Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Forest of Marston Vale blown away by support

As storm Ciara hit, the Forest of Marston Vale (Reg Charity No. 1069229) were out planting over 1500 trees with 200 local people, all committed to making a difference to the local area.

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Give back to trees this Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving, so maybe consider giving something back to the environment is the message from local charity and Community Forest, the Forest of Marston Vale. The Charity has launched a Christmas fundraising appeal, Give Back to Trees this Christmas, asking people to help them plant more trees.

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Millennium Country Park wins 13th Consecutive Green Flag Award

The Millennium Country Park in the Forest of Marston Vale has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world, for the 13th time in a row.

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Forest Shelter at Millennium Country Park receives £15k funding

The Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park in Marston Moretaine has received the vital funding it needs to build a Forest Shelter, for visiting schools and other groups, like brownies and cubs.

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Forest of Marston Vale joins The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

The Forest Of Marston Vale is honoured to announce that they have been accredited as part of The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy project.

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£30K heist of Forestry Equipment from charity

In the early hours of Monday 13th May, the Barn at the Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park (Marston Moretaine) was broken into and goods over the value of £30k were stolen. The Centre is run by the Forest of Marston Vale, and such a huge loss is a devastating blow to the charity, who are planting trees and creating woodlands across the area. 

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High Sheriff Plants trees to mark opening of new woodland


The Forest of Marston Vale recently hosted the planting of 10 trees to celebrate and commemorate the year of public service given by the outgoing High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Julian Polhill. Joining the celebration were Meryl Dolling, the High Sheriff in nomination and Nick Webb, Chief Executive of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust.

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Go green for trees

Thursday 21st March is the United Nations’ International Day of Forests - the annual day to celebrate trees and all the wonderful benefits they give us. This year’s theme is Forests and Education, promoting the fact that you’re never too young to learn about trees and about how all of us need to protect our trees, woodlands and forests for future generations.

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Community Gathers for Commemorative Tree-Planting Event

Neville Funeral Service, one of the regions longest established businesses, welcomed over 200 people to a rather special commemorative tree-planting event at the Forest of Marston Vale in Bedfordshire on 24th February.

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