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Just to remind everyone, the initiative is to give everyone the opportunity to discuss any concerns with the Community Policing Team from Bedfordshire Police; this does not replace any of the standard methods of reporting such as dialling 101 or even 999. It is an additional and informal opportunity to raise any topic that might relate to policing, security, crime prevention and to hear about responses that would affect Flitton, Greenfield and Wardhedges. Even if you don't receive an answer there and then, your query will be followed up with the appropriate team, including the parish council.
At the February meeting, the Police suggested that residents may want to consider setting up a Street Watch scheme and mentioned one that was operating very well in Maulden. It is about local residents promoting good citizenship and supporting a better neighbourhood by patrolling their own streets. They provide visible reassurance and appropriately engage, in local issues that matter most to the community - click here for more details    If anyone is interested please let Glynis Carr know on 07795 974769.
You don't have to have a question - just drop in for a chat and a cup of tea and learn more about what is going on in the villages. For further information, or to help, please contact Glynis or Simon Sadler on 07341 550990.

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The Parish Council is continuing the popular tennis coaching sessions in June-July this year based at the MUGA with an early evening session for children and a later adult coaching hour. We may do three or more sessions and split the younger children into two groups (as last year) if there is sufficient demand.

Places are limited and so you need to book early. This year there will be a small charge of £20 for the whole 6 week course (per person) and cheques should be made payable to Flitton and Greenfield Parish Council.

The coaching will start on Monday 4th June through to Monday 9th July (inclusive) and it is helpful if participants can attend all 6 sessions. Our coaches again this year will all be professionally trained and vetted.

If you are interested in taking part please email your name, address and contact details plus ages of children/teenagers to or contact the MUGA Manager on 07860 632427

Please note that the one off £20 payment will be due before the course starts.


10:46, 12 Apr 2018 by Parish Clerk
Angela Ayres has one of her brain teasing quizzes in Flitton Church Hall on Friday 18th May at 7.30 pm. It's in aid of church restoration as usual, and if anyone wants a really lively evening in the village and is considering getting a table together, please contact Angela asap on 01525 860723 
16:11, 11 Apr 2018 by Parish Clerk

12:34, 09 Apr 2018 by Parish Clerk

Image result for litter picking person cartoonThe Parish Council is looking to take on a casual litter picker in Flitton to work about 2 hours a week at the living wage rate, to keep the village tidy and clear from litter. We prefer this to be done in short stints so it doesn’t take too much time out of your day and means that litter does not accumulate. We have a litter picker in Greenfield.The Council will provide sacks and gloves

We do not stipulate when this needs to be done, so it would be up to you and results will be judged by the appearance of the village.

Need to be willing to work in all weather and at all times of the year as litter throwers are not seasonal, and you need to like being outside and walking.

If you are interested, then please contact the Clerk to the Council Mrs D Lawson on or call 01525 860377

15:41, 08 Apr 2018 by Parish Clerk

CPRE is pleased to announce the launch of this year's Living Countryside Awards.  They are looking for people and projects that are making a positive impact in our county and there are some new categories for 2018:

  • Sustainable Enterprise
  • Biodiversity and Landscape Improvement
  • Young People
  • New for 2018 - Local Food & Drink
  • New for 2018 - Health & Wellbeing
  • New for 2018 - Greening Urban Spaces 

Further details, application forms and examples of previous winners can be found on their website at so please do begin to think about any local initiatives that might fit into any of the categories.  This is a great opportunity to highlight and bring recognition to the diverse range of activities and projects that have recently been undertaken to enhance our beautiful county.

Application form:

They look forward to receiving your entries! 

Photo above  - Warden Abbey Community Vineyard (CPRE Mark winner - Sustainable Enterprise category 2016) Barry Holton

12:12, 05 Apr 2018 by Parish Clerk
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Proposed Temporary Road Closure – A507 Woburn Rd, Ampthill
to enable Deep Recycling works to take place in safety. Details are listed in the schedule below. The alternative route for this closure is as in the details below or click here to see  or map
Length affected
From Millbrook roundabout to Station Rd Roundabout
Date:The closure is expected to take place for 24hrs a day from 0900am on Friday 20th April to 2200hrs on Sunday 6th May 2018
Alternative Route:
Woburn Rd A507
Exit the roundabout onto Woburn Rd A507
Continue to follow A507 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Station Rd
Continue to follow A4012 Turn left onto Bedford St A4012
Continue to follow A4012
Turn left onto A5 Slight left towards Dunstable Northern Bypass A5
Slight left onto Dunstable Northern Bypass A5
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bedford Rd B5120
Continue to follow B5120 Continue onto Harlington Rd A5120
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A5120 
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Dunstable Rd A5120
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto High St A5120
Continue to follow A5120 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A507
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on A507
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit Continue onto A507 Enter the roundabout
Destination will be on the left
19:36, 04 Apr 2018 by Parish Clerk
Find out more about how we're dealing with comments made during our Local Plan pre-submission consultation
Central Bedfordshire Council News

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We thought you would like to know what is happening with the comments (representations) submitted during our pre-submission consultation, which closed on February 22.

Our Planning team are busy processing, reading and analysing every one and here's an infographic that explains more.  

Timeline infographic about what happens to your Local Plan representation
12:33, 29 Mar 2018 by Parish Clerk

Bedfordshire Barks!

To mark National Pet Month 2018 (1st April – 7th May), which promotes responsible pet ownership, CPRE Bedfordshire is running a photo competition. We want to see your photos of your dogs enjoying the wonderful Bedfordshire countryside.

Please bear in mind that this competition runs across lambing season and extra care should be taken on farm land.

Email your photos to (max size 10MB) by the end of 7th May.

Please include:

  • Your pet’s name
  • Location of photo
  • Contact details (name, address, phone, email)
  • Parent / carer permission for any under 16s that feature in photos

The winning entry will receive a gift voucher package which will include a full professional pet photo session, a complimentary mounted 12x8” print and locally baked dog biscuits kindly provided by local pet photographer Katrina Wilson.

Competition entrants may be featured in the summer edition of the branch magazine, Bedfordshire Matters, and on our social media channels. By entering the competition you are giving permission for us to use your pictures in this way. 

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Susan Walls
Branch Manager

Photo above copyright Steve Halton

15:56, 28 Mar 2018 by Parish Clerk
With the Easter weekend approaching, here are some important reminders about council services
Central Bedfordshire Council News

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Easter waste collections

Easter - bins, tips and other council services

With the Easter weekend approaching, here are some important reminders about council services.

We will still be collecting waste

We will still be collecting waste on Friday and Monday. So, if your waste is due to be collected on either of those days, make sure you leave it out as normal. 

Tidy tips open 9 to 5 over Easter

Tidy tips are open as normal

Tidy tips will be open every day over Easter, including Friday and Monday. They open at 9am and close at 5pm.

School term dates

Most schools close this Thursday for Easter and don’t go back until 17 April. Check our website for details of school term dates through until summer 2020. Not all schools follow these dates, so check with the school if in any doubt.

Council offices are closed

Our council offices will be closed on Friday and Monday. For emergency contact telephone numbers, go to our website.

Library opening times

If you are using a library over Easter, pop on to our website for links to each libraries web page which gives details of their opening times.

Leisure centre opening times

If you are planning on eating lots of Easter eggs, then you might want to combine that with regular visits to the gym – we’ve links on our website to each leisure centre which will show their opening hours.

Website is open all hours

Our website will be open all hours over Easter, so you can pop on at any time to, for example, have your say on the bin changes consultation.

GDPR - advanced notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the first update in data protection regulations in twenty years and is designed to protect citizens’ data throughout Europe. Despite Brexit, we will still need to comply with these new regulations designed to protect your information online and hard copy.

Because of these changes, from Friday, 25 May 2018 we can only send you emails if you re-opt-in to receive our alerts.

We want to make sure we can stay in touch with you, so we will be emailing you shortly, with information about how you can re-opt-in, but wanted to give you advanced notice to expect this.

For more information on GDPR, you can visit the Information Commissioner's Officer (ICO) website.

11:11, 28 Mar 2018 by Parish Clerk

Save the date!

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Notice of the 14th annual FLITTON FLITS FAMILY FUN RUNS

5K Fun Run, Junior 1 mile and under 7s’ Flit Sprint


That’s plenty of time to get fit for this lovely run around Flitton and Flitwick Moors, over a flat cross country route.The event is a great day out for all the community, which finishes with prize giving and a BBQ.

Please click here for entry form or look out for forms in local pubs and keep in touch via Facebook and the Flitton and Greenfield Parish website.  

For more information or offers of help please contact David Sedgley on 01525 714961 or Jen Fisher on 01525 713917 


17:06, 24 Mar 2018 by Parish Clerk




You could be harvesting lovely fresh fruit and vegetables and getting the satisfaction of knowing you have grown them, plus fresh air and exercise all on your doorstep.    


There are some allotment plots vacant at Joes Close, Greenfield. They cost from £5 a year depending on the size you want and you can have one immediately. That means some autumn produce or home grown vegetables ready for Christmas day.


Contact Rik Stokes on or Parish Clerk on  

12:09, 21 Mar 2018 by Parish Clerk