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The Clifton Chronicles Covid Month 16

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August 2021 Covid Month 16 Dear Fellow Residents As I write again this month, school and colleges have finished for the summer holidays and we are tentatively making plans for meeting up and doing things. While we have opportunity to be a bit more outgoing and active we hear of one man’s day out—not for most of us but an encouragement to get out and enjoy the wonderful countryside surrounding us. Stay safe, keep your distance, wear a mask and wash your hands, do all of that then:

Give a few hugs and share the love! Kathy Blackmore, Editor

September copy date while we are online, is:

15th August

Some of our regular Contents P 30 16-18

Contents (Alphabetic) Advertising Index

Care Scheme

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Ministry Team Column

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Crime Stats

Contents ctd Neighbourhood Plan

All Saints Academy

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28-29

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Planning

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Registers

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Samuel Whit. Academy Woodlands

Other Churches

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Who’s Who in Clifton


Who’s Who in Clifton

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All Saints’ Church

Rector

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

01462 615499

Churchwardens

Pat Wisby, 51 Pedley Lane

816451

Readers

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

811303 812820

Organist & Choirmaster

Peter Maundrell, 24 Heron Close, Biggleswade

01767 314621

PCC Treasurer

Philip Dawes, 58 Church Street

816074

PCC Secretary

Pat Wisby, 51 Pedley Lane

816451

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

Head-teacher

Mrs Carol Ward

628444

School Governors

Chair: Philippa Whittington Vice-chair: Peter Blackmore

851816 646371

School Bookings

Justine McCarthy,

628444

PTA

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

Bell-ringing Cpt

All Saints’ Academy Elected Representatives

Parish Council Chairman Clerk (Community Centre bookings)

812820 851816 629690

Steve Langton, 45 Church Street

07721 885672

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

07547 129038

MP Nadine Dorries,

nadine.dorries.mp@parliament.uk

Councillors Henlow, Arlesey, Henlow Camp & Stondon

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

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0300300 8563

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Who’s Who in Clifton

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Chronicles

Editor

Kathy Blackmore, Hawarden Cottage, 47 Church Street, Clifton

646371

Advertising

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

646371

Distribution

John Good, Pedley Lane, Clifton

812596

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

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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

Guides

www.girlguiding.org.uk

Langford Tennis Club

www.langfordtennisclub.org.uk Contact; Paul Metcalfe

700991

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

812336

gsl@henlowcliftonscoutgroup.co.uk

Toddlers

cliftontoddlers@gmail.com

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Linda Patch

814517

Woodlands

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

811486

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Dear Friends, At All Saints Church we are trying to stay Green! We are hoping to get a bronze, silver or gold Eco award, depending on how well we do. Helping us be Plastic Free includes what we put in the graveyard. There are graveyard regulations which have to be followed. One of them discourages the use of plastic flowers on the graves. Fresh flowers are the preferred option but a good environmental friendly seasonal silk flower can be allowed by this church. We also take care of the natural conservation in the churchyard. You might notice that our grass cutters leave various parts of the ground uncut as rare seasonal plants are encouraged to grow during the spring and summer months. This provides all sorts of habitats for God’s smaller creatures. For our aerial friends we provide nesting boxes and if you have walked past the church during the late spring and summer months, you might have noticed the swifts that have nested just beneath the church bell tower which faces south. We will be putting up more boxes for them when they return next year. The swifts have been in decline recently due to their habitats which have been reduced as roofs in old buildings where they used roost have been demolished.

Our environment can help us with our mental wellbeing, others have been helped during this Pandemic with dogs, cats etc. Pandemic Pets. On October 4th just after Harvest we will be having an open air service of praise to give thanks for these pets and for our environment. Details to come next month. For the time being let us give thanks as we care for environment and care for all creatures great and small. Every Blessing, Revd Caren

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All Saints’ Church

From the Registers Burial of Ashes 30th June

Barbara Crisp

Toddler Church Fortnightly on Tuesdays 09.30-10.30

After the Holidays: 7th September All Saints’ Church Services Sundays: 10.30 am Parish Communion 1st, 3rd All Age Worship, 2nd Morning Prayer, 4th 10.30 am Messy Church 4th Sunday (Church Hall)

10.00 am 5th Sunday Joint Zoom Service with Southill and Haynes

Tuesdays: Toddler Church, 1st & 3rd, 9.00 am

Wednesdays: 10.00 am Holy Communion For details of church services see: https://www.clifton-beds.co.uk/

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CLIFTON CARE SCHEME HELP NEEDED We are looking for help from folk who would be prepared to join the Care Scheme as phone holders. Basically the role involves taking calls from villagers and matching the help they need from our list of volunteers. You would be the phone holder for a week every 7-8 weeks. The more phone holders we have the longer the break between phone holding duties. If you are interested but would like to more about what's involved then please ring the help line number below and leave your details. A member of the Care Scheme Committee will contact you to take you through what's involved. We look forward to hearing from you. Meanwhile a reminder about the Tea & Chat sessions which are now held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month in the Church Hall. More details below.

NEED OUR HELP? Remember we are here if you need our help, just call........

07817 614654 ......and one of telephone co-ordinators will do their best to help

Tea & Chat Church Hall, 2.00—4.00 * Wednesday 11th August * Wednesday 25th August * Wednesday 15th September Then on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month For help with transport ring: 07817 614654 8


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We have been incredibly busy with the Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) over the last four weeks, which has been an enormous team effort. The process involved uploading 4388 grades to the exam boards, which included over 25,000 marked assessments by staff and 71,500 pieces of evidence being uploaded onto our information management system. As well as all the teachers involved in marking and setting the assessments, I'd particularly like to thank the exam teams for all their hard work. This week we held our Year 8 Meet the Tutor Evening, for the students joining us in September. The event was held online again this year, due to the current Covid restrictions. The four events were well attended, despite a certain football match taking place at the same time as one of the sessions. During the event, the Year 8 pupils got the opportunity to hear from Miss Scott, who will be the new Head of Year in September, and to hear from their tutor. The pupils have also been attending the academy this week, in their individual school bubbles, to experience some lessons and to have a tour of the school. This is obviously far short of what we would usually do during transition week, but it has given as many students as possible the opportunity to meet key members of staff and get used to the layout of the school.

Following on from the Year 10 end of year exams, this fortnight it was the turn of Year 12. The students were exemplary in their conduct and preparation for their IPE exams and staff will be marking their papers over the next few days. Following the Year 10 recent exams, they will soon be receiving their reports, which will contain a written report from their tutor, their mock exam results as well as information on attitude to learning and independent learning. Last week saw our first ever LGBTQ+ Pride week, which was an enormous success. Events were held throughout the week, including: assemblies, tutor time activities, cake sales and finishing with a rainbow non-uniform day. Overall they raised over £1200 which will be donated to four charities, chosen for their work in this area. I would like to thank Miss Yadav and her team for organising such a fantastic week of events and I know this will definitely form part of our school calendar.

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Finally, I'd like to congratulate Tom Litchfield who played on the wing for England this week against Ireland, in a really competitive match between the top two teams in the rugby U20s Six Nations 2021. After a nervous start, he soon settled into the game and set up a cracking try for the other winger in the far corner. We look forward to putting Tom's framed shirt up in our hall of fame, to join all the other SWA athletes who have played for their country. Nick Martin, Principal

Clifton WI Good news ladies, our planned Afternoon Tea is able to go ahead on: 4th August. 2.30-4.30 at 18 Lychmead, Clifton. A big thank you to Gill and Mick Brown for allowing us to use their lovely garden. Our first indoor Monthly Meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st September, 2 - 4p.m. at Clifton Community Hall. Sadly I have to report on the passing of two of our long term members, Barbara Crisp and Margaret Foulkes, both will be greatly missed. Thank you all for your continued support. See you soon.

Lesley Burton, 816941

Summer raffle Thank you to everyone who bought raffle tickets for our summer raffle. Tickets sales and an anonymous donation resulted in a profit of £509.50 which was divided between the church and the school. At a time when fundraising is so difficult all money raised is especially welcome by both church and school. The draw took place in The Rectory Garden on Sunday 4th July.

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Clifton Boys’ Breakfast Group Due to the continuing high rates of Covid infections in Central Bedfordshire the last meeting of this group was cancelled. We hope that we are able to get together on:

Thursday 5th August At Mount Pleasant Golf Club Should you be interested please contact:

Bob Smith on 01462 812336

GOLDEN LION GOLF SOCIETY The July competition was played at Cambridge Meridian Golf Club for our flagship competition the Open Trophy. The weather was very hot and sunny followed by a very heavy thunderstorm. Despite the difficult conditions the scoring was high. Our winners were: 1st with 36 pts 2nd with 34 pts 3rd with 31 pts OCB 4th with 31 pts OCB Nearest the Pin Longest Drive

Gordon Ward Paul Williams John Wall Neil Blannin Barry Tinsdale Neil Blannin

Our next competition will be played at Brampton Park GC on:

Tuesday, August 17th 2021 If you are interested in joining us, please contact: Harvey Price on 01462 812781 or John Wall on 01462 814097

Crime Statistics OTHER CRIMINAL DAMAGE 05/06/2021 Stockbridge Close TREAT INTENT TO COMMIT CRIM DAM 05/06/2021 Stockbridge Close SEXUAL 08/06/2021 Undisclosed

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ASSAULT WITHOUT INJURY 14/06/2021 Ashington Court 25/06/2021 Shefford Road ASSAULT ON A PC 17/06/2021 Church Street PUBLIC FEAR/ALARM/DISTRESS

17/06/2021 Church Street


Clifton All Saints Academy We hope that everyone is staying safe and well. It has been a very difficult end to the school term. We have been very lucky through the whole pandemic but at the time of writing this entry, unfortunately the decision has had to be made to close the school on Thursday 15th July due to positive COVID cases amongst staff and pupils. This was a very difficult decision and not taken lightly, however the health and wellbeing of our staff and pupils is paramount. On a positive note our Year 4 class had a wonderful day at The Caldecotte Xperience. This was originally supposed to be an overnight stay but had to be changed to just a day of fun activities due to the current situation. They had a wonderful time with some pupils saying it was their best day ever! During the day they did:

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Archery Kayaking Raft building

Bush craft

As always, the pupils did us proud and behaved impeccably and had lovely manners. Thank you to the staff that went with them, a memorable day was had by all. Conversion to Primary The planning application for the new building work that is taking place at school in the next academic year is now in the public domain. The application number is: CB.21/02631/FULL and the detailed plans are displayed on the Central Beds website for you to see. http:// plantech.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/.../acolnetcgi... We have fought hard as a team to push Central Beds to provide a suitable building which will provide excellent facilities for the children of the village and the school into the future. We are pleased with what has been put forward and we would urge you to visit the application so that you can see what is planned for the children. Also, it would be really helpful to push the planning through quickly, if local people could write to the planning office offering support for the application and design. This could be in terms of providing the best in terms of educational facilities for the children, supporting the community and enabling the village of

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Clifton to continue to provide excellent educational facilities for the children of the village. All support for this is valuable and will help the planning office to make the right decision. Thanking you for all your support and patience.

We would also like to remind the local community (as previously advised in the Clifton Chronicles), especially those that live close to the school grounds that, during the summer break, two mobile classrooms are being delivered and installed on the school playground. This will include the removal of the climbing frame. The mobile classrooms will be in use all year and removed in August 2022 providing all of the works are completed and pupils can move into their new classrooms. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer break. Please remind your children that they are trespassing if caught on the school grounds. There will be a lot of activity during the summer holidays, so please remain vigilant, and report anything that causes you a concern or email sbm@cliftonallsaintsacademy.co.uk . Thank you and

HAPPY HOLIDAYS Date Reminder Children in year 1 to 5 are back in school on:

Monday 6th September New Reception children will have a staggered start over the first two weeks of the Autumn term. 17


All Saints Academy—Farewell to Mrs Ward It is with sadness that we say goodbye to Mrs Ward who has led the school for the past 8 years. We welcomed her in September 2013 and almost immediately we converted to Academy status. Under her leadership the school has developed academically and extended the interface with village activities. She has joined us at Messy Church, church services and other village events. We have seen the children attend Young Voices in the O2, sing in church, develop in the Performing Arts Club, have a go at bellringing and attend their own Remembrance Service allowing children to remember their own relatives and take part in the usual school and village events. When Covid struck, the school instituted a very tight regime to safeguard the children and staff and until recently had avoided any cases within school. It was decided some time ago that whenever “Freedom Day” happened, the school would retain restrictions until the end of term. All this meant that we were unable to say goodbye and thankyou in the normal way. We wish her well in her retirement and hope to see her at village events in the future. Philippa Whittington, Chair of Governors

Greensand Ridge Walk A route taking in woods and farmland along the dissected Greensand Ridge which rises from the clay vales on either side, passing Woburn Abbey and Ampthill Park where it connects with the John Bunyan Trail. A route description and schematic map leaflet are available from the website below. At Leighton Buzzard, the Two Ridges Link (8 miles and included on OS mapping) provides a link via the Grand Union Canal to Ivinghoe Beacon and the Ridgeway National Trail/Icknield Way Path. At Gamlingay, the waymarked Clopton Way (11 miles and on OS mapping) goes on to Wimpole Hall from whence the waymarked Wimpole Way (13 miles and on OS mapping) takes the walker to Cambridge. The waymarked Marston Vale Timberland Trail (14 miles) is a circular route coincident with the Greensand Ridge Walk between Ampthill Park

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A Day’s Walk in Greensand Country Greensand Ridge Walk day, began with a jangling alarm at 3am; shower, dress, breakfast and I was ready to leave, the rucksack loaded with waterproofs, spare socks and supplies to see me through to lunchtime. With my long-suffering other half as chauffeur I was transported along strangely quiet roads to the start of my quest at Leighton Buzzard, where as if in a dream I was walking the Grand Union towpath by 4.45am. After non-stop rain the previous day, the forecast was for a cooler, cloudy day, humid but with no rain expected until about 9pm (I sincerely hoped to be finished well before then). I still carried my waterproofs just in case! The meadow by the Globe Inn was flooded, so an early detour was necessary along the towpath to the narrow Heath & Reach Road before re-joining the definitive route. This made no difference to the distance covered, and proved to be the only diversion of the entire day I always enjoy this first part of the GSRW, with odd tree sculptures, deer in the grounds of Woburn abbey who seemed surprised to see me, and of course the rhododendrons, before arriving at my scheduled breakfast stop just before 8.30am at Eversholt. The church is situated on a rise and has a churchyard bench overlooking the cricket ground – previously identified and ideal for a breakfast break.

Still feeling strong, the rest of the morning brings me by the ruined church of All Saints at Segenhoe Manor, through Ridgemont and over an ever busy M1. A steep climb up past St Michaels & All Angels church in Millbrook, then walking between the Vehicle Proving Ground and the golf course (I throw a lost golf ball on the path back onto a green) and it seems that Ampthill Park with its Katherine’s Cross and views of the magnificent Park House cannot be far away. Passing the ruined remains of Houghton House, pangs of hunger are starting and it suddenly seems a long way to Maulden where fresh supplies are brought by my nearest and dearest. A churchyard surely is a place for the weary to rest, and a welcome bench at St Mary the Virgin’s church with magnificent views proves a super lunchtime venue. Hearing the bells chiming on the hour I am surprised how musical they sound, proving how different bells can sound from inside compared to out. The afternoon is always difficult on these long treks and today is no different with probably more than 4½ hours to walk before the next break. Tiredness is starting to set in as I take my life in my hands to cross the A6 at Deadman’s Hill, made infamous by James Hanratty. Past the abandoned haunted church at Clophill that is interestingly oriented due

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east towards Jerusalem. Now closer to home territory but “it’s not coming home” just yet; alongside Chicksands Wood to Appley Corner and through Haynes to the interestingly named Deadman’s Cross – stories of its naming abound but none appear to be proven. Trying to keep the rhythm going along a boring stretch before reaching Northill, I smell the heady aroma of broad bean crops, and wonder at the complexity and beauty of nature and the world we live in. I had been drip-feeding on Dextrose tablets every ½ hour to keep energy levels up! I cross the footbridge over the A1 at Beeston and using paths known from yesteryear am walking into Sandy to meet my dedicated supporter with final supplies for the day. Refuelled, declaring exhaustion and determination in the same breath there is just another 5 miles or so left as I set off determined to do a good last leg. I find the section along Hassell Hedge quite boring, it just seems to go on for ever, until gritting my teeth I reach the final climb of the day leading up into Everton and past the Church. More of interest now as I walk through Woodbury Park and Tetworth, both with their 18th century Mansion. Realising I had indeed picked up my pace in this last leg, I started clock watching and kept the throttle to the floor to achieve a good overall time, Gamlingay before here I come, and reached just before 8pm! Philippa, who I couldn’t have done it without, collected me, whisked me home and provided a (well earned) supper of Fish & Chips, thank you so much for indulging me. This is now an annual pilgrimage for me, roll on next year for another full day out! My thoughts as I write this are “what a wonderful world”; of nature, sights & sounds, aromas, rain & shine, opportunities and achievements – to have the health to do this, I give thanks. And so for the GPS and FitBit statistics: Distance walked Elapsed time Average speed moving Average speed overall Calories burned Steps taken

42.3 miles 15 hours 13 minutes 3.3 miles per hour 2.8 miles per hour Greater than 6,000 Greater than 86,000

https://www.greensandtrust.org Frank Rivett

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Clifton Planning Applications Central Beds Decisions to 14 July CB/21/03100/FULL – 2 July 2021 – 107 Broad Street SG17 5RP. Single storey rear extension. Consultation Period CB/21/03060/DOC – 1 July 2021 - Land south of Fairground Way SG17 5JN. Discharge of Condition 9. Application Registered CB/21/03048/FULL – 30 June 2021 – Land between Glenmore and The Dairy, New Road SG17 5JL. Consultation Period CB/21/02631/FULL – 10 June 2021 – Clifton All Saints Academy SG17 5ES. Demolition of single storey elements, construction of a two-storey extension with associated external and enabling works. Temporary siting of modular 2-classromm block to provide short term accommodation. Consultation Period

CB/21/02706/NMA – 10 June 2021 – Land off Broad Street SG17. Amendment to residential development of 80 dwellings. Granted CB/21/02710/NMA – 10 June 2021 - Land off Broad Street SG17. Amendment to residential development of 80 dwellings. Granted CB/21/02395/VOC –26 May 2021 –The Grange SG17 5EW. Variation of condition number 11. Consultation Period CB/21/02396/DOC –26 May 2021 –Land rear of 81 to 111 Broad Street SG17. Discharge of Condition 17. Application Registered CB/21/02377/DOC -25 May 2021 –Land off Broad Street SG17 5RR. Discharge on Condition 5,10,11. Application Registered CB/21/ 02379/NMA –25 May 2021 –Land adjacent to 34 Hitchin Lane SG17. Minor amendment. Application Granted CB/21/02357/FULL –24 May 2021 –43 Church Street SG17 5ET. Part garage conversion to create ground floor workshop with office space above. Consultation Period CB/21/02272/DOC –19 May 2021 –Land off Broad Street SG17 5RR. Discharge of Condition 16. Condition Released CB121/02246/FULL –18 May 2021 –The Loft, SG17 5EH. Proposed detached garage with first floor store. Granted CB/21/0092/FULL –11 May 2021 –58 Church Street SG17 5EV. Single storey flat roof read and side infill extension. Granted (Continued on page 26)

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CB/21/02048/FULL –7 May 2021 –The Grange, SG17 5EW. Retrospective planning permission for erection of a summer house. Granted CB/21/02005/FULL –5 May 2021 –1 Lime Tree Road, SG17 5EP. Party single and part two storey side and rear extensions, replacing single storey extension. Granted CB/21/01837/FULL –26 April 2021 –2 Legate Place SG17 5GU. Single storey side and rear extension, part garage conversion and porch. Granted

CB/21/01797/FULL –22 April 2021 –16 Knolls Way SG17 5QZ. Single storey side and rear extensions. Granted CB/21/01801/VOC –21 April 2021 -204 Shefford Road SG17 5QS Variation (or removal) of condition 4. Granted CB/21/00843/FULL –25 March 2021 –Hillcroft, 68 New Road, SG17 5JL. New outbuilding to rear of garden to be part Sui Generia use (Dog grooming). Consultation Period CB/21/00874/VOC –1 March 2021 -Land adjacent to 34 Hitchin Lane SG17 5RS. Variation to Condition 1. Application Withdrawn CB/20/04642/OUT –5 January 2021-Land to rear of 210/228 Shefford Road SG17 5QS. Demolition of 210 Shefford Road and erection of 29 dwellings. Consultation Period CB/20/04444/FULL –8December 2020 –98 New Road SG217 5JJ. Conversion of existing stable to detached 3 bed dwelling. Awaiting DecisionCondition 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 andconversion of space for inclusion of annex repair of collapsed roof to open barn/outbuilding). Awaiting Decision CB/18/01518/OUT –8 May 2018 –Land off New Road SG17 5JH. Proposed 25 dwellings. Awaiting Decision Bob Smith, Clifton Residents’ Association

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NEW ROAD ENTRANCE FOR SHUTTLEWORTH

A new permanent entrance for Shuttleworth College and Visitor Attraction opened on Wednesday 7 July. At the same time, College Road that currently crosses the runway will be permanently closed. The new road is named Alder Drive in honour of Professor Mike Alder, who recently retired from the Board of Trustees after 30 years as a driving force for Shuttleworth College and a guiding hand for the Trust.

The 1.2mile long road has been sown with wild flowers, and 16,310 hedge plant saplings have been planted to provide protection and enhance the biodiversity. It will remove the bulk of traffic from Old Warden village and improve the safety of air operations by allowing the removal of the road across the runway. The road forms a new entrance from the B658 Shefford Road, half a mile west of the existing College Road. The highway has been widened to accommodate the traffic. Shuttleworth Executive Director Rebecca Dalley said: "The road has been a long time coming and we’re delighted to reduce the risk to our flying operations. This is an appropriate new entrance to Shuttleworth that provides a stunning vista of the agricultural Bedfordshire landscape before framing Shuttleworth House and Old Warden Park."

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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 3 rd 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

813436 711702 811547

5.15 pm

Shefford Methodist Church Minister:

Revd Lorna Valentine 813284

Bookings:

Chris & Peter

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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, 29

01462-731072 6.00 pm


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