Friday, 27 July 2012

The day the Olympic Games came to Great Britain!

Whether you are into the Olympics or not ........ Just spare a thought for 'ALL' the teams wold wide that have trained for years for this very moment. Let's hope it is an event Great Britain can be proud of and 'EVERYONE' has a safe and fantastic time. As the eyes of the world are on our country! Enjoy!

Proud Olympic Torch Bearers after their journey through Dunstable.

More Photographs of this amazing moment on the 9th July 2012 can be found at:

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

FACES OF BRITAIN ~ Let's get the FACE of Dunstable on the map!

Why not become a part of History with the 'Faces of Britain' 2012 online 'Time Capsule'.

Follow this link for more information and a chance to be the 'Face of Britain 2012'. Let's get Bedfordshire at the top of the leader board!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Walking along Dunstable Down on 23rd July 2012 at 7pm with temperatures iin the mid twenties...perfect

The Five Knolls
on Dunstable Downs

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

Investing in Dunstable's future, making it a better place to live and work.

The Court Drive Scheme started on the 26th June 2012 and will continue for some weeks yet. Unfortunately there will be quite a lot of disruption however everyone involved in this scheme are doing there best to make travelling around this area as as easy as they can along with supporting all businesses within the area.
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 they 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 (@letstalkcentralFacebook (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

Dunstable Market is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays ~ Putting the heart back in to Dunstable.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Party in the Park at Grove House Gardens 14th July 2012

S Club 3

Katy Perry tribute

There are many more photographs at:

To see more Dunstable Town Council events ~ please click on the link below:

Friday, 13 July 2012

Dunstable Kite Festival takes place on Dunstable Downs on 14th & 15th July 2012

A FREE event for everyone ~ just bring along your kite or watch others flying theirs!

For more information check out the facebook page:

Party in the Park in Grove House Gardens 14th July 2012

Party in the Park Bandstand Line-UpParty in the Park Bandstand Line-Up
A day of family fun with entertainment and activities for everyone! Still going ahead- although some attractions may not be taking place due to the weather.(lets all keep our fingers crossed)
Party in the Park is back and bigger than ever!

Grove House Gardens, Saturday 14 July 12 noon to 8.00 pm. FREE parking in the following car parks for 14 July only!

Ashton Square (Wilkinson)
St Mary’s Gate (West Street)
Church Street
Matthew Street (Eleanor’s Cross)
Now in its third year, Party in the Park is one of the highlights of Dunstable Town Council’s events diary taking place on Saturday 14 July. Combining craft activities, charity and business stalls, inflatables and an animal petting zoo. There is a full line up of live music too, something for all the family in Grove House Gardens.

Watling Lower School have Fun Day Friday to Celebrate their 50th Birthday.

It was a pleasure to be invited to Watling Lower School today to see how the children and staff where spending their last day of celebration for the school's 50th Birthday.

From animal Olympics to kite macking and learning how to juggle....something for everyone to try and enjoy.

There are more photograph's of this local school event on:

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Crowds begin to gather as Watling School buries its time capsule today.

Children from Watling School, past present and future, teachers, teaching assistants,School Governors, CBC and Town Councillors, plus many more along with the help of National Grid, Watling School time capsule was buried today somewhere in the grounds of Watling School for future generations to find.

Everyone starts to gather round...... the last items are placed inside the time capsule.....

Everyone who was involved today signed the time capsule before it was sealed and placed in the ground.....

Head Teacher Mrs Penglase encourages the children to celebrate the first shovel of soil on the capsule.

Today saw a wonderful celebration of the 50th year of Watling School. Their fun activities to celebrate their birthday continue all week.

More photographs can be found of this wonderful event at:

Monday, 9 July 2012

The Olympic Torch comes to Dunstable 9th July 2012

A celebration of the Olympic Torch Bearers in Grove Gardens Dunstable on the morning of 9th July 2012

More photographs at:

Friday, 6 July 2012

The Judges arrive for 'Anglia in Bloom' in Dunstable 5th July 2012

A welcome was at Grove House for the Judges arrival at just 10:30am Thursday 5th July 2012

Wonderful displays of photo's from many communities of Dunstable filled the room for the Judges to see and enjoy.

The Dunstable in Bloom group welcomed the Judges along with Dunstable Town Council who were hosting the event.

After a great deal of work during the year and on the Judging day the Judges finished their visit to Dunstable at Priory House.

Everyone now has their fingers crossed for a 'Gold' for the 3rd year! Roll on the awards ceremony in September!

More photographs of the day can be seen at:

Showing all the hard work that has taken place over the last year.

Meeting's take place regularly with Dunstable in Bloom group (Sub group of Promoting Dunstable) and everyone is welcome to join and help towards 'Dunstable in Bloom 2013

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Cheers to Priory Tea Rooms!

Priory House Tea Rooms has been accepted into the Tea Guild, and is the only establishment in Bedfordshire to have been accepted!

For more information please feel free to click on the link below ~ Thank you.

An interview with Central Bedfordshire Councillor on BBC Radio 4

Dunstable want's to move on and progress with the 'Dunstable Masterplan' invest in the future and make out town great.........and why is this becoming a difficulty? Please click on the link below and hear the interview with CBC Councillor Nigel Young, his want and vision for a better Dunstable ~ Thank you.

You can hear the interview with CBC Cllr Nigel Young about 48 minutes into the programme.

The battle to revitalise shopping centres

"I drove by the Quadrant Centre 25 years ago when I came to Dunstable. And guess what - it looked exactly the same then as it does now, apart from the fact that it has fewer shops."

Councillor Nigel Young doesn't hold back when it comes to his local shopping centre.

"It's awful. A large part of it needs to be knocked down and it's crying out for investment."

For the full story please click on the link below ~ Thank you.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Dunstable Downs Kite Festival is on 14th and 15th July 2012


Dunstable Town Kite Festival welcomes everyone to the amazing displays and shows on top of Dunstable Downs. This is always an amazing, colourful event. With talented kiters along with many people showing their own talents with their home made and bought kites.

A wonderful day for everyone to enjoy. For more information please click on the link below ~ Thank you.