Sunday, 28 April 2013

St. George's Day Parade Dunstable.

Today saw Dunstable and District Scouts march through the center of Dunstable to St. Mary's Catholic Church for the St. George's Day service. It was wonderful to see the streets lined with people, waving flags and saluting the groups of scouts as they marched by, joined by the Bag pipes and drums and the Salvation army band.

Please feel free to watch and share this video from our new YouTube account of the St. George's Day Parade.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Exciting News.... We have a YouTube page!

Here is our first video with kind permission to show their production from Central Bedfordshire College Dunstable Students Seb Holloway Antonia Rogers and Nathan kaye.

The MEdieval Physic Garden in Priory House Gardens Dunstable ~ Heritage Lottery Funded.

For more information about the Medieval Celebrations in Dunstable please follow the link:

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Great to see the firm arm of the police in Dunstable.......


While sitting in Priory Gardens enjoying afternoon tea with a friend, we was very disappointed to see a group of lads throwing paper everywhere!! However.... The CCTV spied them and the swift arm of the law/PCSO's had them picking the litter back up! The beauty of the gardens was restored once again....

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

12 FREE parking Saturdays in Dunstable in 2013!

As a co-opted member of The Dunstable Joint Committee we would love to share this great news:


At the last meeting of the Dunstable Joint Committee, it was agreed to fund 12 Free Parking Saturdays throughout the year, some of which to coincide with the major Dunstable Town Council events programme.

The dates are as follows:
Saturday 18 May 2013 (Mediaeval Weekend/Love Your Local M...
arket Launch)

Saturday 15 June 2013 (Dunstable Live)

Saturday 20 July 2013 (Party in the Park)

Saturday 31 August 2013 (Dunstable Rocks)

Saturday 21 September 2013 (Town Fayre)

Saturday 19 October 2013

Saturday 16 November 2013

Saturday 7 December 2013

Saturday 14 December 2013 (Christmas Cracker)

Saturday 18 January 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

Saturday 15 March 2014

The following car parks are included in the initiative:

Ashton square Car Park (Wilkinsons)

Church Street

Matthew Street (Eleanor's Cross)

St Mary's Gate (West Street)

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Good news for Dunstable.

Dunstable Police Station is staying open for the forseeable future. That was the answer I got when I asked Olly Martins Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire at last nights Town Meeting which was open to the public.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Medieval Dunstable in Priory House Gardens

With the Planting of a Physic Garden in Priory House Gardens on 13th April 2013
Everyone came together on Saturday 13th April 2013 to join in the planting fun of the Medieval Physic Garden in Priory House Gardens.

Members of Medieval Dunstable, Dunstable in Bloom, sub groups of Promoting Dunstable came together to help plant the Physic Garden in Priory House Gardens.
 Young and old and inbetween, gardeners, non gardeners, people just walking past wondering what was going on! They brought their own trowels or borrowed one and then got digging and planting.
The solid Oak fence and supply the flowers, plants, herbs and trees were paid for by the Medieval Dunstable Lottory Fund.  DTC (Dunstable Town Council) put in the man hours to erect the fence behind the new display and help with some planting.

Everyone got stuck in!

Dunstable Mayor Councillor Patricia Staples planting a Pomegranate Tree

A great planting event was had by all and now we all look forward to seeing the  Medieval Dunstable garden burst into bloom over the next few months and years. For more information about Medieval Dunstable please follow this link ~ Thank you

Friday, 12 April 2013



Update on Court Drive

Thanks to everyone who has conta...
cted us about the new "shared space" road scheme in Dunstable over the past few months This new approach to street design has provoked strong reactions. We've been carefully monitoring these as well as giving some time to allow the scheme to bed in.

A number of you have stressed the need for lanes to be more clearly deliniated and for more guidance to be given about where and how to give way to other road users. We're taking this feedback on board and are exploring permanent measures that will give more clarity to drivers about how the scheme should work.

To address these concerns in the short term, we will this evening (subject to weather conditions) be installing temporary white lines in the following locations:

- Kingsway / College Drive junction
- On Court Drive either side of the Asda roundabout
- On Queensway at the 90 degree bends

The permanent measures, which will be more in keeping with the concept of shared space, should be in place by the summer.

We will continue to monitor the scheme to see if other imporovements are needed and we will continue to keep you updated about the permenant features and any further improvements.

You can view a drawing of where the white lines will be installed on our website

Bring a trowel and be part of the Medieval Physic Garden, Dunstable in Bloom Luanch 2013

As part of Promoting Dunstable (made up of volunteers and DTC) the Dunstable in Bloom sub group has been busy since the judging of last years Dunstable in Bloom, where the town proudly achieved a 'Silver Gilt' award for the towns peoples and DTC's achievements.

The whole process of raising the profile of our town with the community spirit behind this years 'Dunstable in Bloom' is to get everyone involved Saturday 13th April 2013 and get planting!

Just bring along a trowel on Saturday morning 13th April from 11am and join in the planting fun of the 'Medieval Physic Garden' behind Priory House in the gardens along side the croquet lawn.
The raised boarder edges and solid oak back fencing, which will last in excess of 80 years! Was supplied by funds from the Medieval Lottery fund project. Be part of this years 'Medieval Planting' and join in the fun and have a blooming good time!

Monday, 8 April 2013

Bromford Support Bedfordshire Cluster

Helps vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged people realise their potential through the provision of skills, training and employment opportunities.

Last year we helped 9,000 people across Central England to live in their own home, reduce their personal debt, maximise their income or avoid eviction; we helped around 500 people access education, training or pa...
id employment.

We offer free 'Drop In' locations in various places through out the week in Bedfordshire they are as follows:
Dunstable - Beehive Childrens Centre, Westfield Road, LU6 1DW from 9am-12pm.
Houghton Regis - Parkside Neighbourhood Centre, Parkside Drive, LU5 5QN from 9.30am-11.30pm.
Dunstable - Mayfield Centre, Downside from 12pm-2pm.
Leighton Buzzard, Childrens Centre, The Moorings, Vandyke Road, LU7 3HS from 9.30am-11.30am.
Houghton Regis - Tithe Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Tithe Farm Road, LU5 5JB from 9am-12pm
Central Bedfordshire Council Office from 8.30am-12pm.
Central Bedfordshire Council Office from 1pm-4.30pm
Houghton Regis - Bedford Square Centre from 2pm-4pm
Leighton Buzzard - Bossard House, West Street, LU7 1RX from 9am-12pm.
Dunstable - Dunstable South Childrens Centre, Downside Neighbourhood Centre, The Annexe, Downside Lower School, Oakwood Ave, LU5 4AS from 1pm-3pm.

Emma Steele Lampard requested this information be posted on About Dunstable and we are happy to help ~ All helping the local community.