Many of you will not think of your Parish Council from one month to the next, but they are incredibly important to the village and how it runs and how it will develop.
Please, if you are going to vote, vote for your parish councillors of choice this year in the Maulden Parish Council Election 2015. The more people who vote, the more credible the councillors are and the more incentive they have to really work hard for the whole community.
We believe that the questions you should ask of any candidate are these:
Will you help this village of Maulden to:
Enhance the spirit of the Maulden Village community through everything you do
Tuesday 28th April
6pm – 7.30pm – Baptist Church Hall
Introductions & Chair – Saqhib Ali
Organiser – Paul Ives
32 villagers in attendance
Chris Swallow – Ampthill Fire Station – guest speaker
CS said that he had been working closely with Paul Ives with regards to traffic issues in Maulden. On the day of their last meeting he was called to Maulden where a car had left the road by The Bothy. CS is very aware of the issues in Maulden and is keen to add his weight to any opportunity the village may have to put across the issues of traffic in the village.
Gretel Nevolls – SpeedWatch – guest speaker
GN ran through the stats for the village from the SpeedWatch group which included
Road Safety Week (17-23 November 2014) is the UK's biggest road safety event, involving thousands of schools, organisations and community groups every year.
Brake, the road safety charity who are coordinating this week are asking everyone to look out for each other on roads, because being selfish can easily lead to tragedy. They are particularly calling on drivers to protect people on foot and bike by slowing down to 20mph in communities, looking longer and taking it slow at junctions and bends, and giving people plenty of room. They are also calling on everyone to put safety first and be considerate to one another, encouraging people on foot and bike to … Continue Reading ››
It is the end of the season of fungi in our local woods, and you may have missed a few of our more spectacular fungal examples. Maulden is on acid sands and shares its distinctive flora with places like Dorset.
small puff ball
orange peel fungus
orange peel fungus
common ink cap
common earth ball
Have look down as you walk and see what fungi you can still see.
The Famous Ones?
Fly Argaric - Agaricus muscarius, the epithet deriving from the Latin ‘musca’, or ‘fly’, apparently referring to its use in parts of Europe as an insecticide, crushed in milk for attracting and killing flies.
It is amongst the most iconic of the toadstools, commonly depicted in children’s books and on Christmas cards around the world. It is highly distinctive and, at least when fresh and in good condition, can hardly be confused … Continue Reading ››
Photos taken August 2014.
In stark contrast to winter, summer time down the allotments provide a infinite supply of visual stimuli (as well as an almost infinite supply of fruit and veg for the growers). I struggled to whittle down the photos to a short list that could be used in this gallery as there were so many good ones to choose from. Difficult to choose a favorite, but I really like the ones with the swirling smoke in the background and the colours produced by the late evening sunshine. The pile of wood lent against a shed has taken on a different appearance with a plant pot placed upside down on one of the pieces.
I chose to go down at the end of the … Continue Reading ››
Create a New Cycle Track Between Maulden and Ampthill - Petition
To: Central Bedfordshire Council
In recent years the number of people cycling has grown enormously and increasing numbers of children from Maulden need to travel to schools in Ampthill.
We would like a cycle path from Maulden to Ampthill to keep cyclists and other road users safe.
https://www.change.org/p/highways-department-create-a-cycle-track-between-maulden-and-ampthill. August 2014
Source: Me (page editor) 24th August 2014