Renhold Village

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Hello and welcome to our website, here you will find all sorts of information about Renhold and the events happening around the village and local area.

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Renhold Village Update

 Next Parish Council Meeting is on Tuesday 18th September at 7:30 pm at Renhold Chapel, Woodfield Lane, Renhold  

Borough Councillors Report for September here.

The minutes from the Parish Council Meeting in July can be read here

The agenda for September's Parish Council Meeting can be read here.

Parish Councillor Quince's report on the Mayor's Visit here.


Armed Forces Covenant Trust 

We are delighed to tell you that our Parish Council has been awarded ten silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Turst. This award is designed to bring out community together to remember; and to think about the Armed Forces today. 

Our silhouettes are a powerful and visual reminder of the sacrifice made by the 800,000 soldiers who died during the Great War. From the start of November, you will be able to see the silhouettes on benches at the slhouettes on benches at the All Saints Church, Renhold Chapel, Primary School, The Polhill Arms, the War Memorial, Oakwood Post Office and the Village Hall. If you have any suggestions as to where the other three should be placed, we would love to hear from you.

We have ordered seventeen standard Remembrance rosese from The World of Roses in Upper Caldecote and we are hoping to be able to plant them and an oak sapling in our war emmeroial garden before November 11th. 

Our grateful thanks go in advance to Martin Roberts for his advice and support for this venture. 

Pleaase join with us at The War Memorial at 10:15 on Sunday November 11th as several representatives from our village community will be laying wreaths. As we proceed to the church, the bells will ring out as they did at the end of World War One. Please support us by making a poppy display in your window or front garden as they, too, would be a poignant reminder of the sacrifice that our viallge heroes made 100 years ago. 

Please do pop into the church over that weekend as our community groups are decorating every one of the church windows with flowers on the theme of rememrance. Thank you.  

Amanda  Quince  (Vice  Chair  of  Renhold  Parish  Council)

Putnoe Walk In Centre Update

Following consultation with residents, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Partners at Putnoe Medical Centre have agreed a new two year contract to continue to deliver walk in services north of the river.

Alan Streets, Accountable Officer of Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group said:

“The public consultation showed resoundingly that residents in Bedford want to retain a walk in service in the north of the borough.

“We have listened and have agreed a new contract, which means that walk in services will continue to be delivered at Putnoe Medical Centre and run in tandem with the new Urgent Treatment Centre on the south wing of Bedford Hospital.

“We know that this will be welcome news to those who have campaigned to retain services and engage with us around the future of urgent care services in Bedfordshire.”

While the walk in service will be retained at Putnoe Medical Centre, the new contract will see a change in weekday hours. With the service running from 8am – 2pm Monday – Friday. Weekend hours will remain unchanged, operating from 8am – 5pm.

This change in time is as a result of capacity issues at Putnoe Medical Centre, which has recently taken on more than 4,000 patients from recently closed practices.

In addition to Putnoe, walk in and pre-bookable appointments will also be available from 11am – 11pm at the Urgent Treatment Centre at Bedford Hospital. Through the Extended Access programme, more than 500 appointments being made available in Bedford each week, and can be booked via NHS 111 and GP surgeries.

The new hours for Putnoe walk-in Centre will begin on 1 October 2018.

From BCCG's report here.


Martin's Gardening Corner



Martin Roberts MCIHort, the Head Gardener at Howbury Hall will be joining us each month to share some of his gardening tips and to help you with your gardening queries. You can find out what's happening this month here.