Wednesday, 30 November 2011

We hope everyone has a wonderful evening at the Torchlight Procession and switching on of Dunstable's Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree Carols and Torchlight Procession
Christmas Tree Carols
Christmas Tree Carols
Dunstable Town Council is once again very proud to be organising this wonderful, traditional Christmas event.

The event will be taking place on Friday 2 December, from 7pm on The Square.
18 choirs are taking part in the carol event this year.

Priory House Teas Rooms are also open from
5-30 to 7pm

For the full details please go to our 'Events' page

Dunstable Town Council's Website:

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Short update on progress of works on the Luton Dunstable Busway

For more information please go to our page: 'Information for the local community' Thank you.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Watling Lower School's Beanstalk can be seen at The Grove Theatre ~ Dunstable

The children of Watling Lower School Dunstable have made this wonderful Beanstalk to celebrate the arrival of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Grove Theatre ~ Dunstable
From Friday 9th December 2011 - Monday 2nd January 2012

For more information and how to book tickets
Please contact:
The Grove Theatre

Box Office 01582 602080
Book Online at:

Let's Talk Together ~ Meeting ~ Tuesday 29th November 7-9pm

At Heathfiled School ~ Caddington

Everyone welcome ~ Councillor Stay will be chairing the meeting.

The format of the meetings is still in 2 parts:
7-8pm Market Stalls
8-9pm Formal meeting around a) local Policing priorities and b) other local issues and the approach to car parking.
In Part 2 and the discussion, we will be talking about
an update on the Councils Budget strategy
an update on issues raised at the last meeting ( Dunstable June 23)
Managing growth and local development
Review of parliamentary constituencies
Local investment ( A5 M1 link; University Technical College, etc)
Supporting local services

While in Dunstable today is was lovely to stop for a moment and enjoy a coffee and wonderful mince pie in one of Dunstable's superb Coffee Shops ~ Latte Heaven

This photograph was taken in January this year ~ at the official opening of
Latte Heaven.

Why not pop down and see Sarah, Nick and the team and enjoy some wonderful Home Baked goodies along with some delicious coffee or specialist teas.
The Christmas Spirit has already arrived in Latte Heaven with some wonderful decorations that adorn the walls ~ Not forgetting their wonderful mince pies of course!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

FREE parking on Sunday in Dunstable in all CBC Council owned car parks.

FREE parking on Sunday in Dunstable in all CBC Council owned car parks. Others may vary so please check. Many of Dunstable's shops are open on a Sunday including: Superdrug, Clinton Cards, New Look, Poundland, Games Station, Samuels Jewellers, Costa and that's in the Quadrant aloan! Then there's Asda, Argos, Wilkinson, Becky's Boutique, Farmfoods, Latte Heaven, Dunstable Aquatics. Whe we know of more we will add them to the 'Sunday opening' list.

Please take a look at our page 'Shops and Businesses in Dunstable' We are adding to the list all the time.
Happy Shopping
Be vocal shop local and help keep Dunstable Alive!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

The Official Opening of Creasey Park Community Football Centre

Welcome to the official opening of Creasey Park Community Football Centre by Dunstable Town Mayor Cllr Claire Meakins-Jell and CBC Cllr Peter Hollick followed by a local derby between AFC Dunstable and Dunstable Town Football Club ~ A Great Day was had by all.

More pictures on the 'Events' page.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Picture's of the past....

We have had some wonderful old pictures posted on our facebook page. To give everyone a chance to see them Frank has kindly said we can post them on here. So please check out 'The Hisotry of Dunstable Through The Years......' page one here. They really do bring back some old memories of our wonderful town.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Don't forget ~ Thursday Night is Priory Pudding Night!

The Priory House Tea Rooms are proud to introduce Priory Pudding Nights.

Come along and enjoy a selection of puddings and gateaux in the licensed Priory House Tea Rooms.

The Pudding Nights will start on Thursday 6 October and will continue every Thursday evening.
The Tea rooms will open their doors at 6.30pm and will serve a selection of puddings and gateaux, which you can enjoy along with a glass of wine or a liqueur coffee. Everyone is welcome and last orders will be taken at 9pm.

They look forward to seeing you there.

Another new businesses coming to Dunstable

It was great chatting with Sonia and Harry today ~ owners of another new shop/business coming to Dunstable hopefully before Christmas.

I will be in regular contact with them and as soon as they have more details they will let us all know. They look forward to welcoming everyone to their new shop in Ashton Square.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Wenesday, Friday and Saturday is Market Day in Dunstable

Dunstable Market
Ashton Square along by Wilkinsons
off the A5 High Street South
Car Park to rear of Market ~ Ashton Square Car Park from 50p for 2 hours

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Pioneer Youth Hub Christmas Fayre ~ Unfortunately this event has been cancelled

Christmas in Dunstable 2011

20th November 2011 and the Christmas Street lights were switched on in Dunstable.

Dunstable Town Council's full programme of Festivities and events are available from their

The Town Mayor Cllr Claire Meakins-Jell will be switching the lights on the Christmas Tree in the Square on Friday 2nd December followed by some wonderful Carol singing, which everyone is invited to.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Dunstable Town Centre is alight with beautiful Christmas Decorations

Christmas has arrived in Dunstable! I have just driven through the town and it is alight with wonderful brightly coloured Christmas lights. On the 2nd of December The Mayor Cllr Claire Meakins-Jell will be switching on the lights on Dunstable's huge Christmas tree in the Square. Happy Christmas everyone!

Dunstable Aquatics ~ West Street ~ Dunstable

Dunstable Aquatics
Can you help Dunstable Aquatics get to 100 'likes' on their Facebook page? When they get there one of their lucky followers will be randomly selected to win a £10 gift voucher to spend in store.

That's £10 to spend on anything from fish food, aquarium supplies pond plants, garden seeds, wild bird food, hay, straw & feed for small pets, cat & dog dry food or even towards a cage or aquarium!

Please contact Dunstable Aquatics ~ West Street ~ Dunstable for the full details. Or check them out on Facebook ~ Dunstable Aquatics.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Elaine Sullivan-Child Hair & Beauty ~ 24 High St South ~ Dunstable

Elaine Sullivan-Child Hair & Beauty ~ Celebrates their 1st Years Anniversary in
Dunstable 2011

It was wonderful to see a busy salon not only with people receiving hair & beauty treatments but with people enjoying the festivities and celebrations for the Salons Anniversary.

We wish them continued success with their business in Dunstable.

From now until the draw on the 22nd December they are selling raffle tickets for the opportunity to 'Be A Celebritiy For The Day and Win a Fabulous Make-Over & Photo Shoot'

All proceeds from the raffle will be going to MacMillan Cancer Fund.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Dunstable Town Council to hit the Social Media Scene in 2012

In January 2012 Dnstable Town Council will launch it's new Facebook page with Twitter accounts from the following areas ~ Priory House ~ Events ~ Town Centre and Businesses ~ Creasey Park Community Football Centre.

Social networking brings with it a number of positive outcomes, it reaches new audiences (often those who do not usually engage with the Council), it can help disperse the perception of poor communication and encourage positive two way communications.

Social networking is also effective at promoting events, undertaking researchm sharing information as there is already a massive audience potential.
About Dunstable looks forward to welcoming Dunstable Town Council in to this big new Social Media World and believes that it will help spread an even bigger wave of positivity across our much loved Historical town.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Dunstable Act of Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2011

Followed by Remembrance Day Service
at Priory Church of St Peter

We attended the salute this morning and the laying of the wreaths at Dunstable's War Memorial. As silence fell across the country, a huge crowd of people stood motionless. It was very moving watching Service people and other members of the public parading forwards to lay their wreaths. Afterwards we joined a full Church for the Remembrance Day Service. A day we will will never forget.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Take a look inside 'HOPE' Designer fashion right on your doorstep in Dunstable


Mon - Sat:9:30 am-5:30 pm
Hope Clothing has been trading in Dunstable for 7 years. They supply quality designer brands for men and women.

'Becky's Boutique' opens today 12th November 2011

It was wonderful to be with Becky and her family this morning at the opening ceremony and to see the first customer's cross the threshold of her new shop.

Becky and her sister Emma with the first sale of the day!

We wish Becky every success with 'Becky's Boutique'
in Ashton Square

We hope Becky continues to fill her shop with many new wonderful cunstomers.

Friday, 11 November 2011

11/11/11 Dunstable will remember them....

The Priory Church clock chimed 11am, the last post played, the salute rang out. Silence fell for two minutes until the salute was heard for the second time. It was a very moving moment as together a very young boy and girl took a wreath of poppies up to the Dunstable War Memorial......We will remember them.......

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Becky's Boutique ~ Opening Saturday 12th November 2011

As you can see by these photographs, Becky's Boutique has a large range of Ladies Clothes and accessories.

We wish Becky the very best for her business in Dunstable. Another great shop on our High Street. All helping to make Dunstable a wonderful place to shop, work and live.

Be vocal shop local and help new and old businesses alike survive and move in to a bright new future for Dunstable.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I have just returned from a great morning in Dunstable chatting to Becky owner of 'Becky's' the new clothes shop opening in Ashton Square Saturday at 9am. Also popped in to see Elaine and her super team in 'Eleaine Sullivan-Child' and Michele and Andrew in 'BASILE B' both of Ashton Square. We were all sharing positive news about the new businesses coming to Dunstable's High Street.
Ladies Clothes & Accessories Shop
Access from Ashton Square/High Street South

Elaine Sullivan-Child
Hair & Beauty Salon
 Ashton Square/High Street South

Hair Salon
Ashton Square

Ashton Square will soon be welcoming another new shop ~ 'The Old Curiosity Shop' We will be bringing your more good news as it happens. Be vocal shop local and more will come to our town.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Mary Portas 'Queen of Frocks' Tweets @About Dunstable

Mary Portas 'Mary Queen of Frocks' said "Good stuff. I love that you keep me updated. X"
We received this encouraging comment from Mary after informing her of two new clothes shops that are opening in Dunstable. Spreading the word and raising the profile of our town, all helping to keep Dunstable alive!

Central Bedfordshire Pilot 10 Programme Takes Off

For more information about 'Central Bedfordshire Pilot 10 Programme' please go to our 'NEWS FLASH' page.

If you think that you have what it takes to be part of future High Growth Programmes, contact Central Bedfordshire Council’s business team on or 0300 300 5297.   

TTENN ~ Ladies, Mens and childrens Clothes Shop

TTENN, a new shop for Dunstable. They will be selling ladies, mens and childrens clothes and will also be doing alterations, They are next to the Coop and Glider pub on Lowther Road, number 49 (the old bed shop) , mention about Dunstable and get a discount.
 We all wish them every succes with this new venture!

Monday, 7 November 2011

Dunstable chosen for London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route

Dunstable has been announced as one of the communities that will host the Olympic Flame on its route round the UK.
Residents from across Central Bedfordshire are being invited to welcome the Olympic Flame to Dunstable on 9 July 2012, share in the excitement that the Relay will bring and celebrate the achievements of the Torchbearers selected to carry the Flame.

Dunstable is one of over 1,000 villages, towns and cities announced by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) through which the Olympic Flame will be carried by Torchbearers during the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay which is presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung. LOCOG has worked closely with representatives from a number of sectors in the East of England to devise the route.

Welcoming the announcement, Leader of Central Bedfordshire Council, Cllr James Jamieson says, "Hosting the Olympic Torch Relay will shine a light on Dunstable and on our area as a whole. I hope that residents of all ages will join us for this historic occasion to share in the Olympic spirit and welcome the Flame to our area as part of the countdown to the start of the Games.

Please go to "NEWS FLASH" for the FULL details ~ Thank you

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Hayley who owns Dunstable Cake House, Ashton Square. Won 1st prize & a Gold Medal for the Cupcake Challenge 2011 at NEC Birmingham's Cake International this Friday. These winning cakes can be seen in the window of her shop in Dunstable.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Let's hope tonight's Firework Spectacular goes off with a Big Bang!

The gates are about to close at Creasey Park Community Centre ~ Before Dunstable Town Council starts the countdown for 2011's truly amazing Firework Display! Have a wonderful time everyone!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Please take a look at our 'Events' page ~ Celebrations this Friday in Dunstable for Firework Night!

Be safe with firework fun this year

Only buy fireworks from a reputable dealer and ensure they marked BS 7114
Do not drink alcohol if handling or setting off fireworks
Keep fireworks in a closed box
Follow the instructions on each firework
Light at arms length using a taper
Stand well back from a lit firework
Never go near a firework that has been lit and failed to go off. It could still explode
Never put fireworks into your pocket or throw them
Always supervise children/under 18’s around fireworks
Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
Never give sparklers to under 5’s
Keep pets indoors

For more information about 'Being Safe with Fireworks'
Please go to our 'Inofrmation for the local community' page.
Thank you ~ Be safe ~ Have fun!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Anglia In Bloom Seminar 2011 at The Grove Theatre

The Anglia in Bloom Seminar took place today with over one hundred people attending.
Many from outside of Bedfordshire.

They were welcomed by The Mayor Cllr Claire Meakins-Jell and
by a very beautiful and sunny day!

The meating was very informative and gave us all an insight in to how everyone
can be involved in Anglia in Bloom 2012

Let's hope Dunstable can achieve another GOLD award
for the third year running.

Dunstable in Bloom a sub group of Promoting Dunstable is involved with
Dunstable Town Council in this event.

The group welcomes everyone to be part of Dunstable in Bloom.
Without the communities support there would be no award.

The next meeting for Promoting Dunstable is 7/11/2011
at Priory House Heritage Centre
Dunstable in Bloom meeting 15/11/2011
at The Baptist Church ~ behind Wilkinsons


The view from upstairs in The Grove Theatre Dunstable
over the beautiful Grove Gardens
1st November 2011