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Come to Dunstable Library For Egg-stra Easter Activities!

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Children will love these crafts and activities Eaten all your chocolate eggs? Why not call in at Dunstable Library and indulge in some great crafts and activities. There are lots to keep the children busy throughout the Easter holidays. Saturday 31 March Drop in 10am to 3pm Join us for our fun Easter treasure hunt around the library and make a lovely Easter card to take home. Tuesday 3 April Drop in 10am to 3pm: Funny face egg jump-ups: Come and make a funny face egg jump-up.  How daft will yours be? Wednesday 4 April Drop in 10am to 3pm: Bunny and chick on a stick: Come along and make a bunny or chick on a stick to take home. Thursday 5 April Drop in 10am to 3pm: Daffodil windmill craft: Make a lovely daffodil windmill to take home. Friday 6 April Drop in 10am to 3pm: Caterpillar craft. Today we have a cute caterpillar craft. Saturday 7 April Drop in 10am to 3pm: Doily the sheep. Call in and make a cute doily sheep. Tuesday 10 April Drop in 10am

£1250 fine for Littering in White Lion Retail Park

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A man from Stratford Road, Luton has been fined £1250 for failing to answer a section 108 questionnaire (which requires persons to answer questions in relation to waste offences) and failing to attend a PACE interview following a littering incident in Dunstable. The offender pleaded not guilty in court in January and was asked to attend Luton Magistrates Court this week (Thursday 22 March). However, he was found guilty and was fined £200 ordered to pay costs of £1020 and a victim’s surcharge of £30. On the evening of Wednesday 12 July 2017, a CCTV operator was on duty in the Central Bedfordshire Council CCTV control room, when they spotted a male driver in a silver Volkswagen Golf parked in the White Lion Retail Park in Dunstable. The male driver was observed to throw several food packets from the driver’s window onto the ground of the car park. Enforcement officers reviewed the footage and the suspect was written to, he replied stating the vehicle was being was driven by a

Local Schools will Pedal and Scoot Around the World in 10 Days!

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Schools across Central Bedfordshire are encouraging children, teachers and parents to jump on their bikes and scooters to take part in The Big Pedal 2018 , which is a national challenge between schools to get more young people cycling and scooting. The Big Pedal 2018 The competition runs from Monday 23 April to Friday 4 May, and participants are expected to leave their cars at home and choose two wheels for their school journey instead. The annual inter-school competition is the largest of its kind, with pupils from schools right across the UK competing against each other. It is open to individual classes, as well as whole schools, and the competition is weighted by school size so that everyone has a fair chance of winning. The greater the proportion who scoot and cycle each day, the more points their school earns. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish, or just take part in one day. Schools will

Council Issues Fines for Lorries Flouting Local Weight Restrictions

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Last Friday, Highway Officers and Trading Standard Officers from Central Bedfordshire Council teamed up with the police to enforce the new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) restrictions in Dunstable. The teams set up an enforcement operation at High Street South, Church Street before finishing the day at Woburn Road in Hockliffe. It’s the first time the council has run this type of operation since the final road signage about the restrictions was installed in January 2018, and they had plenty of success. In just one day they issued 24 Fixed Penalty Notices for contravention of the weight restriction, as well as 13 verbal warnings to HGV drivers. "Following A Sat Nav Isn't Good Enough" - Says Councillor Cllr Nigel Young, Executive Member for Regeneration and a Ward Member for Dunstable said: “Friday was a very productive day and demonstrates that we take the weight limit very seriously. We are aware that local people have been frustrated that there are still HGVs in the t

Redfield Close — Woman charged with Murder

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A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Dunstable.    We were called at 11.12pm on Thursday (8 March) to reports of concern for the welfare of a man at a property in Redfield Close. Emergency services attended however the man, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. Ayre, 73, from Redfield Close, was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning and has been charged with murder. She has been remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Luton Magistrates’ Court this morning (Saturday). Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact us on 101 quoting Operation Hatch.

Celebration of Success with HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire

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HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis and Vice Lord- Lieutenant Colonel Colin Mason OBE with Bedfordshire Honours Recipients HM Lord-Lieutenant’s Honours Ceremony held at The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn At a special ceremony held at The Sculpture Gallery in Woburn Bedfordshire, by kind permission of The Duke and Duchess of Bedford, the Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, brought together the Bedfordshire recipients who received their Honour in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List, to celebrate their success, and to learn about the work behind their achievement. Dignitaries present included the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Vinod Tailor DL, the Speaker of Bedford Borough Council, the Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council, Town Council Mayors/representatives of Leighton-Linslade, Stotfold, Dunstable, Potton, Sandy & Flitwick, Chief Fire Officer Paul Fuller CBE QFSM DL and the President of St John’s Ambulance Anthony Duggan OBE. They were joined

95% Get First Preference of Secondary School

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Almost all pupils transferring to secondary and upper schools across Central Bedfordshire in September have been granted their first preference. Today (1 March) is National Secondary Offer Day, when parents and pupils across the country find out what the future holds for them. It is good news here with 95 per cent of Central Bedfordshire pupils who applied to transfer to upper schools for the 2018/19 academic year granted their first preference. And 92 per cent of Central Bedfordshire pupils applying for secondary school here have been offered their first-preference school. Councillor Steven Dixon, Executive Member for Families, Education and Children, said: “I’m delighted that so many pupils have been granted their first-preference school for September. We work very hard to ensure that children can attend a good local school, and today’s figures show that we are continuing to do that.” Of all the applications, most came via the council’s online system, with 93 per cent