The Parish of Flitton and Greenfield

Welcome

Welcome to our village website. Although it is hosted by the Parish Council it contains sections managed by other organisations within the village and we hope you find what you are looking for, if not please let us know at webmaster@flittongreenfield.org.uk

 

A list of Useful Village Contacts is included below or click here.

PLEASE READ THIS. VERY IMPORTANT - FUTURE PLANNING DEVELOPMENT IN OUR PARISH

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The first draft of the Local Plan is now open for public consultation and you can have your say  because it's such an important piece of work that sets out how Central Bedfordshire will develop over the next 20 years.

The Draft Local Plan sets out the options for growth across the whole area and within each Town or Parish Council. For Flitton and Greenfield, there are six sites going forward to the next stage and these are ALP240, NLP 127, NLP 172, NLP 203, NLP 272 and NLP 449. The following documents contain details of the sites going forward and also those which have been rejected. Click here to see details and a map of the sites

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU COMMENT ON THESE - DON'T LEAVE IT FOR OTHERS TO DO. If you want to find out more there are some consultation sessions which can be found at http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/planning/policy/local-plan/have-your-say.aspx

We have been re-designated as a large village according to the criteria being used to produce a hierarchy of settlements. The scoring matrix is attached for our Parish here. Please be assured that the Parish Council has challenged this ranking and will pursue this decision in any way it can to remain as a small village.

The Parish Council will be talking about the draft Local Plan on Weds 16 August from 19.30h in the Church Hall, Flitton and you are welcome to come along and help to formulate our and your own responses to the Consulation!

 

Local Contacts

Flitton and Greenfield Good Neighbour Group 07594 578471 or click on  http://www.good-neighbours.org.uk/gns/index.html 

Highway Helpdesk 0300 300 8049. This number is answered out of office hours for emergencies.

Free confidential advice helpline 0300 3036666 or click here http://advicecentral.org.uk/ 

Parish Council Chairman Mark Gates  01525 715793

Parish Council Clerk clerk@flittongreenfield.org.uk

Website webmaster@flittongreenfield.org.uk

Flit’n’More Editorial: Angela Ayres 01525 860723

Central Beds Council Customer Services 0300 300 8000

Church Hall Hire Jill Chandler 01525 860715

Bedfordshire Police 101

Village Hall Hire Pauline Downing 01525 860595

Greenfield & Pulloxhill Academy Head teacher: Annette McCullion 01525 712426

Ducklings Pre-School 01525 712426

MUGA Bookings: Dawn Leaning - 07860632427.

Scouts and Cubs Badger Hill Scout Group; www.badgerhillscouts.org.uk

Brownies Jane Staff 01525 717294

Allotments Greenfield: Cllr Rik Stokes 01525 712160

Allotments Flitton; Cllr Gareth Ellis 01525 861496

Village Gala Cllr Margaret Lowe 01525 861111

Flitton Potato Race Simon Sadler 01525 861727

Friends of Flitton Moor Dave Sedgley 01525 714961

Women’s Institute Meriel Davies 01525 633421

The Greensand Trust Maulden Office 01234 743666

Flitwick & District Heritage Group Dave Sedgley 01525 714961

Access to the  Mausoleum 

 

Village News and Communications

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Local Plan Consultation

Please see Planning Sub Committee minutes 16 August 2017 to read the PC's response to the Local Plan.

We urge residents to post their own responses by either emailing this address or sending a written response to CBC at Priory House or following the steps below to register and log in to respond on line

 

ANOTHER NEW PLANNING APPEAL IN GREENFIELD - MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE SHORTLY

Another Appeal has been received but has not yet logged properly by CBC. A letter will be sent out shortly by CBC informing the PC and all those who previously commented. It relates to 30 Flitton Road (The Old Orchard site)  Greenfield, Bedford, MK45 5DJ Planning application was for the residential development of up 15 dwellings  CB/16/05667/OUT 

If you want to look at current planning applications in the Parish, click here and under 'Weekly list search' scroll down to Flitton and Greenfield. This way you can keep up top date with what is being submitted 

Flitwick Moor features on The Times  20 best nature reserves in Britain

 FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FLITTON AND GREENFIELD 

If you want to know what's happening in the village and use Facebook, keep an eye on this link

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If you would like to become part of a FLITTON AND GREENFIELD COMMUNITY Facebook page, exchanging news and views with other residents, then why not join (link below)

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or for Village WI news click link below

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If you prefer a magazine, see the current version of Flit'n'More Summer 2017

For earlier versions of FM, click here

The Oracle Magazine

 

This Website!

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Flitton and Greenfield

Greenfield is a small village about 1.2 miles from the town of Flitwick, it lies across Flitwick Moor and is on the opposite side of the River Flit. It forms part of the parish of Flitton and Greenfield. The area was once well known as a strawberry producing area, and the fields were full of strawberry plants on either side of the main road. It is now a thriving village with several small businesses.

Compasses Greenfield

Flitton  (Flichtam, Fllite, and Flute) forms the other part of the parish and derives its name from river Flit. It is the home of the De Grey Mausoleum adjacent to St John the Baptist church. Flitton contains the hamlet of Wardhedges. It too has a number of small businesses and working farms.

Flitton countryside view