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Serving the villages of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade for 38 years

The latest coronavirus information from Gov.uk
The latest coronavirus information from Central Bedfordshire Council

THE PARISH LINK MAGAZINE

 

The March edition is now online here. Please click on the image above. In the current circumstances it is not possible to deliver the printed magazine. The online magazine and previous magazines can be downloaded to your device to read offline. Please consider printing it for a neighbour who enjoys reading the Link but does not have access to the internet. Previous editions can be read on this website on the Back Issues page.

HELP STOP DIGITAL POVERTY IN BEDFORDSHIRE

 

The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Susan Lousada, Bedfordshire Learning Link and Luton Learning Link are working together to bridge the digital divide in Bedfordshire by collecting your unused digital devices.

We need your help by donating digital devices

  • Laptops less than 5 years old, that still switch on and with charger if possible
  • iPads of any age, undamaged and reset to factory setting and disconnected from the iCloud
  • Chromebooks of any age
  • Old smartphones (reset to factory setting and disconnected from the iCloud) can also be recycled and funds raised from these can be used towards refurbishing devices

Please reset to factory settings to erase all your personal data.  All devices will be refurbished by a professional company to keep you and the school children safe.

Such devices can be passed to Nicola at the Vicarage, Clayhall Road, Kensworth, from where they will be collected by the scheme.

Alternatively financial donations are warmly received. 

A brand new Chromebook costs between £200 and £220, Grade A refurbished Laptops £220 and Grade A refurbished iPads £250. Different schools require different devices depending on the learning platforms they use. Younger children and Special Needs Schools often find iPads easier to use.

Should you feel that you are able to make a donation to this appeal, please kindly donate via the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire’s Just Giving Page:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/susanlousada-highsheriffofbeds

or by cheque payable to Bedfordshire Crimebeat Ltd, referenced BLL and posted to:

Colin Davies, The Old Rectory, Church Road, Westoning, Bedford, MK45 5JW

2021 EVENTS

 

It is back (subject to the government timetable). The Kensworth Flower and Vegetable Show. Please see the Events page for details and keep watching as other events return.

A MESSAGE FROM THE REVEREND NICOLA LENTHALL

 

Next Sunday's service will be online at 9am for all. Last Sunday's service can still be seen on the Church page.

 

As a fundraiser for Kensworth Church, local artist Annabel MacIver is hosting a Saturday morning art class on Zoom for all levels on Saturday 6 March, 10-11am; cost £3 child/student, £5 for adult, £10 for a family of any size.  Join us as Annabel shows us some tools to help us draw with more freedom, get more ideas and have some fun.  You will need at the very least a pencil or pen and some paper, but bring anything else you might have: biros, gel pens, watercolours, crayons!  Please contact Annabel on her email at annabelmaciver@yahoo.com for more details, and see the attached flyer.  Huge thanks to Annabel for this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS

Garden waste collections are scheduled to resume from Monday, 1 March 2021. To find your scheduled collection day please use the street name search on the Central Bedfordhire Council website where you can use the A-Z of street names to find out more.

 A LETTER FROM THE ARCHBISHOPS OF CANTERBURY AND YORK

 

The Archbishops invite the nation to pause, pray and remember the 100,000 people who have died in the pandemic. Please see their letter here.

DUNSTABLE FOODBANK

 

We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food can make a real difference. If you can help and would like further information please see our website.

STUDHAM SCHOOL TRUST

 

Help raise FREE donations for Studham School Trust. Please click here for details.