- This Years Events in Dunstable
- Shops & Businesses in Dunstable
- Photographs of Dunstable and the surrounding area.
- The History of Dunstable ~ Through the years.....
- Annual Car Shows ~ Priory Gardens ~ Dunstable
- Having Fun in Dunstable!
- Local Community Special Events
- Neighbourhood Alerts.
- Medieval Dunstable
- Skate Park for Dunstable
- Dunstable in Bloom Annual event.
- The Incuba - Central Bedfordshire College
- Information for the local community
- New Busway
- Christmas in Dunstable
- Olympic Torch Relay, Paralympic Flame, along with memories of The Queens Diamond Jubile.
Welcome to About Dunstable.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
We hope you all have all had a very Merry Christmas and we wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year! We will endevour to update the page as often as we can but we also intend to enjoy this holiday as well :) Have fun and take care everyone x
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Dunstable Council • Application's open for Party in the Park and Dunstable Rocks 2013
Friday, 14 December 2012
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Christmas Cracker at Priory House this Saturday 15th December with FREE PARKING at participating CBC car parks ~ Have a cracker of a day in Dunstable!
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Friday, 7 December 2012
Dunstable Mayor Councillor Patricia Staples will be switching on of the lights on Dunstable's Christmas Tree in the Square at 7pm tonight.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
"In the summer of 2010 I had an idea that perhaps we could mark the foundations of the Augustinian Priory, and introduce a new Medieval Walk to the Heritage walks offered by the town guides. Those of us interested in the history of the town believed that in medieval times, Dunstable was an important centre of trade sitting astride one of the busiest crossroads of England. Henry I built a palace in Dunstable and a number of monarchs spent time here. We knew there were jousts, we had a copy of some early byelaws and charters, tantalising evidence that there was a big story just waiting to be uncovered."
Taken from an excerpt from
The last few years have seen businesses come and go in and around Dunstable. Hopefully as we all look towards 2013 and beyond we will all see a better and brighter future for everyone who lives, works and has businesses in our great town.
This video is a small snippet as to just how wonderful Dunstable is going to be in the future.
Monday, 3 December 2012
The management and staff of Ruby Tuesday would
like to thank everybody for the outstanding support of our new boutique in our
first week of trading.
The response has been overwhelming and we are
proving that Dunstable is far from dead and that the people of Dunstable are
more than prepared to support their town if the environment is nice and the
product offers good value.
I am sick and tired of the cynics who still insist on patronising us with comments like "you must be brave".
The sweet shop is much missed (mainly it seems by people who we never actually saw in it).
Phil & Corinne
Friday, 23 November 2012
Last night 'About Dunstable' attended at meeting ~ Which will help to create a great outcome for Dunstable.....
Last night a meeting was held between the member of the 'Town Team Steering Group' These consist of Dunstable Community Groups, CBC and DTC.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
We appreciate it has been difficult for the past few months, thank you for your patience. The Busway gave us a great opportunity to improve the Court Drive area, this is just the beginning of our plans to regenerate the area.
Friday, 16 November 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
They shall grow not old.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
From Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
Friday, 9 November 2012
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Watling Lower School is opening its doors on Thursday 8th November to parents and guardians of children who are about to take their fist steps in to full time education.
There will be two sessions, one at 2:00 pm and the second at 6:00 pm, each lasting for about an hour, where you will be able to meet some of the staff, see the facilities that Watling Lower has to offer and view some of the achievements made by its students.
Monday, 5 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Highway Report Notification: Sunday, 04 November 2012 12:41 PM
Highway Report dated: Sunday, 04 November 2012 12:25 PM
Bedfordshire highways have gritting crews on standby overnight as Temperatures expected to fall close to freezing.
Central Bedfordshire Council
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Good morning from Dunstable ~ England
Please feel free to use our Social Media pages to make contact with any family or friends in the area's in America affected with Hurricane Sandy.
Let's all use the powers of the social media to stay in touch.
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected as we ourselves have friends who live in this area and who once lived here in Dunstable.
Friday, 26 October 2012
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Entrance to the park is Creasey Park Drive. Please be aware there are no parking facilities available at Creasey Park.
This years firework spectacular will be held at Creasey Park Community football Centre on Monday 5 November at 8.00 pm. Funfair and childrens rides plus variety of food stalls.
Not to be missed!!
Monday, 22 October 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Council expresses delight at green light for A5- M1 link road
Central Bedfordshire Council has welcomed today's news that the Department of Transport is ready to give the go-ahead for the A5-M1 link road as the start of a great new future for Dunstable.
Today's announcement follows a local inquiry that was restarted earlier this year after the council brokered a £45m contribution to the scheme from local developers to add to its own contribution of £5m which has already been made available.
The Secretaries of State for Transport and Communities Local Government have said today that they are minded to accept the Inspector's recommendation that the bypass should be built. This means that the Secretary of State for Transport is committed to building the road as quickly as possible providing the developers' contribution is secured.
The 2.9 mile dual carriageway will run east from the A5 north of Dunstable to the M1 at a new junction (J11a) improving journey time reliability and safety for those travelling on the A5 in the southern part of Central Bedfordshire.
Cllr Nigel Young, Executive Member for Strategic Planning and Economic Development for Central Bedfordshire Council, says, "I am delighted - today we mark the start of Dunstable's future. This is excellent news for Central Bedfordshire and for the local residents who have been campaigning for a bypass for many years.
"The A5 M1 Link is the most important infrastructure need for Central Bedfordshire and is pivotal to our plans to regenerate this area. It will not only relieve major traffic congestion in Dunstable, Houghton Regis and the surrounding area but the quick links with the motorway network will give businesses a huge incentive to locate here. It will provide a massive economic boost, cementing Central Bedfordshire's position as a great location for innovation and opportunity."
Earlier this month Executive councillors backed plans to progress the Woodside Link road, connecting Dunstable's industrial areas and with the M1. Detailed designs for Woodside Link are now being drawn up and land is being assembled with a view to submitting an application to the Planning Inspectorate early next year.
Work could start on both schemes as soon as 2014, subject to them successfully completing all the relevant statutory processes.
Cllr Young adds, "These key link roads, together with the Busway, will pave the way for developers to build new homes and for the A5 through Dunstable to be detrunked – allowing a heavy goods vehicle ban on Dunstable High Street to create a HGV-free town centre. This will in turn allow the council to make radical improvements to the whole of Dunstable town centre to attract more shoppers."
South West Bedfordshire MP Andrew Selous said, "This is wonderful news for the whole of South West Bedfordshire. Traffic jams will be greatly reduced in Dunstable and Houghton Regis and villages like Totternhoe, Kensworth and Toddington will see much less through traffic. Fast direct access to the M1 and the whole motorway network, will help business growth in the town.
He added:"I pay tribute to Central Bedfordshire Council for negotiating the developer contribution, without which the road would not be built. I believe that South West Bedfordshire will now realise its full potential in creating jobs and wealth."
For more information please contact
Councillor Nigel Young is available for interviews today and can be contacted on 07956 364050.
Nigel has been working alongside Andrew Selous to bring about the A5 M1 scheme for the last 15 years.
Central Bedfordshire Council PR 1258 19/10/2012 [For Immediate Release]
For more information about Dunstable Town Centre regeneration and how the A5 M1 Link Road fits into the regeneration timeline go to www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/dunstable
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Friday, 12 October 2012
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
The NEW Dunstable Town Ranger ~ All helping to make Dunstable a better place to live and work ~ FREE phone 0800 01 30 350 The Town Ranger will be assisting CBC in helping to clean up Dunstable, it's streets, removing posters, Graffiti and much more.
Photograph courtesy of:https://www.facebook.com/AboutDunstable.Bedfordshire#!/photo.php?fbid=463384080372448&set=a.322355241142000.80431.308082135902644&type=1&theater
Dunstable Town Council Facebook page.