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Black Cat Roundabout – Village Meeting – 31st July

July 28, 2012 in General News, Village Meeting, Village Services

The agenda for the meeting is here Parish Meeting Agenda – Black Cat Roundabout

Scarecrow Competition 2012 Results

July 27, 2012 in Competitions, Events

Scarecrow Competition 2012

In our first year, we had a great number of entrants and thanks goes to all those who participated with some excellent efforts. The winner really took the Olympics to heart and had a great display so congratulations to you. A voucher will be on its way.

Our runner up also had a great display with a water theme and a voucher will be on its way to you also.

Thanks to all the other entrants, they have been photographed and put in this Scarecrow Competition 2012 – Results document. Watch the website for next years competition which will be held in July 2013.

New football team, Alfa GB

July 24, 2012 in General News, Village Sports

A 2nd football team is playing in Great Barford, for information please visit the “Sports” section under the Your Village tab above.

NEW PLAYERS are being recruited, please contact Leo on  07939 352 833  or Click for Email

The first Home game kicks off on 2nd September 10.30, fishers Close, Great Barford Playing Field

Play Area at Woodpecker Close

July 23, 2012 in General News

On the 18th July 2012, the Parish Council held a meeting with the residents of Woodpecker Close to discuss the closed play area. We were fortunate to be joined by Jim Caffery (Planning Officer) & Simon Fisher (Parks and Countryside Manager) from Bedford Borough Council. The Parish Council was represented by the Chairman opening the meeting and introducing the representatives from BBC. Unfortunately, a representative of Leach Homes (the developers) couldn’t make the meeting.

It was great to see so many residents attend despite the rain and thunder.

The ownership, insurance and upkeep of the play area were discussed and the representatives from the council explained that it would potentially stay shut until a management committee and then residents association could take it over.

Moving forwards, it was discussed that the residents would look into forming a residents association and approach Leach Homes with a single voice and opinion. Both the representatives of BBC & the Parish Council confirmed they would give all assistance and advice they can to the residents in their endeavours to secure such an association, including both parties writing to Leach Homes to show support for the residents.

Great Barford Ward Bedford Borough Councillors Mrs Ellis & Mr Moon, both who live in the village, would also be pleased to offer any support possible to the residents in this matter. All Councillors details can be found under the “Your Parish Council” section on the website.

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Full Parish Council Meeting

July 12, 2012 in Village Services

The Agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held at the Village Hall on the 17th July has been posted under “Your Parish Council”

Outdoor Exercise Equipment

July 10, 2012 in Village Services

Outdoor exercise equipment has been installed on the Village Playing Field, for the use of, and the benefit to, 7 to 70+ year olds!

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AND REMEMBER, it is hoped that parishioners will make very good use of these machines, and treat them with respect.

Summer must be on the way soon, lets get into shape!

The Parish Council cannot be held responsible for any problems that may occur if not used properly or under supervision where necessary.