Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Amazon confirms it is to open a fulfilment centre in Dunstable.

Confirmation of the Brilliant New we shared with you last week...
These vacancies will be advertised by local Recruitment Agencies.
Amazon To Create 500 New Permanent Jobs With The Opening Of a 310,000 Sq Ft Fulfilment Centre In Dunstable
Amazon has today announced that it will open a 310,000 sq ft fulfilment centre in Dunstable, creating 500 new permanent jobs. The centre will begin fulfilling customer orders this Autumn.
“Over the last two years, we have added well in excess of 2,000 new employees to our UK workforce and we are delighted to be able to create a further 500 permanent jobs at our new Dunstable centre,” said John Tagawa, Director of UK Operations at Amazon. “We look forward to our Dunstable centre playing an integral role in providing a first class shopping experience for customers across the UK, Europe and the world.”
Recruitment for the Dunstable fulfilment centre will be via local recruitment agencies with roles also listed on the careers website Compensation and benefits include:
Permanent associates employed at Dunstable fulfilment centre start on £8.10 per hour rising to £8.90 per hour after 24 months.
All permanent associates receive stock grants after one year’s service.
Private medical insurance, a company pension plan, life assurance, income protection and an employee discount.
Career Choice – the innovative education programme that pre-pays 95% of tuition and associated fees for permanent employees to undertake nationally recognised courses.
Four ten-hour shifts per week means associates benefit from three days off every week. This shift pattern has proved popular in other fulfilment centres across the UK with fewer visits to work saving both time and money on a weekly basis.
To hear personal accounts from Amazon associates, visit:
Amazon has invested well over £1 billion in its UK Operations to date. The new site in Dunstable will work with Amazon’s existing fulfilment centres across the UK to ensure that millions of customers receive their items on time and in perfect condition. Amazon already has eight fulfilment centres in UK, which are located in Doncaster, Dunfermline, Gourock, Hemel Hempstead, Marston Gate, Peterborough, Rugeley and Swansea Bay. Together, more than 7,000 permanent employees work at these centres.
"I am delighted that a world-class organisation like Amazon is creating 500 new permanent jobs for Dunstable and the surrounding areas. The opening of Amazon’s ninth fulfilment centre in Dunstable further strengthens the area’s reputation as a vibrant location for business, and the logistics sector in particular,” said Cllr Nigel Young, Executive Member for Regeneration. “Amazon's arrival is an important milestone in the overall regeneration story that is now being delivered in Dunstable and Houghton Regis and they will no doubt benefit from the excellent transport links provided by the Luton Dunstable Busway which will soon be further enhanced by the A5-M1 and Woodside Link roads.”
For a tour of an Amazon FC in the UK, visit for more information on our Public Tours Program.
The Dunstable fulfilment centre is located on the Prologis Park, Boscombe Road, Dunstable.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Dunstable Skatepark official opens on 21st March 2015

I was so proud to have been at the hand over of Dunstable Skatepark this morning, from Maverick Industries and Central Bedfordshire Council to Dunstable Town Council and from the 21st of March the Skatepark will be handed over to everyone that wants to use it.
Please excuse the lack of editing as I am new to videoing wink emoticon
The Skateboard is having its finishing touches done over the next week and will be OPEN for fun on 21st March 2015
Here is a short video with Josh,...
Pete, Cllr Nigel Young, Dunstable Mayor Cllr Terry Stock and other Cllrs and other involved parties.
Photos to follow.....

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Regeneration Investment in Dunstable

Regeneration Investment in Dunstable
Private Investors Developer S106 / CBC Government
A5 M1 Link Road
Dunstable / Luton Busway
Pro Logis Distribution Centre(s) Boscombe Road
Woodside Link Road
Houghton Regis Independent Living
New Leisure Centre and Library
83 Elderly Living Apartments Church Street
CB College Refurbishment
Local Sustainable transport (Travel Choices)
Holiday Inn
Croft Green, Creasey Park Affordable Developments
White Lion Refurbishment
Incuba Centre
New Roads (Boscombe Gyratory, Poynters Rd, Court Drive)
New Household Waste Recycling Centre (Thorn Turn - 2016)
Grove Skate Park (£230 K Developer + £30 K DTC)
HQ Sports Bar
£96,500,000 £133,316,000

Monday, 19 January 2015

More good news for Dunstable.

We have been advised that Central Beds Council proposes to spend £15 Million on a new Leisure Centre and Library for Dunstable, subject to consultation.

Good News for Dunstable!

On a much more positive note ........
We have been doing some homework and have this to share with you:

New Shops in the last 6 months

1 New barber on High Street North

2 New Will preparation shop High Street North

3 New Deli High Street North...

4 New Sports Bar Grove Gardens

5 BBC 3CR moving to Grove Gardens

6 New Dress shop Eleanors Cross

7 New Perfume Shop Eleanors Cross

8 New Cake / Wedding 'Claire's Cakes' shop
Eleanors Cross

9 New Deli Church Street

10 New Sun Tan shop Church Street

11 New Greengrocer 'Roses' High Street North

12 New/relocation of Bath Store Brittany Court

13 New Grocer High Street South

14 New Coffee Shop Icknield Street

15 New EE Shop Quadrant

16 New Vodaphone shop Quadrant

17 New Catering outlet Lisa Roberts
Ashton Square
18 Brantano Shoes White Lion (Application)

19 JD Sports White Lion (Application)

20 Wren Furnishings White Lion

21 New Next White Lion (Application)

22 M & S Simply Food White Lion (Application)

23 B & M Luton Road

24 Woolies High Street South to be rebuilt in
Edwardian style – Apartments with new retail below

25 Moores acquired for Apartments with new retail below

26 Relocation to Boscombe Road Larger Premises
for Dunstable Laminates.
Nicola Debenham photography (Ashton Square) above cake house.

CBC Investment in Dunstable

28. Ruby Tuesday Too

29. Leveloff Foods Church Street

1 £45 M (Developer) for A5 M1 link road (Total £170 M)

2 £20 M Woodside Link Road (Total £42 M)

3 £5 M Busway Links Dunstable to Railway (London)
& Airport attracting significant investment in Dunstable

4 £15 M New Leisure Centre and Library (Consultation)

5 £15 M 83 Elderly Living Apartments Church Street

6 £250 K Grove Skate Park (£230 K Developer + £30 K DTC)

CBC Support and attract

£15 Million CB College Refurbishment

£50 Million + Pro Logis Distribution Centre Boscombe Road

And of course this new video..... Please watch and let's make it go

Dunstable: The next chapter.