Welcome!

NEW: 2017 12 12: NUISANCE BIKERS on Norse Rd and adjoining industrial estates. Please see Police note here and consider completing the Survey here.
NEW: 2017 12 02: Posters with more details about the Carol Service on Weds 20th & the Sun 24th & Christmas Day 25th Services are here and here.
NEW: 2017 11 30: A selection of the Flower Arrangements at the 2017 All Saints Flower Festival added under the 'Photos' tab.
NEW: 2017 11 30: Times of All Saints Church Services and other events in Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 may be found here.
NEW: 2017 11 30: The December 2017 / January 2018 edition of the Renhold Village Magazine is here. Enjoy!
2017 11 22: The Borough Council has launched a consultation about financing the cost of rocketing Health Care in the Borough. See here.
2017 11 07: No valid nomination was received for the Parish Councillor vacancy, so the cycle recommences. See Notice here.
2017 10 27: Re-worked the 'Local Gov't' 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.
2017 10 11: Parish Clerk's Notes re (amongst other subjects) the responses to the 2035 '500 houses' consultation are 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: 10/1/18, 27/2/18, 12/4/18, 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 and a plea for assistance with preparing documents re the 2035 Plan can be found here.
    >     Letter received from Mayor Dave following representations made to him at the 'Roadshow' event. See it here.
    >     Cllrs Quince & Gribble's Report on Mayor Dave's 'Roadshow' visit to the Village is here and my photos and commentary are 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.
2017 06 10: The deadline for comments on the 2035 Local Plan has passed. You may read the Parish Council's submission here.

So, you found us at last! 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!