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Over a hundred volunteers and counting!

April 13, 2017 – 10:15 am |

It’s often said, but still very true to say that as a charity we would not achieve half of what we do without the work of our volunteers.
We have over a 100 regular volunteers who …

Bank Holiday Opening

April 12, 2017 – 12:30 pm |

This bank holiday weekend our opening hours will be:
Good Friday (14th) – 10am – 5pm
Easter Sunday (16th) – 10am – 5pm
Easter Monday (17th) – 10am – 5pm
Make sure you don’t miss our Easter Trail on …

Local kids plant 1000 trees!

March 31, 2017 – 10:00 am |

We’ve had a seriously amazing week planting kids with local school children, thanks to funding from Defra. We want to engage more children with trees and woodlands, and what better way to do it than …

No Bike Hire 1st/2nd April

March 30, 2017 – 3:48 pm |

Unfortunately, we won’t be able to hire out any bikes at the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park this weekend (Sat 1st/ Sun 2nd April)
We apologise for any inconvenience.
 

Wanderings in Willington Woods

March 20, 2017 – 11:30 am |

By Robin Braithwaite
‘No, we are not talking about brush cutters, little orange tractors or chainsaws: we did wood chopping in a previous edition of Wanderings.  It’s the bees that are buzzing.  “That buzzing noise means …

Your Forest needs you!

February 28, 2017 – 4:33 pm |

Do you live in or near the Forest of Marston Vale? Well if you live anywhere from Milton Keynes to Bedford then the answer is yes, you do and we need your help.
The Forest of …

Knight Prowler – A Saw Point

February 20, 2017 – 3:38 pm |

By Robin Braithwaite
“Around the beginning of 2016, a number of chainsaw carvings started to appear in various parts of the Grange Estate (Willington Woods).  At first, it was a couple of toadstools on the Route …

Famous in the States!

February 8, 2017 – 11:26 am |

Anyone who watches American talk shows (or ever goes near Youtube) may have seen the clip circulating from the recent episode of The Late Show, where Bedford-educated comedian John Oliver playfully goes through some of …

CEO Appointed as Beds Business Ambassador

January 13, 2017 – 12:00 pm |

We are happy to announce that our Chief Executive Nick Webb is among those who have been selected as a Bedfordshire Business Ambassador for Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.
“Being a member of the Chamber is very …

Tree Planting 2017

December 14, 2016 – 11:51 am |

I know Christmas isn’t *quite* over yet, but we’re already looking forward to the next chapter in the Forest of Marston Vale’s tree planting – Waypost Wood on Sunday 12th Feb 2017!
Over in Cranfield, on …

Road Re-open!

December 12, 2016 – 3:05 pm |

Everyone will be very pleased to hear that Station Road is now fully open! Works will continue to the entrance to the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park/ Marston Park, but they are due to …

Community Fund – up to £2k available!

November 25, 2016 – 3:19 pm |

Click above for more details. Are you part of a local school, charity group or project that’s looking for funding for an upcoming project that benefits the communities within the Forest of Marston Vale?
The Community …

Honorary Life President Appointed

November 25, 2016 – 9:53 am | One Comment

To recognise the more than 20 years involvement that Fiona Chapman MBE DL has had with the Forest of Marston Vale, she has been appointed Honorary Life President of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust. …

Pathway works in the Millennium Country Park

November 17, 2016 – 10:21 am |

If you are a regular visitor to the Park, you will be fully aware of the significant flooding near to Millbrook Station which has occurred during the majority of our recent winters. It causes lots …

Opening Times Change

October 29, 2016 – 10:36 am |

Somehow it’s already the end of October, and that means we are reverting to our winter opening hours as of tomorrow (Sunday 30th October). There’s been a slight change from our normal winter hours, but …

Not to drone on…

October 26, 2016 – 11:10 am |

We had a bit of a treat yesterday when James Hoare of LHW Partnership LLP came in to visit us, with a drone! Myself and our CEO Nick Webb were witness to the take off …

We’re in the Top Ten!

October 20, 2016 – 3:58 pm |

We are delighted to announce that the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park has been voted in the Top 10 Parks and Green Spaces in the UK once more! As you may have seen, the …

Discounted tickets for MK Theatre

October 5, 2016 – 1:41 pm | 2 Comments

[Click above for more info] You can now book discounted tickets for shows at Milton Keynes Theatre through us – not only will you save money on the ticket price, but you’ll also avoid paying …

Local fundraising drive

October 3, 2016 – 2:11 pm |

If you shop at the Co-op in Marston, you’ve probably been asked for your membership card when you pay at the till. The Co-op have recently launched their Local Community Fund, which gives money to …

Unclaimed Raffle Prizes…

September 27, 2016 – 12:47 pm |

A few of the Grand Raffle prizes from our Forest Family Fun Day are still unclaimed!
We’re leaving it open for another 2 weeks, just in case, so if you have either of these raffle tickets …



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