Something different for your diary, please support this local festival and help make it a success by making a date in your diary and buying a ticket for one of the evening events. Or you could also support 'Friends of the Church on the Hill' by joining them for one of the many daytime activities and entertainment throughout the course of the weekend 7th 8th & 9th June.
For more information and to see the full programme of events, see the Friends of The Church on the Hill website.
Eaton Bray Cricket Club is appealing to any young, budding cricketers to join its ever-growing youth section.
Now in its 3rd year and with over fifty 6-14 year olds training and playing on a weekly basis, the club requires even more youngster to boost numbers!
Ability and experience is not important, the club provides a fun and safe environment in which to enjoy cricket. Training sessions are taken by four fully qualified Level 2 cricket coaches, each Wednesday. 6-7pm for 6-10 year olds and 7-8pm for 11-14 year olds.
The adult teams also continue to seek new players, so please get in touch if you are interested in joining a very enthusiastic, friendly village cricket club!
Date and Time: Wednesday 15th May, between 3:30 and 5:00 a.m.
Crime Reference: J D / 1 7 2 0 1 / 2013.
This year the budget for Bedfordshire Police is £102.8million. That sounds like a lot of money until you remember that budget will have been reduced by £19million by 2015 due to the government's 20% cut to the police grant, a further £24million a year is lost to the Force because Whitehall doesn't give us what their own funding formula says we need, and the amount we pay locally for policing through the council tax is well below the national average. So Bedfordshire Police is a rurally funded force that faces some distinctly metropolitan challenges.
Bedfordshire Police staff and officers have therefore performed remarkably well reducing recorded crime across the county by 15% in the last year (1899 fewer across Central Bedfordshire as a whole) at the same time as going through significant re-organisation and a reduction in the number of police officers due to the budget cuts.
The government will unveil a new spending review shortly, which is expected to herald yet further police cuts. I am opposed to such cuts but my role is to deal with the world as I find it rather than as I would wish it to be.
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We have had a few reports that there are loft insulation scammers working through the village.
Many people have received phone calls from foreigners claiming to be from the International Routing System.
Government pays £73,000 to improve traveller site (from March 2008)
A traveller site at Eaton Bray is set to get a £73,013 makeover. Beds County Council has been given the money to spend on Chiltern View in Northall Road as part of an East of England Gypsy and Traveller Site grant totalling £6.9 million.