Category Archives: Update

An update on how the pond is doing

The eastern jetty

The pond looking lovely on a lovely Spring morning – thank you Mother Nature – our intrepid volunteers carried out some initial work on the original, the eastern, jetty. David replaced worn out bolts and tightened the remainder, strengthening the … Continue reading

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Water, water …

The recent heavy rainfall has added considerably to the water in the pond, we’re happy to report. Although there’s still room for some more! What will Chris discover in the water this coming Friday evening at the annual Frog Foray? … Continue reading

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On the up

At last the water in the pond is approaching a more respectable level: and the ducks are enjoying it:  

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Land west of Gold Lane, Biddenham

The Friends have submitted to Bedford Borough Council today: an addendum to their response to the Local Plan 2035 and their request that policy 19 which relates to land at Gold Lane and which would take away its protected status as open … Continue reading

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Local Plan 2035

The Friends have submitted to the Borough Council today their response to the Local Plan 2035, seeking the removal of policy 19 from the Plan. -o0o- Policy 19 the Borough Council wants to include in the Local Plan 2035 would … Continue reading

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Planning application to build 250 houses on land west of Gold Lane

The Friends have submitted to the Borough Council today their response to planning application 18/00140/MAO  to build 250 houses on land west of Gold Lane. Their response to policy 19 in the Local Plan 2035 which affects that same land off Gold … Continue reading

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Important information about housing development at Gold Lane

All homes in Biddenham will be receiving this week a leaflet from the Chairman of the Parish Council giving important information about housing development at Gold Lane. There is an imminent planning application for hundreds of houses west of Gold … 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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Wind in the willows

The sky was tinted by Saharan dust and gusts of wind from the fringe of former Hurricane, now tropical storm, Ophelia whistled round us this afternoon as we pondered down at the pond on the requirements and materials for repairing … Continue reading

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Dates for your 2018 diary

Nothing like planning ahead!  Here are two dates to save in your diary for next year: Saturday, 7 April 2018 – our Spring work morning at the pond; and Sunday, 10 June – our Summer Splash Out and AGM in … Continue reading

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