We are often asked seasonal questions which may not be covered in detail on the website, so here are some of the ones people are currently asking.
These will be regularly updated to reflect the most common questions at the time.
The Meadows are one of the floodplains of the River Ouzel and are therefore subject to seasonal flooding. This contributes to the unique characteristics of the meadows and to the plant and animal communities found there. The meadows support a range of plants typical of damp meadows including meadowsweet, cuckoo flower, marsh marigold and yellow iris.
The Water Meadows are carefully managed as a countryside site and as part of this management, cattle grazing encourages the spread of traditional meadow flowers and their associated wildlife.
Update 05.10.20 We are aware of the flooding in the meadows at this time. The Greensand Trust assures us that while the access road is not passable the cows are being given additional feed and being closely monitored.
To view land in Central Bedfordshire and details such as who is responsible for managing it, visit the My Central Beds website and enter the postcode.
For information regarding waterways, in the first instance contact the Canal & Rivers Trust. Different stretches of waterway are managed by different organisations and so the Trust will help identify who you will need to contact depending on the exact location.
At the moment it is closed until further notice with staff working remotely wherever possible. We are endeavouring to maintain services as usual but have no option but to keep the building closed until it is safe to re-open.
If you want to busk you can, but you do need to be prepared to move along if anyone happens to complain. For example, if you are at the entrance to a business and they think it’s impacting their custom.
N.B. You must adhere to Government guidance and law regarding Covid. For information: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/135/coronavirus/896/national_lockdown_stay_at_home
If you are also selling your CDs however, you will need a trading licence which can be obtained through Central Bedfordshire Council If you are not selling yet accept donations, think before recommending a donation level as it gives a price which may be interpreted as trading.
Do you live in a house in the south of Central Bedfordshire?
From Monday 16 November 2020 (it’ll take us around four weeks to deliver all the bins), you’ll receive two food waste bins: one 7-litre bin and one 23-litre bin. We’ll give you some bags (liners) for them, too: 100, in fact!