community' tab above.
An appeal to support those most in need in the community living in fuel or food poverty. Poster here and article here.
Go to the 'Photos' tab to find ALL the 'Renhold Remember' photos.
Wow! Terry has hand-carved a Remembrance Poppy and attached it to the Village Sign on the Green. See photo here!
MEMORY BEARS - I'd never heard of them but it seems they're big in other countries and are coming here! Fascinating! See here.
More scams. Please be careful. See letter here.
A report on the Police operation in Renhold on 4th September can be seen here.
A note regarding receiving the Parish Council Newssheet by email is here.
Receiving reports of a 'British Gas Refund' scam. DO NOT RESPOND - THERE IS NO REFUND and you'll likely have given your ID away!
Added a link to the Bedford & District Audio News web page on the 'News' page, where you can listen to local news being read by volunteers.
Two new examples of work produced by the Stitchers Group can be seen here and here.
Are you concerned about speeding in your area? Want to help do something about it? See Notice here!
Are you aware of 'Transporting Bedford 2020' and what is being proposed in the name of 'improving' traffic flow in Bedford? See here!
The St Albans Diocese has announced its Pilgrimage Programme for 2019/20. See the website here.
2018 04: The School has provided a full report and lots of photos regarding their recent Science Week. See it all 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: 450+ Responses to the 2035 Local Plan were delivered from Renhold to the Council on Wednesday 28th! Huge!!!
NEW: PC Charlotte Norris has replaced PC Kerry Jones as the Police Constable with responsibility for Renhold. See note here.
NEW: A photo (taken by Tony Ploszajski) of our beautiful Parish Church in the December snow may be seen 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.
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!

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!