Mayor's Thanks For Civic Reception

Mayor's Civic Reception 2015 held at St Vincent's Social, Hammersmith Gardens

The Mayor Of Houghton Regis, Cllr Rob Shimmin, has put on record his thanks to people who attended his reception last night, Friday.

Mayor Rob, wrote to his Mayoral Facebook Page, "It was so nice seeing so many of the chain gang (mayors and deputies), present and past councillors too, all the guests including my neighbours and of course my three charities and my parent's who made the long drive from Plymouth, and the wonderful help from Sarah and Chantel from the Town Council for dressing the venue. Thank you everyone for making this an evening to remember."

Cllr Shimmin, as Mayor of Houghton Regis for the year is raising funds for The Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Children’s Ward, Dunstable and District Disabled Sports (DADDS), and All Saints Parish Church.

Later this month Rob will be attending:
24/06/15 - Scout Council AGM
25/06/15 - Central Bedfordshire College Awards
26/06/15 - Visit to Thornhill Primary School
26/06/15 - Hospice at Home Volunteers Annual Dinner

His next fundraising event will be a coffee morning on 27th June from 10am . Tickets cost £5.00, and there will also be a raffle on the day. For more information please contact Sarah Gelsthorp 01582-708540 or email

L & D Hospital Plans On Exhibition

Public Exhibitions have been announced to inform you about plans to redevelop the L&D Hospital.

These informal opportunities will give you a chance to discuss the plans, and give invaluable feedback.

When: Monday 22nd June 11-6pm,Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th June, 10am-5pm
Where: Luton Central Library-1st floor, St. Georges Square, Luton.


When: Thursday 25th June & Saturday 27th June, 10am-5pm
Where: Tesco Dunstable Extra, Skimpot Road, Dunstable.


When: Friday 26th June, 10am-4pm
Where: Dunstable Market, Ashton Square

South Beds Wildlife Trust ~ Diary Dates

Please find below details of forthcoming South Beds. Wildlife Trust Local Group activities:

Thursday 6th August - 10am-12.30pm - Houghton Regis Chalk Pit
Walk with Graham Bellamy. Meet at Lake View, off Houghton Road LU5 5GJ
Adults £3 - children welcome FOC

Wednesday 23rd September - 7.30pm - Dunstable Fire Station Lecture Theatre
Talk by Alan Beechy, Chilterns Conservation Board, on the subject of Chalk Streams
Entry by donation

Saturday 10th October - 10am-12.30pm - Maulden Wood
Fungus Foray with Alan Outen. Meeting point to be confirmed
Adults £3 - children welcome FOC

Wednesday 21st October - 7.30pm - Dunstable Fire Station Lecture Theatre
Sarah Meredith will give a talk on the Duke of Burgundy butterfly
Entry by donation

Wednesday 18th November - 7.30pm - Dunstable Fire Station Lecture Theatre
John Crawley, Head of Grounds & Environmental Services, Dunstable Town Council.
‘Local Parks & Open Spaces’ with an emphasis on biodiversity
Entry by donation

Booking is advised for all of above. For more information and to book please contact Sue Turner on 07706 131942 or e-mail

North Chiltern Chalks Living Landscape Volunteer tasks July - Sept 2015

Do You Ever Feel Your Children Know More About IT Than You?

​Bedfordshire Police and CEOPS are running an E-Safety awareness course at Tithe Farm Neighbourhood Centre​ on Friday 10th July.
It is aimed at parents who feel a bit lost at how to keep their children safe online. Book your space by calling 01582 863117.

Academy of Social Work And Early Intervention

Ever wondered what it's like to work with children? Now's your chance with a FREE taster session. Spaces are limited so contact the Academy to book a place. Contact