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Bring on the Brides

February 27, 2015 – 4:16 pm |

This Wednesday saw our first ever evening Wedding Fair at the Forest Centre and we had an amazing 55 beautiful brides through the door – meeting lovely local suppliers and checking out our fully decked …

Uni of Bedfordshire is 14th greenest in the UK!

February 25, 2015 – 11:30 am |

We’re still excited for the Environment and Energy Awards in April (being nominated in the ‘Most Sustainable Business’ category) so it was great to hear that we aren’t the only people in Bedfordshire getting recognition …

One Week till Wedding Fair!

February 18, 2015 – 4:14 pm |

Winter Wedding Fair – Weds 25th Feb, 6.30-9.30pm
To see more details, and a list of the stallholders, click here 
It’s now only a week until our Winter Wedding Fair – with all sorts of stallholders, from dresses, …

Farmers’ Market Fun!

February 16, 2015 – 3:49 pm |

Thank you to everyone who braved the potentially hideous weather this weekend and came down to our first Farmers’ Market of the year. It was something that we’ve been looking to bring back for some …

It’s awards season – and we’re finalists!

February 12, 2015 – 12:51 pm |

Awards season is well and truly underway – and although we aren’t vying for any Bafta’s, Brits or Oscars this year we are finalists for Sustainable Business of the Year at the 2015 Environment & …

Wanderings in Willington Woods: a Rubbish Article

February 12, 2015 – 11:56 am | One Comment

By Robin Braithwaite
Litter: n. carelessly discarded material.
There is a saying: “when I do well, no one remembers; when I foul up, no one forgets.”  The Grange Estate (Willington Woods) has an active litter programme: people …

Tree planting record breaker in the sun

February 10, 2015 – 6:17 pm | One Comment

Last Sunday saw the biggest ever attendance at a tree planting event organised by the Forest of Marston Vale Trust. Over 450 people made the journey to our latest woodland, between Cranfield and Marston Moretaine …

A Green Office

February 6, 2015 – 12:32 pm |

I have an ever growing pile of A6 scrap paper on my desk that I use as an alternative to post it notes. I’m actually a little bit anti-post it notes – they either get …

Tower Hide Progress

February 5, 2015 – 2:44 pm |

So, the time has come to commence the build of our new Tower Hide and ramp. Exciting times!! We are just waiting for our contractors to confirm an actual start date but it will be …

Brilliant Business Ideas From Local Teens

February 4, 2015 – 4:31 pm | One Comment

Guy and Sam from the Forest Team visited Wootton Upper School’s Year 10 Business Studies class today to hear their ideas for promoting Bedford’s Green Gateway to the masses! Their presentations were all well put …

National Nest Box Week – 14th-21st February

February 3, 2015 – 12:42 pm |

Did you know that there is a National Nest Box Week?  This year it takes place between 14th and 21st February and is organised by the British Trust for Ornithology.  They would like us to …

World Wetlands Day

February 1, 2015 – 11:30 am |

On 2nd Feb 1971, the Ramsar Convention was signed in Iran – “an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilisation of wetlands,recognizing the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific, and recreational value.” In other words, …

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