Category Archives: The Friends

The Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond – practical and financial support for the continuing conservation and management of the pond

Biddenham Show 2017

This American signal crayfish was the subject of much interest on our stall in the Village Hall at the Biddenham Show yesterday. Fear not! Chris didn’t encounter it in our village pond but brought it from Ickwell. As other species … Continue reading

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Summer Splash Out and AGM 2017

On a sunny and pleasant though breezy summer’s day, our Summer Splash Out and Friends AGM on Sunday, 11 June was a most enjoyable and well attended occasion. Thank you to everyone for coming along to join us in the … Continue reading

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Bedford Local Plan 2035

Bedford Borough Council is preparing a local plan that will set out how much growth there should be in the borough in coming years (housing, jobs and associated infrastructure) and where it should take place. Current planning policy documents look … Continue reading

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Seeking a Secretary

The Biddenham village pond – a green oasis, a cherished village amenity and an educational resource for the last 30 years – needs a little bit of help from you, please. Our Secretary will be retiring in June this year, … Continue reading

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Seasonal greetings

From the pond team our very best wishes for a very happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year to all our Friends, followers, volunteers, grass mowers and visitors to the pond and to this website. A big … Continue reading

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Spring work morning

A date for your diaries – Saturday, 1 April 2017 our Spring work morning from 10.00 am to lunchtime, down at the pond. No fooling! We hope to see you then.

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Autumn Splash

The illustrated Autumn edition of Splash, reviewing our 30th anniversary year, is now at the printers and should be popping through Friends’ letterboxes soon!

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A grand finale!

Our 30th anniversary celebrations concluded in memorable style on Saturday, 19 November in a joint concert with The Friends of St James, with ‘Heart and Music’ providing a joyous blend of songs, poetry and fun. It was not so much … Continue reading

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November cometh

October is drawing to a close, the year is whizzing by, but the good news is there are two pond events in November! Featuring ‘Heart and Music’, with musical director Malcolm Crane, our joint concert with the Friends of St … Continue reading

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How did the Show go …

Thank you to the Biddenham Show team for a great show today and for choosing the village pond as the theme for the Show and for many of the competitions in this our 30th anniversary year. The ducklings won the … Continue reading

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