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Incredible Edible Big Lunch and Fancy Dress

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Holding a Big Lunch and Fancy Dress Party may easily be seen as a good excuse to eat the rewards they reap as these friends and neighbours of grow-your-own produce demonstrated today. And why not! Incredible Edible took over a rather forgotten corner of Katherine Drive and made it their own four years ago. Today the little plot of land at the end of a parking lot by the shops is positively heaving with growing fruits and vegetables from edible flowers of the borage plants and pansy petals, to strawberries, apples, raspberries, potatoes, artichokes, and much much more. The fancy dress was just a bit of fun, ranging from a man dressed as a carrot, a lady who came as a raspberry, and a lad dressed as spiderman. Incredible Edible are at 35 - 37 Katherine Drive, Dunstable LU5 4PN. Raspberry Delight! There's always weeding and watering and other tasks to be done. To be part of this community group and even pick up some tips on learning to do gardening for

Dunstable Town Band - Sunday in Grove Park

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Today, Dunstable Town Band entertained a small crowd at Grove Park Gardens, Dunstable. The Town Council have arranged a series of Sunday band dates this summer. Each concert runs from 2.30 pm till 4.15 pm and are for all the family to enjoy.  Sunday 1 July:  DUNSTABLE SALVATION ARMY Sunday 8 July: WOBURN SANDS BAND Sunday 15 July: TBC Sunday 29 July: WATFORD TOWN BAND Sunday 5 August:  WELWYN GARDEN CITY BAND Sunday 12 August: MILTON KEYNES BRASS BAND To find more events organised by Dunstable Town Council go to the  DTC Website

124 Checks on Blue Badges - 9 Improper Uses Under Investigation

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Central Bedfordshire Council has undertaken more Blue Badge checking exercises to ensure that Blue Badge disabled parking permits being used across the region are valid and being used correctly. During an exercise on 14 June 2018, council officers checked 124 Blue Badges. Of these, the council discovered 9 instances where the badge holder wasn’t present, which we will be looking into further. These checking exercises are an important means of ensuring that Blue Badges aren’t misused. As a result of checks made on 30 November 2017, a woman from Dunstable today (19 June) attended Luton Magistrates’ Court and was successfully convicted of wrongful use of a disabled person’s badge. Julie G— of Dorchester Close in Dunstable was in a disabled parking bay for blue badge holders in Ashton Square Car Park in Dunstable. When Ms G— returned to the car, officers approached her to check if she was the blue badge owner. She admitted to the officer that the badge instead belonged to her pa

Luton Airport Capacity Consultation Dates for this Summer

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LLAL is to hold a ten-week consultation this summer on its proposals for London Luton Airport. A series of 17 community consultation events will take place in locations around Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire from 9 July – 4 August. London Luton Airport Ltd (LLAL) - has welcomed the announcement that the Cabinet has approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport. Cllr Andy Malcolm, Chair of the LLAL board, said: "Government figures suggest all London airports, including Luton, will be full by 2030. With that in mind, we launched our London Luton Airport Vision for Sustainable Growth 2020-2050 in December 2017, which aligns with the Government’s position that airports should make best use of their existing runways." "Our initial analysis suggests that the existing runway could serve up to 36-38 million passengers per year and we are in the process of preparing a Development Consent Order application which we will be submitting to the National Plannin

Coding Made Easy With Micro:Bit From Your Local Library!

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Local libraries are to bring in an exciting new addition from 5 June. Central Bedfordshire Libraries are to get a stash of micro:bits to borrow. Micro:bits in Libraries is part of an ambitious project to inspire a new generation of digital pioneers – supporting young people to flex their digital muscles and develop the coding skills they’ll need for so many careers in the future. The micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun. It’s a fantastic way to introduce kids to coding and programming, with lights, buttons and sensors to program. It can be coded from any web browser in coding languages Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. You can find out more about the micro:bit on the official micro:bit website , which is where you will find projects and get ideas on what you can do with a micro:bit. The micro:bits in the libraries can be borrowed for three weeks, just like a book, free of charge. Look

Volunteers Cheered At Annual Awards Event!

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Hundreds of people turned out at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable on Tuesday evening to celebrate the inspiring achievements of Central Bedfordshire’s volunteers. The occasion was the fourth Cheering Volunteering awards and celebration evening that the Central Bedfordshire Council has organised. The Council worked in partnership with the Volunteer Centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together, and sponsored by Biffa, Pro Logis, Aragon, Jeakins Weir and Beds Fire and Rescue Service. The winners and highly commended in each category were: Young Volunteer of the Year: Winner – Grace Smart (fundraiser for Road Victims Trust, CHUMS and BRAKE); Highly commended – Amy Wiggett (Girl Guides) Josh Gale (Mental Health Ambassador) Volunteer of the Year: Winner – Heidi Larvin (supporting adults with complex needs); Highly commended: Ann Adams (various volunteer roles); Andy Lewis (East Anglian Air Ambulance) Volunteer Group of the Year: Friends of Houghton Hall Park; Highly Commen