Friday, 30 June 2017

2017 June Houghton Regis News Desk Facebook Posts


* 'served to' data supplied by Facebook by 28th July 2017


  • Are you following our newly re-elected MP? Make sure you don't miss anything he says: create or update an alert here and we'll email you each time they speak.  Posted on 29/06/2017. Served to 995 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Halls for Hire .  Posted on 29/06/2017. Served to 1277 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 🚴 No takers? We posted this last week. Someone is still missing a bike.🚴 Posted on 29/06/2017. Served to 1059 unique users. Facebook Link


  • How well can you read? And how much would you like other people to be able to read well? This could be for you. Posted on 29/06/2017. Served to 2170 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 5,348 people saw this post last night/ this morning. Thank you for all your suggestions. Perhaps CBC having their meeting with local councillors in private on Monday, were talking to the wrong people? πŸ€” Posted on 29/06/2017. Served to 1684 unique users. Facebook Link


  • The new revised edition of Houghton Regis Leisure Centre fitness classes. Bookings are live now ready for the opening of their BRAND NEW Dance Studio on Monday 3rd July! Terms and conditions apply. Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 1601 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 1st July Tebworth Games.  Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 1735 unique users. Facebook Link


  • What suggestions have you got for how new regeneration funding should be used? "Central Bedfordshire Council recently attracted significant funding from central government to explore opportunities for regeneration of existing housing estates across Central Bedfordshire including Parkside and Tithe Farm in Houghton Regis. The discussion on Monday was about how the two councils can work together to engage residents in improving the areas they live in and to use the government funding we have secured to improve Houghton Regis." Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 7108 unique users. Facebook Link


  • New for Houghton Regis Leisure Centre ... Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 1108 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Heritage Talk 7.30pm Community Centre, Bedford Sq Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 450 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Have you voted in the Pride of Houghton Awards? The scheme was amended in 2016 to include new categories, and highly commended nominees. Individual Carer (including Care Workers) Local Group Life time Achievement / Special Award Young Person (Under 18) Community Facilitator / Local Hero Local Business or Organisation. Nominations are invited until Monday 28th August 2017 @ 5pm and the Awards Ceremony will be taking place on Saturday 14th October. Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 1782 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Coming up soon in Houghton Regis ... Photography and Dance Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 2418 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 1st July - Bring a picnic to Blow's Down for National Meadows Day. πŸ¦πŸžπŸŒπŸ¦‹πŸπŸ¦πŸŒΏπŸžπŸ—πŸ§€πŸ₯žπŸ·πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ₯ƒ☕🍽️πŸ“Έ♻️πŸ•§. Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 1000 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Beware of giant hogweed. ◘ And here's 12 insects that bite, to be avoided ... Posted on 28/06/2017. Served to 4744 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Heathwatch Video Posted on 27/06/2017. Served to 1006 unique users. Facebook Link


  • CBC - #Kingslandhr "There Have Been No Decisions, No Deals And No Secret Meetings"  Posted on 27/06/2017. Served to 4913 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Another Luton Town youngster gets an England call-up - Bedfordshire News Posted on 27/06/2017. Served to 3211 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Buses. Still nothing new to report from Arriva. Meanwhile here's a suggestion. Would this work? Posted on 27/06/2017. Served to 9274 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Members of the public are being asked to look out for the signs that people might be being exploited and report suspicious or concerning behaviour. Posted on 27/06/2017. Served to 1166 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Man dies after allegedly setting self on fire in Houghton Regis - Dunstable Today Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 1418 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Family's appeal to help find missing budgie - Dunstable Today Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 2401 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Protesters waved placards, hooted horns, banged drums and revved engines outside the offices of the Town Council this evening. Placards saying "Stop The Destruction of the Kingsland Wildlife Site" were on display. The organisers were aiming to stop a briefing meeting going ahead to inform local councillors about a proposal to develop the Kingsland site at Parkside Houghton Regis. Last week the protester's organiser, Roger Giugno, met with the Town Clerk in an effort to get the briefing held in public. The clerk, Mrs Evans put the option to town councillors who made a decision not to hold in public. #kingslandhr Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 16063 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Any takers? of course, you'll need to catch a bus to get there, and for some that might mean a long walk, but they are also offering £1 bus fares to those lucky enough to have an iphone. Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 847 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Man dies after allegedly setting self on fire in Houghton Regis - Luton Today "A man has died after allegedly setting himself on fire near a public park in Houghton Regis yesterday. A Bedfordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports that a man had suffered severe burns in a wooded area off Houghton Park in Houghton Regis, shortly after 1pm yesterday (Sunday). “The man was airlifted to a specialist hospital in Essex, but sadly died from his injuries. “The death is not being treated as suspicious.” Beds Fire and Rescue service also attended the scene but the fire had already been put out on arrival. An Essex Air Ambulance helicopter transported the man to hospital but sadly he could not be saved." ◘ Herts and Essex Air Ambulance is a charity. It costs £125 an hour to fly. You can donate at Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 9554 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Channel 4 - 24 hours in Police Custody 9pm this evening. Programme follows Bedfordshire Police in an assault in a pub. Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 1837 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Never miss a HRTC meeting. Always something going on! Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 1655 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Are you shopping locally? Collect stamps while in Bedford Square, cash the card in at the Town Council office. Posted on 26/06/2017. Served to 2667 unique users. Facebook Link


  • We have received messages about the police and an air ambulance attending an incident in Parkside this afternoon. The police control room have told us, "We attended an incident in Houghton Regis earlier today. There is no current risk to members of the public. There are no further details I can pass at this stage. " Posted on 25/06/2017. Served to 2255 unique users. Facebook Link


  • In September we have our very own Houghton Rocks! Putting it out there, what's your highlight of Glastonbury been? Posted on 25/06/2017. Served to 1586 unique users. Facebook Link


  • The Buses. Follow picture for previous comments. Still had no indication of any change of heart from Arriva. Posted on 25/06/2017. Served to 3108 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Town Council Events for July. Follow Town Council Posted on 25/06/2017. Served to 3221 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Tithe Farm Road, Saturday 8th July. Road closed for annual Carnival Procession. Posted on 24/06/2017. Served to 2528 unique users. Facebook Link


  • BIKE FOUND. SCOOTER FOUND. Drop a message to HRND if you want to claim either. Posted on 24/06/2017. Served to 2033 unique users. Facebook Link


  • HRN1 update, from Town Crier, June 2017. Posted on 24/06/2017. Served to 2542 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Have you booked a place? 01582 708540 email tara.earnshaw@houghtonregis.org.uk Posted on 24/06/2017. Served to 992 unique users. Facebook Link


  • The Carnival edition of the Town Crier has been dropping through local doors. The annual Carnival is the 2nd Saturday of July when Tithe Farm Rd will be closed to permit a procession. You can read the Town Crier online (pdf  ) Posted on 24/06/2017. Served to 1368 unique users. Facebook Link


  • In The Event of a Disaster in Houghton Regis, How Would Central Bedfordshire Manage It? CBC has responded to HRND's questions. The chief exec of Kensington and Chelsea council has resigned over criticism of that council's response to the Grenfell Tower fire. No-one wants a disaster locally, whether it's a plane crash, a meteor, or massive fire, but the question is an important one that we'd all like to think that our local authority is organised for. HRND asked Central Bedfordshire Council, "In the event of a disaster happening in Houghton Regis, who will take charge of the situation, and how quickly will you be able to put people in position to command, control, and re-house any affected members of the public?" Read the response ... Posted on 23/06/2017. Served to 6914 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 'Lucky' Houghton Regis man avoids jail time after pleading guilty to stripping stolen cars - Bedfordshire News Posted on 23/06/2017. Served to 4157 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Stolen bike ... Posted on 23/06/2017. Served to 982 unique users. Facebook Link


  • PLANNING - WHITBREAD GROUP PLC - A steel framed decked car park on ground, 1st, and 2nd floor levels is proposed to be built at Houghton Hall Business Park, south of Houghton Hall Park. Reports in the application suggest that the tree canopy in the park and around the site, together with green walling will all help to shield the construction from general views. The car park would be controlled by solar time switches. The application would boost the number of on-site parking spaces by 567. ◘ PLANS  ◘ Comments can be sent to Planning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk quoting 17/02781 Posted on 23/06/2017. Served to 1993 unique users. Facebook Link


  • CBC last week issued their 18th and 19th Fixed Penalty Notices for fly-tipping. A couple paid £200 fine for dumping this (caught on cctv). It follows 47 being issued in 2016 since councils were given the powers to hand out FPNs to quickly deal with various types of antisocial behavior including smaller instances of fly-tipping. Larger incidents will still be dealt with through the courts where you can face an unlimited fine or imprisonment. ◘ If you spot any fly-tipping, please let CBC know by calling 0300 300 8302 or by emailing customer.services@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Posted on 23/06/2017. Served to 2839 unique users. Facebook Link


  • HRTC's re-scheduled Council Meeting will be held on Monday evening, 3rd July at 7.30pm, at Peel Street. All welcome. ◘ Usual accounts and reports will be received. ◘ The fabric of the current town council offices is to be discussed. There have been concerns about the flooring. A surveyor has submitted a report giving an estimated cost of £20,000 for refurbishments that could extend the economic life of the building for another 10-20 years. An alternative suggestion will be put, to rent empty office space, seek the sale of the present freehold, and to start seeking new permanent office space that would be fit for a town of double the current size. ◘ To download the 90 page Agenda document, together with the draft minutes of the previous meeting, and other meeting reports to be received and discussed, go to  Posted on 23/06/2017. Served to 1725 unique users. Facebook Link


  • All Saints Church Open Day 25th June from 12 noon. BBQ. See plans for memorial path. Posted on 23/06/2017. Served to 3751 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that there are 73 buildings more than six storeys high in the county and it's working with local authorities to carry out a joint investigation programme. A spokesman for the service said: "At present none of these tower blocks have been identified with potentially combustible cladding and no material has been sent away for testing. "The lead on this testing is being taken by local authorities who have been given funds by the government to undertake this work." Posted on 22/06/2017. Served to 3636 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A book of condolences has been created for the late Alf Hitchcock, former Chief Constable of Bedfordshire. ◘ email: bookofcondolence@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk http://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/alf_hitchcock.aspx Posted on 22/06/2017. Served to 460 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A protester has put together 'Stop The Destruction of The Kingsland Site in Houghton Regis' Facebook group. Roger Giugno, who lives adjacent to the site, is concerned that a woodland and wildlife spot which is part of a £400 million project site at Kingsland, Parkside, will be lost should the scheme go ahead. As yet, there are no plans in the public domain even though famous footballers have been involved in national media publicity to explain what the new development will comprise of. A briefing meeting is due to be held for local councillors in private at Houghton Regis Town Council offices on Monday at 6pm, and Mr Giugno is determined to protest there at that time. CBC say on their website, "When we have some proposals to share, we will engage with the local community in the development of these." #kingslandhr ◘ Stop the Destruction - see  ◘ CBC Kingsland information: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/business/developments/kingsland/houghton-regis.aspx ◘ Famous Footballers video -  Posted on 22/06/2017. Served to 3274 unique users. Facebook Link


  • We're asked to share this... missing budgie from Westminster Gardens since the 20th. Posted on 22/06/2017. Served to 1803 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Aged 13-18? Starting in September, apply now to become a Youth Ranger if you are interested in the environment. You will be involved in activities 2 per month including 1 weekend and 1 evening. A work experience opportunity. email andrew.irving@greensandtrust.org or Posted on 21/06/2017. Served to 1860 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Buglab 2017. July 31st. Booking essential. info@greensandtrust.org More information   Posted on 21/06/2017. Served to 1941 unique users. Facebook Link


  • PLANNING Puddlehill (Former All Saints Vicarage), Bedford Road, Houghton Regis. Refurbishment and extension of existing detached property (the former Vicarage) to provide accommodation in the form of 5 nos individual bedrooms in the original house and 8 nos studios in the new extension, including ancillary spaces such as office, laundry, shower rooms, communal areas and parking in order to provide supported accommodation and service hub for the vulnerable members of our communities. ◘ To make a public comment on this application email planning@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk ◘ To view plans go to ... Posted on 21/06/2017. Served to 2273 unique users. Facebook Link


  • An incident on the M1 at Junction 11 has caused a man to lose his life. Traffic is being filtered around the junction. Posted on 21/06/2017. Served to 2937 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Signs Say 30, but What Speed Are You Doing? "Today I have written to CBC asking for improvements to slow traffic down as it enters Houghton Regis via Sundon Road. I had the misfortune of walking along the road where there is no footpath, yesterday. The speed of the traffic in this 30 zone is terrifying. And there are homes there with emerging traffic! Some of that traffic is coming off WSL onto Sundon Road at near motorway speeds." - Alan Winter, HRND editor. Posted on 21/06/2017. Served to 4135 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Sat, Jul 8, 09:00 - 16:00 The Village Green, Houghton Regis From Hollywood to Bollywood Procession leaves Houghton Regis Academy at 10.30 am lead by 'Band Baja' arriving at the village green around 11.30 am. Please note some roads in the area will be closed for the procession. Punch and Judy Shows at 11.00 am and 1.00 pm. Dancing from 'Absolute Bollywood', Jazz with 'Just Friends' Arena displays, Dunstable Gymnastics, Zumba with Gina and Pet Dog of the Year Competition Posted on 21/06/2017. Served to 704 unique users. Facebook Link


  • The 33 bus has been running between Luton and Houghton Regis for the past couple of days. Is anyone finding it useful? ◘ Timetable: ... ◘ Petition:  Posted on 20/06/2017. Served to 11797 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Are you taking care of your dog in the heat? They can become very unwell if left in the heat. - We've been asked to share this as someone saw a very distressed dog tied up outside Morrisons today. Posted on 20/06/2017. Served to 1586 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Indoor karting opens - Dunstable Today Posted on 20/06/2017. Served to 1811 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Meet your CBC councillors. Last Saturday of the month (so June 24th is the next day.) Library meeting room, Bedford Square Community Centre. 10am to midday. Raise problems, issues, concerns. No appointment necessary. Posted on 20/06/2017. Served to 803 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Park Road North, Houghton Regis, Central Bedfordshire 25 June — 25 June Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: Various Between Sandringham Drive Roundabout And Moore Crescent Works description: Carriageway Patching Responsibility for works: Central Bedfordshire Council Posted on 20/06/2017. Served to 2398 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Improvement Plan Lifts Need For Close Scrutinisation of Bedfordshire's NHS Posted on 20/06/2017. Served to 547 unique users. Facebook Link


  • An Executive meeting of Central Beds Council takes place from 9.30am today. You can watch it live, or later, online. Topics for discussion include: ◘ Draft Local Plan - "An Urban Capacity Study for the Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Luton conurbation identified opportunities to increase the capacity of sites identified within the conurbation by increasing their density." " The lack of new sites within the urban areas of Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis mean that significant further growth in Central Bedfordshire is likely to be required." ◘ Review of the 2011 Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment ◘ Planning Enforcement ◘ The Integration of Health and Social Care in Central Bedfordshire ◘ School Parking ◘ Council Responsiveness ◘ Revenue Budget Monitoring ... Posted on 20/06/2017. Served to 1794 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Kingsland: Construction News reported on 8th June, "The proposed scheme includes 546 private apartments and 200 private houses, 400 social and affordable apartments, and 200 social and affordable houses. " "In addition to the homes, the plans include a sports academy, a crΓ¨che, a leisure centre with a gym and swimming pool, as well as education and community facilities. The sports academy has been touted as a possible base for the Rio Ferdinand Foundation. " This development as proposed will dominate the Parkside area. So far, HRND understands there are no plans in the public domain, and any dates for public consultation have yet to be announced. #kingslandhr Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 3789 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Modern slavery is to be explored in latest episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody. A raid on a travellers’ site in Bedfordshire will feature in tonight’s 24 Hours in Police Custody, in an episode which examines the issue of modern day slavery. ‘Invisible Chains’ shows the police response to reports that a man was being kept as a slave at a travellers’ site in Little Billington, Leighton Buzzard. Officers carried out a raid in October 2015 and the fly-one-the-wall documentary follows the raid, and the work that follows. Talking about modern day slavery, Detective Inspector Alex House, who features in the episode, said: “There is a drive and a real priority among police forces to put an end to this misery and minimalise the impact it has on human beings.” Tune in to Channel 4 tonight at 9pm to watch the episode, and use #24HoursInPoliceCustody on Twitter to join in the conversation about the show. Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 1723 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A meeting of Community Services takes place at the Town Council offices Tuesday evening. Youth activities; Members have £3,000 left to award in the Council's Small Grant Award scheme; there are various reports to consider and discuss; Reconsideration of where to place the town's Christmas tree; All welcome. Agenda:  ... Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 1655 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A meeting of the Town Council's planning committee takes place Monday 19/6 at 7.30pm - Some announcements on strategic developments. see agenda  ... Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 1422 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Are you keeping cool? Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 3654 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Bedfordshire Photographic competition Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 801 unique users. Facebook Link


  • HRND Fighting for your buses... Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 301 unique users. Facebook Link


  • It's National Neighbourhood Watch Week (June 17-25) and there is a bumper edition of their bi-monthly e-newsletter waiting to be read.  ...  Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 214 unique users. Facebook Link


  • New Independent Group on Houghton Regis Town Council  ...  *Facebook has truncated the full image. Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 3006 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Council takes action over improper use of Blue Badges.  ...  Posted on 19/06/2017. Served to 9908 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Anti-social behaviour leads to Houghton Regis butcher worker being issued a death threat - Bedfordshire News Posted on 18/06/2017. Served to 7878 unique users. Facebook Link


  • The next meeting of Chalgrave Parish Council will be held on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 7.30pm at Chalgrave Memorial Hall. Agenda and draft report of last meeting:  ...  Posted on 18/06/2017. Served to 1895 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Have you seen missing Houghton Regis man Robert Mace? - Bedfordshire News Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 2591 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Vital carers get to step into the spotlight - Dunstable Today Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 1157 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Music24 is a non-profit organisation who help people with Mental Illness, Learning Difficulties and Dementia. Music24 are climbing Mount Snowdon, we've set up a Just Giving Page, ...  Any suggestions how this can be further promoted would be gratefully received, please also see our website www.music24.org.uk Thanking you for your help Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 646 unique users. Facebook Link


  • On Sunday, a chance to visit the woodland adjacent to the Kingsland fields, off Sundon Road. This is being privately arranged per the message below. #kingslandhr Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 1586 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Fireworks 5th November + Houghton Rocks in September Stall holders can contact the Town Council to book up.  ...  Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 766 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Watch out, there's a speedwatch team about ... Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 3532 unique users. Facebook Link


  • #lostcathoughtonregis This cat has come home ! Capron road/houghton road/all saints academy area, was microchipped. Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 2373 unique users. Facebook Link


  • In memory of Aimee Goldsmith who died in the A34 car crash when a lorry driver wasn't paying attention. This is an appeal for donations to raise funds in an auction for Brake (road safety charity) and CHUMS ( child bereavement, trauma and emotional wellbeing charity). Please respond to Anne Baron. (  ...  ) Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 1436 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Beds Police Advisory Service ... would you like to be a member ? Apply now! Posted on 16/06/2017. Served to 1124 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Now! Nominate your local councillor for an award ! ◘ Leader of the Year ◘ Community Champion ◘ Young Councillor of the Year ◘ iESE’s Finance and Transformation Award ◘ Mears Group’s Health and Care Award ◘ Technology and Digital Award ◘ Place-shaping and Environment Award Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 530 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Big Lunch on Saturday on The Green! Bring a picnic! Oh, and bring along some bits and bobs to donate to the mayor's appeal for the homeless ! πŸ™ƒπŸ€”πŸ•Ά️ Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 975 unique users. Facebook Link


  • In Dunstable this weekend Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 1791 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Miss Bedfordshire pops in for lunch at Go Houghton ... Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 3014 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Want to know more about this activity in Houghton Hall Park?  ...  Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 3221 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Voluntary Service News Update June 2017  ...  Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 1483 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 17,000 Students Met By Beds Police School Liaison team http://www.hrnd.co.uk/2017/06/17000-students-met-by-beds-police.html Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 1709 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Houghton Hall Park Park Bird Chorus Walk. The latest newsletter from Houghton Hall Park is available to download. A beech tree is going to get chopped down, :  ...  Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 1956 unique users. Facebook Link


  • JoeFest 2017 – 1pm-9pm Saturday 17th June – Chalgrave Memorial Hall A tribute to Joe organised by his family. it’s always a fun day and a great way to remember Joe and raise money for The London Air Ambulance.  ...  Posted on 15/06/2017. Served to 876 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Anniversary celebrations continue with Cali-R summer festival - Luton Today Posted on 14/06/2017. Served to 886 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Sewell Lane - Affinity Water - 15th - 17th July Posted on 14/06/2017. Served to 1046 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Grenfell Tower Appeal The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation has today launched a Grenfell Tower appeal for funding. "You can be confident that 100% of your donation goes to local causes, to change local lives. We raise our core costs separately." * Other appeal funds are available, but they may deduct an administration fee.  ... Posted on 14/06/2017. Served to 1608 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Anniversary celebrations continue with Cali-R summer festival - Dunstable Today Posted on 14/06/2017. Served to 860 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Vicky Peat: "Our dog has gone missing Male grey whippet with some white markings and chunk out of one ear about 9months old went missing last night around 8pm from Toddington please can we keep a look out thank you" #lostdogtoddington Posted on 14/06/2017. Served to 996 unique users. Facebook Link


  • If you do nothing else today, make sure your fire alarm works. Posted on 14/06/2017. Served to 2627 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Bird chorus walk, Saturday. Posted on 14/06/2017. Served to 1626 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Black cat found knocked over on Sundon Road Monday 12/6/2017 about 5pm. #lostcathoughtonregis Posted on 13/06/2017. Served to 772 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A matter of public disorder in Angel's Lane and Bedford Square area was discussed at length at this evening's Town Partnership meeting in Peel Street. During the discussion, the role of police was discussed, and the status of "no drinking" signs was raised, together with the merits and demerits of publicising these things on social media. After 25 minutes discussion, the assembled councillors decided to call a further meeting with stakeholders if possible, to decide a way forward, and to raise their concerns with stakeholders. Earlier in the day, Cllr Joanna Hillyard (the Mayor) said "Town Cllr's called and saw the police regarding this issue. The councillors have also cleared up the cans and rubbish, but can't do much about the urine. We can only suggest today that everyone calls 101 and inundates them with reports if these individuals return." Posted on 13/06/2017. Served to 2167 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Community Planning events were held in 15 community areas across Central Bedfordshire over six months in late 2016 and early 2017. The results are now in, and the plan for Dunstable and Houghton Regis area is found online. ◘ Read more about the background to this at  ...  ◘ Jump straight to the draft plan document:  ...  ◘ Give feedback to the draft plan at:  ... Posted on 13/06/2017. Served to 1145 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Bidwells appoints new planning team leader - PlanningResource (subscription) Posted on 13/06/2017. Served to 942 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Petition to Arriva. This petition is asking Ariva to address the grievances arising from their proposed timetable and bus route changes due to start on June 18th. Remember - they want to take the Z service away from Windsor Drive, and their replacement 33 bus will not go to Dunstable or serve the L&D hospital. Posted on 13/06/2017. Served to 5300 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Sundon Road, Houghton Regis, Central Bedfordshire 13 June — 15 June Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals) Works location: Mekoda Works description: Carriageway Patch Responsibility for works: Central Bedfordshire Council  ... Posted on 13/06/2017. Served to 1326 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Start today - play and stay group, Bedford Square Community Centre Posted on 13/06/2017. Served to 404 unique users. Facebook Link


  • PASSPORT AWARENESS Many residents in Bedfordshire will now be looking forward to their summer holidays. Don't let crime ruin your fun in the sun by bearing the following advice in mind whilst abroad: Be aware of your surroundings and be wary of strangers who take an unusual amount of interest in you. Lock your passport in a safe if you have access to one, or if you are required to keep it with you, ensure its location is not visible. Thieves also target hire cars, as they anticipate that holiday makers will leave valuable items such as passports in their hire cars. You can take simple measures, such as leaving your passport in your hotel safe, or keep it with you in a secure pocket, to avoid losing your passport to thieves. Make two photocopies of your passport – leave one with friends or family and take the second with you, or store an electronic copy securely. Where permitted, use your photocopy as alternative ID, for example when going out at night. More information can be found about the #PassportAware campaign at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's website:  ...  Posted on 12/06/2017. Served to 1345 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Painting of Anthem for the Road has begun on the fence alongside the Woodside Link (A5505). The artwork was commissioned as part of the project for the road. The anthem is a sound and image composition. It is painted as a blue sound wave on the wooden acoustic barrier over a stretch of 800 metres on both sides of the Woodside Link. ◘ You can read more about it here:  ...  ◘ You can hear some of the sounds here:  ...  ◘ Why Public Art? see http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/Images/public_tcm3-2098.pdf Posted on 12/06/2017. Served to 12970 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Go Karting Dunstable - Official Opening With 'The Stig' An official launch event with invited guests was held at Verey Road in Dunstable today. The occasion was the opening of TeamSports 21st Go Karting venue in the UK. Among the attendees were Perry McCarthy (the original Stig), CBC Councillor Nigel Young (Executive Member for Regeneration), Cllr John Kane (Deputy Mayor of Dunstable Town Council), and Cllr Joanna Hillyard (Mayor of Houghton Regis). More pictures and information ...  ... Posted on 12/06/2017. Served to 4674 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Houghton Regis News Desk's cover photo Posted on 12/06/2017. Served to 811 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Houghton Regis News Desk's cover photo Posted on 12/06/2017. Served to 107 unique users. Facebook Link


  • FREE FOOTBALL CLUB  ... Posted on 11/06/2017. Served to 2474 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Sunday - It looks as though a small group of travellers have accessed a field between Houghton Park Road and the Woodside Link. It would appear that they have turned off the A5505 and gone through a gap left by not so cleverly thought through concrete blocks. At best guess this land is privately owned by HRN1 consortium, so will be their problem to resolve, not the local councils. Posted on 11/06/2017. Served to 11721 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Arriva ticket prices from June 18th. Posted on 11/06/2017. Served to 2132 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Houghton Athletic FC "are looking to add an under 8" Please contact Nicky Fearn 07533161574. ...  Trials for our ladies team 11th/18th/25th June at 11am on the field by Go Houghton restaurant. Contact Nicky Fearn 07533 161574. Posted on 11/06/2017. Served to 1049 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A truck convoy stopped other traffic for about half an hour today through Dunstable and the chalk cutting, but it was all in a good cause, raising money for help the Heroes.  ...  Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 3450 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Classic Car Show pictures Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 1275 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Fire in Tudor Drive this (Saturday) afternoon. The fire started in a Zafira cars air con, which caught fire and spread from there. The incident involved gas. Residents were supported and taken care of by The British Red Cross. Emergency services attended to make the area safe. Cllr Hillyard attended the scene and passed her thanks to the emergency services for their fast response as well as National Grid. Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 4315 unique users. Facebook Link


  • "Members are advised that CBC have secured grant funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government for Estate Regeneration. Members will receive a briefing note on this and the role the committee and Town Council can play in the process in due course." - That's an extract from the agenda of the Town Partnership taking place on Tuesday 13th June at peel Street. This is a joint meeting of representatives of the Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council, as well as officers from both. Public welcome. Starts 7pm. ◘ Agenda is available here: ...  Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 1507 unique users. Facebook Link


  • May Archive Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 700 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Today. Sorry about short notice. Only came in this morning. Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 1823 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Houghton Hall Park invitation Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 1173 unique users. Facebook Link


  • TENDER Greenspace Landscaping Works Tender reference: CBC-0753-T-BA Soft landscaping works to three locations in Leighton Buzzard and Houghton Regis. The contract is to include carrying out large scale landscaping work to three Housing Estates and consists of clearance, landscaping works and planting in order to improve the areas, together with a one year maintenance plan for each project. Additional information Prospective contractors must be able to demonstrate previous experience of similar work and be prepared to provide references. Applications are welcome from single organisations or consortia from the public, private and voluntary/community sector. Deadline Deadline for the receipt of electronic Tenders is midday on 17/07/2017.  ... Posted on 10/06/2017. Served to 1194 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Bedfordshire South West Parliamentary constituency Andrew Selous retains his seat Posted on 08/06/2017. Served to 3654 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Laura. Dog was claimed on Tuesday night thanks Posted on 08/06/2017. Served to 2937 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Mayor says donated goods have been stolen. A collection point in the library concourse was intended for donated goods to go towards Streetlife for onward distribution to homeless. The collecting point has now been moved to Jewels in Bedford Square. Mayor Cllr Joanna Hillyard has asked for people to renew their efforts to contribute to this cause, which is one of her charities this year. Posted on 08/06/2017. Served to 1912 unique users. Facebook Link


  • RESTORATION APPEAL FUND From All Saints Parish Church: The restoration and renewal scheme we have adopted across the parish inevitably requires a considerable financial commitment, particularly when it comes to All Saints’ Grade I listed Parish Church. The estimate for the works here in the excess of £400,000, which would cover (principally) urgent and critical repairs to the outer fabric of the building; the creation of a Heritage and Community space at the back of the building to facilitate wider use of the church; redevelopment of facilities and meeting areas to enhance disabled access; redevelopment of vestries and servery. We do not receive financial support from the government nor from the national Church. We rely entirely on the generosity of our town and congregation, and on the invaluable efforts of all our volunteers. Any financial donation towards this restoration and renewal will be greatly appreciated, and you can do so by sending a cheque payable to All Saints PCC to: Restoration and Renewal, FAO Fr Diego Galanzino SMMS, The Clergy House, Lowry Drive, Houghton Regis, LU5 5SJ.  ... Posted on 08/06/2017. Served to 2199 unique users. Facebook Link


  • πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§πŸ‘²πŸ‘«Book your places on the Summer Play Scheme. This is heavily subsidised by the Town Council, but you do need to book. tara.earnshaw@houghtonregis.co.uk or Tel 01582 708540 Posted on 08/06/2017. Served to 1016 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Not the Chelsea Flower Show ! - Toddington - Saturday 10th June Posted on 08/06/2017. Served to 679 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Making a Difference Locally; Nisa invest in building stronger local communities and help to fund raise for local causes. Here £500 was awarded at a lunch with Houghton Regis group, "Recycled Teenagers". Posted on 07/06/2017. Served to 2376 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Tender opportunity: CafΓ© at Houghton Hall Park, Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire - The Caterer.com Posted on 07/06/2017. Served to 2880 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Application For New Classrooms At Chiltern School, Kingland Site #kingslandhr  ... l Posted on 07/06/2017. Served to 3284 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Houghton Regis Art Town - What a Hullabaloo!  ...  Posted on 07/06/2017. Served to 2531 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 'Noisy' lorries give furious Luton Road residents sleepless nights, 'ignoring' new Woodside Link and Junction 11A - Dunstable Today Posted on 07/06/2017. Served to 3745 unique users. Facebook Link


  • New Arriva timetables start June 18th. Z & A services:  ...  Posted on 07/06/2017. Served to 4496 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Mixed reactions to increasing the number of armed firearms officers in Bedfordshire (see original post  ...  for comments). ◘ "50% increase" - from what number to what number is unclear. Posted on 07/06/2017. Served to 832 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Houghton Regis Helpers walked away from Tuesday night's Cheering Volunteering Awards at the Grove Theatre, with a financial contribution which will be ploughed back into projects to help the community. The winners were: Young Volunteer of the Year: Sacha Mead (Aldwyck Housing) Volunteer of the Year: Tricia Humber (Money Matters credit union) Volunteer Group of the Year: BLEVEC emergency volunteers Outstanding Contribution Award: Michael Hyde (Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire) Lifetime Achievement Award: Dave Edwards (Leighton Linslade Rotary Club) Fundraiser of the Year Award: Sue Sheppard (long-term fundraiser for Rethink Mental Illness) John Buxton Panel’s Choice Award: Flitton & Greenfield Good Neighbours A number of different organisations received donations, thanks to Central Bedfordshire's £5,000 Inspiring Volunteering small grants scheme. Superb entertainment too from Natasha Rowe, part of the Children in Care Council, Ukie Toones, Kimberly Shaw, Lana Tookey and Billy Lee. Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 1533 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Jack Russell rips chunk off Bedfordshire teenager's NOSE - Daily Mail - Daily Mail Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 3720 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Traffic control lights coming up on Bedford Rd from the 9th Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 3370 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Tea Dance - June 29th. Book up at  ...  Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 1528 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Luton supporter groups hit out at new stadium rivals - Bedfordshire News. This item may be of interest to Houghton Regis because there is a statement in the article that reads: "C&R is objecting to the Newlands Park development, but not to a proposed retail development at Houghton Regis. Why? Does C&R have an interest in the Houghton Regis Development?" Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 2395 unique users. Facebook Link


  • CBC And Legacy - Kingsland Options Still Being Explored #kingslandhr .html #kingslandhr Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 2521 unique users. Facebook Link


  • There are night closures on Leagrave High Street this week for resurfacing. Arriva say, "The Z service will be following a diversion between the hours of 20:00 and 05:00 from the 7th June until the 10th June. The route will be as follows:- Tomlinson Avenue, right onto Leagrave High Street, left onto Poynters Road then left at Skimpot Roundabout. Then pick up normal line of route for both directions." Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 2487 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Tonight: Cheering Volunteering at the Grove Theatre. Find out about the new bus timetables. See Arriva in The Mall Luton 8-11th June. Posted on 06/06/2017. Served to 575 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Need help with IT skills? Come to the free skills club 1st Weds of each month at Houghton Regis Community Centre ... Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 734 unique users. Facebook Link


  • This looks like fun ! June 21st. admin@meaningfuleducation.co.uk to book up. More at ... Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 1917 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Volunteering Update | 5 June 2017 Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 695 unique users. Facebook Link


  • #ICYMI - this is Woburn Safari Park Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 1316 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Watch out, there's a scammer about ! Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 1815 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Back in 2012 there was a clamour to clear the red-gra at the Leisure Centre. Anyone recall those days? And what happened afterwards? Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 1247 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Gully cover missing? Tell the council by calling 0300 300 8049 Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 1251 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Pedestrian injured in Dunstable High Street collision Posted on 05/06/2017. Served to 3504 unique users. Facebook Link


  • The Jet Patcher. Is there a pothole near you? Report it: Posted on 04/06/2017. Served to 2470 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Do you know someone who needs help with computer skills? Over 50s IT, Online & Digital Skills Club & Drop In. There's a session this Wednesday, 7th June. 10am- 1pm in the Ash Room. Houghton Regis Community Centre (Next to the Library, Bedford Square) ...Posted on 04/06/2017. Served to 835 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Ampthill's AmpRocks Festival takes place at the end of this month. Posted on 04/06/2017. Served to 829 unique users. Facebook Link


  • 2 Touch Football - looking to start a club up for free. Posted on 04/06/2017. Served to 551 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A trip to the races is being planned by St Vincents. Contact the social club if you're interested. Posted on 04/06/2017. Served to 760 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Deer filmed off Sundon Road. Roger G Giugno: "I cannot believe this fantastic, beautiful video my son Benito Giugno has just taken from the shrubland next door to Windy Willows. 2 young deers sending out mating barks to each other in the knowledge they are in a safe zone." Posted on 04/06/2017. Served to 2360 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Thoughts are with those killed and injured in last night's attack at London Bridge. Posted on 04/06/2017. Served to 1545 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Starting this Monday, 24 Hours in Police Custody returns to Channel 4 at 9pm. A film crew have spent eight weeks rigged up to custody suites in both Luton and Kempston police stations. Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 2888 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Sarah Austin: "Green parrot on Parkside park changing rooms. Anyone lost one?" Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 1029 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Take the Quiz. Find out which party is best suited to your vote. ... Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 1758 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Back in the day, Houghton Hamlets was 'Poynter's Farm'. It's buildings occupied part of what became Halley's Way and Tennyson Avenue when plans were drawn up in 1984 ◘ Top map taken from ... ◘ Bottom map - Google. Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 2908 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Don't dump it, have it re-purposed. Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 1207 unique users. Facebook Link


  • And it's open! Go Karting circuit official opening is Monday 12th, but actually, you can go along from today! Verey Road, on Woodside estate. Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 4514 unique users. Facebook Link


  • There's a new collecting point in Bedford Square, next to the library, for Items of personal care, toiletries, socks etc, Your gifts will be passed onto Streetlife. StreetLife is a volunteer group in Houghton Regis that support homeless people nearby and is one of the Mayor's Charities this year. Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 2601 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Ladies Choir concert today Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 316 unique users. Facebook Link


  • πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§Book up for Houghton Regis Summer Playscheme 26th July - 17th August 01582 708540 8-12 yrs tara.earnshaw@houghtonregis.org.uk Posted on 03/06/2017. Served to 1043 unique users. Facebook Link


  • #woodsidelink All Change http://woodsidenaturewatch.blogspot.com/2017/06/all-change.html | Sally's Watch Posted on 02/06/2017. Served to 2528 unique users. Facebook Link


  • On Monday 5th June, our Town Councillors will decide on: ◘ new fencing for Parkside Pavilion - this has arisen due to concerns of vandalism. ◘ creating extra parking at Moore Crescent using grasscrete at an approx cost of £50k, that could be sourced from S106 monies. ◘ resurfacing of a basketball court next to Clarke's Way at a cost of £18k ◘ providing lighting at the Tithe Farm skate park at a cost of between £64k and £72k ◘ review of Cemetery Design ◘ review of playgrounds inspection report ◘ Houghton Hall Park project update ◘ a suggested future visit by Circus Fantasia to Houghton Regis - a 2 hour performance not involving animals. All welcome. 7.30pm. Peel Street. Agenda: Environment & Leisure ... Posted on 02/06/2017. Served to 1157 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Anyone got change? Posted on 02/06/2017. Served to 3081 unique users. Facebook Link


  • A Head Gardener at Houghton Hall Park is to hold Tuesday gardening sessions. To get involved email hhp@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Posted on 02/06/2017. Served to 1173 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Cheers as Tithe Farm Primary School back on track Posted on 02/06/2017. Served to 3014 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Here's some advice about smoke alarms .. you know, the ones that seem to go off for no apparent reason, and are driving you mad. Posted on 01/06/2017. Served to 920 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Ambulance Pull Challenge Posted on 01/06/2017. Served to 238 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Could you be a ninja warrior? TV Show, Bedfordshire residents sought. Posted on 01/06/2017. Served to 9066 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Changes to Arriva bus services in Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis.  Posted on 01/06/2017. Served to 4227 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Ambulance Pull Challenge 2017 Posted on 01/06/2017. Served to 535 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Chalgrave church repairs. Posted on 01/06/2017. Served to 757 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Chalgrave Church repairs. Posted on 01/06/2017. Served to 660 unique users. Facebook Link


  • HEALTH ISSUES - Party Manifestos 2017 Posted on 31/05/2017. Served to 1972 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Where do the parties stand on Health and the NHS? The parties standing locally have issued their manifestos, some have more to say than others. If these quotes from the manifesto's grab your attention, you might want to have a look at the further details in the manifestos (links are on the individual infograms). Remember, these are just selected excerpts, and a point made by one party may well be covered by another, but just not listed on these infograms. In this constituency there are 5 candidates in the general election taking place on 8th June: ◘ Morenike Mafoh, Christian Peoples Alliance ◘ Daniel Norton, Liberal Democrat ◘ Morvern Rennie, Green ◘ Daniel Scott, Labour ◘ Andrew Selous, Conservative Posted on 31/05/2017. Served to 2450 unique users. Facebook Link


  • ‘Star’ IT team protected L&D Posted on 31/05/2017. Served to 1493 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Ouzel Brook at Thorn. Posted on 31/05/2017. Served to 1639 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Tonight's M1 works on 31 May will be "a full road closure northbound on the M1 between J11 – 12, and lane closures southbound on the M1 between J12 – 11." Kier Services | Highways have confirmed this morning. Diversion route is below and should avoid Houghton Regis town centre. Posted on 31/05/2017. Served to 1742 unique users. Facebook Link


  • Big Summer Event. Cali-R @ Dunstablians Rugby Club. Get tickets now. Room for two more stalls at this event! Anyone interested in setting up a stall please ring Sid on 07889786153 Posted on 31/05/2017. Served to 1114 unique users. Facebook Link

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