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Green Party recieve guided tour

April 30, 2014 – 4:09 pm |

Prospective MEP for the Green Party, Rupert Read, visited with his team yesterday to take a look at the facilities here at the Forest Centre and admire our latest projects. Treated to a guided tour …

Nordic Walking at Gateway Woods

April 30, 2014 – 2:09 pm |

There’s a new programme of sports tuition aimed especially at over 50s, running in rural Bedford, many from villages in  the Forest. Called Re-Active8 Gold Rural, the courses include golf in Stagsden, Fitsteps in Stewartby and …

Doing the dawn chorus

April 29, 2014 – 5:00 pm |

There is still time to ruin your weekend! Take this opportunity to spend Saturday propping up your eyelids and fighting the urge to fall asleep in your lunch. Book now for our Dawn chorus bird …

Green Party Forest visit

April 29, 2014 – 12:57 pm |

We are looking forward to welcoming prospective Green Party MEP, Rupert Read, to the Forest Centre this afternoon.  Mr Read has served two terms as a Green Party councillor in Norwich and is particularly interested in issues …

Emperor Moth

April 23, 2014 – 7:33 am |

We were recently approached by a local moth enthusiast who wanted permission to carry out some moth trapping within the Park. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to add to our somewhat sporadic moth …

Green Hairstreak

April 22, 2014 – 10:24 am |

As spring continues to unfold, we are seeing more butterflies appearing in the Park. Our first green hairstreak was spotted last week up on the scrubby area next to StewartbyLake, known as the Callow Mounds.
It …

Easter happenings

April 22, 2014 – 10:10 am |

We had a great Easter weekend at the Forest Centre with our Easter Trail and colouring competition winners being drawn.
Despite some questionable grey clouds the rain mostly held off and we had a fantastic weekend …

Renewable energy – no brainer!

April 17, 2014 – 8:25 pm |

Our wind turbine isn’t fully operational yet as it’s still being tested, but after this week’s UN report on Climate Change and how it’s hit drastic levels, I thought it might be an appropriate time …

Photographic Exhibition Success

April 16, 2014 – 12:35 pm | One Comment

Imagine taking a photo everyday for an entire year and then laying them all out at the end of it; being able to marvel at a years worth of beautiful images. Brian and Karen Bayliss …

The one man forest

April 9, 2014 – 4:20 pm |

Jadav Payeng lives in northern India and after his local woodland was devastated by floods (in 1979, when he was 16) he found the loss of wildlife so devastating that he set about re-planting an …

Weird and Wonderful Animal Orchids

April 8, 2014 – 12:07 pm |

Despite the grey weather yesterday, the Easter holidays got off to a great start with the first of our Easter kids’ events – ‘Weird and Wonderful Animal Orchids’. Making both an animal orchid of their …

Learning Lunches take flight

April 4, 2014 – 2:10 pm |

Despite a few technical hiccups this morning (huge apology to anyone who read the wrong time on our events listing on the website) Derek Niemann enthralled our audience with the story behind his book Birds …

High Sheriff planting at Folly Wood

April 3, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Bedfordshire High Sheriff Deborah Inskip planted 10 trees at Rectory Wood in Cranfield recently, to mark the end of the Shrieval year and to ceremonially welcome her successor, Colin Osborne who was also in attendance.
For …

Enterprising teens of Wootton Academy

April 2, 2014 – 3:36 pm |

Our Chief Executive Nick Webb visited GCSE Business students at Wootton Academy today to discuss the Forest Centre as a social enterprise (Marston Vale Services Ltd), for their project about local businesses. Studying the huge …

The Big Reunion

April 2, 2014 – 2:36 pm | One Comment

Anyone who attended our Christmas Tree Festival weekend may remember 2 of our star musical acts from the Saturday – Still Seeking and Flitwick Rock Choir. This afternoon we were delighted to see a coincidental …

Cranfield Academy Tree Planting

April 2, 2014 – 2:25 pm |

Year One Students from Cranfield Academy joined us at Rectory Wood a few weeks ago to plant some trees and with help from our Forest volunteers and teaching staff, the kids braved the cold and …

Full time cook required

April 1, 2014 – 4:13 pm |

..in a fast-paced kitchen environment. Must be a team player.
Full training provided.
Please send your cv to Helen Murray
helen.murray@marstonvale.org
or by post to the Forest Centre (address on every page of the web site) or call 01234 767037 …



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