Residents are invited to a community event in Houghton Regis where they can get everything from health and crime advice to information about improving their local area.
The Houghton Regis Community Engagement Day is taking place from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Thursday, 2 June with advice stalls and other attractions in the Town Centre (in the atrium outside the library) and in Bedford Square.
The event is being run by Central Bedfordshire’s Community Safety Partnership, in partnership with Houghton Regis Town Council, and follows on from the previous successful events in Biggleswade.
A number of different departments from Central Bedfordshire Council will be at the event including Environmental Protection, Waste Services, Trading Standards and Community Safety.
The Community Engagement Day will focused on crime prevention, personal safety, and health and well-being.
So, as well as representatives from Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, there will also be a stall from Healthwatch offering advice about social care, health and housing.
People attending the event can also experience what it is like to be involved in a car crash in Amey’s crash car simulator Oscar – a modified Ford Fiesta which will be parked up in the town centre.
At the event residents will be able to find out about the local strategy to develop Houghton Regis and Houghton Hall and what is being done to reduce the number of off road motor cyclists in Houghton Regis. Residents can also get involved in the good neighbour schemes, fire safety, volunteering within the local community and have their say on improving road safety. As part of the day there will also be environmental clean ups.
Aged 14-17? Volunteer during the summer holidays
As a volunteer you'll be signing children up to the Summer Reading Challenge and giving out incentives
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
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.
The times of Well Baby Clinic have changed from 9.30am to start from 10am and finishing at 12noon. The clinic runs on a Wednesday at Tithe Farm Neighbourhood Centre and Thursday at Parkside Neighbourhood Centre.
Tithe Farm Road
Houghton Regis, Beds
Tel: 01582 867692
The North Chilterns Chalk Wildlife Rangers are a small friendly group for all young people in South Bedfordshire.
This year there will be several opportunities to join in.
On Wednesday 1st June, there will be practical conservation work and a Butterfly Survey taking place in Houghton Regis Chalk Pit.
On Wednesday 17th August there is Hay Raking on the Hay Field at Blow's Downs. Meet on Half Moon Lane, Dunstable.
On Wednesday 24th August, there will be practical conservation work and a Wildlife Survey taking place at Houghton Regis Chalk Pit.
A further date will be arranged for October half term, probably to do with Gardens and Bats.
For more information, and to book, contact Wildlife Rangers, Education and Community Officer, Sarah Cowling. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: North Chilterns Facebook group
Houghton Regis May 7th
May 07 2016 19:30
to May 07 2016 20:45
Librarian Theatre Presents: The Book's The Thing
Step into Hamlet’s Library
Where the Book’s the thing…
to catch the conscience of the King.
“The Book’s the Thing” is Hamlet by William Shakespeare, but not as it’s ever been seen before! The show will tour UK libraries in Spring 2016, coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. A fast-paced hour long play performed by a cast of 3, newly adapted from the original text by Tom Cuthbertson and Kelly Eva-May, “The Book’s the Thing” will make a great introduction to Elizabethan Text – and seasoned Shakespeare fans will love this refreshing new take on a classic too.
Peter Gardini, Magician, will be putting on a magic show for children from 2-3pm on the Village Green in Houghton Regis on May 7th.
Teas and coffees will be served in the Village Green Pavilion from 12 Noon by Houghton Regis Helpers.
The Free event is organised by Houghton Regis Town Council.