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We Did It!

July 28, 2014 – 10:00 am |

We are proud to announce that the Millennium Country Park has achieved the Green Flag Award for the 8th consecutive year!! The Green Flag award is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces …

A few Steps around The Forest of Marston Vale

July 22, 2014 – 11:29 am | One Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying an evening walk through Hoo Corner and into The Kill when I heard a rustling noise from some weeds at the edge of which I can only …

Love Parks Week (25th July – 3rd Aug)

July 20, 2014 – 12:00 pm |

It’s soon to be Love Parks Week ( 25th July – 3rd August) – obviously we hope you love parks all the time, but in the first week of the children’s summer holidays it seems …

Why switching seats is better than air con…

July 19, 2014 – 11:30 am |

Is there anything worse than getting to your sun-soaked holiday destination and finding no air conditioning in the hotel? Even if we’re talking about Bournemouth rather than the Med – it’s a horrible feeling to …

River Festival

July 18, 2014 – 10:11 am |

Don’t be put off by this morning’s thunder storms – this weekend, Bedford is set to be a hive of activity with the upcoming River Festival. Every other year since 1978, the River Festival has been …

Wheely good time

July 15, 2014 – 1:55 pm |

Over 60 people enjoyed the fantastic ‘Wheels for all’ cycle event held at the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park last Sunday. The event was organised by team Beds and Luton as part of the …

7 billion and counting

July 11, 2014 – 11:00 am |

Check out this website. It shows a flickering total of the population of the world where every second the figure changes several times to account for births and deaths. It’s actually quite creepy…but it puts things …

A celebration of 10 years at Rectory Wood

July 8, 2014 – 11:39 am | 2 Comments

Last Sunday afternoon we hosted a relaxed celebration at Rectory Wood, Cranfield to mark the tenth anniversary of the planting of the first trees there, in 2003. The beautiful sunshine and absence of the forecast …

Parliamentary visit at the Forest Centre

July 7, 2014 – 2:22 pm |

We had a special visit today from Mayor Dave Hodgson, Minister for Forestry Dan Rogerson and members of SEMLEP as they stopped by on their tour of areas soon to be benefiting from the upcoming …

Extra trains for River Festival

July 3, 2014 – 9:29 am |

The 2014 Bedford River Festival is imminent (Sat 19th/Sun 20th July) and we can’t believe it’s been 2 whole years since the last one! With 320,000 visitors, great live music and water jet packs(!) we …



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