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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Aladdin 2015

The amazingly successful 2015 Cople Pantomime of Aladdin led by Julia Moore and Miles Tetley has, as always, received some astonishing press reviews. Miles has compiled just a few of these here Plus the nominees and the winner of the Eric Morecambe Award for Oration are here Finally the photographs ...
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Cople Parish Council Website

Cople Parish Council now have their own web site. This will now contain full details of the council and their documents which includes the Neighbourhod Plan for Cople(under the NEWS & INFORMATION section) and Parish Council Meeting minutes (under the FILES section) www.copleparishcouncil.bedsparishes.gov.uk ...
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Cyber Crime

Ctl + Rpt + Del Cybercrime

Bedfordshire Police are urging residents and businesses to be be aware of, and not fall victim, to Cybercrime “We have called our campaign [Ctrl] +[Rpt] +[Del] because we want people to take control of the information and images they put online to protect themselves from scams, phishing and harassment; report ...
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Wheels in Motion

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) is providing new transport facilities in Bedford Borough to help over 65s and those with a disability to travel and meet social, recreational or other engagements. More details from http://voluntaryworks.org/brcc/wheels-motion, call Amy Baker on 01234 345558 or email amyb@bedsrcc.org.uk Download details from here (PDF) ...
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Chimney Sweeps

The Cople web site receives a lot of junk e-mail shots asking me to give them a free mention of their wonderful product. Most go straight into the bin. But I have just had one that makes a little sense and told me things I did not know. There is ...
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Stairway to Heaven

Many residents will fondly remember Rev. Christopher Huitson, vicar of Cople in the 1970s-80s. Their son Toby, still no stranger to Cople, has written and had published “Stairway to Heaven”. Subtitled The Functions of Medieval Upper Spaces, the book covers those fascinating and curious places in the church that we ...
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2001 Census Data

The link to the 2001 Census data compiled and written about by Ged Peeke in the May 2014 Cople News can be found in the About Cople Page ...
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