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Vote Now! - Best Bar None - Houghton Regis And Dunstable

Best Bar None is all about making sure town centres are better, safer and more vibrant places to go out.

You know if you are visiting an accredited venue then everyone there is working hard to make sure you are enjoying yourself, and importantly, that you are doing it in a safe environment.

You can vote for your favourite drinking hole. All the venues that received Best Bar Non accreditation can be voted for, in this way you can show your support through the Peoples Vote.

Vote online or vote in person at the venue before 7 May 2018.

Voting closes on 7 May 2018.

All these venues have achieved 'Best Bar None' status, demonstrating they are responsible businesses when it comes to serving alcohol in the community. The nominations are already in, and you can vote for:

Club Cookies

Creasey Park Community FC

Gary Cooper (Wetherspoons)

Grove Theatre

The Old Sugar Loaf

White Lion

White Swan

The Kings Arms (Houghton Regis)


Find out more about the Best Bar None Scheme

Time to Get Nominating for Your Favourite Volunteers!

Cheering Volunteering will return in 2016.

The event will take place at the Grove Theatre on Tuesday, 7 June. The compere for the night will be Tom Jones impersonator Billy Lee.

The event is organised by Central Bedfordshire Council, working in partnership with the Volunteer Centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together, to say thank you to those who give their time to help others.

There will again be seven awards in 2016:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Group of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Panel’s Choice

Nominations open on Monday, 11 January, 2016, and  free tickets to the event will be available from the Grove Theatre’s website.

Councillor Carole Hegley, Executive Member for Social Care and Housing at Central Bedfordshire Council, who led the event said: “I am delighted that Cheering Volunteering will be returning for 2016 and I hope that it will be even bigger and better than ever.”

Cllr Caroline Maudlin, Deputy Executive Member for Stronger Communities, said, "This event  is a great way for us to celebrate and thank your volunteers for what they do. So, if you want to say thank you to a special volunteer or volunteers, please put them forward for an award when nominations open next month. And make sure you book your free tickets for the event too, as you are guaranteed a great night out.”

To find out more about the awards and volunteering opportunities across Central Bedfordshire, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/volunteering/