2015 November : North Chilterns Chalk Living Landscape Volunteer Tasks

Volunteers are wanted to help maintain a number of local wildlife sites. The volunteer tasks are a great way for anyone wanting to engage more with the great outdoors, and make new friends.
All tasks start at 10am and finish between 3 - 4pm, but you may leave earlier. Tools and equipment are provided, though steel-toe-capped boots and a strong pair of gardening gloves or similar are strongly recommended.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring your own lunch and cold drinks. To join in, you are asked to contact the appropriate member of the Wildlife Trust team.

Email: toddington@wildlifebcn.org or phone 01525 874317 or staff mobiles:
Blow's Downs, Galley & Warden Hills and Bradgers Hill: Esther Clarke 07540 669907
Totternhoe Quarry: Richard Knock 07872 418279
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit: Becky Pitman 07595 090776
http://www: wildlifebcn.org
Facebook: /wildlifebcn and /wildlife north chilterns chalk
Twitter: @wildlifebcn


Events for November 2015


Tuesday 3rd Nov 
Blow’s Downs 
Meet: Skimpot roundabout 

Thursday 5th Nov 
Blow’s Downs 
Meet: Skimpot roundabout 

Saturday 7th Nov 
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit 
Meet: Lake View 

Sunday 8th Nov 
Pegsdon Hills 
Meet: ‘Live & Let Live’ pub 

Wednesday 11th Nov 
Galley & Warden Hills 
Meet: Links Way car park 

Friday 13th Nov 
Totternhoe Quarry 
Meet: End of Knoll’s View 

Saturday 14th Nov 
Galley & Warden Hills 
Meet: Links Way car park 

Wednesday 18th Nov 
Galley & Warden Hills 
Meet: Links Way car park 

Saturday 21st Nov 
Galley & Warden Hills
Meet: Links Way car park 

Wednesday 25th Nov 
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit 
Meet: Lake View. 

Saturday 28th Nov 
Blow’s Downs 
Meet: Jeans Way

2015 Nov : Help And Advice With Laptops and Tablets in Houghton Regis

4YP are now offering drop ins for anyone aged over 50, for help and advice using your laptop, tablet, phone - the first drop in is on Tuesday, 3 November, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Houghton Regis Library.  If you have any questions or would like to know more please call Wendy on 01582 742285

2015-19 : CBC Councillor Surgeries

Councillors to host advice surgeries at Houghton Regis Library last Saturday of the month, except August and December. 10am to noon

Houghton Hall, Tithe Farm and Parkside ward councillors Susan Goodchild, John Kane, Tony Swain and Antonia Ryan will be holding two help and advice surgeries at Houghton Hall Library.


Residents are invited to come along to the library in Bedford Square to discuss any concerns and to have their say on local issues.

For more information contact the council’s Member Support Team on 0300 300 6090, Cllr Goodchild on 0300 300 8525, Cllr Kane on 0300 300 8537, Cllr Ryan on 0300 300 8518 or Cllr Swain on 0300 300 8567.

2015 November 18th : Women in the Driving Seat - An Invitation to a Car Confidence and Self Protection Evening

I would like to invite you to 'Women in the Driving Seat', a free community-based car confidence and self protection evening. The event is hosted by Thurlow Nunn 
at 174-188 High Street South, Dunstable, Beds. LU6 3HS, at 6.30 for a 7pm start on Wednesday 18th November. You are most welcome to bring colleagues, friends or a partner with you.

The evening will include a seminar on safer driving, coping with road-side emergencies and how to deal with 'road rage' and aggressive driving behaviour in others. There is also a 'weekend workshop' module during the evening when visitors can learn how to carry out routine maintenance on their own car, including changing a wheel in safety using the jack and tools found in the boot. Lastly, there is practical role-play tuition on personal awareness & self protection by martial arts specialist Andy Williams. 

Everyone is welcome, including men and young learner drivers, and you don't have to be a customer to attend. Please forward this invitation to your friends, colleagues, relatives and anybody else that you feel would like to come. 

Women in the Driving Seat is supported by the Institute of Advanced Motorists and the Foxy Lady Drivers Club, both of which will be attending. The whole event lasts approximately 2 hours and is scheduled to finish at around 9pm.

The event is not sales orientated, is completely free of charge and refreshments are also provided. If you wish to attend please e-mail: 

maralyn.gorringe@ntlworld.com or telephone me on 01992 503129. Please be sure to mention 'Thurlow Nunn' or the date of this event in your reply.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,


Maralyn Gorringe, AVF COMMUNICATIONS

For and on behalf of Thurlow Nunn, Dunstable