Tuesday, 31 October 2017

2017 October Houghton Regis News Desk Facebook Posts

Count of the number of unique Facebook Users who saw posts on Houghton Regis News Desk between 1st October and 31 October 2017.
  1. 29/09/2017
  2. The Housing Debate. How many homes should Central Bedfordshire Council be expected to provide every year? Government targets are 2,500 houses a year and potentially more. CBC councillors think this is unfair, unreasonable and undeliverable. The Council, they argue, does not build houses, developers do, and government "wonks" have not done their calculations correctly. To inform yourself you might like to watch this debate held at CBC's meeting on the 28th. https://centralbedfordshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/303988/start_time/3600000 Served to 3900 unique users. Facebook Link

  3. 29/09/2017
  4. Events for today. Served to 789 unique users. Facebook Link

  5. 29/09/2017
  6. Meet your CBC councillors for Houghton Regis this Saturday 30th Sept 10-12 in the Library meeting room. No appointments, just come along to have a say. Served to 1100 unique users. Facebook Link

  7. 29/09/2017
  8. Live Music coming up at the Grove Theatre Served to 1275 unique users. Facebook Link

  9. 29/09/2017
  10. Have you ever been caught speeding in Drovers Way 20mph zone? A complaint about signs has not been upheld by Central Bedfordshire Council. A member of the public is now taking the matter up with the Local Government Ombudsman. 7628 speeding tickets were issued in Dunstable July 2016 to July 2017 exceeding 20MPH . Served to 23819 unique users. Facebook Link

  11. 29/09/2017
  12. PLANNING — An application for "Construction and operation of gas powered generators for the provision of flexible energy generation" on land at Chalton has been withdrawn. There were 48 out of 49 responses against the application. Served to 1247 unique users. Facebook Link

  13. 29/09/2017
  14. Have your say on proposed changes to Greenacres and The Stables — two gypsy and traveller sites.www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/billington Served to 2222 unique users. Facebook Link

  15. 30/09/2017
  16. Tebworth — Queen's Head sold at Auction, Villagers outbid. Served to 13656 unique users. Facebook Link

  17. 30/09/2017
  18. Developers for Houghton Regis North Site 1 have issued a statement following complaints that fly-tipped rubbish has not been collected. "Last weekend HRDC commenced the clean-up operation for the fly-tipping that has been illegally dumped on the HRN1 site and the intention was for the site to be clear within a couple of days. However, unfortunately, whilst this process was underway trespassers on the site set fire to the waste in the early hours of Sunday morning. Whilst the fire was put out, this will delay the clean-up operation as we are now required to test the soil that was excavated and placed on top of the fire before the waste can be removed. We hope to have the results back next week when we will take appropriate remedial action and we are continuing to work with our contractors to enhance the security of the site. The HRN1 Team can be contacted at contact@hrn1.co.uk or by calling freephone 0800 232 1794." ◘ You can read more about the scheme at: http://www.hrn1.co.uk/the_scheme.php Served to 5738 unique users. Facebook Link

  19. 30/09/2017
  20. Harvest Service this Sunday Served to 1470 unique users. Facebook Link

  21. 30/09/2017
  22. The Pride of Houghton Awards take place later this month. Those nominated have been informed, and the event which is to be held at the Memorial Hall has already sold out. Served to 1828 unique users. Facebook Link

  23. 30/09/2017
  24. Supermarkets are reacting to 'chicken packaging' scandal. https://youtu.be/FTnv4o4Xt0k Served to 3211 unique users. Facebook Link

  25. 30/09/2017
  26. SCHEDULED ROADWORKS Served to 2896 unique users. Facebook Link

  27. 01/10/2017
  28. PATH RESTORATION All Saints' in Houghton Regis is looking to restore the path leading from Bedford Square to the south door of the church. The project is part of the renewal programme, aimed at improving access to the church for people with walking difficulties and wheelchairs, as well as young children in push-chairs. The path will be flanked by memorial plaques (or slabs) which can be sponsored and personalised with names of loved ones, as well as the years of birth and death. To order a slab or plaque they are £60 each, will measure 200mm x 150mm x 50mm, Names can have up to 16 characters. An order form can be found at the church or in the current Parish Magazine, or use the one here. Served to 5932 unique users. Facebook Link

  29. 01/10/2017
  30. Travellers There were further discussions on G&T's in this area at CBC's meeting on Thursday evening. I hope you got the chance to have a look at that live broadcast. If not, you can watch it again at https://goo.gl/eeWrTo and I would draw your attention to points made at the following times: — asking about fly-tipping in the area. (1hr 30 minutes into meeting). — Illegal traveller encampments (1hr 43min - 2hr into meeting) — policing of fly-tipping 1hr 51m Served to 1905 unique users. Facebook Link

  31. 01/10/2017
  32. Dunstable & Houghton Regis Business & Community Awards 2017 Enter now at http://www.Dunstableawards.co.uk Celebrating the achievements of local people, business and the community. Served to 1422 unique users. Facebook Link

  33. 01/10/2017
  34. Theft of a Mountain Bike last night Two males on bikes seen riding from the scene with a bike being pushed between them. STOLEN 30.09.17 Houghton Regis Parkside area approx between 23.30 and 00.30 Police have been informed. Served to 4243 unique users. Facebook Link

  35. 01/10/2017
  36. You may have seen the local volunteers from Houghton Regis Speed Watch team out and about, raising awareness of local speed limits. These information leaflets tell you a little bit about them and the process involved. And if you have some spare time during the day you could become a trained volunteer to lend a hand by contacting speedwatch@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk Served to 2049 unique users. Facebook Link

  37. 01/10/2017
  38. Information Leaflets for Houghton Regis Served to 1550 unique users. Facebook Link

  39. 01/10/2017
  40. Houghton Regis Library New Opening Times from this week Monday — closed Tuesday, – Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday, 9am – 4pm Served to 1134 unique users. Facebook Link

  41. 01/10/2017
  42. Cali-R Served to 1835 unique users. Facebook Link

  43. 01/10/2017
  44. Gold crucifix lost between Hilborough shops Morrisons and Trident Drive. She is very upset. Reward if found. Served to 1897 unique users. Facebook Link

  45. 01/10/2017
  46. Beer festival Served to 2063 unique users. Facebook Link

  47. 02/10/2017
  48. Tuesdays - Served to 1895 unique users. Facebook Link

  49. 02/10/2017
  50. New opening times at Houghton Regis Library Monday —Closed Tuesday - Friday 9 am to 6 pm Saturday 9 am to 4 pm Served to 7216 unique users. Facebook Link

  51. 02/10/2017
  52. UPDATE — The property sold at auction last week for £272,000 + VAT. Served to 6718 unique users. Facebook Link

  53. 02/10/2017
  54. Private Ambulance Service, under fire from patients and health watchdog for failing to get patients to hospital on time will cease to operate from 9th October 2017. Served to 5492 unique users. Facebook Link

  55. 02/10/2017
  56. Monarch airlines was placed into administration at 4am today and its 300,000 future bookings for flights and holidays have been cancelled. Served to 4551 unique users. Facebook Link

  57. 02/10/2017
  58. Just Ask TUESDAY 3rd OCT - A chance to pick up information and take part in various consultations. Morrisons, Houghton Regis - 9:00-13:00 providing advice&info on social care, skills, housing, children services. Served to 2003 unique users. Facebook Link

  59. 03/10/2017
  60. Under 9's sought for local football club. Served to 1426 unique users. Facebook Link

  61. 03/10/2017
  62. The Queen and Prince Philip are saddened by "terrible attack" in Las Vegas. Served to 8573 unique users. Facebook Link

  63. 03/10/2017
  64. Friday afternoon, Grove Park, Dunstable. Served to 2980 unique users. Facebook Link

  65. 03/10/2017
  66. Is cycling something the new Houghton Regis Neighbourhood Plan should strongly consider? Served to 7085 unique users. Facebook Link

  67. 03/10/2017
  68. Junior Park Run - to be run every Sunday morning. Served to 7449 unique users. Facebook Link

  69. 03/10/2017
  70. Council for Voluntary Services Update. ◘ free workshops for local voluntary and community sector organisations ◘ Funding opportunities ◘ News ◘ Local Charities Day is returning this year on Friday 15 December ◘ Vacancies in charity and care work Served to 2055 unique users. Facebook Link

  71. 04/10/2017
  72. Do you work in, shop in, or otherwise visit Hemel Hempstead town centre? It could soon be free of alcohol drinking, spitting, urinating and defecating in a public place. Sleeping in a public place could be banned, as could sitting in a manner that makes it look as if someone is begging. Cycling and skateboarding could be banned, as could feeding the birds and wildfowl. Survey closes 13 October 2017. https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=150280256359 Served to 11084 unique users. Facebook Link

  73. 04/10/2017
  74. Recycle those old batteries. household batteries* textiles and shoes* small electrical items* *Bag separately and place next to your recycling or refuse bin. Please don't place in your bin, as these won't be recycled. Served to 3279 unique users. Facebook Link

  75. 04/10/2017
  76. Travellers on A5 near Lord's Hill. Served to 3751 unique users. Facebook Link

  77. 04/10/2017
  78. Job vacancies? Try here. Served to 5879 unique users. Facebook Link

  79. 04/10/2017
  80. Fire & Rescue Service Christmas Card Competition - October 2017  Served to 1588 unique users. Facebook Link

  81. 05/10/2017
  82. For children transferring to secondary school next September. Apply by 31 October 2017. Served to 2411 unique users. Facebook Link

  83. 05/10/2017
  84. Health & Wellbeing Fair is TODAY! Served to 1124 unique users. Facebook Link

  85. 05/10/2017
  86. Crime Report for August (Houghton Regis excluding Sewell).  Served to 2670 unique users. Facebook Link

  87. 05/10/2017
  88. Stuck for something? Try our Groups: Houghton Regis Conversation Houghton Regis Business Houghton Regis Planning Applications Buses in Houghton Regis and Dunstable A Jolly Good Churgle Jobs in South Bedfordshire https://www.facebook.com/pg/houghtonregisnewsdesk/groups/ Served to 656 unique users. Facebook Link

  89. 05/10/2017
  90. Sandringham Hub — Friday's is YOUTH CLUB time. All local children welcome to attend, 5:30pm-7:00pm for ages 7-11 and 7:30pm-9:00pm for ages 12+ #happyfriday #communityinvolvement #localyouthclub Served to 557 unique users. Facebook Link

  91. 05/10/2017
  92. Wildlife Talk Oct 18th Served to 1169 unique users. Facebook Link

  93. 05/10/2017
  94. Dad and Me - this Saturday, Hawthorn Park School Served to 1466 unique users. Facebook Link

  95. 06/10/2017
  96. Apply to be on Question Time. Served to 3982 unique users. Facebook Link

  97. 06/10/2017
  98. Harvest Thanksgiving — All Saints Houghton Regis Sunday 8 October Served to 1380 unique users. Facebook Link

  99. 06/10/2017
  100. A busy week for Houghton Regis Town Council next week. A Town Council meeting on Monday evening, a Town Partnership meeting on Tuesday. All Welcome. Agendas: http://www.houghtonregis.org.uk/agendas Served to 1053 unique users. Facebook Link

  101. 06/10/2017
  102. Gareth & Catherine Bull Advance Fee Lottery Scam. Every day a new scam. Always be aware. This one arrived yesterday. But it's yet another trick to get you to give the scammers money. Read about it here. http://www.hoax-slayer.net/gareth-catherine-bull-advance-fee-lottery-scam/ Served to 4408 unique users. Facebook Link

  103. 06/10/2017
  104. SOS bus cover events in Luton / Dunstable / Houghton Regis, and they are currently looking for a few more volunteers to help out. https://www.facebook.com/SOS-Bus-Luton-423382691041320/ Served to 1857 unique users. Facebook Link

  105. 06/10/2017
  106. Road closure http://roadworks.org/?tmi=1235188 Name: Hatters Way Location: at A5065 Hatters Way, Caddington, Central Bedfordshire (Hatters Way) 07 October — 08 October Diversion route Location: at A5065 Hatters Way, Caddington, Central Bedfordshire 07 October — 08 October Responsibility: Luton Borough Council Served to 6119 unique users. Facebook Link

  107. 06/10/2017
  108. 180 years ago ... Typo's, always typo's! Served to 3036 unique users. Facebook Link

  109. 07/10/2017
  110. A traveller has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment after being convicted of the manslaughter of Dunstable man Adam Fanelli in 2015. Served to 4754 unique users. Facebook Link

  111. 07/10/2017
  112. BURGLARY SPIKE Regrettably, the darker Autumn nights would seem to be contributing to a spike in burglaries, with Houghton Regis becoming an emerging hot spot. This message is to suggest that now might be a good time for you to review your own home security in order to prevent becoming the next victim of such crime. We have available a free "Home Security DIY Guide" together with a mini property marking pack which you can obtain by simply responding to this message (email at bottom) and providing your full contact information, (namely name, address and postcode). Alternatively, if you require specific crime prevention information on home security options such as burglar alarms, CCTV or joining one of our popular Watch Schemes then please email your query and I will respond to you directly. SIgn Up For Beds Alert at https://www.bedsalert.co.uk/ Regards Lesley Johnson CRO 3120 (Bedfordshire Police, Crime Reduction Officer, Community Safety Dept) lesley.johnson@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk Served to 4010 unique users. Facebook Link

  113. 07/10/2017
  114. Can anyone identify these? Found on path between Sundon Rd and Hammersmith Gardens. Served to 2753 unique users. Facebook Link

  115. 07/10/2017
  116. Woodland Trust Campaigns. Served to 1882 unique users. Facebook Link

  117. 08/10/2017
  118. Over 65 Or Pregnant? Or Have Children Aged 2-8? Be Sure To Get Your Free Flu Vaccine http://www.hrnd.co.uk/2017/10/over-65-or-pregnant-or-have-children.html Served to 3397 unique users. Facebook Link

  119. 08/10/2017
  120. Owner and dog re-united. Served to 2976 unique users. Facebook Link

  121. 08/10/2017
  122. Road closure https://roadworks.org/?tmi=1239690 Name: High Street Location: at High Street Service Road, Houghton Regis, Central Bedfordshire (High Street) 09 October — 13 October / 9.00 — 15:30 Served to 13727 unique users. Facebook Link

  123. 08/10/2017
  124. Fire in Luton, student accommodation. Take care. Served to 3131 unique users. Facebook Link

  125. 08/10/2017
  126. Across the UK some 7 million people are not correctly registered to vote. Did you send back your registration form this year? It does matter. Served to 4097 unique users. Facebook Link

  127. 08/10/2017
  128. Santa at the Zoo. Bookings now being taken. Served to 4434 unique users. Facebook Link

  129. 08/10/2017
  130. Macmillan Cancer Support are taking part in World's Biggest Coffee Morning at the Baptist Church, Hammersmith Gardens on 11th October. Served to 1737 unique users. Facebook Link

  131. 09/10/2017
  132. Fly-tippers caught in the act by CCTV Two fly tippers have been fined over £2,600 after both were caught on Central Bedfordshire Council's Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras. Served to 11771 unique users. Facebook Link

  133. 09/10/2017
  134. The road at The Green is closed this week (9th - 13th Oct) between 9am and 3.30pm, except for access. The road is being resurfaced from Bedford Sq roundabout to Chequers roundabout. An alternative route for cars is via Sundon Rd, Hillborough Crescent, Tithe Farm Rd. Official alternative route (HGV etc) is via Woodside Industrial estate, Church Street and High Street North in Dunstable, then Houghton Road. Served to 7684 unique users. Facebook Link

  135. 09/10/2017
  136. Houghton Parkside — just for Parkside news ! Please Like and Share if your'e a Parksider ! Served to 1531 unique users. Facebook Link

  137. 10/10/2017
  138. Friday (6/10) at 12.18pm crews from Dunstable and Luton were called to a property in Milton Way, Houghton Regis. Firefighters had to force entry to the property and used a thermal imaging camera and a hose reel to extinguish the fire. The fire started after some cooking had been left unattended and caught fire. Pete Buckingham, Community Safety Team Manager said: “It is important that you don’t become complacent while cooking at home. These fires we have had over the past few weeks were all avoidable. “If you need to leave your kitchen for any reason you should turn your cooker off. Don’t be distracted by someone coming to the door and leave cooking on the hob and don’t become so engrossed in your tablet or mobile phone that you forget about what you’re doing in the kitchen. Always take pans off the heat or turn them down to prevent them overheating and catching fire when you have finished cooking”. Served to 3182 unique users. Facebook Link

  139. 10/10/2017
  140. An Executive meeting of Central Beds Council is currently taking place. Urgent Item 17a. Revised timetable for Local Plan bringing forward submission from Oct 18 to Mar 18 to give the council some defence from lastest government proposals. Watch now or later at https://centralbedfordshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/309490 Served to 1558 unique users. Facebook Link

  141. 10/10/2017
  142. Andrew Selous, MP, spoke in the Gypsies and Travellers and Local Communities Government Policy on the Proceedings of the House – in the House of Commons at 6:29 pm on 9th October 2017. He told the House, "We need an up-to-date Land Registry. We need the Gypsy and Traveller accommodation assessment to require people to answer questions in interviews. If they can avoid answering the council officer’s questions about whether they are Travellers, the system simply does not work. We need immediate court access for local authorities. The planning policy guidance on Traveller sites from the Department should include a requirement for licensing, which would give local authorities proper power. I want the ability to impound vehicles involved in fly-tipping or other criminal activity, regardless of ownership. I also want checks on the wealth of Travellers, some of whom are enormously wealthy. Why should the taxpayer have to provide pitches for them?" Read Andrew Selous in full Served to 14849 unique users. Facebook Link

  143. 10/10/2017
  144. Fire Safety message. Please remember these simple tips. Served to 1275 unique users. Facebook Link

  145. 10/10/2017
  146. CBC Trading Standards Nab Fix A Roof Ltd trader who admitted two counts of aggressive commercial practice and one count of fraud. Served to 4588 unique users. Facebook Link

  147. 10/10/2017
  148. Informal chance to chat Would you like to find out more about adopting a child or children? Regular information sessions are held where you can have an informal chat with one of the adoption team, who will be able to answer any of your questions. The next one is taking place on Wednesday (11 October) from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at CBC’s Priory House offices in Chicksands, Shefford. No need to book – just turn up. If you can’t make it then you can call the team on 0300 300 8090 or email adoption@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Served to 1286 unique users. Facebook Link

  149. 10/10/2017
  150. Kent Rd - Parking On The Footpath https://www.fixmystreet.com/report/1119256 Served to 4105 unique users. Facebook Link

  151. 10/10/2017
  152. Inbetweenies - every Thursday 2pm to 3pm for toddlers to 2 years old. Served to 1470 unique users. Facebook Link

  153. 10/10/2017
  154. Central Bedfordshire is one of the most prosperous areas in Great Britain, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics (link opens in new window). Our area has the third fastest job growth rate in Great Britain, having grown by 11,500 new jobs to 104,000 (2015 to 2016), a growth of 12.4%. This is double the growth rate of the City of London (6%) and five times faster than the UK average growth (1.9%). http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/news/october/prosperous-area.aspx Served to 1985 unique users. Facebook Link

  155. 10/10/2017
  156. "Caz" isn't happy. Let's help "Caz" feel better. Did you see who did this to her car? "Not impressed my car got hit today while parked no one left message cause of rat race using Leafields / Ash Tree Rd to cut round cause of The Green closure" Served to 6067 unique users. Facebook Link

  157. 10/10/2017
  158. 10 October 2017 13:02 🚶🏾COUCH TO 5K 🏃🏼‍♀️ If anyone is interested in building up to a 5k over a 9 week programme then please join Houghton Regis Casual Joggers for more information as we're looking to get enough interest to run it! The group are friendly with mixed abilities and often go out for runs of a varying length! All welcome. Chloe Served to 10263 unique users. Facebook Link

  159. 11/10/2017
  160. Grove Theatre - Survey - Win a Family panto ticket Served to 1677 unique users. Facebook Link

  161. 11/10/2017
  162. The Town Council on Monday adopted a new Social Media Policy that affects how its employees, contractors, consultants, casual workers, and agency workers use social media. Councillors are not covered by this. While the Policy does not form any part of an employee's contract, breach of the policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. The Policy rules are in keeping with many other organisation's rules about using social media. For example, the rules make it clear that 'only employees who have been trained in using social media are permitted to post content to the Councils own social media channels or who post content to other people's social networks on behalf of the Council'. Other rules say, 'you are not permitted to add business contacts made during the course of your employment to personal social networking accounts', and 'you must not express opinions on the Town Councils behalf via social media unless expressly authorised to do so'. Approval must be sought from the Town Clerk with regard to any comment for publication anywhere, including in any social media outlet. And, 'employees are encouraged not to have current Councillors on their personal social networking accounts'. When published, the Policy should be available at: http://www.houghtonregis.org.uk/council-policies-procedures Prior to the adoption of the Policy, I asked in public question time, what form the training would take, or would the Clerk be suddenly put on the spot? Had employees been consulted, they might have suggestions to make? Does the Bullying Policy include Cyber-bullying or should that be in the Social Media Policy? (Bullying Policy does include 'emails' but doesn't include what is acceptable/ unacceptable in emails). I was told that any changes needed could be made when the Policy is next reviewed. Councillors agreed to adopt the Policy without any further discussion. — Alan Winter, editor HRND. Served to 3376 unique users. Facebook Link

  163. 11/10/2017
  164. Friday at The Crown. Served to 947 unique users. Facebook Link

  165. 11/10/2017
  166. Roadworks are scheduled to the end of the week at East End, Houghton Regis. Official closure times are 9am to 3.30pm. Signed diversions are in place. Today a spokesperson for the operation told HRND, "We're sorry about the working time over-run yesterday. This was because materials arrived late and we could not leave the road in the state it was in." Served to 2082 unique users. Facebook Link

  167. 11/10/2017
  168. CCTV incidents in Houghton Regis between April and June this year were presented in a report to the Town Partnership Committee on Tuesday evening. The report states, "The CCTV control room continues to monitor problems with street drinkers in the Bedford Square area in Houghton Regis in close liaison with the police. CBC is progressing with its project to start the upgrade of public space CCTV in Central Bedfordshire" *This report contains data gathered by Central Beds Council’s CCTV Control Room. It does not include details of the police response to any particular incident where an arrest is not made, nor does it include incidents not captured by CCTV; for this reason, the data will not reflect the overall picture of crime and disorder in any area. Personal data is excluded to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Served to 12811 unique users. Facebook Link

  169. 11/10/2017
  170. What's On Your Mind? A graph showing comments made at the Community Day organised locally by Central Beds Council at the Baptist Church on 30th August was presented to a meeting in Houghton Regis yesterday. Served to 3555 unique users. Facebook Link

  171. 11/10/2017
  172. Christmas cheer ... Served to 3714 unique users. Facebook Link

  173. 12/10/2017
  174. Houghton Hall Park Visitor Centre Opens To Public 12th October Served to 10881 unique users. Facebook Link

  175. 12/10/2017
  176. Morrisons .... earlier this week Don't expect much to be left now. Served to 6567 unique users. Facebook Link

  177. 12/10/2017
  178. Houghton Regis Based Whitbread Buys Out Its Chinese Coffee Market Partner Served to 3450 unique users. Facebook Link

  179. 12/10/2017
  180. Parkside Crime Stats. Served to 1796 unique users. Facebook Link

  181. 12/10/2017
  182. Stop Smoking in Houghton Regis Performing Well and Above Target Served to 1612 unique users. Facebook Link

  183. 12/10/2017
  184. Physios and other professional therapists are invited to a demonstration of a new fitness machine for disabled people taking place in Houghton Regis on Friday 20th October. Please register for this event if you have an interest in creating new fitness opportunities for your patients by going to http://drcbeds.org/news/health/innovative-fitness-drc/?platform=houghtonregisnewsdesk Served to 1412 unique users. Facebook Link

  185. 12/10/2017
  186. More Anti-Crime Tips from Beds Police. Served to 1150 unique users. Facebook Link

  187. 13/10/2017
  188. Network Rail are scheduled to do some bridge inspections on Sundon Road overnight 14-15 October, which will mean a road closure. Served to 1358 unique users. Facebook Link

  189. 13/10/2017
  190. Houghton's Heritage Society Now A Registered Charity Served to 1438 unique users. Facebook Link

  191. 13/10/2017
  192. A new Planning Application has been submitted for a residential development for up to 100 dwellings at Bury Spinney on the Thorn Road. The proposed development is within the designated HRN2 site earmarked for development as part of the northern expansion of Houghton Regis. Details can be found at http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/publicportalviewer/publicViewer.html?caseID=CB/17/04108/OUT Comments on the application can be sent to planning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk quoting CB/17/04108/OUT Served to 2587 unique users. Facebook Link

  193. 13/10/2017
  194. Grove Rd - 84 year old found guilty of ten counts of sexual abuse following a trial at Luton Crown Court on Tuesday, October 10 Served to 3860 unique users. Facebook Link

  195. 13/10/2017
  196. What's On Guide Served to 723 unique users. Facebook Link

  197. 13/10/2017
  198. Roadworks at The Green, Houghton Regis were being completed today. And, as you can see from the video, the Circus is in town: Circus performances: FRI 13TH OCT @ 4.30 & 7.30 SAT 14TH OCT @ PM & 5PM SUN 15TH OCT @11.30AM & 2.30PM MON 16TH OCT @ 6PM ONLY TUES 17TH OCT @ 6PM ONLY WED 18TH OCT @ 4.30 ONLY Circus tickets can be bought for £8 each online at http://www.johnlawsonscircus.co.uk/2017-tour/ Served to 2118 unique users. Facebook Link

  199. 13/10/2017
  200. Unauthorised Encampments Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire 2:13 pm, 12th October 2017, House of Commons. IRISH TRAVELLER EDUCATION "Since Monday’s debate, we have had the shocking revelation of the race disparity audit figures. The absence rate for white British pupils is 4.6% and for Chinese pupils 2.4%, yet for Irish Traveller children, it is 18%. Some 97% of Chinese and Indian children stay on in education after age 16; 91% of mixed white and black Caribbean children do; yet 58% of Irish Traveller children do. This House and this Government face a big issue. Do we prioritise the cultural practice of being able to travel—in itself, there is nothing wrong with that—over children’s right to an education?" More ... https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2017-10-12a.163.0&s=speaker%3A11216#g174.0 "I believe in the melting pot view of society. I believe that if we all live alongside each other, by and large, we can get along well together and have good community cohesion. "A small story: two gentlemen came to see me at my surgery a couple of weeks ago about some local authority repairs that had not been done. I dealt with the gentleman who had a case, and took it up with the local authority. It turned out that he was a Traveller, in his 60s, who was unable to read or write, and his neighbour, who was not a Traveller but a member of the settled community, had come along to help him. Is that not a lovely story?" " ... Modern slavery is occurring, and the police and the council cannot get to them to protect them properly in the way that all of us would like them to be." More at https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2017-10-12a.163.0#g175.3 Served to 1823 unique users. Facebook Link

  201. 13/10/2017
  202. Join the junior runners in Houghton Hall Park every Sunday morning 9am. What is Houghton Hall junior parkrun? It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead. When is it? It is held every Sunday at 9:00am. Where is it? The event takes place at Houghton Hall Park, Park Road North, Houghton Regis, Beds, LU5 5UZ. See Course page for more details. What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). How fast do I have to be? The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace! We're friendly! Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Houghton Hall Park Visitor Centre - please come and join us! Served to 1131 unique users. Facebook Link

  203. 13/10/2017
  204. Local schools take part singing in this annual event. Always sells out. Tickets ONLY on sale from The Grove Theatre Box Office from Saturday 14th October. £5 Adults, £2.50 for children and concessions. Served to 1187 unique users. Facebook Link

  205. 14/10/2017
  206. Halloween for Children 29th October 2017 @ 2pm-3.30pm Booking essential – limited numbers. Location: RSPB The Lodge, Sandy, Beds SG19 2DL Price: Car park/entrance fees apply to non RSPB members. Cost: Adults free, children £10, RSPB Wildlife Explorers £8 Costs include storytelling, a small birch broom and pumpkin to take home. An event of spooky activities awaits you! Come along and carve a pumpkin, bob an apple, bowl a witch and scare us in your ghoulish Halloween outfits! Make a small birch broom to fly home on with birch sticks from the reserve and finish with a spooky story. Will the wicked witch of Sandy be with us again? Children must be accompanied by an adult. http://www.centraltogether.org.uk/event/halloween-for-children/ Served to 983 unique users. Facebook Link

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  208. If you have recently been made unemployed or are looking for work then why not check out the different support options available and upcoming jobs fairs? There are weekly work clubs taking place in Dunstable (Wednesday morning), Houghton Regis (Wednesday afternoon). You can also contact the Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Service by calling 0300 300 8110 or emailing NCS@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Or for more information about work support and courses, you can also visit http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/adult-learning/about/courses.aspx Served to 1650 unique users. Facebook Link

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  210. Halloween Disco 26th October 2017 @ 6.00pm - 9.30pm Location: Rushmere Country Park Price: Tickets £12 per child - booking required Fun kids’ event in Rushmere Country Park Tree Tops Café suitable for ages 5-12 – a chance to experience the park after dark! Make sure you come in your Halloween costume! Ticket includes hot dog, juice, fancy dress competition, games and dancing. The bar will be open and food available for adults to purchase. Tickets £12 per child – booking required http://www.centraltogether.org.uk/event/halloween-disco/ Served to 858 unique users. Facebook Link

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  212. Houghton Hall Park Visitor Centre is due to be part of a formal opening event of the whole park next year. This week, Houghton Hall Park Facebook Page announced, without prior public warning, on 11 October at 18:08, "The brand new Houghton Hall Park Visitor Centre was formally opened by Councillor Fiona Chapman MBE, Chair of Central Bedfordshire Council this afternoon." A further explanation was sent to HRND editor stating, "We opened the doors to the visitor's centre on Thursday 12th October as a soft launch to the public. In the week running up to the opening, works to the building were still being carried out and final touches were being made. We had the option of publicising the opening in advance however if we were not able to open on the 12th we did not want to disappoint customers and people who have followed the project from the start to its end. Please be assured, the Visitors Centre is only part of the whole HLF project and a formal opening of the whole park will take place early next year. A community event is planned to celebrate the completion of the whole project which includes the community centre, gardens as well as works taking place within the wider park." ◘ In 2015 Central Bedfordshire Council was awarded £2.196million to deliver a prestigious project for Houghton Regis. The Parks for People programme - a joint initiative between the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) - with the aim of restoring the vitality of the historic Houghton Hall Park. At the time, Cllr Laura Ellaway, Houghton Regis Town Mayor, said: “The award of this grant is the direct result of a considerable amount of hard work from Central Bedfordshire Council, Houghton Regis Town Council and many local organisations and local residents. What an exciting and positive way to start 2015.” ◘ In Heritage Lottery Fund's Top Ten Tips, they recommend at number 1, "Make sure that you start planning early! We recommend at least three months before the event, as that gives you time to agree the purpose of the event, secure a venue, finalise all the details and get all the invites out as early as possible! " https://www.hlf.org.uk/community/general-discussions/top-20-tips-tip-top-event Served to 2055 unique users. Facebook Link

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  214. Domestic Abuse Survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWN-DV-Survey Served to 1648 unique users. Facebook Link

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  216. Centrebus are soon to withdraw the Y bus effective 3rd December. The service currently runs from Luton town centre looping around Houghton Regis, while utilising part of the Busway. The service was only started on 3rd September. The Y bus had served Windsor Drive in Houghton Regis and was seen by some as a partial replacement for the re-routing of Arriva's Z bus. Posters on the side of the bus advertise a weekly ticket for £7.50. P.S. Hang on, folks! Curiously, a new Registration has been made for ZA/AZ service, "Start point Luton Interchange Finish point Luton Interchange Via Lewsey Farm, Houghton Regis & Dunstable" These Registrations take awhile to be approved, and this could mean anything. So until we hear more from the companies, watch this space! Served to 7309 unique users. Facebook Link

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  218. Check out what's going on in Served to 2971 unique users. Facebook Link

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  220. Aldwyck achieves Customer Service Excellence Award for fourth consecutive year Served to 2477 unique users. Facebook Link

  221. 15/10/2017
  222. Half Term Theatre in Luton Served to 1458 unique users. Facebook Link

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  224. Some delays can be expected on Bedford Rd 16-27 October. Served to 7035 unique users. Facebook Link

  225. 15/10/2017
  226. On Friday Mr Giugno filmed himself filling in a trench separating the Woodside Link from the field where rubbish was dumped by trespassers. The trench was put in by Houghton Regis North Development Corporation to prevent further intrusions to the illegal rubbish dumping site. The rubbish is still there. Served to 5879 unique users. Facebook Link

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  228. Houghton Hall Park Served to 568 unique users. Facebook Link

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  230. Membership numbers at Houghton Regis Leisure Centre increased by 846 between April and July 2017. Some of this increase can be attributed to the closure of the Leisure Centre at Dunstable. The Centre reports that since it installed digital customer comments machines in the reception area, more feedback has been received, and by acting on every complaint, is able to add that they now receive more compliments than complaints. The report was made to a Houghton Regis council meeting during the last week. https://www.facebook.com/pg/LifestylesatHoughton/ Served to 2240 unique users. Facebook Link

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  232. 228 children are reported to have taken part in the Children's Summer Reading Challenge at Houghton Regis Library. And 18 organised children's activities in the school holidays added an extra 271 adults and 429 children to the library's monthly footfall. Dragons' Den winners 'Sublime Science' did a launch event, and entertained with smoke rings, goo, slime and bubbling potions. Ful House Theatre performed Memory Lane to 35 people on 1st August. Voluntary and Community Action run a Work Club on Wednesday afternoon 1- 3pm; 4YP and CBC Tenants Association hold a over-50s gadget session in the library; Health Walks start at the library every Tuesday at 10am and Thursdays at 4pm ◘ Houghton Regis Library: https://is.gd/hr_library ◘ Sublime Science Parties: https://www.sublimescience.com/birthdayparties/ Served to 1148 unique users. Facebook Link

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  234. A new video promoting the county. Leave comments below. https://youtu.be/4iPohSHfbQY Served to 1872 unique users. Facebook Link

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  236. Now that the town centre bottle banks have been relocated to Houghton Regis Leisure Centre, where do you take yours, or have you given up recycling them? Served to 6195 unique users. Facebook Link

  237. 16/10/2017
  238. The Pride of Houghton Awards were hosted by Houghton Regis Town Council at the Memorial Hall on Saturday evening. The event was packed out by those nominated and their guests. Individual Award went to Carol Butler. Local Group award went to Houghton Regis Helpers Carer award went to Shannon Lynch (pictured centre, see notes below) Local Business award to Razor Young Person award to All Saints Academy Student Voice Special Award to D & I Butchers Local Hero award to Anne Bailey Olive Burgess Shield to SOS Bus Luton A special presentation was made to Youth Council of Houghton Regis. More details and photos at the Town Council Facebook Page. — "Shannon has worked for Special Needs Out of Hours School Club (SNOOSC) part time since the age of 13. Starting off as a 'Buddy', working her way up to 'Team Leader'. Now 19 she attends the University of Northampton, studying 'Primary Education with QTS" and hopes one day to specialise in 'special needs education'. Shannon shows 110% commitment to the club and the young people she cares for. Shannon's work colleagues and staff respect her for the dedication and hard work she puts in to ensure the smooth running of the club. Her love for caring shines through whenever she is at work. Shannon currently cares for two young children with special needs on a regular basis. This provides much-needed respite for the family and also provides care and fun for the young children. In previous times, Shannon has also cared for other young children within the community. She goes above and beyond to ensure she (and her team, when working at SNOOSC) provides the very best care for the young people. Although Shannon is paid for the work she does, she is very vocal in that her rewards are non-monetary; she 'loves' the young people she helps, and putting smiles on faces is a reward money cannot give." Served to 3391 unique users. Facebook Link

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  240. Reward For Stolen Bike Grey Yahama MT125 Reg no RV16MHZ This grey bike was stolen from GO Houghton carpark at 14.57, Sunday. The two people on the green bike, one wearing a red helmet and the other a black helmet are also sought in connection with this. There is a reward of £1,000 for safe return of the bike. Served to 2601 unique users. Facebook Link

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  242. It might be October, but In this balmy weather, you don't need a coat when you go outside! Served to 1862 unique users. Facebook Link

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  244. Biffa - "Driving Reckless on Pavements" new campaign. Served to 3770 unique users. Facebook Link

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  246. It's like looking through yellow cellophane at the moment. Served to 3795 unique users. Facebook Link

  247. 17/10/2017
  248. Constituency Boundary Changes An 8-week consultation lasting until 11 December has begun. Under the Boundary Commission's proposals, Houghton Regis would be in a new constituency that would be called 'Luton North and Houghton Regis". In the last consultation, the Commission had given this proposed constituency the name "Luton North And Houghton". The new boundaries would only affect the MP you vote for. It would not affect who you pay your council tax to, or your address. ◘ One of the aims of the proposed changes is to even out the number of people in each constituency. ◘ The current 650 MPs would be reduced to 600. ◘ Among the proposals, Islington North represented by Jeremy Corbyn for 34 years, would disappear. And Boris Johnson's Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency would go. To have your say, go to https://www.bce2018.org.uk/ Served to 8943 unique users. Facebook Link

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  250. The John Lawson Circus has two performances left for its summer period. Today at 6pm, and Wednesday at 4.30pm on Houghton Regis Green. Tickets from the box office on The Green, £8 each. Served to 1803 unique users. Facebook Link

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  252. Art Town Served to 1073 unique users. Facebook Link

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  254. Luton Whats On Theatre Served to 1031 unique users. Facebook Link

  255. 17/10/2017
  256. #darkdestroyer in town ? Served to 1650 unique users. Facebook Link

  257. 17/10/2017
  258. LEAF ROAD — Man in 50s jailed for 12 months and must register as a Sex Offender for 5 years. Served to 5623 unique users. Facebook Link

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  260. Small Business help Served to 1628 unique users. Facebook Link

  261. 17/10/2017
  262. Chalgrave PC provisional minutes of last meeting and Agenda for next. Concern over missing 7.5 tonne limit signs; New Rector, Linda Washington is now in place; Attendance at All Saints Chalgrave has almost doubled from earlier in the year. An event at church raised £1,550 in Sept. Served to 1586 unique users. Facebook Link

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  264. Anyone interested in 'Travellers' should have a look at this video made last week in Westminster Hall Thursday 12 October 2017 Meeting started at 1.30pm, ended 3pm MPs make a lot of interesting comments. Worth 'dipping in' if you don't have 90 minutes to spare. http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/35e1fae6-2e59-4f08-a779-3a667c34ae7d Served to 2350 unique users. Facebook Link

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  266. When you get your change, look out for those old £1 coins. They're no longer legal tender. Served to 4848 unique users. Facebook Link

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  268. Guard Against Burglary Served to 1794 unique users. Facebook Link

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  270. jobs Served to 6098 unique users. Facebook Link

  271. 18/10/2017
  272. NHS ratings look good for Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Trust. ◘ Ranked 1 out of 134 trusts for A&E treatments under 4 hours. ◘ Ranked 16 out of 135 for Cancer care. ◘ Ranked 34 out of 131 trusts for planned ops and care. See more at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41483322#healthTrust=RC9 Served to 7229 unique users. Facebook Link

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  274. Could you give a child a second chance in life? It’s National Adoption Week (16-22 October) – and if you’d be interested in offering a child or children a second chance in life. call the team on 0300 300 8090 or email adoption@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to find out more. Served to 1458 unique users. Facebook Link

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  276. An archaeological survey carried out in August 2017 for a planning application for 100 new homes at Bidwell Spinney on Thorn Road, has found nothing significant. No archaeological artefacts were present within the 18 trial trenches dug. No evidence for the presence of structures or other settlement activity such as postholes or pits was seen. The application is one that is being looked at in our associated Facebook group, Houghton Regis Planning Applications. Report: https://app.box.com/embed/preview/sj7gzw5d5zmzmokgtemnafv07qhvhlln?direction=ASC&theme=dark Served to 3006 unique users. Facebook Link

  277. 18/10/2017
  278. Houghton Regis Speedwatch team have set up more dates to check speed on our local roads. They're looking for more volunteers, too, so if you fancy being involved and would later like to get trained that can be arranged. Message 'News Desk' and we'll pass your interest on. ◘ Drive Safely Website - http://www.drivesafely.org/ Served to 3122 unique users. Facebook Link

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  280. Voluntary Works ezine. Fundraising Jobs Events Served to 2711 unique users. Facebook Link

  281. 18/10/2017
  282. Aylesbury Drive - LU5 6PX - Delivery drivers need to know that the access is from Bedford Rd, not Churchfield Rd. Served to 5351 unique users. Facebook Link

  283. 18/10/2017
  284. BBC Parliament is currently televising a debate on Universal Credit. MPs are concerned about a 6 week delay before payments are made. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcparliament Served to 2447 unique users. Facebook Link

  285. 18/10/2017
  286. Women, Have you experienced unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances from men? Comment "me too", below. Served to 1182 unique users. Facebook Link

  287. 19/10/2017
  288. Dees search for their first win of the season against high-flying Vipers Carrying injuries on injuries in the 1st XV Squad, Dunstablians go into this weekend's fixture against traditionally tough opponents Vipers, who are sitting pretty in 3rd place in the league with 3 wins from 4. Dees desperately need a win to drag themselves off the foot of the table, with a poor start to the 2018-18 season, not helped by injuries to key personnel in the early rounds of the Cup. Served to 2246 unique users. Facebook Link

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  290. Old Red Lion Upcoming events 19th October - taster evening - booking required 29th October - Halloween quiz night - book a table or turn up 🙂 fancy dress is optional Served to 1249 unique users. Facebook Link

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  292. Beds Police have issued advice after receiving reports of a scam in which victims believe they are buying a car from eBay. Served to 3510 unique users. Facebook Link

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  294. Houghton Regis Children's Centre are holding a Parents Forum on Wednesday 1st November 1:00-2:00pm Served to 1376 unique users. Facebook Link

  295. 19/10/2017
  296. Some road closures for 5th November - Tithe Farm Rd, Hillborough (red area) Served to 1714 unique users. Facebook Link

  297. 19/10/2017
  298. More than 60 children a day calling Childline with suicidal thoughts. NSPCC reports 15% rise in calls to children’s helpline as concerns grow over long waiting times for mental health services. More ... http://bit.ly/2xRsDZT Served to 1833 unique users. Facebook Link

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  300. A gasholder constructed by Whessoe Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd in 1938, is set to be demolished on a site at Westfield Rd, Dunstable. A planning application for its removal has been submitted. Served to 3975 unique users. Facebook Link

  301. 20/10/2017
  302. To all delivery companies. No access from Churchfield Rd to the Taylor Wimpey Site. Access is via Bedford Rd. Served to 1837 unique users. Facebook Link

  303. 20/10/2017
  304. PLANNING — The Brook Details are now online for "The Brook", a plot of land beside St Thomas Meeting House in Windsor Drive for "The development of a 20 unit, 3-storey transitional housing scheme with associated access, parking and landscaping" for Central Bedfordshire Council. ◘ Documents: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/publicportalviewer/publicViewer.html?caseID=CB/17/04549/REG3 ◘ Comments or objections on planning grounds can be sent to planning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk quoting CB/17/04549/REG3 Served to 4980 unique users. Facebook Link

  305. 20/10/2017
  306. 'Luton North and Houghton Regis' - Proposed Constituency Boundary Changes Served to 2967 unique users. Facebook Link

  307. 20/10/2017
  308. When you're out and about, keep a look out for these brightly coloured pebbles and join in Happy Rocks to see what's been painted. https://www.facebook.com/groups/695141727347679/ Served to 6463 unique users. Facebook Link

  309. 21/10/2017
  310. The new Youth Action programme of volunteering is now available. Time to get involved! Find it on: https://tinyurl.com/yakft5am Served to 2030 unique users. Facebook Link

  311. 21/10/2017
  312. Are you a young person looking to volunteer some time? Kids inAction could use you! https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Dunstable+LU5+4SB/ Served to 2418 unique users. Facebook Link

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  314. Herdwick lambs are grazing near Totternhoe knolls. http://bit.ly/2gwQ43m Served to 2252 unique users. Facebook Link

  315. 21/10/2017
  316. Not everybody likes to be involved in Halloween pranks. Here's where you can download this poster http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/members-guide/ Served to 4806 unique users. Facebook Link

  317. 21/10/2017
  318. Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/news-read-latest-e-newsletter/ Served to 1852 unique users. Facebook Link

  319. 21/10/2017
  320. RUBBISH IS STILL THERE On 15th Sept the Houghton Regis Development Consortium told us, "We believe that around 200 tonnes of waste have been illegally fly-tipped. We appreciate that the local community doesn’t want to see this happening and we are taking action to remove this from the site as soon as possible." This rubbish is piled up on the outskirts of Houghton Regis not far from the A5505 Woodside Link. HRDC also told us, "Anyone wishing to contact HRN1 with further questions or to report further fly tipping can do so via email : contact@hrn1.co.uk or by calling Freephone 0800 232 1794." These photographs were taken today, 21 Oct 2017. I can only recommend that as many of you who are concerned about this do write to that email address, as they suggest. And please remember to keep your dogs away from the broken glass and other undesirable materials in the area. Alan Winter editor HRND Served to 630 unique users. Facebook Link

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  322. Mainly for Men You are invited to come along to a Coffee Morning on Wednesday 1 November 2017 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at Red House Court Clarkes Way Houghton Regis LU5 5BH Served to 3488 unique users. Facebook Link

  323. 21/10/2017
  324. Parking at Asda, Dunstable Served to 9363 unique users. Facebook Link

  325. 22/10/2017
  326. Dunstable Town Council and People and Places Insight Limited are undertaking a Benchmarking review of the town centre. Benchmarking has been conducted in over 350 locations and measures performance against Key Performance Indicators such as Retail Offer, Footfall and Car Parking. As part of the process, the following short survey has been devised to allow both users and non-users to provide their ratings and views on various aspects of Dunstable town centre. Please take 2 minutes to complete this important survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DunstTCU17 Served to 2803 unique users. Facebook Link

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  328. Halloween Handmade Tales for Houghton Regis This Half Term. Served to 1013 unique users. Facebook Link

  329. 22/10/2017
  330. Houghton Regis Library Events Served to 2427 unique users. Facebook Link

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  332. Feed the Birds at Rushmere Country Park 29th October 2017 @ 11.00am - 3.00pm Location: Rushmere Country Park Price: Free event (£3 parking fee applies) no booking required A whole day of family-friendly fun at the end of the Half Term holidays. Come and spend the day at Rushmere Country Park learning more about our feathered friends and how we can feed them and help them thrive. http://www.centraltogether.org.uk/event/feed-birds-rushmere-country-park/ Served to 1666 unique users. Facebook Link

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  334. Warning over fake modelling jobs. Served to 2294 unique users. Facebook Link

  335. 23/10/2017
  336. At tonight's HRTC Planning Committee they'll be looking again at a revised masterplan for a scheme 'south of the Bungalow Bedford Rd' where an applicant wants to build up to 50 dwellings CB/17/02512 ; and another for Bury Spinney off Thorn Road CB/17/04108/OUT where 100 homes are envisaged. The meeting starts at 7.30pm at Peel Street. All welcome. Those applications mentioned can be found online at http://is.gd/cbcplanning Served to 2282 unique users. Facebook Link

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  338. Tickets still available for Grandad’s Eating Rubbish https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grandads-eating-rubbish-tickets-37537808596#tickets Served to 1372 unique users. Facebook Link

  339. 23/10/2017
  340. Driving? STOP TEXTING ! Served to 964 unique users. Facebook Link

  341. 23/10/2017
  342. Four people have been charged in relation to burglaries in Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard over recent weeks. All Remanded into custody pending further court appearances. Rhys Moriarty, 24, of Beech Avenue, Northampton, was charged with four counts of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a licence, driving without insurance, and fraud. Johnny Berry, 24, of Southwood Road, Dunstable, was charged with three counts of burglary. A 17-year-old boy from Leighton Buzzard was charged with two counts of burglary, driving without insurance and driving without a licence. A 17-year old boy from Bedford was charged with two counts of burglary. https://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/news-and-appeals/four-charged-with-burglary-offences Served to 4469 unique users. Facebook Link

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  344. The Bedfordshire Poppy Appeal 2017 will be launching on Saturday 28th October in the Atrium at St George’s Square, at The Mall in Luton. Joanna Hillyard, the Town Mayor of Houghton Regis will be attending. https://www.themall.co.uk/luton/whats-on/2017/poppy-appeal-2017/ Served to 1209 unique users. Facebook Link

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  346. Ghostly Goings On Served to 1303 unique users. Facebook Link

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  348. This week, Bedfordshire Police is supporting a national knife crime initiative. Although they aren’t able to respond to every single incident that is reported, every call received is logged as intelligence. So please report concerns about knife crime via 101, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999. Served to 731 unique users. Facebook Link

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  350. Alice in the Cuckoo's Nest is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and explores the theme of psychosis in the world of Alice’s library. Thursday 23 November at Dunstable Library. It is not a children’s show and will explore adult themes of mental health and is set in a modern day mental institution. Children aged 8 and over are welcome to attend the performance if accompanied by an adult. Served to 1628 unique users. Facebook Link

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  352. Did someone go off on a streak, or is there something more sinister about these discarded clothes - two shirts, two pullovers, and a pair of trousers, found in St Andrews Lane this morning. Could be handy for a guy, although you don't see too many Guy Fawkes' these days. Served to 2193 unique users. Facebook Link

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  354. Struggling to park? Where can more parking spaces be found for the town centre? Served to 5211 unique users. Facebook Link

  355. 24/10/2017
  356. Grandad was eating rubbish today, so he was given a proper list of things to buy and he had to fly to lots of different countries to get bananas, oranges, apples and spaghetti. Lots of little ones were entertained in Houghton Regis Library (+ a sneaky HRND editor!) Served to 1691 unique users. Facebook Link

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  358. Reminder. College Open Day next week. Served to 906 unique users. Facebook Link

  359. 25/10/2017
  360. For her birthday this year, Chloe White from Houghton Regis is asking for donations to Comic Relief. She's chosen this charity because their mission means a lot to her, and she hopes you'll consider contributing as a way of celebrating with her. Every little bit will help her to reach my goal. Served to 3360 unique users. Facebook Link

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  362. A “Find Your Future” event is being held at The Incuba, Brewers Hill Rd, Dunstable, on the 2nd November. The exhibition event is aimed at showcasing a number of employment opportunities to young people (primarily 14-18-year-olds) to raise their aspirations in a range of careers. There is also a session in the afternoon of the event aimed at promoting current job opportunities to unemployed adults and young people. Leading local businesses will exhibit on the day and offer interactive demonstrations from a whole range of different areas including construction, health and social care, travel and tourism, transport and logistics, agriculture and food, research and development and high-performance technologies. Served to 950 unique users. Facebook Link

  363. 25/10/2017
  364. MPs were again busy debating Travellers yesterday. Illegal Gypsy and Traveller Encampments: Bedfordshire – in Westminster Hall at 10:56 am on 24th October 2017. Nadine Dorries MP and Andrew Selous MP spoke. https://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2017-10-24a.48.2 Served to 3477 unique users. Facebook Link

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  366. Morrisons is teaming up with Old Red Lion tonight holding a quiz for Clic Sargent charity! £2.50 a head, lots of prizes to be won and prize for fancy dress! 7.30pm start but get those drinks in early! Served to 1041 unique users. Facebook Link

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  368. Houghton Hall Park 2K Junior Park Run takes place every Sunday at 9am. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/houghtonhall-juniors/ Served to 1709 unique users. Facebook Link

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  370. Nest Box Survey. Can you help? Served to 1189 unique users. Facebook Link

  371. 25/10/2017
  372. Book up now for your craft stall for 25th November. Served to 1185 unique users. Facebook Link

  373. 25/10/2017
  374. A key employer in Houghton Regis, British Converting Solutions Ltd (BCS), of Blackburn Road, a local manufacturer of Quick Set corrugated box making machines completed their 2016/17 financial year with revenue increasing by 20% and profits up by 40%. Export sales accounted for almost 80% of revenue with the business continuing to see growth in North America, Central & Eastern Europe and Australasia. Home market sales also saw significant growth. BCS were recipients of The Queen’s Award For Enterprise – International Trade, the most prestigious Award for a British business in recognition of significant growth in Export sales. In 2017/18, BCS is set to continue growing in new Export markets including South America and SE Asia. https://www.facebook.com/BCSAutobox Served to 1122 unique users. Facebook Link

  375. 25/10/2017
  376. This editorial will affect all of Houghton Regis. AW. Served to 2199 unique users. Facebook Link

  377. 25/10/2017
  378. Kerbside collection of household garden waste will be suspended across Central Bedfordshire over the winter months. The collections will be suspended from Monday, 4 December 2017 until Friday 2, March 2018 inclusive. Residents are encouraged to check their last garden waste collection date for their area, which will be either the week commencing Monday 20 or Monday 27 November. Served to 6227 unique users. Facebook Link

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  380. 28th October. Spooky Ride At Fancott ! Served to 955 unique users. Facebook Link

  381. 26/10/2017
  382. MPs discussed social care yesterday in Parliament. This is a preliminary to a new Green Paper next year. MP Andrew Selous wanted other MPs to 'grasp the nettle' and called on Ministers to visit Japan and Germany to learn from how they do things. More at https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-10-25a.312.0&s=speaker%3A11216#g339.1 Served to 1711 unique users. Facebook Link

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  384. Houghton Regis Children's Centre: AUTUMN TIMETABLE 11/09/2017-19/12/17 — All sessions resume again next week. Served to 1264 unique users. Facebook Link

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  386. Served to 1085 unique users. Facebook Link

  387. 26/10/2017
  388. Oakwell Park at Thorn is now available on the rental market. £2,950 pcm Served to 4451 unique users. Facebook Link

  389. 26/10/2017
  390. Ice Maiden is the name of one of CBC's gritters. They want some suggestions for naming this one. Served to 3751 unique users. Facebook Link

  391. 26/10/2017
  392. Spooky Mask Making, Sunday in the Park. Served to 1117 unique users. Facebook Link

  393. 27/10/2017
  394. Write to them — and get your opinions heard Served to 1386 unique users. Facebook Link

  395. 27/10/2017
  396. This Saturday, meet CBC councillors for Houghton Regis. Library meeting room, Bedford Square. Discuss local issues. - The Brook - Planning - Parking - Social Services - Hghways - something else? 10am-12. No appointment required. Served to 2285 unique users. Facebook Link

  397. 27/10/2017
  398. Houghton Regis News Desk's cover photo Served to 1016 unique users. Facebook Link

  399. 27/10/2017
  400. Boo at the Zoo, every day until 31 October. Served to 1119 unique users. Facebook Link

  401. 27/10/2017
  402. Holloway Sends Report Calling For More Funding For Bedfordshire Police. “It certainly is among the most detailed ever to be sent to a Policing Minister from the Force as it absolutely clearly provides evidence for the £10 million Bedfordshire Police now needs each year to meet a level of demand for its services that has never been seen before,” said the Commissioner. Served to 2204 unique users. Facebook Link

  403. 27/10/2017
  404. Wonky Pumpkin Carving Sunday 29th 11am - 2pm Served to 1586 unique users. Facebook Link

  405. 28/10/2017
  406. Looking for work, training or work experience opportunities? Find your #CBedsFuture at @TheIncuba , Brewers Hill Rd, on Thursday, 2 November. 9:30am until 6pm. ◘ the first session (9:30am – 2:30pm) is primarily aimed at schools ◘ the second session (2:30pm – 6pm) is for adults, NEET (Not in Employment, Educational Training) young people and parents/carers ◘ More information at http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/helping-you/free-careers-fair.aspx Served to 1426 unique users. Facebook Link

  407. 28/10/2017
  408. Giggles Play Group. Every Tuesday 9.30-1pm https://www.facebook.com/GigglesWithpauline/ Served to 1621 unique users. Facebook Link

  409. 28/10/2017
  410. Pumpkin soup and other refreshments on Tuesday evening from 4-8pm! Visit the event page for full details.. Served to 1617 unique users. Facebook Link

  411. 28/10/2017
  412. The clocks will go back on Sunday, marking the start of the winter season. Burglars may take advantage of shorter daylight hours to operate, but there are simple steps you can take to protect your home at night, and during the day when it may be unoccupied. Some tips from Bedfordshire Police: ◘ Use your lights at home – keep them on a timer when you are out so it looks like someone is home ◘ Make sure all doors on your house and vehicle are securely locked at all times. If you have a UPVC door at home, make sure it is double locked ◘ Keep all valuables and keys safely out of sight from windows, both in your home and car. Close curtains with a light on indoors. ◘ Never leave garages or sheds unlocked – not only can valuable tools be appealing to thieves, they can also be used to force entry to your home ◘ Don’t hide your keys under a doormat or in a flowerpot – it’s the first place a would-be offender will look ◘ Ask a friend to keep an eye on your house when you go away, and do the same for neighbours by remaining alert to suspicious activity in your street ◘ If you spot someone behaving suspiciously, contact police immediately ◘ Don’t forget to security mark your property and register it on www.immobilise.com Served to 1380 unique users. Facebook Link

  413. 28/10/2017
  414. It's starting to look like Christmas at Craft & Coffee. Served to 1489 unique users. Facebook Link

  415. 28/10/2017
  416. Strong Case For More Councillors on HOughton Regis Town Council Served to 2678 unique users. Facebook Link

  417. 29/10/2017
  418. Make the most of your pumpkin. Love Food Hate Waste. https://www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/recipes?search_api_views_fulltext=pumpkin Served to 1537 unique users. Facebook Link

  419. 29/10/2017
  420. Next Sunday ... Nov 5th. Tithe Farm Recreation Ground. 4pm Fairground. 7pm Free Firework Show. Nearby roads will be closed due to the expected large crowds. Houghton Regis Town Council. Served to 3173 unique users. Facebook Link

  421. 29/10/2017
  422. Training Fair at Incuba Centre, Brewers Hill Rd. November 2nd. Served to 1887 unique users. Facebook Link

  423. 29/10/2017
  424. from Michael Price: We have finally arrived at the launch of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Myself and Ray Canning, the Houghton Regis Poppy Appeal organiser, spent an hour or so yesterday decorating the Green fence around Houghton Green with Poppies and a few "Lest We Forget" flags. This was for several reasons: To remind us all of the Poppytide period. Brighten up the area and cause interest & chat. To raise more money for the Poppy Appeal. I hope you all enjoy them and we all hope that they stay for the duration and do not get vandalised. If you want any poppy related items (we have loads of new goodies this year) then come along and see us at the Morrison's store from Wednesday 1st November. We Will Remember Them Served to 4957 unique users. Facebook Link

  425. 29/10/2017
  426. Fungii in the Park — Andy Godly Served to 2745 unique users. Facebook Link

  427. 29/10/2017
  428. Free Fireworks, Houghton Regis, November 5th, and Funfair, too! Served to 5299 unique users. Facebook Link

  429. 29/10/2017
  430. Mainly for Men. Houghton Regis Helpers are holding an Inaugural coffee morning on 1/11/17 Mainly for Men! Coffee mornings will be held on the first Wednesday in each month. Drinks and biscuits will be available - no charge but donations welcome! Ladies are welcome, as long as you are accompanied by a gentleman! Served to 2068 unique users. Facebook Link

  431. 30/10/2017
  432. Rubbish piled up by trespassers on fields close to Houghton Regis has started to be removed today. Activity on the field was spotted by the site's neighbour, R Giugno, who supplied the photo, this morning. Served to 6494 unique users. Facebook Link

  433. 31/10/2017
  434. CAUGHT ON CCTV Information is sought on this person who was breaking into cars around Houghton Hamlets last night. Crime reference: JD/47063/2017 Call 101 or crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Served to 8945 unique users. Facebook Link

  435. 31/10/2017
  436. Jobs - Find Your Future - Incuba Centre, Brewers Hill Rd. Nov 2nd. Served to 1251 unique users. Facebook Link

  437. 31/10/2017
  438. Houghton Regis' DRC could win £35,000 with your help. Served to 1742 unique users. Facebook Link

  439. 31/10/2017
  440. Centrebus Y service being pulled from 3rd December. Served to 4496 unique users. Facebook Link

  441. 31/10/2017
  442. Authors coming to Dunstable Library Tickets Available Now! DUNSTABLE LIBRARY - Neil White and Angela Clarke Wednesday 15th November 7.30pm https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCBCC/bulletins/1beff20 Served to 1254 unique users. Facebook Link

  443. 31/10/2017
  444. Mother owns up to having a stupid child. Served to 336 unique users. Facebook Link

  445. 31/10/2017
  446. Voluntary Works newsletter. Funding, jobs. news. Served to 1016 unique users. Facebook Link

  447. 31/10/2017
  448. Travel Show. Grove Theatre Thursday 2nd Nov. Served to 1059 unique users. Facebook Link

  449. 31/10/2017
  450. Dad and Me, this Saturday. Served to 1501 unique users. Facebook Link

  451. 31/10/2017
  452. Halloween Video. Don't have nightmares. Served to 2234 unique users. Facebook Link