Saturday, 30 June 2012

The Olympic Torch will be welcomed by the people of Dunstable on the 9th July 2012

Why not be part of the Olympic Torch Relay in supporting it's journey around Great Britain.
On the 9th July at around 7am it will be starting it's journey down Luton Road, Dunstable to the centre of Dunstable and then along High Street North (A5).
Let's hope the sun shines for everyone on this momentous occasion!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Dunstable in Bloom 2012

Why not visit Dustable and some of it's amazing gardens and parks. Dunstable is hoping for it's third 'Gold' this year when judging takes place on 5th July. A huge team of people from Dunstable in Bloom Group and Dunstable Town Council have been very busy this last year hoping to make this happen. Dunstable also has 'Green Flag Awards'. So next time you are passing Dunstable on the A5 why not stop and take a look round our town, with beautiful Grove Gardens and Priory Gardens plus all it's popular parks, great fun for the children and adults.

Bennetts Recreation Ground, Bull Pond Lane, Dunstable

Grove Gardens ~ Dunstable

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Market day in Dunstable, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


Dunstable market now managed by Dunstable Town Council is bringing the heart back into our town. New traders are choosing to come to our market, why not pop into town and see how the market is putting Dunstable Market Town back on the map.


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The old and the wonderful of Dunstable


Priory Church of St. Peter Dunstable.


Ashton Middle School, Dunstable.




High Street North, Dunstable.


Alms Houses, High Street South, Dunstable.

Plus many more wonderful old buildings can be found in and around the Historic town of Dunstable. For more information you can contact Priory House, Heritage Centre and Tourist information on Tel: 01582 891420

There are also more photographs at:

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Priory House has the licence to sell official Olympic Merchandise ~ as Dunstable looks forward to 9th July!

Dunstable is one of the communities that will host the Olympic Flame on its route round the UK.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Olympic Flame in 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.

Priory House ~ High Street South ~ Dunstable ~ Heritage Centre, Tea shop, Tourist information and superb gift shop.

Anglia in Bloom judging day for Dunstable is 5th July ~ Were hoping for 'Gold' again this year!

The Dunstable in Bloom group met Friday to discuss all the work that has been happening for the judging of Anglia in Bloom in Dunstable on 5th July 2012. There has been a lot of hard work going on over the past year behind the scenes that hopefully now is coming into bloom. Let's hope Dunstable get's a 'Gold' for the 3rd year.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Central Bedfordshire College Awards Ceremony 2012

Central Bedfordshire College Awards Ceremony 2012 took place at the Grove Theatre yesterday. It was a wonderful celebration of the students personal and academic achievements. As awards were presented it was a proud moment for students and their families. Congratulations to them all.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

University Technical College

Today I was given the opportunity to meet with Bob Shore the new UTC's Principal and also other members of his team. I was also given a tour of the new UTC in Houghton Regis ~ Where children from Dunstable, Houghton Regis and further a field will have the opportunity to further their education. The Building is still being transformed but looks to be making great progress.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Robbie visits Dunstable Live! 16th June 2012

Summer of Music starts with Dunstable Live!

A fantastic day, celebrated with over a thousand people during the day and early evening of Saturday 16th June.

A FREE event for everyone to enjoy from Dunstable Town Council

Photographs by kind permission of Liz

The Court Drive scheme construction will start 25th June 2012.

The site team (Including Ben Gadsby) will be based out of the Magistrates Court on Court Drive for the duration of works, this will help to ensure that construction is carried out with as little disruption as possible.
Many of you are aware of the scheme but as a reminder we are proposing to:

  1. Enhance the street scene – using colour gravel finishes on the highway to define different areas of the street, raised carriageway, minimised street clutter, widened footways, several wide flush crossings on existing desire lines and scheme wide landscaping incorporating up to 14no new Silver Birch Trees.
  2. Lower speed limits - 20mph speed limit along the entire length of Court Drive and surrounding residential streets.
  3. Modern low energy street lighting – All street lighting will be replaced with modern lighting columns with back lighting to footways.
  4. 7.5 tonne weight limit (except for deliveries) – All Heavy goods vehicles will now serve the area via College Drive.
  5. Improved public transport - dedicated bus lane with modern shelter and real time information which will become part of the Luton-Dunstable-Houghton Regis busway.

 More information about the ongoing work can be found at

Progress updates will be posted on this webpage as well as on Twitter (@letstalkcentral) and on Facebook (search ‘Let’s Talk Central’).

The public will be able to contact the site team at

Information from:

Ben Gadsby
IEng CIHT Rmaps
Roads Engineer & CDM Coordinator
Bedfordshire Highways

Thursday, 14 June 2012


Grove House Gardens ~ Dunstable
Saturday 16th June 3:00pm until 8:00pm

  Dunstable Town Council's Summer of Music is launched with Dunstable Live!
3pm Something like Adele

  4pm Bill Lee as Tom Jones

  5pm Tony Lewis as Robbie Williams

  6pm The Beatle Experience

    7pm Queen Bee

FREE Sumer of Music

Monday, 11 June 2012

Networking Meeting Tuesday 12th June

Networking meeting starting at 8am for breakfast courtesy of The Four
Kings Bar & Cafe, High Street South, Dunstable.

Their topic is Small Business Marketing and the speaker is Frank Murphy
from Dunstable-based marketing agency Murphy-Varley.

Frank will share with everyone what is working and what is not in these tight
economic conditions for all small businesses.

David and the team look forward to seeing you all in the morning and welcoming any new people.

Hosted by:
David King
Managing Director
The Four Kings Bar & Bistro
59 High St South, Dunstable
07836 214221
Great Nights Out for Older Teenagers

Friday, 8 June 2012

Dunstable Motor Show ~ Saturday 9th June ~ 10am - 4pm a FREE event for everyone!

With memories of last years Dunstable Motor Show, everyone is looking forward to it's third annual show on Saturday 9th June. Hundreds of people attended last year and this years hopes to be even better!

Why not pop in to Dunstable and take a walk to Priory Gardens where there will be many vehicles on show for you to look at and chat with the passionate owners, who are only to happy to talk to you about their prize possessions!

Enjoy what hopes to be a brilliant event hosted by Dunstable Town Council ~ A FREE event for everyone!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Dunstable building's long awaited restoration!

Long awaited repair work has now begun on a building in Dunstable that was dangerous to the public.

Number 5 High Street South, on the cross roads in Dunstable, has had scaffolding on it while Central Bedfordshire Council has traced the owner of the building to carry out repairs.

The council's efforts to get the owner to repair the building have ...
been difficult, but after protracted negotiations and legal difficulties, contractors appointed by the owners of the building have begin extensive repairs.

The works are expected to take some weeks to complete and will include rebuilding of several parts of the building.

Cllr Brian Spurr, Executive Member for Sustainable Communities, Services, said: "This has been a long, hard process but our Building Control team's tenacity has ensured that this building will be restored. It has been a real safety issue and eyesore for Dunstable's residents and we are delighted that our hard work has paid off and the work has begun."

Central Bedfordshire Council PR 1074 31/05/2012