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Amazon's Donation to Keech Hospice Care will help provide accessible outside seating

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KEECH HOSPICE CARE WELCOMES AMAZON’S SUPPORT Keech Hospice Care has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunstable. Keech Hospice is one of only a few hospices in the UK that provides specialist care for both adults and children who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses. The charity has been supported by Amazon since 2017, with the fulfilment centre teams in Dunstable and Milton Keynes making donations to the hospice for almost five years. This donation from Amazon will be used to provide outside seating that is fully accessible to all patients and their families, enabling shared time between loved ones. Omer Kartal, General Manager at Amazon in Dunstable, said, “Keech Hospice provides incredible care and support for adults and children with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. Amazon has a longstanding relationship with the team at Keech Hospice and we’re pleased to contribute once again to the efforts of the staff and volunteers with this donation.” Ka

High Street Fun Day to be held in Dunstable

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Dunstable High Street Fun Day to thank local people and businesses To mark the completion of the Dunstable High Street improvements and to thank residents and businesses for their patience during the work, a FREE family fun day is taking place on Saturday 16 July 2022 from 10am to 3pm in Middle Row Markets.   The Dunstable High Street Fun Day is being organised by Central Bedfordshire Council and hosted in Dunstable Town Council’s markets area.    The day will include live music, funfair stalls and games, street entertainers, arts and crafts workshops, displays, market stalls, and lots more family fun.     The fun-packed event will celebrate the completion of the improvements that are rejuvenating the High Street and Dunstable by creating a more traditional town centre that reflects the unique history of the area.    Residents and businesses wanted their High Street to be more attractive and a safer experience, reducing the sense of vehicles dominating the road. They

Rail Strike to Hit Commuters - "Only travel if absolutely necessary"

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Rail union RMT will launch 3 days of national strike action across the railway network. Over 50,000 railway workers will walk out as part of 3 days of national strike action later this month, in the biggest dispute on the network since 1989. The union will shut down the country's railway network on 21st, 23rd and 25th June. RMT say this is due to the inability of the rail employers to come to a negotiated settlement. During the strike, on  Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June the following local services will be available: St Pancras International and Bedford Two trains per hour will run between St Pancras International and Bedford, calling at St Pancras International, West Hampstead Thameslink, St Albans City, Harpenden, Luton Airport Parkway, Luton, Leagrave, Harlington, Flitwick and Bedford only. St Pancras International and Luton Two trains per hour will run between St Pancras International and Luton, calling at St Pancras International, Kentish Town, West Hampstead T

Nick Ross Orchestra to Play Glenn Miller & Rat Pack era at Dunstable's Grove Theatre

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Many years before the Beatles stepped onto the world’s most famous zebra crossing, Glenn Miller made his last known recording at London’s Abbey Road Studios on Monday 27th November 1944, just a few short weeks before he “disappeared” on December 15th of that same year. It was especially poignant to be able to bring the NRO into those same studios to make our new CD for you almost 75 years later. The lights soften, the mood settles. An audience waits for that first moment of sound. The Big Band is poised, relaxed, but with eyes anxious for the lead. And then, as if giving body to an echo, the murmured notes of ‘Moonlight Serenade’… and the night, it seems, is suddenly full and timeless.   There are those who watch and listen who tap a shy finger to the melodies, others who follow with a silent foot-beat, still others who murmur softly through the lyrics, and those who simply permit a fleeting smile. But common to all are memories. Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross O

Council wants your feedback on its home care services

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• Central Bedfordshire Council(CBC) wants to hear from those who access home care services. Here's the  survey link . CBC's Home Care Provider contract is shortly coming to an end, and they will now review, and renew, the service to run from April 2023.  Before commiting to a new contractual framework, they want to hear from those who  receive home care services , their family carer or representative, about what works well and to discover any suggestions on improving home care services. NHS Digital Satisfaction Surveys carried out a recent annual review of their adult social care services. Following on from that, they are now running a care receiver/family member survey to help shape future service delivery. The aim is to ensure everyone has an opportunity to have their say.  Cllr Carole Hegley, Executive Member for Adult Social Care at Central Bedfordshire Council, said, “Our range of home care services are person-centred and are designed help people to remain inde

Fly-tipping Integration Problems With Council's IT System

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There are issues with how FixMyStreet app does not apparently integrate with Central Bedfordshire Council's (CBC) data collection system. A debate on Fly-tipping by CBC took place on 9 June. Important listening as it helps you understand the thoughts of elected councillors and current thinking.  There is an  associated report  that helps explain the questions raised by these unitary authority councillors. Questions posed included: ◘ What about more cctv cameras? ◘ What about not charging for trade waste at HWRCs? ◘ What about householders taking photographs of their waste before the waste carrier takes it away, and holding the pictures on a centralised database, so if it's fly-tipped it might be matched up? ◘ What about the use of drone cameras? ◘ What is the easiest way for residents to report fly-tipping? FixMyStreet Flytipping Incidents & Integration Problems at CBC On  Fixmystreet.com  a member of the public can report most issues, but at present, anyone wanting to repo