Stanbridge and Tilsworth Community Hall celebrated Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday by being part of the National Beacon Lighting that took place on Thursday 21st April



Beacon event



Stanbridge and Tilsworth (Bedfordshire) Celebration and Beacon lighting for the Queens 90th birthday.

Both Parish Councils supported the event by giving a grant towards the cost of Food and Drink.

The Beacon was lit at 7.30pm by the Stanbridge Parish Council Villager of the Year 2016. An Octagenarian with great spirit and who does much work for the church and others in the community. We all sang a verse of Land of Hope and Glory and the National Anthem, led by a professional singer from Tilsworth village.

About 100 people attended for a BBQ, with cakes and refreshments and later in the evening we cut a Birthday cake and toasted the Queen and sang Happy Birthday.

It was a great evening and many have said how much they enjoyed it and how lovely that both villages came together for the event..

With the money from ticket sales (minimal charge) and donations for cakes we raised £290 which has gone back into the community by supporting the local churches, mother & toddlers and the W.I. who are saving for a defibrillator for the Villages.

It was lovely to be a part of such a historic occasion.

Elaine Sutton
Stanbridge Parish Council
Lighting of beacon  Villager of the year

  Beacon event  Flag




Annual Soldiers Charity Bike Ride - Sunday 4th September 2016

On Sunday 4th September Stanbridge hosted the 4th annual ABF The Soldiers’ Charity bike ride.

Please see here for an update on the day.




YOUR Village Needed YOU and you didn't disappoint .....

  Before1     Before2         Tidy2


A Big THANK YOU to all those that turned up on Saturday 15th October, Wednesday 19th October and Wednesday 2nd November to help with a village tidy. Most said they had fun and a sense of achievement after the event and the work has been greatly appreciated by many.  See the Photo Album for more photos of the three days

Hedges along the back of the green were given a significant cut and have opened up the area. The rest of the hedge will be planned for a later date in the not too distant future we hope. The grass edge along the front of the green was cut back to reveal a full width of pavement. We are talking to CBC about Station Road being done as the verge along there is their responsibility. Weeds were cut back along Station Road and corner of Peddars Lane to assist with visibility for drivers. Overhanging bushes were also cut back along Peddars Lane.

The work to date not only ensures our village looks good but will assist in safe walking as the nights draw in.

IF there are areas you would like us to consider please let us know. We are always looking for more volunteers so if you would like to help next time then please contact us via the clerk.