2015 - December: 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 December

Thursday 3rd Dec
Blow’s Downs
Meet: Skimpot roundabout

Saturday 5th Dec
Houghton Regis Chalk Pit
Meet: Lake View.

Wednesday 9th Dec
Galley & Warden Hills
Meet: Links Way car park

Friday 11th Dec
Totternhoe Quarry
Meet: End of Knoll’s View

Saturday 12th Dec
Blow’s Downs
Meet: Half Moon Lane

Sunday 13th Dec
Pegsdon Hills
Meet: ‘Live & Let Live’ pub

Saturday 19th Dec
Galley & Warden Hills
Meet: Links Way car park

Wednesday 23rd Dec
Galley & Warden Hills
Meet: Links Way car park

Merry Christmas from The Wildlife Trust!
Thanks for all your support throughout 2015.

3K Jingle Jog – A fun, Christmas Event for all the Family



Jingle Jog
Regiment Fitness presents:
The 3k Jingle Jog!

It’s a fun, family event that will get everyone ready for Christmas!

Come along and join in the festive fun at our 3k Jingle Jog, Regiment’s first fun run!

Get into the Christmas spirit with your young ones by dressing up in a festive costume of your choice and joining in the fun!Transparent_Christmas_Pine_Garland_with_Bells_Clipart (1)

The Jingle Jog (which you are welcome to walk or run too!) is a team event, carrying a log around the route. Our younger participants will be given mini logs for their Jingle Jog.

That’s not all…on the day, there will also be fantastic festive activities for all the family including craft stalls and a chance to meet Father Christmas!

To top it all off, there are mystery prizes up for grabs for the best costume and best dressed Father Christmas!

So come and join us for a fantastic day of festive fun for all the family!

Date: 12th December 2015
Time: 11:30am – 12pm
Location: Dunstable Downs
Cost:  Adult – £10 / Child – £5

We Ho Ho Ho-pe to see you there! - BOOK ONLINE

Seasons Greetings

The Regiment Fitness Team

2015 - Dec 11th - ​Age UK Bedfordshire AGM



DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Friday 11 December 2015

We would like to invite you and your friends/colleagues to
​​
Age UK Bedfordshire AGM to be followed by:-

 

Workshop for Input to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) 

This is an opportunity for all interested individuals and organisations to be part of what is a dedicated review of 

​"​
Review of Care for Older People
​" 
local services and experiences both good and bad. 

 Areas such as:- 

If preferences have been taken into account when care is planned 

Whether you or an older person has a lead carer and if they know who to contact with concerns 

Are care plans co-ordinated between professionals and led by peoples' wishes 

Are the views of family and carers being taken into account 

9.45am - Registration and refreshments 

10am official AGM of Age UK Bedfordshire 

10.45am Workshop on views of care for CQC 

Buffet lunch will be served at 12 noon. 

Venue: Dunstable Fire Station, 

 Brewers Hill Road, 

 Dunstable LU6 1AA 

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW - CONTACT AMANDA JONES 01234 360510 



2015-11-20 Projects and Opportunities

Dear All,

 

Please find links to Projects and Opportunities in YOUR town coming up over the next few weeks.

 

The top link is to the recurrent information flyers with some changes (so don't forget to look) and the second link is to forthcoming events and opportunities which are more time related.  

 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxCP_DQ9vutKfjd2SmJtb1lvekxDUlRqWmhuc2xTTXh6eTBuVVNfcmJEdnplbTQxREVTVDg&usp=sharing

 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxCP_DQ9vutKVlFJNkR2aWJVVDA&usp=sharing

 

 

Have a good weekend!!

 

 

Kind Regards

 

CEngland

Chantel England (Mrs)

Administration Officer

 

Houghton Regis Town Council

Peel Street

Houghton Regis

Bedfordshire

LU5 5EY

Tel: 01582 708 540

Fax: 01582 861 102

Email: cengland@houghtonregis.org.uk

Website: www.houghtonregis.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/houghtonregistc

Pinterest:  www.pinterest.com/hrtowncouncil



File Note: Links to Recent 'Dirt Bike' Videos and Discussions

12th November - https://www.facebook.com/houghton.regis.news.desk/posts/10153196316002944 - 6 comments on HRND.  Link also shows a BBC video of bikers on the grass in front of the Grove Theatre. 31,090 Views of the video.


Described by radio presenter JVS as, "The anti-social scum on dirt-bikes" these will be discussed on BBC Three Counties Radio this morning.
Posted by Houghton Regis News Desk on Thursday, 12 November 2015


12th November - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036jvvh Interview on BBC3CR between JVS, public.

13th November - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036jwh3  Interview on BBC3CR between JVS and bikers from about 8 minutes into the show.

15th November - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036wyyz  Interview on BBC3CR between JVS and bikers from 1hr:10 mins into the show.

16th November - https://www.facebook.com/houghton.regis.news.desk/posts/10153202783987944 - Comments on HRND after a follow-up interview by JVS with a biker

16th November - Discussion from Houghton Regis What's Occurring

Dirt Bike riders interviewed.Public:"They feel untouchable". "My friend is scared to walk through Dunstable". "They...
Posted by Houghton Regis News Desk on Monday, 16 November 2015

2015 - Nov 27th/28th : Houghton Regis Community Planning Weekend



Central Bedfordshire Council plans to redevelop the town centre site of the former Co-Op store with a new Independent Living scheme, providing homes for older residents as well as community space and retail opportunities.

Everyone is invited to our Community Planning Weekend to find out more about the proposed development and to shape the plans for the future centre.

Background exhibition & workshops
2.00pm – 7.00pm, Friday 27 November 2015
9.15am – 2.00pm, Saturday 28 November 2015
Venue: Bedford Square Community Centre, Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis LU5 5ES

For more information please contact Jennifer Johnson on Freephone 0800 0126730
or email her at jj@jtp.co.uk.

The Community Planning Weekend is being organised by JTP on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council.

http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/independentliving

Public workshops: Friday 27 & Saturday 28 November 2015

Background exhibition & workshops
Central Bedfordshire Council plans to redevelop a key 1.46 hectare site in Houghton Regis town centre as part of the ambition to enhance the look and feel of the town as well as promote long, healthy lives and independent living. The landmark development fronting both the High Street and The Green opens up the potential for some 170 new independent living apartments for older people, as well as new community amenities and retail units to serve the whole community.

The Council wants to work with the local community to create a vision for the new development and its relationship with the town centre. JTP have been appointed to organise our community planning on behalf of the Council.

What to expect at the community planning weekend.

The Community Planning Weekend will be an opportunity to share local knowledge and contribute to shaping the plans through workshops, walkabouts and hands-on planning groups. There will also be an exhibition explaining the background of the site.

Participation is on a drop-in basis – there is no need to pre-register – and you can stay for a short while, a few hours or the whole event if you are able to.Team members will be on hand to answer questions.

Programme

Friday 27 November
Venue: Bedford Square Community Centre
2.00pm Background exhibition opens
2.30 Welcome and Introduction
2.45 Workshop 1 – Houghton Regis Today
3.45 Refreshment break
4.00 Hands-on Planning Groups
5.00 Refreshment break
5.15 Reports back from Hands-on Planning Groups
5.45 Local Traders’ Workshop
7.00 Close of workshops and exhibition

Saturday 28 November
Venue: Bedford Square Community Centre
9.15am Exhibition opens
9.30 Welcome & Introduction
9.45 Workshop 3 – Houghton Regis Tomorrow
Workshop 4 – Young People’s Workshop
11.00 Refreshment break
11.15 Hands-on Planning Groups and Walkabouts
12.45 Lunch break – refreshments will be provided
13.15 Reports back from Hands-on Planning Groups
13.45 Next Steps Workshop
14.00 Workshops end and exhibition closes

For more information please contact Jennifer Johnson
on Freephone 0800 0126730 or email her at
jj@jtp.co.uk.

Housing for Older people: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/home-and-housing/housing/housing-older-people/housing-older-people.aspx


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2015 November : Funding E-Bulletin








Funding E-Bulletin


Newsletter

November 2015

Voluntary and Community Action


Welcome to the November 2015 issue of the Funding E-Bulletin from Voluntary and Community Action.
Alec Dickson Trust
Funding is available to help young people to run a project in their local area anywhere in the UK that involves local volunteers. Grants of up to £500 are available.

The Secretary, Alec Dickson Trust, 237 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NJ, Tel: 020 7278 6601,
Email:
alecdicksontrust@gmail.com, Website: http://www.alecdicksontrust.org.uk/

The Archer Trust
The Trust awards grants to small UK charities involved in projects to support needy or deserving people. Grants of between £250 and £3,000 are available and applications can be made at any time.  The Trustees meet to consider applications twice a year, normally in March and September.

Secretary, The Archer Trust, Bourne House, Wadesmill, Ware, Herts, SG12 0TT
Website: http://www.archertrust.org.uk/

B&Q - Waste Donation Scheme
B&Q, through its UK and Republic of Ireland stores, donates unsalable products to community groups, charities and schools for projects that will benefit the local community. Items should be used for projects which benefit the local community and the environment.

B&Q Customer Services, B&Q Plc., Catesby Business Park, White Rose Way, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DG, Tel: 0845 609 6688, Website: http://www.diy.com/wastedonation

Francis Winham Foundation
Grant for registered charities undertaking welfare projects for elderly people. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Previous grants have been for up to £46,000. Most grants are for less than £5,000.

Mrs J Winham, Francis Winham Foundation, 41 Langton St, London, SW10 0JL, Tel: 0207 795 1261, Email: francietrust@btopenworld.com
Frederick Soddy Trust - Expeditions and Fieldwork Grant
Grant for voluntary and community groups undertaking an expedition or field work projects. Grants are normally made up to £2,000. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

David Hall Chairman The Frederick Soddy Trust Mandalay 3 Hill View Gilwern Abergavenny NP7 0BG Email: info@soddy.org Website: http://www.soddy.org/

Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust offers grants to registered charities.
The scheme is intended to support projects relating to young people, people with disabilities, the environment and the arts.

Claire Armstrong, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, Gaidrew Farmhouse, Drymen, Glasgow, G63 0DN, Email: enquiries@gfct.org.uk, Website http://www.gfct.org.uk/

Heart Research UK - Healthy Heart Grants
Heart Research UK Healthy Heart Grants support innovative projects designed to promote heart health and to prevent or reduce the risks of heart disease in specific groups or communities.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community groups and voluntary organisations that are spreading the healthy heart message. Government or local authority funded institutions are not supported, however, community and voluntary groups aided by public money may apply.
Applications are only accepted during February for the May round of grants and July and August for grants awarded in November, each year.

Heart Research UK, Suite 12D, Joseph's Well, Leeds, LS3 1AB, Tel: 0113 297 6206
Email: lifestyle@heartresearch.org.uk Website: http://www.heartresearch.org.uk/home

Hedley Denton Charitable Trust
Grant for voluntary and community organisations in the carrying out a range of charitable projects. Previous grants have been for between £250 and £2,000.

Iain Nicholson, Hedley Denton Charitable Trust, 5 West Road, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9ST, Tel: 01661 823 863, Email: law@iainnicholson.co.uk

Hollick Family Charitable Trust
The Hollick Family Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations working in the UK for general charitable purposes. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £15,000.

David W Beech, Hollick Family Charitable Trust, c/o Peter Bryan and Co., Foxglove House, 166 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EF, Tel: 020 7493 4932, Email: peterbryanco@btinternet.com

Inman Charity
Grants are available for registered charities carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities. Applications must be received by the end of February or the end of August each year to be considered at the Spring or Autumn meetings.
Enquiries, Inman Charity, BM Box 2831, London, WC1N 3XX, Website: http://www.inmancharity.org/

John Coates Charitable Trust
The John Coates Charitable Trust provides grants to UK registered charities for general charitable purposes. Grants are made for between £1,000 and £10,000.

The John Coates Charitable Trust does not maintain a website or an email address. Groups should write to the Trust for further information on how to apply.

Mrs Rebecca Lawes, John Coates Charitable Trust, 3 Grange Road, Cambridge, CB3 9AS

John Rayner Charitable Trust
The scheme is intended to support registered charities undertaking projects with the following themes:

·         Medical or disability, including research, treatment or care.
·         Children.
·         The elderly.
·         Community projects.
·         The arts.

Grants are made between the values of £1,000 and £3,000. Applications should be made in writing and will not be accepted via email. There is no application form so letters should contain:

·         Details of the Charity
·         What the funding is needed for e.g.: special projects, core funding
·         Simple copy of the accounts

Grant applications are considered in February and only successful applicants will be contacted thereafter.

Juliet Wilkinson, John Rayner Charitable Trust, Manor Farmhouse, Church Street, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, SN8 3PE, Tel: 01672 870362, Email: raynertrust@hotmail.co.uk

John Warren Foundation
The scheme is intended to support churches in undertaking building repairs, or religious advancement. Grants are made between the values of £500 and £1,250 for costs associated with eligible activities and projects.

Mr J E Lamb, John Warren Foundation, c/o Lamb and Holmes Solicitors, West Street
Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 0AZ, Tel: 01536 513 195, Email: jelamb@lamb-holmes.co.uk

Kelly Family Charitable Trust
Grants are provided to charities whose activities nurture and support family life. Two application deadlines annually: 1 March and 1 September. The Trust offers both capital and revenue grants.  Applications are also considered for core funding from relatively new organisations seeking to become established. Grants will generally be given in the range of £1,000 to £5,000 but will occasionally be in excess of that.
Stuart Armstrong, Grants Administrator, Kelly Family Charitable Trust, 8 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6NB, Email: s.armstrong@kfct.org, Website: http://www.kfct.org.uk/index.html

LankellyChase Foundation
The Foundation is focused exclusively on bringing about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage in the UK. By severe and multiple disadvantage the Foundation particularly means people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental illness, extreme poverty, and violence and abuse. Applications may be submitted at any time.

Enquiries, LankellyChase Foundation, First Floor Greenworks, Dog and Duck Yard, Princeton Street, London, WC1R 4BH, Tel: 020 3747 9930, Email: grants@lankellychase.org.uk Website: http://www.lankellychase.org.uk/

Late St Patrick White Charitable Trust
The Late St Patrick White Charitable Trust offers grants to registered charities for general charitable purposes.

Enquiries, Late St Patrick White Charitable Trust, c/o HSBC Trust Company (UK) Ltd, 10th Floor, Norwich House, Nelson Gate, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1GX, Tel: 02380 722225

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
Grants are available towards the VAT incurred during repairs and maintenance of listed buildings which are used principally as public places of worship.

Enquiries Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), PO Box 609 Newport South Wales NP10 8QD Tel: 0845 601 5945 Website: http://www.lpwscheme.org.uk/

The Lord Barnby's Foundation
Lord Barnby's Foundation offers grants to charitable organisations for general charitable purposes.

Jane Lethbridge, The Lord Barnby's Foundation, PO Box 71, Plymstock, Plymouth, PL8 2YF, Email: nlethbridge@btinternet.com
Lyndhurst Trust
The Lyndhurst Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active and to support organisations undertaking a range of charitable purposes.

The Reverend Barry Edward Nichols, Lyndhurst Trust, 19 Arterberry Road, London, SW20 8AF, Tel: 0208 879 0154

Margaret Guido's Charitable Trust
The Margaret Guildo's Charitable Trust provides grants for voluntary and community organisations active and support organisations undertaking general charitable projects. Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees Previous grants have been for between £500 and £2,000 and applications for grants must be made in writing.

Enquiries, Margaret Guido's Charitable Trust, Coutts & Co., Trustee Department
440 Strand, London, WC2R 0QS, Tel: 020 7663 6825, Email: couttscharities@coutts.com
Maristow Trust
The Maristow Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active and it is for general charitable purposes. Previous grants have been for up to £10,000.

Enquiries, Maristow Trust, Maristow Estate Office, Common Lane, Roborough, Plymouth, PL6 7BN, Tel: 01752 695945

Mark Armitage Charitable Trust
The Mark Armitage Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK. The scheme is intended to support general charitable activities.

William Armitage, Mark Armitage Charitable Trust, 2 Wetherby Mews, London, SW5 0JG, Email: will@lot18.com

Mrs B L Robinson's Charitable Trust
Grants are available to registered charities based in Bedfordshire or for charitable purposes in Bedfordshire for one-off capital projects. Contact the Mrs B L Robinson's Charitable Trust for further information and an application form.

Mrs E A Quinn, Mrs B L Robinson's Charitable Trust, 7 The Square, Wilstead, Bedford, MK45 3HL, Tel: 01234 307756, Email: anne.quinn35@hotmail.co.uk
Mrs Maud van Norden's Charitable Foundation
Grant for voluntary and community organisations undertaking general charitable activities. Previous grants have been for between £1,500 and £4,000.

Applications should be made in writing and should include:
·         Aims and objectives of the charity.
·         Nature of the appeal.
·         Total target if for a specific project.
·         Contributions received against target.
·         Registered Charity Number.
·         Any other relevant factors

Letters should be accompanied by a set of the charitable organisation's latest report and full accounts.
Trustees, Mrs Maud van Norden's Charitable Foundation, BM Box 2367, London, WC1N 3XX

Santander Foundation – Community Plus
Grants are available to registered charities for local projects that help disadvantaged people. Grants of up to £5,000 are available and only registered charities with local projects that benefit disadvantaged people may apply.

Alan Eagle, Santander Foundation, 201 Grafton Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 1AN, Email: grants@santander.co.uk Website http://www.santanderfoundation.org.uk/community-plus.aspx

The Shears Foundation
Grant for registered charities conducting projects with a wide range of charitable purposes. Registered charities can apply for funding for projects in the fields of community development, environmental issues, sustainable development, health and welfare and cultural developments all with an emphasis on education and raising awareness.

Mrs Lyn Shears, The Shears Foundation, C/o The Community Foundation, 156 Pilgrim Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6SU, Email: lyn@shears.onyxnet.co.uk
WHSmith Trust
The WHSmith Trust aims to support the local communities in which WHSmith staff and customers live and work. WHSmith employees must have direct involvement with projects. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.
Secretary, WHSmith Trust, Greenbridge Road, Swindon, SN3 3LD, Tel: 01793 562824
Email: whsmithtrust@whsmith.co.uk Website: http://www.whsmithplc.co.uk/
Will Charitable Trust
Support is available for activities that fall within the following categories: Conservation of the countryside in Britain; Care of people suffering from cancer and their families; Care of blind people and the prevention and cure of blindness; and Care of people with learning disabilities. Most grants fall within the range of £5,000 to £20,000, applicants whose work relates to blindness and learning disabilities should apply by 31 January each year, those within cancer care and conservation should apply by 31 August each year.
Grants Administrator, Will Charitable Trust, Sunbury International Business Centre, Brooklands Close, Windmill Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 9DX, Tel: (01932) 724148, Email: admin@willcharitabletrust.org.uk, Website: http://www.willcharitabletrust.org.uk

The Wyseliot Charitable Trust
Funding is available to charitable organisations for general charitable purposes. Previous grants have been for between £2,000 and £5,000.

Jonathan Rose, The Wyseliot Charitable Trust, 17 Chelsea Square, London, SW3 6LF, Email: charity@friend-james.co.uk

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