Category Archives: The Friends

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

Construction men

On yesterday’s cold, frosty but bright Saturday morning our four hardy volunteers gathered together and put in place the new planks and base for the western jetty. Thank goodness we weren’t planning to do the work today! Snow, snow, thick … Continue reading

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Removal men

This morning we removed the old planks and beams from the western jetty and prepared for the new base on the bank. On Saturday we’ll put in place the new base and the new planks and beams. Thank you very … Continue reading

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Your village needs you!

Developers are planning a massive 300 house development on a large area of agricultural land off Gold Lane, completely surrounding Duck End Lane. What is more, they aim to push ahead for outline planning permission very soon and before approval … Continue reading

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Autumn work morning

We should want more rain as there is so little water in the pond, and we do, but not on a work morning. We woke to rain but happily the sky cleared and our 11 enthusiastic, energetic and hard working … Continue reading

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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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