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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

Summer Reading Challenge - ​Aged 14-17? Volunteer during the summer holidays


Aged 14-17? Volunteer during the summer holidays

​Central Bedfordshire Libraries are
 looking for volunteers aged between 14 and 17 to help children take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge
​. It's called​
the Big Friendly Read,
runs right through the summer holidays from 16 July to 10 September
. Last year over 5250 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in Central Bedfordshire, and this year
're hoping for even more. 

As a volunteer you'll be signing children up to the Summer Reading Challenge and giving out incentives

​. You'll
 talk to children about the books they have been reading, and help out with library activities, events and promotion. It's a great opportunity to make a positive contribution to your community, and to gain experience and skills. 

You'll need enthusiasm for books and for working with children, and the ability to communicate well with children and their families. You'll get plenty of support and training from

library staff in a friendly and safe library environment. 

If you're interested just talk to staff at your local library, who will be happy to give you more information and an application form. Volunteers aged 14 and 15 will need a parent or guardian to sign their volunteering form, and volunteers aged 16 and 17 will need a referee.