Don Gough passed away peacefully at Milton Ernest Hall Nursing Home on 20 December
2016, he was 94 years old. His funeral was held at St. Mary's Church,
Felmersham on 10th January 2017 followed by a churchyard
Building Work at Pinchmill Lower School
From Monday 17 October 2016 until early January 2017 building
work will be carried out at Pinchmill School in readiness for
the school becoming a Primary School in 2018.
Click Here to view a letter
from the Head Teacher to residents of the parish
explaining the time line of the proposed change and apologising
for any short term disruption.
On Saturday 30 July 2016 Julian Purser and Sarah Hollands
were married at St Mary's Church, Felmersham by Fr Reuben
It was a themed wedding in the 1950's style.
Alan Hubbard 1945 - 2016
and the family of Alan Hubbard, who recently passed away,
would like to thank everyone for their expressions of
kindness and continuing support.
New Rector of Benefice
On Wednesday 9th March 2016 at St
Peter's Church, Sharnbrook, the Rev'd
Reuben Preston was collated and installed as Rector of the Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham and Knotting with
Souldrop by the Bishop of St Albans, The Rt Rev'd Dr Alan
Smith and The Venerable Paul Hughes, Archdeacon of
Bedford. The photograph shows Fr Reuben giving out the
notices and thanking all those who helped to organise the service.
The Parish Council are considering installing a
defibrillator in our parish so this CPR and AED awareness and
demonstration session could be useful. Webmaster.
At the January Parish Council Meeting
Concern in Radwell
Radwell Residents are concerned about parking in Moor End
Road making it difficult for emergency services and
delivery vehicles to progress safely and without danger to
old people, children and property.
Following the designation of Felmersham & Radwell as a
Neighbourhood Area, the Parish Council has approved a
Project Plan to take forward the development of an
effective Plan for the Area and to effectively engage the
community in the process.
A small number of committed volunteers, with a
combination of skills, are now required to join a Steering
Group to drive the project forward. Skills required include
an understanding of the planning system, analytical skills,
communication skills, IT skills and motivational skills.
The Parish Council has agreed to make application for
funding for the provision and installation of community
defibrillators. The defibrillators need to be central,
close to electricity supply and convenient access.
If funding can be obtained, it is proposed that a unit will
be installed at the Sun Inn Public House in Felmersham. In
respect of Radwell, further consideration will given
to find a preferred location.
Annual Litter Pick
The Annual Litter Pick will take place on 12 March
2016 (weather permitting). In addition to the Saturday
event, Pinchmill Lower School and Pre-School will also be
taking part in a clear up of the park and its environs
during the week before.
New Rector Installation Date
The Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham
and Knotting with Souldrop
On Wednesday 9th March 2016 at 7:30pm in St.
Peter’s Church, Sharnbrook the Reverend Reuben Preston will
as Rector of the Benefice of Sharnbrook, Felmersham
and Knotting with Souldrop.
The Bishop of St Albans,
The Rt. Revd Dr Alan Smith will grant the
benefice to Reuben and the Archdeacon
of Bedford, the Venerable Paul Hughes will
formally introduce and install Reuben as Rector of the
Refreshments to follow in Sharnbrook Village
Notes from the Parish
Council - July 2016
Trees and Hedges
There is a real problem where some
Parishioners have let their trees and hedges
overhang the footpaths and roadway - this
forces pedestrians and vehicles towards the
centre of the road in some cases. The Parish
Council urges you to keep your trees and
hedges maintained in good order for the
benefit of highway and footpath users. This
would be most appreciated.
The Borough Council have provided an up to
date position in respect of the roll out of
superfast broadband and have indicated that
most people in the Parish will be connected to
"Cabinet Sharnbrook 1" which is due for
enablement in the 1st quarter of 2018/2019
(April – June). This has been brought forward
from the original date of the 3rd quarter of
2018/2019 (October – December).
Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled to take place on
Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 7.30pm.
Neighbourhood Plan - Feedback
Feedback and comments made during the
consultation process of the Neighbourhood Plan
have been correlated.
to view them Online.
The next step is to produce a questionnaire
based partly on your feedback and comments.
This questionnaire will be available Online or
via a hard copy, when all the replies are
received a Neighbourhood Plan will be written
and placed before the community for approval.
Neighbourhood Plan - Launch Event
The consultation process for the Neighbourhood
Plan was launched on Friday and Saturday 22 and 23 April 2016 with a
Launch Event held in the
Village Hall. The event was attended by 196 adult parishioners.
Click here for more information
David John Barker
- Words of Appreciation
"Val, Sharon & Russell would like to extend
a big thank you for everybody's kind
thoughts & offers of help at this very
difficult time. We have been overwhelmed
by the kindness & support of friends &
neighbours, from the village and beyond,
and wish to let you all know how much we
appreciate it. Thank you all so much."
Pinchmill School Consultation Report
Click Here to view the Report on Pinchmill
Lower School consultation on changing the
school age range from 2017 onwards.
Burglaries in Radwell
There were five burglaries in Radwell in
buildings other than dwellings at the
beginning of January 2016.
Dr Joan Hughes has passed away
On the 24 January 2016
Joan Hughes age 89 years died peacefully in Bedford. The funeral
took place on 8th February at Bunyan Meeting Bedford.
Joan (Isaac) Hughes 1926 to 2016
Introduction of a 20 mph speed limit in Felmersham
It is proposed to introduce a 20 mph speed
limit in Felmersham village. A detailed plan
of the proposal can be viewed on
Pavenham Road Closure
Pavenham Road will be closed to traffic from
20 January 2016 for 4 weeks due to essential works being carried out by Anglia water. Emergency contact no.: 03457 145 145
Comment: If both Felmersham and
Radwell bridges are closed due to flooding
and Pavenham Road is also closed, the only route out of the parish to
Bedford is via Carlton. Turn left at the Carlton
crossroads and follow the road signs to Pavenham
Mobile Library times for December and
The library van will be in Felmersham on
Thursday 17th December from 2.35 to 3.00 p.m.
There will be no visit on 31st December.
Starting in January the times will be 2.30 to
2.55 p.m. The next visit will be on Thursday
14th January, but it seems there will be no
library van on 28th January. Then back to
normal in February with visits on 11th and
There are no more visits to Radwell in
December. The van will next be in Radwell on
7th January from 2.20 to 2.40 p.m., then again