Inter-village Race and Rounders

Sally Gilpin is organising an INTER VILLAGE FRIENDLY RELAY RACE, ROUNDERS & CAKE SALE for FRIDAY 23th AUGUST 6.00pm AT COPLE SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB See Event details ...
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Paint on Pottery for all ages!

Local potter, Eve Carroll who you might have met at Willington Village Market, will be creating a pop up pottery space this summer at the ‘Willington Home and Leisure’ (garden centre) during the months of July and August. Eve is currently advertising the ‘Pottery Shed’ and says; ‘The pottery shed ...
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Snow White and Some Dwarfs

The pantomime from the Cople Players this year was Snow White and Some Dwarfs. Performed at the Village Hall March 9th – 10th. As we have come to expect it was a brilliant success and enjoyed by all. The proceeds of this year’s performance will go to The Friends of ...
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Green Infrastructure Plan April 2017

The Cople Parish has issued the latest Green Infrastructure Plan, dated March 2017 Cople GI Plan March 2017 PDF ...
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A request for DEBRA sponsorship

Every morning Anne Marie spends two and a half hours changing daughter Tia’s dressings and popping new blisters that have formed in the night. Tia is two years old and has a severe form of EB.  When she was born Anne Marie immediately knew that something was wrong, as she was in ...
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No. 74 Bus Change

Number 74 Bus Route (from the Cople News, Jan 2017) Stagecoach in Bedford have decided to cease operation of bus service 74 from December 2016. Grant Palmer Ltd is stepping in to provide a replacement service, commencing 3 January 2017. The new service will run to the same timetable, although buses after ...
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Bin Collection Day

Update 03/11/16: The council have now delivered letters (at more cost to the rate payer) to tell us that they have changed their minds and all of Cople bins will have the same collection day: Monday. Thus the section of Cople that was to have bins collected on Fridays will ...
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White Squirrel

Spotted recently by Lesley Cole in Water End (October 2016) A white squirrel… White Squirrel in Water End by Lesley Cole Comment by Steve Halton (Senior Countryside Officer for Mid Beds)… It is real. It is an albino common or garden grey squirrel. Albinism is recessive so will always be rare in ...
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Touched By A Presence – Help Wanted

Ella Jo Street, a novelist, is writing a new, fictional story but based around John Street, a man connected with Cople, who died in 1865. Ella is researching his history and would love to hear from anyone who might be able to throw some historic light on events in this locality around ...
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Green Initiative

Cople Parish Green Infrastructure Plan You are invited to help create this plan at a Stakeholder Workshop Wednesday 20th July 2016 7.30-9.30pm at Cople Village Hall Green Infrastructure (GI) Plans identify proposed enhancements for an area’s public access, wildlife, heritage and landscape.  Strategic, large scale GI Plans exist for Bedfordshire as a whole but little ...
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