Bedford Tree Fund

Trees are important. Trees are beautiful, soften the urban impact, provide shade, clean the air, benefit the environment, support diverse wildlife and can provide natural fuel and building material. Bedford Tree Fund is an independent charity working from within Bedford Council to promote the planting and upkeep of trees in ...
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Ernie Rawlins

Ernie Rawlins and his cottage, Water End, Cople, Bedfordshire UK I have been kindly sent two new pictures for the Cople photo gallery. These are of the late Ernie Rawlins and his Cottage (now demolished) in Water End. The pictures were supplied by Christopher and Bob Parrish The pictures have ...
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Reporting Potholes and Blocked Drains

Anyone can report potholes and blocked drains online to Bedford BC Highways or by email highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk or by telephone 01234 718003 If you believe the fault you are reporting is an emergency (e.g. likely to cause damage or injury or wires showing) then please telephone the 24 hour phone line (01234 718003) ...
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Ernest Storton

Childhood Memories – Ernest Storton Ernest Storton, 1909 – 2003, was born nearby in Hatch and moved to Cople in 1914. In 1989 Ernest wrote his memories of his childhood in Cople which were then published and distributed in Cople. In March 2013 Ged Peeke, the current editor of Cople ...
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Cardington Airsheds

Shortstown and RAF Cardington

Shortstown and RAF Cardington Memories Jane Harvey asks “Is there anyone in Cople who can help in my local history research?” I live in Shortstown and run two websites one about the history of Shortstown www.shortstownheritage.co.uk and one recently set up about RAF Cardington www.rafcardingtoncamp.co.uk If anyone has any memories or photographs ...
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Community Garden Shortstown

From Caroline Williams, Shortstown Community Garden. 01234 313815/07888 730184. email: shortstowncommunitygarden@gmail.com I have just started a Community Garden in the area, and am looking for support from residents in the area. The garden I have recently set up in Shortstown, having the use of part of the Shortstown Lower School’s ...
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Charity Shoot

Paul Walsh and Charlie Porter recently came up with the brilliant idea of having a Charity Shoot on their respective farms to raise funds for St John’s Hospice and the Friends of Cople Church. Sixteen ‘local guns’ assembled in the kitchen at Oak Farm at 9am on a cold and ...
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