Tom writes: "Over the past few years the eight bells of St.
Mary’s have fallen silent. Indeed it is only on the
hour that we are reminded that we have any bells in
the tower at all. However with the Queens Diamond
Jubilee in sight, the Church is looking to recruit
bell ringers to help us ring the bells for some
services and special village occasions, like the
Jubilee. Are you interested?
If you are, then come
along to St. Mary’s on the 15th of October (2-4pm)
when we’ll be opening the tower for people to come
and have a look around and see what’s involved! All
persons, of any age or ability who might be
interested are very welcome. In the meantime if you
want to find out more contact Revd Tom Sander 781
773 or turn up to on a Practice night."
Ringing Practice starts on Wednesday 5th October and
continues on the 1st Wednesday of every month at
19.30-2100. ALL WELCOME!
Vote for Helen
Helen Perry has entered the photograph below in an
ActionAid Charity competition. It is entitled The
Modernisation of the Church of England. Helen asks
that you vote for her picture.
In order to vote please go to:
Residents are asked to be vigilant, and to report any
suspicious activity in back gardens, after a burglary
took place in Marriotts Close, in Felmersham. The
offence took place between the 15th of November and
the 8th of December.
The offender had gained access to an enclosed rear
garden. Tools had been left out in the garden, which
the offender used to force open a ground floor window.
It is not yet known if any property has been taken.
A Chance to Open your Garden
Are you interested in
opening your garden for one afternoon next year in
order to raise funds for the Bedfordshire branch of
the Red Cross?
If you are interested then please contact Jane Wells
782462. The organisers would like to know if there is
any sort of interest, within the parish, by Monday
The parish remembered the fallen in
the two World Wars by holding a short Remembrance
Service at the War Memorial followed by a
Service of Remembrance in church.
This year 11 members of the Youth Club read out the
22 names of those who, from this parish, gave their
lives in both World Wars. This was followed by the
planting of the crosses around the memorial by the
Youth Club. A wreath was laid by Annette Franklin,
the Youth Club Leader.
Jane Templeman created a
display in the church which told the stories of two
parishioners who served in the First World War, John
Betts and Joseph Payne....
....born just a cart ride apart ....
....as young boys, lived almost next-door ....
....knew each other, played together....
....grew up, and went their separate ways...
....both joined up to fight in the
"war to end all wars"....
....both lost, killed in action,
John in 1917, Joe in 1918 ....
....reunited in Commemoration at Tyne Cot ....
13th Autumn Show
Maggie Spoor writes: "We had an all-time record number
of entries at 366, an amazing achievement for a small
village, and I wish to thank everyone who took the time
to enter. Our judges have said again how impressed they
were with the quantity and quality of the entries. Also
huge thanks to everyone who helped set up the show and
clear away at the end, and the WI for beavering away in
the Committee Room serving teas during the afternoon."
Thanks to Maggie for all her hard work in creating a
very successful Show and to both parish art groups for
displaying their very talented artwork.
Maggie is on the left talking to visitors
Bride Natalie arrives
for her wedding
Natalie Keech arrives at St Marys for her marriage
to Marc Beddall. In the background is her father
David. The Rev David Mason conducted the service.
Bedfordshire Police have drawn up ambitious plans to
improve the service provided by the Force while also
saving taxpayers’ money.
From October 2011 the Force, and the Police Authority
will deliver a more streamlined process to improve both
operational capacity and capability. This means that
more officers will be available to deal with incidents
reported to the police by the public. The changes will
see the number of police officers dedicated to local
policing double from 92 to 185. This means a larger
number of officers will be available to tackle local
crime, anti-social behaviour and other community
concerns while PCSOs will carry out more patrols.
There will no longer be any geographic boundaries or
divisions separating communities.
Response times will be speeded up.
A greater number of incidents will be resolved over the
telephone to reduce demand on frontline staff.
A new three digit non-emergency number will be introduce
in the autumn, after which time all you will need to
dial is 101 for non-urgent situations.
The changes have been made to promote greater access to
police services and deliver a more effective response.
Coffee Morning Success
The Coffee Morning morning held in St Mary's Church on
Saturday 13 August raised £408.10 towards the cost of
producing Ouse News. Ouse News is the monthly news
letter delivered free to every household in the parish.
The organisers wish to express their thanks to all those
who helped and supported the event.
"Farewell Old Friend"
One of the horse
chestnut trees in the churchyard has reach the end
of its life. The fork in the trunk, where the two
large boughs join, was weakened by severe rot to
such an extent that the tree was considered a danger
to the public. So unfortunately it had to be cut
down. On the brighter side the two replacement
hornbeam trees will now flourish.
History in a Tree
At the Parish Council
Notes taken at the Parish Council meeting held on 5
Highways: The hedge is still overhanging the road
opposite Harrowdene Farm. Blocked road drains are a
problem apparently they are only cleared every 3 years!
White road markings need repainting. Borough Council
propose to top dress the road from Felmersham Bridge to
Dropshort. Speeding through the parish is still a
Radwell matters: Safety - Weeds under causeway are
blocking the view for traffic. Radwell children need a
play area, a 20mph speed limit would make it safer for
children. The "Big Society" has been at work in Radwell,
villagers have cleared the vegetation around the bus
Borough Councillor Doug McMurdo reported that Sharnbrook
is to get a Zebra Crossing. An unspecified sum of money
will be available to the Parish Council to spend as it
chooses. The Borough Council are completing the purchase
of land in readiness for the Western Bypass.
Crimes for Beat 733 committed between 31 May & 5 July
29 June 2011 17:40 THE OLD ROAD FELMERSHAM, THEFT IN
Tom Sander ordained at St Albans Cathedral
Tom Sander standing outside St Peters Church,
Sharnbrook after conducting Evensong.
On Sunday 3 July Tom
Sander was ordained a deacon at St Albans Abbey Cathedral and
later in the day he conducted Evensong at St Peters
Church, Sharnbrook. He was supported by many of his
friends from Cambridge and all over the country who
had travelled both to St Albans and Sharnbrook to
wish him well. Refreshments were served after the
service to give Tom the opportunity to meet
While undertaking training in the rural ministry he
will be living in Sharnbrook where he will be
assisting Rev. Evens with his work in the Benefice
of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with
Gill (Gladys) Burr passed away on 21 June 2011. She was
91 years old. Gill's Obituary
Anoushka's Upside Down Garden
Peter Hartop's daughter
Anoushka Feiler has designed
a concept garden for the forthcoming Hampton Court
Show 5-10th July 2011. Her garden `Excuse me while I
kiss the sky' is an upside down garden.
Anoushka and film crew in Peter
and Pat's garden
On Thursday 9 June a BBC production Unit visited
Felmersham to interview Anoushka and film Peter
constructing the mirrored boundary to the
garden. The filming took 8 hours for a 4 minute
feature to be screened on BBC2 on Monday 4th
July. Interruptions from clouds, aircraft, lawn
mowers, school buses and motorbikes probably
prolonged the action although they did not need
much excuse to enjoy Pat's lunch and cream teas.
Filming will be completed on Sunday 3rd July at
Hampden Court Palace when hopefully all 23
mirrored sections of the garden will have been
So far the flat pack construction kit has had
only 2 prototype sections erected and when
complete will be 12 metres in diameter and
feature 58 sq metres of mirror. Add a special
sky effect circular floor for a visitor walkway
and many hundreds of Agapanthus plants and the
ground level will be complete. Then the upside
down crew move in to suspend hundreds of hostas,
ferns, other unspecified blue flowers and
gardening implements on a 6 meter diameter
circular steel rig above the centre.
Stepping into the garden, you
will greeted by a sea of Agapanthus `Blue Heaven'.
Then as you look up you will see a lush green
tapestry of feathery ferns and architectural hostas
hanging upside down.
Visitors to the garden will be given hand held
mirror trays to view the garden in case looking
up gets a little too much.
It is hoped
that the inverted garden will encourage blue sky
thinking by getting visitors to see things from
a different perspective.
The sky is represented at all the 'limits' of
this garden, with its mirrored boundary set at
45° and the oculus in the middle of the planted
ceiling tapestry allowing you to catch glimpses
of the actual sky wherever you look.
Christian Aid Record
A record sum of £500 was raised in Felmersham and
Radwell during Christian Aid Week. Peter Rankin wishes
to thank all those who played their part in raising
this record sum.
Crime Stats for Felmersham
and Radwell (Beat 733)
committed between 30/4/2011 and 2/6/2011
20/5/2011 16:00 CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES - THE
HIGH ROAD, FELMERSHAM
Toddlers will be reopening on 13 May.
Click for details.
Evacuee Grace visits parish
Grace Jessup (nee Jago)
made her first visit to Felmersham and Radwell since
being evacuated to the parish, from Eastbourne,
during the second world war. At the age of seven,
Grace was privately evacuated to Dropshort Cottage,
the home of Joe and Hilda Farmer. She later moved to
the middle of a terrace of 3 cottages in Moor End (which no
longer exists). The cottages were opposite Moor End Farm House
which also no longer exists.
Grace recalls that her stay in the parish was very
pleasant and she was treated with great kindness.
Immediately before all the evacuees returned home
they all attended church and sang "God be with you".
Grace says that the parish has changed beyond her
Photograph: l to r. Grace Jessup with Peter and Ann
Robert receives a Commendation
Acting Special Inspector Robert Edwards was
commended at Bedfordshire Police's Annual Chief
Constable's Commendation Ceremony. He received the
award for his involvement in solving a series of
local burglaries which eventually led to the arrest
of the burglar. Robert is shown at the awards
ceremony sitting next the the Chief Constable.
March Postings on Felmersham Forum
local French classes
Bulky Waste Collection
Radwell: Saturday 14 May, near the bus shelter, 3pm
Felmersham: Sunday 15 May, Marriotts Close, 1pm to 3pm.
New Yellow Lines in Sharnbrook
Be warned! The parking officers will from time to time
visit Sharnbrook and identify offenders parking in
restricted areas. In the past you would find a ticket
under the windscreen wiper. Now it is often done by a
mobile camera and you receive a fixed penalty notice in
the post. It is not the police function to book
offenders, it is now the responsibility of the Borough
Parish Council Notes
Notes by Maggie Spoor of the annual meeting held on 1st
The Chairman, Peter Hartop,
reminded us that this Parish Council will end with the
election on the 5th May. He expressed frustration that
many things discussed at the same meeting last year were
still outstanding . In particular he mentioned road
sweeping, gulley/drain clearing, overgrown hedges, the
heavily eroded slipway and broken culvert next to the
Jubilee Lawn and a disappointing lack of action from the
Borough Enforcement Officer.
Peter concluded by thanking the Clerk and fellow Parish
Councillors for their help and support over the year. We
also heard reports from the Clerk (Financial report), P3
(Parish Paths Partnership) and the Village Hall
Comments from the floor were made on: the state of the
verges, mud left on the road; red and white boards by
Dropshort, village “gates” and speeding.
Highways - a large pothole by Harrowdene Farmhouse had
been repaired but another had now appeared. A request
had been made for the drains be cleared and the roads
swept. The Director of Environment had written
addressing the many issues raised by this Council.
Parking tickets had been issued to vehicles parked near
Planning - a representative of Britannia Parks advised
the Council on their plans for The Retreat at Radwell.
The next meeting of the new Parish
Council will be on Tuesday 10th May at 7.30 pm in
Pinchmill Hall. Please contact Borough Hall (267422) if
you are interested in standing for election to the
Parish Council. Nominations close on 4th April.
Hatha Yoga classes running locally
during term-time at the Harrold United Reformed Church
(also known as the Chapel).
Monday 0930-1030; Thursday
2000-2130; Friday 0930-2130
with other classes at Grendon, Cranfield and Bodyflight
Health Club, and one-to-one sessions by arrangement.
Contact Linda Wheatley by
or by phone: 01234 721342
Green Hedge Surfing
Several people have ask if I have a photo of the
latest Canoeing craze. On the right is an exclusive
photo of this challenging outdoor activity. Click onto
photo to see a larger image.
Felmersham has new Street Lamp
Felmersham and Radwell
Parish Council have used Cllr Jim Brandon's
allocated funding to purchased a new street lamp. It
replaces the old 60s style urban lamp outside St
Marys Church. The new lamp
is more appropriate for a rural setting next to the
medieval church. The new lamp bulbs are energy
efficient and cheaper to replace.
At a meeting held on 4
January the Parish Council voted to keep the parish
precept at £12.500 for the financial year 2011 to 2012.
The chairman of the Council,
Cllr Peter Hartop,
reported that a letter had been received from Cllr Michael Thomas
stating that he wished to resign from the Parish
Council. The chairman thanked Michael for his 12 years
of service to the parish and the Council will send a
letter of appreciation.
The Council are waiting for a quote to fit village gates
at the entrances to the village. The new lamp, to be
erected outside the church, is delayed due to late
delivery of the lantern. The Council are still waiting
for the restriction road sign to be fitted in Memorial
The next meeting: Tuesday 1 March 2011.
Stats December 2010
to parish crime stats
Local Scientist on Breakfast TV
Paul Davis (of
Felmersham) and his team have developed wound healing
technology which was featured on BBC Breakfast TV on
Friday 7 January as part of Breakfast's "Pioneers"
They analysed the
biochemistry of honey and found a way to utilise some of
the ingredients (in a completely pure form) to deliver a
new healing principle based on oxygen and iodine. The
new products, called Oxyzyme and Iodozyme, give faster
healing and can heal wounds that have remained static
Click here to view the TV clip.
I swim regularly and one of the swimming regulars also
appeared on BBC's Breakfast "Pioneers" during the same
week. It was filmed at Cardington and he is the Canadian
speaking at the end of the clip. Webmaster.
Click here to view TV Clip
Robert Edwards promoted to
Robert Edwards was recognised by Bedfordshire Police on
Friday for his excellent leadership skills within the
Special Constabulary and has been made up to the rank of
'Acting Special Inspector' with immediate effect.
Robert will be in charge of two Sergeants with a team of
officers at Bedford but points out he will still be
Policing in our parish of Felmersham and Radwell.
"We are implementing an idea where
Special Constables adopt villages to look after" he
says, and a number of parishes are all ready covered
where officers are 'active' and an example of this
recently took place in Wymington.
Here a young boy went
missing/disappeared into open countryside in failing
light saying that he was going to commit suicide. The
situation was becoming increasingly critical with no
sign of resolution until Special Constable John Aldred
who was known to the boy, negotiated with him by phone,
until he was persuaded to surrender himself into safe
hands. SC Aldred has been congratulated and thanked for
his highly professional work.
Parker - An Obituary
Vanessa is New
Andrew Evans, Chairman of the Governors, Pinchmill Lower
School writes: "Vanessa Coleman has successfully
completed her NPQH award meaning that she is able to
become a headteacher. From January 1st, she will
therefore be the substantive head at Pinchmill Lower
School and not have the "acting" role she has held for
over a year. The governors have been informed but I am
sure parents in the villages would also like to know."
- An Obituary
Jessie passed away on 6 December 2011, she was 92 years
old. Her funeral
was held at St Marys Church on 13 December followed by cremation.
Burglary at Radwell
A burglary took place in Moor End Road, in Radwell. The
offence took place between 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd and
3:30 p.m. on the 4th of December. The offender has
gained entry to the rear garden and forced open a wooden
framed ground floor window.
A messy search took place, but it is not yet known if
any property has been taken.
and in Felmersham....
A garden theft took place in Marriotts Close, in
Felmersham. The offence took place between 4:30 p.m. on
the 2nd and 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd of December. The
offender has gained access to the rear garden and
removed a gas canister. No attempt was made to enter the
Rev David Mason Retires
After almost 14 years
as Vicar of our parish David has retired.
His last service was the Carol Service held on
Sunday the 18 December. He was presented with a
portrait and some John Lewis' vouchers and thanked
for his service to the parish. We wish David and his wife Ann a very happy
and restful retirement.
Neighbourhood Watch Advice
Dave Girling writes: At a Neighbourhood Watch meeting on
24th November at the Kempston police headquarters the
following simple advice was given :-
Before Christmas a well lit Christmas tree with
the presents stacked underneath in an empty house with
the curtains open is a very pleasing and seasonal view
to the neighbours but an invite to a burglar.
After Christmas a pile of empty cardboard boxes beside
the recycling bin allows a burglar to browse and choose
their Christmas presents before they choose which house
to break into.
So please enjoy Christmas but don't make it easy
New Bottle Bank
A new Bottle Bank for recycling glass has been installed
at Milton Ernest Garden Centre.
The notes for the November 2011 meeting of the
Parish Council are now available online.
Click here for
Kathryn Margaret Spoor
Andrew Stuart Moss
on Saturday 5th November 2011.
The ceremony took place in the Norman keep at
Hedingham Castle, Essex. Photo: Mike Spoor
Residents are asked to be vigilant and to review the
security of all doors and windows, after an attempted
burglary took place in The Green, in Radwell, on
Sunday the 16th of October.
The offence took place between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. and the offender gained access to the side of the
house. The door has been damaged, but no entry was
Revised Bus Times
Stephen Hill writes: Bus times on our route 50 are
slightly revised from Monday 10th October. The new
timetable aims to overcome punctuality problems that
have arisen since the route was lengthened on the
Rushden to Kettering section in May.
The 08.12 to Bedford, previously reduced to schooldays
only, is now withdrawn completely. Otherwise the
service pattern and frequency are unchanged, but most
buses to Bedford will be 5 minutes earlier than before
and most return journeys also leave Bedford 5 minutes
earlier, except that the 16.11 to Bedford and 16.52
departure from Bedford drop back to 16.23 and 17.12
The timetable will be on the Stagecoach website,
Kettering route 49 / 50 from Sunday 9 October.
Link to Bus Timetable
Crimes for Beat 733
Crimes committed between
1/8/2011 and 31/8/2011
CRIMINAL DAMAGE - TO VEHICLES 11/8/2011 09:45 THE HIGH
THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE 30/8/2011 16:20 FELMERSHAM ROAD
Bus Service Time Table Revisions
The extensive revisions to bus services across
Bedford Borough do not affect Felmersham's principle
service, route 50 which continues to work to the
timetable introduced on 24 July. Our correspondent,
however, omitted to note an important enhancement,
namely that the first bus of the day to Bedford at
06.32 now runs on Saturdays as well as during the
The solitary service on route 136 at 20.22 to Bedford
is withdrawn, so the last bus to Bedford is now the 50
Felmersham is additionally served by an entirely new
route 29 operated by Grant Palmer from Pavenham to St
Neots. These buses serve the northbound stop on the
High Road at 09.06, 11.06 and 13.26 reaching St Neots
at 10.00, 12.10 and 14.05 respectively. Return
journeys leave St Neots at 10.05 and 12.15 reaching
Felmersham at 10.44 and 13.09 respectively. There is
also a return journey at 14.10 reaching Felmersham at
15.04, but note that on schooldays this terminates at
Sharnbrook and does not serve Felmersham.
Residents in Felmersham are asked to be vigilant and
to review the security of all doors and windows, after
a burglary took place in Church End, at the weekend.
The offence took place between 8:30 p.m. on the 15th
and 5:30 a.m. on the 16th of July. There are no signs
of a forced entry to the house. A plasma TV and some
money have been taken from the home.
The Wedding of
Lauren Doyle to Harry Ferdinando
St Marys Church, Felmersham on 16 July 2011
Anoushka's Garden Receives an Award
On the last day of the Hampton Court Palace Flower
Show, Anoushka Feiler's conceptual garden "Excuse me
while I kiss the sky" won People's Choice receiving
most public votes in the small garden category.
Anoushka was presented by the RHS with an engraved
crystal vase and a framed notice to mark the occasion.
On the previous Monday, before the show opened to the
public, the garden was assessed by a panel of experts
and awarded an RHS Silver Gilt Medal.
Julia Jarman Opens Summer Fete
Children's author Julia Jarman
opened the PSA/Village Hall Summer Fete. Having
rained all morning until 1.30 pm the weather
changed and the sun shone on the Summer Fete.
There was a wide variety of stalls, games and
entertainment. Funds raised will go towards the
cost of a screen and a new projector for the hall.
Blackbird with a white feathers
Seen in the
webmaster's garden this young blackbird with white
feathers above its beak. Is this unusual? Could it
come from a family where one member is an albino?
Karaoke at the Sun
The Sun is starting a monthly karaoke night the last
Friday of every month, the first 3 dates being 29th
July, 26th Aug, 30th Sept. The emphasis is on the best
performance, not the best singer!
A bottle of finest
fizz to the winner, along with £25.00 donated to the
winners favourite charity. A good laugh and a good
cause all in one evening, hope to see you there!
Bus Time Table Update
From Monday 25 July there are changes to bus times on
route M50. The 08.12 to Bedford will now run on
schooldays only, but otherwise the service pattern is
unchanged. In the majority of cases the buses run 2
minutes later in both directions, but some mid-afternoon
and evening journeys are retimed up to 15 minutes later.
The Sunday timetable is unchanged.
Simon escorts the Queen on Royal Visit
Simon Greenish from
Felmersham with the Queen and Prince Philip when they
visited Bletchley Park on
15 July 2011.
Simon is Director
This crashed car was
photographed near the bend on the Odell road
between Sharnbrook roundabout and Felmersham turn.
17 June 2011
WI celebrate 90th Anniversary
Felmersham and Radwell WI
celebrated their 90th anniversary on 21 June with
a dinner at the Sharnbrook Hotel.
Photo: Derek Williamson.
Crime Stats for Felmersham
and Radwell (Beat 733) committed between 31/3/2011 and
17/4/2011 15:00, BURGLARY IN A
BUILDING OTHER THAN A DWELLING, CARLTON ROAD,
Thomas Sander joins the Sharnbrook Benefice
Thomas Sander will be joining the Joint Benefice of
Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with Souldrop
on the 4 July, after his ordination as a Deacon on 3
July in St Albans Abbey Cathedral.
Tom is 23 years old and grew up in Eyeworth, Beds
and moved to Hitchin where he attended Hitchin
Boys School. He read theology at University
after which he spent a year as a parish assistant
in Canterbury. He trained for the ministry at
Westcott House Theological College, Cambridge.
He enjoys cycling, swimming, playing the piano and
the organ, ringing bells and car mechanics.
He will be with the Benefice for 3 years during which time
he will be working in all three parishes including
Felmersham and Radwell.
Lock up your Garages
Residents in Felmersham and Radwell are asked to be
vigilant and review the security of all outbuildings
after a garage burglary took place in Carlton Road.
The offence took place between the 17th and the 23rd
The side door to the garage has been forced open. It
is not known if any property has been taken.
Outbuildings, sheds and garages can be especially,
vulnerable to criminals, and are often not the best
place, to store high value items.
Always lock shed and garages, and help keep sheds
secure with a good quality padlock, and hasp. If
possible anchor down items, like bikes and lawn
mowers. Consider an alarm and make sure your security
lighting is covering your shed and garage.
Peter Francis, a Senior Vice President
of Pavenham & Felmersham Cricket Club, passed away
on 14th of April.
Ian McKenzie, Chairman of Pavenham & Felmersham
Cricket Club writes:
Pete was a long standing supporter of the Cricket Club
and I am sure many of you will have your own memories
of Pete - whether as Landlord of The Cock and/or on
tour home and abroad.
The Funeral will take place at Bedford Crematorium at
3:15pm on Wednesday April 27th and afterwards at The
Kent Arms in Bedford.
New retaining wall for
A stone retaining wall has been
built at the end of an outflow pipe
which runs beneath
Saturday 9 April 2011 Stuart Copperwheat married Stephanie Lincoln at
St Marys Church, Felmersham
St Marys Church Annual Meeting 11 April 2011
At the annual vestry meeting Jane Wells and Ken
Shrimpton were elected churchwardens for the year. Jane
and Richard Phipps were thanked for their work over the
At the AGM of the PCC the Rev David Mason thanked all
those who had helped in any way to run the church. In
particular he thanked Peter Rankin, the PCC secretary
and Clive Just, Ouse News editor, both of whom are
handing over their duties to others.
The treasurer reported that for the year 2010/2011 the
church General Fund ran a deficit of £1,690. This is in
addition to last year's deficit of £639. The treasurer
stated that running a deficit cannot continue
indefinitely and he urged people to give regularly to
the church. The rev Robert Evens chaired the meeting.
for Beat 733 committed between
28/2/2011 and 1/4/2011
Date & Time
THEFTS NOT CLASSIFIED ELSEWHERE
GRANGE ROAD FELMERSHAM
BURGLARY IN A DWELLING
THE OLD ROAD FELMERSHAM
BURGLARY IN A BUILDING
OTHER THAN A DWELLING
THE OLD ROAD FELMERSHAM
A village gateway has
been installed at the south entrance to the village.
The purpose of the gateway, together with the 30 mph
sign and the red road marking, is to have a calming
effect on through traffic. The wooden gateway has
received a great deal of criticism on
Forum. It does however make a pleasing background
for the roadside daffodils!
RED CROSS OPEN GARDENS
RADWELL SUNDAY 10th JULY 2011
CALLING ALL GARDENING ENTHUSIASTS!
Radwell residents have been asked to participate in
this event again to help raise money for a
If you are proud of your patio, want to show off
your shrubs or flaunt your flowers to visitors on a
sunny (hopefully! ) Sunday afternoon in July then
please join in. It doesn’t matter how large or small
your garden is…..
If you are interested in
taking part then please contact Jane Bell by 25th
Feb. Leedon House ,
Moor End. Road tel: 782718
Terrence Dennehy (1944 - 2011)
Terry's Funeral Service was on Tuesday 15 March at St Marys Church.
Parochial Church Meeting
This important meeting is on 11 April at 7.30pm. It is your
opportunity to discuss the life of the Parish and to plan for the
The Church Electoral Roll is being revised, application forms are in
changes to bus times
The 16.02 to Bedford will run 10 minutes later (at 16.12) on
Mondays to Fridays from 28 February. It remains at 16.02 on Saturdays.
The return journey is put back 10 minutes, leaving the bus station at
16.40 on Mondays to Saturdays.
On Sundays from 27 February, three of our five Sunday buses will
operate the full route between Bedford and Kettering instead of just
between Bedford and Rushden.
Clive to retire as editor
Clive Just is to retire from the position of Ouse News editor. Clive
has been editing Ouse News for 18 years which is an outstanding
achievement. The whole community will wish to thank Clive for his
editorship and also Roz for her help with distribution. Thank you
Clive and Roz.
Memorial seat to Phyllis Gershon
seat has been installed in
Harrold Country Park in
memory of Phyllis Gershon.
Countryfile photograph of the month
Gordon Lang's photograph of a frosty Felmersham
Reach and church has been selected as the photograph
of the month by the BBC weekly programme,
It is published in the February issue of the
Countryfile magazine, page 110.
Be aware! Thieves are active in the parish
A blue Mazda parked in the The High Road was broken into
over the night of the 16 and 17 December. The
convertible's roof had been cut and the stereo stolen.
There was also a break-in to a VW Golf in Tithe Barn at
some time during the same night. The side window was
smashed but nothing was taken from the vehicle. The face
plate of the stereo was in the house.
A shed was broken into in the Church End/High Road area
between Sunday 12 and Friday 17 December, gardening
tools etc were stolen. The theft has been reported to
Felmersham and Radwell Brownie
Unfortunately due to unavoidable
circumstances the Felmersham and Radwell Brownie pack is
currently not meeting. It is hoped that the weekly
meetings will resume at a later date.