Sunday, 8 December 2013

Dunstable is to have a New Skate Park, located behind Go Bowling!

After hearing the brilliant news of a Brand New Skate Park for Dunstable, we have this detailed message from Central Beds Councillor Nigel Young:

 "Nigel Young It’s taken us quite a while to get the money – but at last the young people of Dunstable get a skate park.

The cash comes from what’s called Section 106 contributions from developers (not from CBC Council Tax) In this case the 106 came fro...
m the Dukeminster development next to Sainsbury’s. We got £220k 106 – plus £30k (and £5k a year running costs) from the Town Council, so we should get a decent park! Well done Dunstable Town Councillors!

The Town Council (who will run the park) will be setting up a project team in the New Year and we want representatives of Skateboarders involved in the design of the park and selection of a contractor - the Dunstable Skate Park Project Team (DSPPT)

The officer in charge of this fantastic project is Becky Wisbey at the Town Council. I’ve asked Becky to set up an e-mail list and add interested skateboarders to that list so that we can send progress updates and keep you all regularly informed. Please send Becky your private e-mail (not FB) so that she can add you to the list.

Becky’s e-mail is: We will keep everyone informed as the project develops. NY"

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Dunstable Town Council closes its Music Events this year with Dunstable Rocks.

There were some fantastic entertainers, from local bands and singers to Gene Genie aka David Bowie and the infamous Hazel O'Connor at the Closing of Dunstable's Annual Music Events this year ~ Dunstable and it's estimated guests of at least 4,000 people enjoyed a fantastic FREE event on a wonderful Summers Evening.


Feel free to join us on our Social Media Page, where you can see many of the photographs that were taken during the day and evening. The Party Rocked from 12noon to a final encour from Hazel O'Connor at around 10pm.!/media/set/?set=a.624997724219506.1073741861.151069721612311&type=3

We also enjoyed the amazing talents of Chesney Hawkes earlier in the year at Party in The Park
Once again you can check out many of the photographs taken at:!/media/set/?set=a.602064066512872.1073741854.151069721612311&type=3

For those who do not have a facebook page we have chosen a few to share with you on here ~ We hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Exciting news!

Dunstable will be getting its very own Pop Up Shop and Dunstable Town Council are seeking local support to make this happen.

Refurbishments are taking place on a town centre unit, Dunstable Town Council are looking for donations and sponsorship for the shop fit out. Do you run a shop fitters or a print and design company? Would you like to support small independent traders? Then they love to hear from you. In return your support would be recognised in all local and national marketing material.

Dunstable Town Council are also looking for businesses to fill the shop. Do you trade from home, on the internet or perhaps in another town and would like to try trading from a shop in Dunstable for 2 to 4 weeks during October, November or Dece,ber of this year?

To express an interest or to find out more email or call 01582 513000

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

It's a boy!

Congratulations to Kate and William on the birth of their wonderful new son. This is wonderful news for Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Please join us in wishing all the family every happiness and a wonderful life for our future King.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

"I am the one and only" With the man himself the fantastic Chesney Hawkes

 A star studied day at Party in The Park from Dunstable Town Council.
A fantastic FREE event attended by thousands.
There was live music from 12 noon which finished with the amazing
Live performance of the talented Chesney Hawkes
The show was amazing a true entertainer, the public just loved him and it was a very special moment to meet Chesney behind the stage when he was talking to the crowd, who welcomed him with open arms to Dunstable. He took time out after a fantastic show to have photographs taken and chat with everyone and make some real dreams come true.

There are many more photographs of Chesney's Live performance at Party in The Park at

Friday, 19 July 2013

Join the party it's FREE with The One and Only Chesney Hawkes!
A day of family fun with entertainment and activities for everyone!
The one and only Party in the Park is back!
Grove House Gardens, Saturday 20 July 12 noon to 8.00 pm.
Now in its fourth year, Party in the Park is one of the highlights of Dunstable Town Council’s events diary taking place on Saturday 20 July. Combining craft activities, 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.
Party in the Park is back this 8 hour family fun event, including live music, children’s rides and attractions, fun fair and much more! Fantastic event for all the family and it's completely FREE!
Get dancing to a fantastic PINK and JESSIE J tribute and then get ready to go back in time to the one and only Chesney Hawkes as he takes to the stage to end this fantastic event!

Please note- Large amounts of alcohol will not be permitted onto the site. Levels of alcohol will be decided by the security dependant on the number of people in the group.

Thank you to Central Befordshire College for allowing the Town Council to use their premises during this event.
If you would like to take part in Party in the Park, either as a stall holder or even as a band or performer contact or ring 01582 891406 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01582 891406

For further information on this fantastic FREE event please click on the link below ~ Thank you

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Blue Skies and Volunteers from Dunstable in Bloom Group welcomed the Judges today from Anglia in Bloom.


So many volunteers have put in some real hard work to make this day succesful. Myself and others from Dunstable in Bloom checked the route for any unexpected litter on the two and half hour trip round Dunstable (there was no traffic problems either!) Thank you all for keeping your roads clean and tidy in particular Kingsbury Avenue, Jeansway, Lisombe Road and Langdale and Lowther Road. Here's hoping the Judges were impressed enough with the presentations by volunteers and all the flower displays and community projects going on in Dunstable that we can once again be proud of a 'Gold Award'.... Fingers crossed for September results day!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

The Lonely Bouquet is a heart because I love Dunstable!

The 'Lonely Bouquet Heart' is now in place ~ We wish you luck in finding it and please share a photo of you and your heart if you find it ~ Good Luck!


Friday, 28 June 2013

The International Lonely Bouquet Day comes to Dunstable on Saturday 29th June 2013

To celebrate this fantastic day and make someone smile. On Saturday the 29th June I will be placing a small bouquet of flowers in a shop or on a market stall in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. There will be a 'tag' on it with instructions. Follow these instructions and the bouquet will be yours to keep for FREE.

Have fun and take care while wandering around Dunstable tomorrow looking for the bouquet. All we ask is you either post on this blog, or on our facebook page: where you found it. And also leave a message on: Who created this wonderful idea.

All helping to make Dunstable Bloom ~ Happy bouquet searching on Saturday 29th June 2013.

Priory House, Tourist Information Centre, Tea Rooms and Gift Shop
High Street South Dunstable
International Lonely Bouquet Day 30th June 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013

"Return of the Duck"

On the 21st of June the infamous Duck was reutned to its rightful place on the 'Church Street Bridge'.


 We have had some information with regard to the "Duck" from Cllr Nigel Young, it was he who also commissioned and therefore has restored the all new Duck to the Duck Bridge to it’s historical place in Dunstable legend....

~ "We couldn’t put the ducks on the parapet as, ridiculously, BAM Nuttal said it might affect the integrity of the concrete (can’t see it myself).
Original Duck sadly passed away a) because it was paper and b) because it was stuck onto half a ton of steel cut from the old bridge and too heavy to mount.
But – New bridge, new ducks – and part of the continuing economic regeneration of Dunstable"

Dunstable Live in Grove House Gardens on 15th June 2013

Once again Dunstable Town Council put on another splendid display for Dunstable Live. There were many live acts raising the spirits of thousands of people from in and around Dunstable. Plus many more had travelled miles to this FREE event. Here's looking forward to Dunstable's next 'Live Music Event' in Grove House Gardens.


Dunstable Mayor Councillor John Chatterley opened this amazing Live Music Event in front of thousands of people, who all spent a fantastic afternoon and evening enjoying great bands, singers and their music!

Photographs of  Dunstable Live are with kind permission from Dave Pickering ~ Active Creations.


Dunstable Priory 13th July 2013 at 7-30pm

Organ Concert given by

Gary Sieling (Director of Music, Bromley Parish Church and

Organist and Choirmaster, Dunstable Priory, 1981-1986)

13th July 2013 at 7-30pm

JS Bach Chorale-Prelude " Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag" BWV 31385


JS Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582


Camille Saint-Saens Prelude and Fugue in E major


Gabriel Fauré Pavane


César Franck Pièce Heroïque

John Stanley Voluntary in G


Benjamin Britten Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria


Herbert Murrill Sarabande

(1909-1952) Carillon

Stanley Vann Aria

(1910-2010) A Fancy for Tuba
Sydenham Loadstone Fantasia Appassionata



More information about this great event and Gary Sieling ~ Please follow the link below ~ Thank you

Monday, 17 June 2013

The Medieval Dunstable Physic Garden

Please feel free to take a look at this amazing video of the planting of the Medieval Physic Garden in Priory House Gardens.
Here are some photograhs also to wet your appetite :

Click here for the amazing Medieval Planting Video from Students at Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable: