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Operation Torby Results - 08/11/2017

OPERATION SENTINEL RURAL TEAM have confirmed another fantastic 2 days of targeted Operational duties last week, see here for details.

Home Security Advice

Bedfordshire Police is reminding the public of important home security advice after the clocks go back (Sunday 29 October).  During the winter months, offences against properties which are perceived to be empty tend to increase. This is either because the occupants are out of the house as the evening draws in, or because there are no lights or sounds to indicate that the property is occupied. See here for BedsAlert update.

Phishing - How to protect yourself

See advice from Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau).

Protect your Motorcycle from Theft

Bedfordshire Police has seen a slight increase in the theft of motorcycles in the last 3 months. Thefts of motorised scooters and mopeds remain at very low levels. Whilst investigations are ongoing, we would like to advise owners of steps they can take to protect their property. See here for BedsAlert update.

Reporting Intelligence

Bedfordshire Police have introduced an additional facility for reporting intelligence. See here for BedsAlert update.


ABF Cycle Sportive 2017

The annual ABF Cycle Sportive was held on the 3rd September 2017 and was a great success with over 400 riders on the day, ranging in age from 10 to 89!  Go to the Events 2017 page for more information and photos.


Green Aiders for Veterans

  • Free visit carried out by Groundwork staff and local volunteers. 
  • For vulnerable or disabled ex-Service personnel or their spouses, partners, widows/widowers, children or dependants aged 65 plus. 
  • Take back control of your garden and make yourself safer at home. 

See Green Aiders for more details.


Parish Council Meetings and Updates

Stanbridge Parish Council meetings are normally held at 7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month, in the Stanbridge and Tilsworth Community Hall. See Events Calendar for details. 

Autumn Newsletter

The Stanbridge Parish Council Autumn Newsletter has been printed and distributed to everyone in Stanbridge this month:

Stanbridge Parish Council Newsletter November 2017

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Due to the resignation of Martin Throsby, a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council - see here for Notice of Vacancy.

Please contact the Clerk, if interested in applying.


Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Department

In view of the issues highlighted by several concerned residents, regarding the installation of the speed humps in Tilsworth Road, please note you can raise any concerns or complaints on this matter, other speeding or highways issues including pavements, on the following number and email:

Central Bedfordshire Council Highways Department, tel: 0300 300 8049 or click on the following link to their website:

The Parish Council are also in communication with CBC regarding this issue and other speeding problems. You can also raise any Central Beds Council issues with our Ward Councillor Mark Versallion, tel: 0300 300 8555 or email:  or see his Councillor page:

Andrew Selous, MP also has regular Surgeries, see link for details:


For Community Hall bookings, please click here 

For Community Hall Activities please see Stanbridge and Tilsworth Community Hall page


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Would You Like To Volunteer For Street Watch?

Bedfordshire Police is keen to hear from residents concerned about anti-social behaviour and crime in their area and would like to join forces to tackle these issues. Street Watch enables residents to promote good citizenship by patrolling their own streets. Members liaise with the force to encourage positive information sharing and partnership working. Juliet Wright, the force’s Watch Scheme Development Coordinator, said: “Our Street Watch volunteers provide visible reassurance and appropriately engage in local issues that matter most to their communities. They commit two hours every month to patrol in small groups, providing that vital link between their communities and the force. “We are looking for volunteers who either want to join a scheme that’s already set up in their area, or anyone who would like to start one.” Bedfordshire has Street Watch schemes in: Ampthill, Barton-Le-Clay, Biggleswade, Caddington, Clifton, Marston Moretaine, Harlington, Houghton Regis, Maulden, Shefford and Wootton, but schemes can be set up in any area. Volunteers are vetted at the same level as police volunteers, and Bedfordshire Police will provide training for any new members or groups. To find out more about becoming a volunteer, please email More information is also available at: