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Pink Ladies smashes fundraising target

November 27, 2014 – 12:09 pm | 2 Comments

Last night the Forest Centre was filled once more with topless men in pink bow ties and lots (and lots!) of ladies for our annual cancer charity fundraiser  - Pink ladies Night. As usual, the …

Cute ponies installed for the winter

November 25, 2014 – 5:07 pm | One Comment

It’s that happy time of year when we hear the clip clop of small hooves arriving back at the Park and I love it!
Our wet meadows require grazing throughout the year to ensure they are …

When art meets tree planting…

November 24, 2014 – 11:30 am |

Why do we want to plant 5 million trees you might ask? We want to create a Forest; a sustainable timber supply; habitats for wildlife.
Why is artist Katie Paterson planting 1000 trees in Norway? To …

Let’s Go! – your gateway to beautiful Bedfordshire

November 19, 2014 – 7:06 am |

I know it’s mid November and your thoughts are probably concentrating on staying in, watching ‘I’m a celeb’ and having another cake, but this can be a great time of year to get out and …

Christmas tree festival – preparations in full swing

November 18, 2014 – 8:29 pm |

Preparations are now in full swing for the Forest Centre’s Christmas Tree Festival which will take place over the weekend of 6 & 7 December. Volunteer elves spent much of today making stars that will be …

Volunteers take on Forest talks

November 18, 2014 – 4:41 pm |

Many social groups invite speakers to their meetings to entertain and inform their members between notices and matters arising. Members of the Forest staff team have visited numerous Rotary, WI, U3A and TWG meetings (amongst …

Stock up on Hay and Firewood from the Forest

November 14, 2014 – 12:45 pm |

The weather’s got all dark and cold; your pet hamster is looking a bit depressed….solve both problems at once (perhaps?) by stocking up on firewood, kindling and meadow hay from the Forest Centre. All products …

Enjoy Christmas – with an owl

November 11, 2014 – 5:16 pm |

Derek has excelled himself.
As a volunteer he has turned his hand to a wide variety of tasks – all requiring great skill and a large amount of patience. His restoration of an ancient and very …

Walk 4 Health in great health

November 6, 2014 – 6:25 am | 2 Comments

It was over ten years ago that the Walk 4 Health initiative came into being in Bedfordshire and it’s a project that we are very proud to have managed from the Forest Centre, for several …

Trust AGM invitation

November 5, 2014 – 10:00 am |

You are invited to join us at the Forest Centre for the Forest of Marston Vale Trust’s Annual General Meeting at 5.30pm on Wednesday 19 November.
The short business part of the meeting will be followed …

Power station for the Vale?

November 4, 2014 – 4:59 pm | 4 Comments

There’s still time to have your say on the first stage of proposals for the Millbrook Power Project, a proposal that would bring a 299 Megawatt gas-fired power station to the Rookery South pit, just …

Half Term Draws to a close

November 2, 2014 – 11:30 am |

We don’t know about you but we’ve had a lovely half term at the Forest Centre. With Feed the Birds on Monday producing some very creative bird feeders, and Fantastic Mr Fox on Wednesday bringing …



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