Renhold News & Events

Please note the addition of the Calendar below. I will include any events that you write and request for inclusion on the Calendar.

N.B. Newest notices are at the bottom! (See also the Calendar below for repeating events)

2016 05 30: Website goes 'live'.
Reminder: You (personally) can sell, give away or request an item on this site. See the 'Sell/give/want' section under the Voice tab.
I am absolutely delighted to bring you 'The Diary of a Quilt', the story of how Renhold Stitchers won
the Bedfordshire Villages 
Quilting competition in 1994/95. Read the whole story here.
Received info re launch of the Volunteer River Wardens Scheme which will cover Renhold Brook. See letter and details here.
A Bulletin re: how, where and when one may view Planning Applications is available here.
A selection of the Flower Arrangements at the 2017 All Saints Flower Festival added under the 'Photos' tab.
NEW: A photo (taken by Tony Ploszajski) of our beautiful Parish Church in the December snow may be seen here.
NEW: The Parish Council's draft response to the latest version of the Bedford Borough Council's Local Plan 2035 is here.
NEW: 450+ Responses to the 2035 Local Plan were delivered from Renhold to the Council on Wednesday 28th! Huge!!!
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: Renhold is honoured and delighted that Mr Julian Polhill has been appointed High Sheriff of Bedfordshire. Photos here!
2018 04: The School has provided a full report and lots of photos regarding their recent Science Week. See it all here.
The St Albans Diocese has announced its Pilgrimage Programme for 2019/20. See the website here.
Are you aware of 'Transporting Bedford 2020' and what is being proposed in the name of 'improving' traffic flow in Bedford? See here!
NEW: The Renhold Parish Council Report for 2017/18 has been delivered to every property in the village and is also available here.
Are you concerned about speeding in your area? Want to help do something about it? See Notice here!
NEW: 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.
Neighbourhood Watch Bedford - Serious Youth Violence - Read the Police response 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!
A note regarding receiving the Parish Council Newssheet by email is here.
The Cranbourne Gardens Broadband story is here. Peter's latest update (15/9/18) is here and a Technical Note re BT Master Sockets is here.
More scams. Please be careful. See letter 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.
Wow! Terry has hand-carved a Remembrance Poppy and attached it to the Village Sign on the Green. See photo here!
Go to the 'Photos' tab to find ALL the 'Renhold Remembers' photos.
An appeal to support those most in need in the community living in fuel or food poverty. Poster here and article here.
See this Bulletin!
Recycling: Do it, because it matters! See BBC initiative here. Post-Christmas recycling news here.
An invitation to join the Phoenix Ladies Chorus and 'Sing into Spring'! See poster here.
Radio around the world! Anyone interested in the huge number of broadcast radio stations available? Click this link - it's clean.
New Bridge Club! See info here
Table Tennis at the Church Lane Community Centre! See info here.
*** Yet another new listing! Stewartby Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (SAODS) have their own slot here.
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.
For those unfortunate enough to travel between the Black Cat Roundabout and Caxton Gibbet, the statement here may be of some interest.
Op Chain - Car Park Surgery For Tradespeople. See details here.
Beds Fire & Rescue Community Risk Management Plan 2019 - 2023 - see document here.
Did you know? . . . Take a look at this!
Garden Waste collections resume March 1st. See your collection schedule to ascertain YOUR Green Bin collection day and date!
The Little Book of Big Scams is a real gem sent in by Peter Norris. Read it here. Thank you Peter!
Colmworth & Neighbours History Society - see 2019 programme here.
Another new Facebook page - North Bedfordshire Rural Community Policing. Shortcut here.
The Alma Singers (ladies, light music) meet at 7:30 on Monday evenings at the Methodist Church Hall, Gt Barford. Poster here.
Here's an interesting item about how YOU can have YOUR SAY as to how the £20bn investment in the NHS should be spent.
Please see this urgent note about a burglary in Wood Lane, Renhold on 25th/26th March 2019. See also this Checklist!
The 2018-19 Renhold Village Parish Council Annual Report, which has been delivered to every property in the village, is here.
Another scam - a male is knocking doors and asking for money to buy fuel. Don't give him money or let him in your house. See Police note here.
And now for something completely different - from the animal kingdom. Definitely NOT for the faint-hearted.  Violence, gore & more. Watch it here!
A very fulsome Newsletter from our Police and Crime Commissioner may be perused here.
Another possible scam - this time a phone call about your loft insulation! See here.
Following the AGM & changes to the Committee, the new contact number for the W.I. (Rosemary) is 07714171181. More info hereFlyer here.
Yet another scam warning! This one involves credit/refund due on TalkTalk accounts. Don't go there - it's a scam!!!
I just received a text msg saying my NatWest bank a/c (I don't have one!!) has been disabled for security reasons. This is a scam! Please don't respond!
The latest Newsletter from our Police & Crime Commissioner may be read here.
Find Reports of the Renhold WI mtgs by clicking on the 'Leisure & Clubs' tab above and selecting 'Renhold WI'.
The June 2019 Newsletter from our Police & Crime Commissioner is here.
Peter Norris' latest update to the Cranbourne Broadband saga is available via the 'Community' tab at the top of this page.
The recent NGS 'Open Gardens' day at Howbury Hall raised a total of £645; £375 for NGS Nursing Charities & £270 to the Schools Readers Charity.
4 more articles about theft and scams! Do please read them here, here, here and here and take care!
What will they think of next? Another scam - this time hawkers selling cheap and out-of-date fish on the doorstep. See here.
Cor er - another type of scam. Please read this and be warned!
The June/July 2019 Newsletter from the PCC is available to read here
Unbelievably, yet more confusion & delays on the Cranbourne Gardens Super-Fast Broadband programme. Read Peter's update 10a here.
Re: Open Garden at Howbury Hall Estate on July 14th. The British Red Cross report that a fantastic £2238.83 was raised. Thanks to all supporters!
A missive today from our Parish Council Clerk is here. Includes P.C. Meeting dates, Electors' Meeting details, etc.
The next Parish Council Meeting will take place on 2nd Sept. at Renhold Chapel. Pls note that this and future meetings will start at 7:00pm. 
Your Parish Electors Meeting will be at 7:30pm at the Village Hall on Thurs 5th Sept. Notices, etc herehere & here. Wot? Tea & biscuits!
Gentle Exercise Classes & Activities for the over-70s! Posters with locations & session timetables are here and here.
A further warning about a man asking for money for petrol. See notice here.
The Sue Ryder/St Johns Hospice Starlight Hike is on Friday 20th Sept. Full details here and background info here.
Proposed modifications to the 2030 Development Plan may be found here. Will it ever end?
A Notice about volunteering and fundraising for Marie Curie may be viewed here.
The August 13th 2019 W.i. Activities report is here. 
Town Centre and Health consultations. See BBC poster here.
BBC 'Jobs & Careers' page may be found here. The latest jobs & apprenticeships e-bulletins are herehereherehereherehereherehere
The latest Newsletter from our Police Commissioner may be found here.
A reminder about the Renhold Parish Meeting on 5th September. Poster here. Please come along and participate in the future of our village!
Draft Minutes of the July Parish Council meeting are here and the Agenda for the 2nd September Meeting is here. 7:00pm at the Chapel!
Clerk's Notes relevant to the 2nd September Parish Council Meeting are here.
Renhold Village School and the Parish Council are jointly running a 'Community Litter Pick' on 7th September. Details here. Please join in!
The BWA Beds. Branch Newsletter No 49 is here.
A Poster detailing the Consultation arrangements re the BBC Local Plan 2030 Amendments can be seen here.
The September issue of the Renhold Village Magazine is available to read here.
The September/October W.I. Activities Programme can be seen here.



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