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The Clifton Chronicles Covid Month 9

December 2020 & January 2021

Clifton is ‘Doing Christmas’

Next edition—February 2021 £ Priceless

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December 2020 & January 2021 Covid Month 9 Dear Fellow Residents Clifton did Remembrance Sunday and the Royal British Legion proud. See pages 7-9 for details about how we, as a community, rose to the occasion with reverence and with creativity. I am proud to be part of this community. The message this month is:

Clifton is ‘Doing Christmas’ Chronicles team delivering church Christmas cards! Village Christmas tree at the Admiral Christmas Tree Festival in your front gardens p16 Christingle online p18 Readings and Carols online p19 Crib Service online p20 Church services IN CHURCH p17 National activities to take part in on your doorstep p22

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Next edition February 2021 Keep Well, Keep Fit, Beat Covid 19! Kathy Blackmore, on behalf of the Chronicles Team

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Contents (Alphabetic)


Contents ctd

Advertising Index


Neighbourhood Plan

All Saints Academy




Ministry Team Column


Crime Stats





Samuel Whit. Academy

Other Churches


Who’s Who in Clifton

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Who’s Who in Clifton


All Saints’ Church


Revd Caren Topley, 8 Rectory Close, Clifton. rector4clifton@gmail.com

01462 615499


Kevin Gray, 21 Fairground Way Pat Wisby, 51 Pedley Lane

812820 816451


Robin Welsford, 13 Pedley Lane Ruth Gray, 21 Fairground Way

811303 812820

Peter Maundrell, 22 Beech Avenue, Biggleswade Frank Rivett 27 Purcell Way, Shefford

01767 314621

PCC Secretary

Pat Wisby, 51 Pedley Lane


Church Hall Bookings

Mothers’ Union

Ruth and Kevin Gray 21 Fairground Way Philippa Whittington 27 Purcell Way, Shefford Betsy Gray, 18 Hitchin Lane, Clifton

Messy Church

Suzanne Stapleton, 811929; Ruth Gray 812820


Mrs Carol Ward


School Governors

Chair: Philippa Whittington Vice-chair: Peter Blackmore

851816 646371

School Bookings

Justine McCarthy,



Kerrie Cope, Kate Barker, (Joint Chairs) Email: cliftonallsaintspta@gmail.com

Organist & Choirmaster PCC Treasurer

Bell-ringing Cpt


812820 851816 629690

All Saints’ Academy Elected Representatives

Parish Council Chairman Clerk (Community Centre bookings)

Ray Dart, 8 Alexander Close


Kerri Kilby parish.council@clifton-beds.co.uk

07547 129038

MP Nadine Dorries,

Constituency Office, St Michael’s Close, High Street, Shefford


Councillors Henlow, Arlesey, Henlow Camp & Stondon

Richard Wenham, 2 Jordan Close, Henlow SG16 6PH, Ian Dalgarno, 172 High Street, Arlesey SG15 6TB,


0300300 8563


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Who’s Who in Clifton




Kathy Blackmore, Hawarden Cottage, 47 Church Street, Clifton



Advertising year runs May to April chronicles@clifton-beds.co.uk



John Good, Pedley Lane, Clifton


Biggleswade Gardening Club

Mr A Gray www.biggleswade.gardenclub.care4free.net

01767 221428

Brownies Clifton Action Group Care Scheme

Email: firstcliftonbrownies@outlook.com www.girlguiding.org.uk Mrs Diana Talbot, Secretary. Infofromcag@gmail.com


Friends All Saints Church

07817 614654 Chairman: Rob Davidson Email: cliftonbedscc@gmail.com V-Chair: Josh Scandrett: 07805 427129 Keith Pledger, 2 Chapel Close k.pledger@ntlworld.com

Football Club

Jason Shacklock,



Langford Tennis Club

www.langfordtennisclub.org.uk Contact; Paul Metcalfe


Police Contact

The snr community officer: PS Simon BUTLER, Based in Biggleswade

01234 842531

Cricket Club

Other village organisations

Providence Baptist Church Rainbows Residents Association Scouts (All ages)

07376 490434 629020 816881

cliftonpbchurch@gmail.com girlguiding.org.uk BobSmith, Secretary 30 New Road






Linda Patch



Pre-School, Breakfast & After School Clubs www.thewoodlandspreschool.co.uk thewoodlands1@btconnect.com



Dear Friends, This year has been one of hardships and uncertainties. Fear lurks around every corner and we keep being threatened that Christmas will be cancelled and ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents…. ‘ a famous line from Little Women, the book by Louisa M. Alcock. Without doubt, Christmas will be different this year, but the love and hope and light and joy that Jesus brought to that manger the very first Christmas is still God’s gift to us, even in very uncertain times, and that can never be cancelled. As we go forward we think of those who have been dear to us this year, for those who have died, for those whose way of life has changed forever and lost livelihoods that have put families at risk. We continue to be grateful for those in the NHS and caring professions, the key workers who will be present throughout this Christmas season and the New Year. The church is still present for you and you are welcome to follow us on our FB page or website, see links below.

Christmas begins on Christmas day. Travel with us and be present to find out what happens from the 26th December into the New Year. Take comfort and may you find joy.

‘God of comfort and joy, may we know your presence with us today and bring your gentle, joyful love to others, this Christmas and always. Amen’ (churchofengland.org/ComfortAndJoy)

With every blessing for Christmas and the New Year. Revd Caren

For all details of online and church services see: https://www.facebook.com/CofECliftonBeds FB and YouTube link also available: https://www.clifton-beds.co.uk/


All Saints’ Church

From the Registers Funeral followed by cremation 23rd November 2020

John Burgess

Poppy Appeal 2020

£2000 raised! Well done Clifton!

Thanks to all those who  Manned the stall at the shop,  The school,  Baxters  Iris Smyrk and Barbara Ephgrave who had a stall outside the Clifton Park Office. But most of all thanks to those who donated money! That is an amazing total considering that we couldn't do our normal collection. Congratulations to Denise Panton our main Poppy Person in Clifton, pictured above with Jason Shacklock. Iris and Barbara who raised over £290 at their stall at The Park, pictured left. Brilliant job!


A very different Remembrance Day 2020 Clifton is a village with a really well-developed sense of identity. The Church, The Chronicles, the Care Scheme and "Light Up Clifton" are all part of the "glue" that keeps us together. Every year in November, the village comes together in another act of Community: The Remembrance Day Service at the War Memorial. We close the roads, get a bugler and a proper Act of Remembrance takes place. It is always extremely well-attended. Clifton is rightly proud of its heroes, both those from the village and elsewhere. We live in strange times. For the first time in memory we had to cancel the formal service. Risk assessments took the place of preparations and we had to disappoint a lot of people. Nonetheless, the war memorial was covered in wreaths, the crosses in the grass once again looked wonderful and the newlydecorated hanging baskets all paid tribute to those to whom we owe so much. The new flagpole and silhouette soldiers added to the picture.

A number of people arrived for personal acts of devotion, including some passers-by who stopped to observe the 2 minutes silence. The military guns in the distance marking the beginning and end of the silence were heard for the first time in years. A very low-key, but still very proper, Remembrance Day. We have to believe that things will be better next year Ray Dart, Clifton Parish Council


More Reflections on Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day This year the traditional national and local acts of remembrance have not been possible, but Clifton has marked Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day with reverence and some creativity. A short Act of Remembrance was recorded before the second lockdown to be broadcast on Remembrance Sunday and groups and individuals placed wreaths, poppies, crosses and painted cobbles at the memorial. Most residents observed the two-minute silence at their homes. Revd Caren Topley and Kathy Blackmore at the memorial. Painted cobbles were also placed along the path from the lychgate to the church door. On Armistice Day the Academy gathered together to mark the occasion and observe the two-minute silence. Meanwhile, at the memorial, governors, Revd Carrie Steer, along with other residents observed the silence. Mrs Ward and 6 children from reception and years 2 and 4 then joined governors and villagers. Mrs Ward read from the Academy Remembrance Book which includes names and memories of family members of the children who had served in the war. Revd Carrie said a prayer and there was a short silence. The children were a credit to the school and our community and the event and photographs taken will provide a special memory for everyone involved in this exceptional year. Dear Lord Let us live in peace and let wars end, Let us remember the people who have sacrificed their lives and the children who have lost loved ones. Thank you God that you love us and bring us hope and a brighter tomorrow. Amen


Clifton Residents’ Association On Sunday 8th November Bob Smith laid a wreath on behalf of Clifton Residents’ Association at the War Memorial to honour those who gave their lives during the two World Wars and more recent conflicts. The lockdown restrictions meant there was no formal Service of Remembrance, however a few people gathered at eleven o’clock to pay their respects and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Many others observed two minutes’ silence on their doorstep. The War Memorial, the wreaths and crosses, the poppy hanging baskets made by the WI, the silent soldiers and the painted cobbles serve as a poignant reminder of service to others, something which continues in the village today as we help each other through the Coronavirus pandemic. The CRA regrets that Covid 19 restrictions mean there will not be a Light Up Clifton event this year but there WILL be a Christmas tree for the whole village to enjoy. Clifton Residents’ Association can be contacted via the Secretary: Bob Smith, 01462 812336. With kind regards, Diana Talbot

Clifton WI The WI committee hope that all its members are keeping well. When the Government restrictions are lifted to enable our meetings to resume we will contact you. Hopefully this will be in the not too distant future! Meanwhile we wish you all:

A very Merry Christmas and A Happy and Healthy 2021. Take care everyone, Sue Trueman 850181


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CLIFTON CARE SCHEME CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR It is to be hoped that by the time you read this the second lockdown will be over and many of you will be preparing for Christmas and the New Year. But as we emerge from this lockdown and thoughts turn to spending time with family and friends there will be those folk in the Clifton Community, both young and old, for whom the festive season will be a lonely time. If you know anyone like this a quick check to make sure that they are alright and not in any need would be a lovely gesture. The Care Scheme will try to find someone to be a friendly voice on the end of the telephone if that would help to alleviate the loneliness. Our usual reminder at this time of the year is that as you start to buy gifts it makes sense to keep them out of sight. Cover them up if you don't have any storage space and make sure they are not visible either through your windows or doors. An attractively wrapped present can be very attractive to a passing opportunist! And don't forget to check that all electrical decorations are still safe and working properly and remember to switch them off before going out or going to bed. Although offering a reduced service we are still here. And if you need help just call.........

07817 614654 Finally from all of us at the Clifton Care Scheme do have a very happy Christmas and New Year.

Toddler Church Zoom, Fortnightly on Tuesdays 09.30-10.30 1st and 15th December 2020 12th and 26th January 2021 15

Christmas Tree Festival 12th & 13th December, 2020 Spread the cheer this Christmas by joining in the Christmas Tree festival in Clifton. To enter you need to have a decorated tree in your front garden over the weekend of 12/13 December. To register, send an email to social@clifton-beds.co.uk giving your name, address and whether the tree has been decorated by adults and children (there are prizes for the best in each category). Entries by 10th December please. Trail maps and voting slips will be available from the Church on 12/13 December between 2 and 6pm (ÂŁ3). All voting slips should be handed in on 12/13th or returned to the church (letter box) by 14th December. If you represent a community group, you can register your group to place a tree in the churchyard.

Let’s help light up Clifton this Christmas! Church and PTA Christmas Raffle As we missed out on the Christmas Fayre this year, in conjunction with the PTA we are also running the Christmas raffle. Tickets are available from social@clifton-beds.co.uk (we can deliver them), the church on 12/13th or the butchers. The draw will be on Monday 14th December and winners will be notified. Ticket stubs and money can be handed in on 12/13th or posted into the church letter box.


All Saints Church, Clifton

Christmas Services, December 2020 IN Church We very much hope to be in church but sadly places will be limited to comply with Covid Secure regulations. Places must be pre-booked with Kathy & Peter Blackmore on: kb08@clifton-beds.co.uk, or 646371. You will be asked for contact details for Track and Trace on booking. 6th December

10.30 am Holy Communion

13th December

10.30 am Morning Prayer

20th December

10.30 am Holy Communion

Christmas Eve 24th: 9.30 pm

Midnight in Bethlehem, said service with Holy Communion

Christmas Day: 10.30 am

Morning Prayer

ZOOM service—For invitation: kb08@clifton-beds.co.uk 27th December: 10.00 am

Morning Prayer, Joint Benefice Service

ONLINE CHRISTMAS SERVICES—see overleaf 13th December Christingle 4.00 pm 20th December Carols and Readings 4.00 pm 24th December Crib Service 4.00 pm Church of England online Christmas services can be found here: https://www.clifton-beds.co.uk/


All Saints’ Churches Clifton & Southill

Christingle Service 13th December 2020 Launch @ 4.00 pm Available until Christmas

On-Line here: https://www.facebook.com/CofECliftonBeds FB and YouTube link also available: https://www.clifton-beds.co.uk/

Christingle fun at home—songs & activities for all Some things you might like to have for this service OR maybe this is the year for a funky Christingle! ?



Some red tape or ribbon


Four cocktail sticks


Some small sweeties


Some raisins


A small piece of aluminium foil


A small candle

If you would like to donate to the work of the Children’s Society with vulnerable children, please give on-line here: https://thyg.uk/CUS046198

If you can gift aid even better! All donations will be recorded as part of All Saints Church annual Children's Society giving to help vulnerable children.




A Christmas like no other ‘God of comfort and joy, may we know your presence with us today and bring your gentle, joyful love to others, this Christmas and always. Amen’ It may be different but Christmas is not cancelled! There are lots of services to enjoy online and in church, the village tree will be up at The Admiral and there will be a Christmas Tree Festival. In addition there are some national activities:

Wednesday 16th December 6.00 pm Sing carols on your doorstep for Christmas! Sing along to the radio—go to the website below to download an invitation and carol sheets. https://www.doorstepcarols.co.uk/

Christmas Eve, 6.00 pm

Ringing a bell on your doorstep for Christmas. Rather like our Clap for Carers, get out there and make sure Santa knows we want him here! Join in and chat to your neighbours.

It’s official:

Clifton is ‘Doing Christmas’

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Samuel Whitbread Academy The first half term has come to an end and it has certainly been like no other we have experienced at Samuel Whitbread Academy. I'm pleased to say that the measures we put in place to protect our students and staff from Covid-19 are working well. The Year 11 mocks and Year 13 I.P.E's will soon be upon us, and students are revising hard for these exams. The after school revision sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays are well attended each week by Year 11 and have an added focus with many students having been invited to specific sessions after half term. Year 9 students have made a great start to their life at SWA and several teachers have commented to me about the work ethic and levels of enthusiasm of the year group. We had two very productive meetings with students last week on the issue of #blacklivesmatter. They came up with a whole host of different ideas and suggestions on how we can improve things at the academy, including areas such as curriculum, mentoring, role models and displays around the school. These ideas will feed into the work of the Equality and Diversity Staff Working Party, led by Ms Yadav, which presented an excellent assembly last week on Black History Month, written by Dr Haynes. Ms Cain has also put up a fantastic display in the street with lots of information about different people throughout history, which students may not have heard about. Finally, Prof Hubbard has completed all the mock interviews for the Oxbridge, medicine and veterinary students and has told me that we have a record number of applicants this year, which is fantastic news. Nick Martin, Principal

Things to look forward to in the New Year PROPOSED EVENTS FOR 2021 • Open gardens • Treasure hunt and BYO picnic at the Community Centre • Online Art and craft competition • DIY Farm Run 22

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AEROBICS CLASSES Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30pm Clifton Community Centre £5 adults & £3 teens

No need to book – just come along. Everyone is welcome! Fitness Pilates and Seated Pilates Exercise classes are also available For more info contact Tessa on 07787 970810



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Clifton Neighbourhood Plan A number of people who responded to last year’s Neighbourhood Plan survey asked why there were no electric car charging points in Clifton. Together with many other valid suggestions, we have been looking closely at this and now have a better idea of what is required if we were able to make these charge points available to residents in Clifton. If we do proceed, it will be quite ground-breaking since, for obvious reasons, these points have to date been installed in larger towns where there is likely to be an immediate requirement.

We have several ideas and would appreciate your thoughts on how we should proceed – or not. Hopefully you will put forward other ideas! One possibility is to install one or two charging points in the Community Centre car park. For this to be effective we would need to ensure access is less restricted than it is at present. Another idea is to position a few charge points strategically around the village, prioritising locations where residents do not have the option of off-street parking. It is important to understand that electric cars are not generally charged in the same way petrol cars are filled up when the tank is getting low on fuel. Electric vehicles tend to be topped up little and often. This is why the community centre might be an attractive location since the car could be topped up whilst the owner is inside. We could also offer competitive charging costs scaled in favour of Clifton Residents This would discourage charging “tourists” and ensure the points were available when residents needed them. Your views are vital to this project so please take a few minutes to consider the following: 1.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Do you own or are you actively considering purchasing an electric or hybrid powered motor vehicle? If yes, would you make use of a public charging point if they were available in Clifton? If points were made available where would you prefer them to be positioned? What distance from your home would you consider a reasonable distance to travel to top up your car? Would the availability of charging points in the village increase your likelihood of owning an electric/hybrid vehicle? Do you have any comments you would like to be taken into consideration?


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Please email your thoughts to talbot.mike@gmail.com or cliftonvillagenp@gmail.com The following draft sections of the Clifton Neighbourhood Plan are now on our website, and comments are very much encouraged.      

Vision Statement Community and Leisure Infrastructure Housing Travel, Transport and Parking Business Green Infrastructure

Please keep an eye our web-site www.cliftonvillageplan.com and also our Facebook page “Clifton Village Neighbourhood Plan” - or you can call us on 07711 687456.

Thank you from your Neighbourhood Plan team!

SHEFFORD LIBRARY We are delighted to announce that we have increased our opening hours for you to take advantage of our Select and Collect service. Shefford library is now open:

Tuesday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm Saturday 9 am - 4 pm Our Select and Collect Service: https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/cgi-bin/vlib.sh? enqtype=COLLECT allows you order a selection of books based on your preferences online or by phone, for collection at the entrance of the library. You can also request a specific book title for collection. Shefford library's phone no: 0300 300 8067. Find out more about Select and Collect here: https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/ vlib/0.beds_libraries/select_collect.htm Thank you. I can confirm that we will be staying open during lockdown.


Clifton Planning Applications Update Central Beds Decisions to 10th November 2020 CB/20/03580/AG – 7 October 2020 – Stockbridge Farm SG16 6AL. Proposed agricultural hay storage. Application Withdrawn CB/20/03726/DOC – 16 October 2020 – Clifton House SG17 5ET. Discharge of Conditions 6, 15, 17 from planning permission. Application Registered CB/20/03829/FULL – 26 October 2020 – 52 Newis Crescent SG17 5HU. Single storey rear extension and part first floor front extension. Application Registered CB/20/03893/LDCP – 29 October 2020 – 4 Legate Place SG17 5GU. Conversion of the existing loft void with front and rear roof lights. Application Registered CB/20/03567/FULL – 6 October 2020 – 24 Manor Close SG17 5EJ. Proposed demolition of existing conservatory & erection of single storey front, side and rear extensions. Awaiting Decision CB/20/03293/FULL – 2 October 2020 – 8 Elm Farm Close SG17 5HF. Erection of open fronted oak framed porch with tiled roof. Consultation Period CB/20/013222/DOC – 14 September 2020 – Clifton Farm SG17 5EX. Discharge of Condition 12. Granted CB/20/013026/FULL – 11 September 2020 – Best House SG17 5QS. Insertion of two new windows in rear elevation. Granted CB/20/03211/DOC – 10 September 2020 – Clifton House SG17 5ET. Discharge of Condition 4. Application Registered CB/20/03036and7/DOC – 27 August 2020 – Clifton House SG17 5ET. Discharge of Conditions 2 & 3 also 12 & 16. Application Registered – Discharge of Conditions 12 and 16 Granted CB/20/02947/FULL – 21 August 2020 – 218 Shefford Road SG17 5QS. Single storey rear & part side extension with a new open front porch. Granted


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CB/20/01988/FULL – 19 August 2020 – 43 Broad Street SG17 5RL. Part single & part two storey rear extension following demolition of existing rear elevation, new garage following demolition of existing one. Granted CB/20/02593/DCP – 31 July 2020 – 42 Broad Street SG17 5RJ. Lawful development certificate proposed rear porch. Granted CB/20/02345/DOC – 15 July 2020 – The Grange SG17 5EW. Discharge of Conditions 2, 3, & 10. Granted CB/20/01766/FULL – 16 June 2020 – Land off Pedley Lane SG17 5EN. Resubmission of planning permission CB/18/04720/FULL, Construction of 42 dwellings. Awaiting Decision CB/20/01762/NMA – 2 June 2020 – Land adjacent to 34 Hitchin Lane. Proposals to make a safer and attractive landscape. Application Registered CB/20/01604/DOC – 19 May 2020 – Clifton Farm SG17 5EX. Discharge of Condition 3. Application Registered CB/20/01462&3/DOC – 6&5 May 2020 - ~The Grange SG17 5EW. Discharge of Condition 2 to Planning Permission CB/17/01630/FULL (Two storey and single storey extension to the house repair of barn store wall and conversion of space for inclusion in annex repair of collapsed roof to open barn/outbuilding). Discharge of Condition of Condition 3 from planning permission CB/17/01631/LB (Listed Building, two storey and single storey extension to the house repair of barn store wall and conversion of space for inclusion of annex repair of collapsed roof to open barn/outbuilding). Application Registered CB/20/00350/DOC – 4 Feb 2020 – Land adjacent to 34, Hitchin Lane. Discharge of conditions 2, 3, 4 and 5 against planning permission. Application Registered CB/18/04067/FULL – 2 November 2018 – Land south of Fairground Way SG17 5JN. Proposed 20 new dwellings. Granted CB/18/01518/OUT – 8 May 2018 – Land off New Road SG17 5JH. Proposed 25 dwellings Consultation Period Bob Smith, Clifton Residents’ Association


Crime Statistics for OCTOBER 2020

ASSAULT OCCASIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM (ABH) 03/10/2020 Shefford Road SEXUAL 04/10/2020 Undisclosed 13/10/2020 Undisclosed ASSAULT WITHOUT INJURY – COMMON ASSAULT AND BATTERY 05/10/2020 Shefford Road 27/10/2020 Clifton Fields THEFT FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE 05/10/2020 Stockbridge Close 15/10/2020 Yew Tree Walk OTHER CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO A VEHICLE (under £5000) 11/10/2020 Stanford Lane THREATS TO DESTROY OR DAMAGE PROPERTY 11/10/2020 Broad Street HAVING A BLADE OR POINT IN A PUBLIC PLACE 21/10/2020 Shefford Road BREACH SHPO/INTERIM SHPO/SOPO/FOREIGN TRAVEL ORDER 22/10/2020 Undisclosed SEC 4 POA FEAR OR PROVOCATION OF VIOLENCE 28/10/2020 Shefford Road SEC 4 POA CAUSING INTENTIONAL HARASSMENT, ALARM OR DISTRESS 31/10/2020 Broad Street


Clifton Community Centre We are fortunate in Clifton to have a modern, spacious, well-equipped community centre with floodlit parking for 60 cars. For information on the facilities available, and to see just how easy and inexpensive it is to use this hall see: www.clifton-beds.co.uk/halls for hire/Community Centre To check availability and make a booking, please contact:

parish-council@clifton-beds.co.uk Kerri Kilby 07547 129038 or Bob Anderson on 07546 239784 Booking forms and conditions of hire can be downloaded from the website.

Providence Baptist Church – Clifton Sunday Services

*10.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. A warm welcome is assured to all. Communion is held during the 6.00 p.m. service on the 3rd Sunday in the month. *The 10.30 a.m. Sunday morning service will continue to held at the Community Centre, Whiston Crescent, Clifton.

Mondays (term time)

Mums & Tots 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at the Church Explorers 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. (for Reception to Year 4) at Church

Thursdays (term time)

Coffeepot 11.30am - 1pm at the Church

Fridays (term time)

Mums & Tots 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. at the Church

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ABOUT OUR FRIENDS St Francis of Assisi, Roman Catholic Church, Shefford Father Deacon Parish Secretary

Canon Bennie Noonan Rev Peter Hyde Rose Boulton

Sunday Services St Francis

9.00 am

Saturday Service St Francis

11.00 am

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5.15 pm

Shefford Methodist Church Minister:

Revd Lorna Valentine 813284


Chris & Peter


Sunday Service 9.30 am Worship for all, plus Junior Church, crèche facilities & refreshments afterwards. Other activities see the notice-board & www.sheffordmethodist.org.uk

Salvation Army, Stotfold Captain Nicola Brooksbank Sunday Services: 10.30 am, 33

01462-731072 6.00 pm

Alphabetic Index of Advertisers May 2020 Letters indicate the pages on the yellow sheets Local Businesses support the Chronicles, please support them PAGE I1

AG Plumbing Services


Angelina Wells Photography

K3, K4 D6

B5, B6

ASB Property Services Carrie Molloy

J5, J6

Chris Jones Property Services

I5, I6

Comer Construction

K5, K6



Lucas, Huntley & Co


Marc Dellar Gardening


Martin Roe Painting & Decorating


Martyn Jaggard Decorating

F1, F2

Courtland Services Partnership


Meditation & Photobooth


Nails at Home

E5, E6

Neuve Audio


Neville Funeral Service

D P Building & Plastering



Dynamic Dance School


Pam Rogers Music Teacher


Foot Healthcare professional


Peter H Wright Plumbing & Heating


G & S Services


Pumpernickel Healt Foods


GA Living Spaces Ltd


RDG Plumbing & Heating

Graeme Harley Chiropodist


Sandra Thurgood


Home Comforts Pet Services


Shefford Dental Surgery


I R Quince, Stoneworks


SJ Tax Accountant


Stefan Baltruschat

J1 E3, E4

I2, I4

K1, K2

J Child Plumbing & Gas Engineer

H1, H2

J W Baxter


James Bonfield Carpentry


James Cullip Decorating


Jasper Morrissey Drum Lessons

J3, J4

G5, G6

Stephen Hing


Stephen Nott

G1, G3

Julian Biggs Plumbing, Heating, Stoves

Tessa Chiswell


The Carpet Cleaner

H3, H4

The Shefford Garage


The White Rooms


Leeds Painting and Decorating

A5, A6

WH Peacock Auction



A1, A2

WH Peacock CafĂŠ


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