There is currently a vacancy on the Parish Council.
The Parish Council works hard to maintain and improve facilities in the village, including playgrounds, allotments, new cemetery and the environment.
Meetings of the full council are held every third Tuesday, with the exception of August and December. Councillors also sit on either the Finance or Planning Committees. These meet on the first Tuesday of each month, all year.
If you feel you could make an active contribution to life in the village and are interested in becoming a councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01234 743598 for more information and an application form.
The closing date for submission of applications is 19th February 2018.
Central Bedfordshire Council is consulting on its draft local plan which sets out the options for growth in Central Bedfordshire over the next 20 years.
One of the options being proposed is to develop a series of up to four new villages and a business park in Marston Vale. The development would lie west of Marston Moreteyne, north of Lidlington and east of Brogborough. The development would include:
- up to 5,000 new homes
- community facilities and services,
- plus a minimum of 40 hectares of employment land which would include
Research and development
Services and tourism.
Full details of the draft local plan can be viewed on CBC’s website: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/localplan
During the consultation, CBC will be holding four public drop-in events where you can speak to council officers and ask questions. The closest drop-in event to Marston Moretyene is on Thursday 25th January - Lidlington Village Hall - between 3pm and 7.30pm.
Deadline for comments is 22nd February 2018.
Network Rail is proposing to improve the railway between Oxford and Bedford, and Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Princes Risborough by upgrading disused and underused rail track to provide a new rail link between these important conurbations, and provide additional routes and capacity for both passengers and freight. On completion, this new rail link will connect the Great Western, Chiltern, West Coast and Midland Main Lines of London and become a vital strategic rail link in Britain's rail network.
In September 2015, Network Rail consulted on plans to upgrade and reconstruct existing and mothballed sections of the line linking Bedford-Bicester and Milton Keynes-Princes Risborough as part of the East West Rail Western Section Phase 2 project. They will require statutory powers under a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) granted by the Secretary of State for Transport in order to construct, maintain and operate the project.
Network Rail have undertaken further development following the first round of consultation and will be holding a second round of consutlation beginning on 30th June and ending on 11th August 2017.
A number of public exhibitions will be held to give local communities and local residents a chance to view their plans and give feedback. The two closest exhibitions to Marston Moreteyne are detailed below. The project team will be available at all events to answer any queries.
18th July 12noon to 8pm Harpur Suite, St. Pauls Square, Bedford, MK40 1SJ
19th July 12noon to 8pm The Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moreteyne, MK43 OPR
The parish council strongly urges residents to attend one of the above exhibitions to understand what impact the proposals will have on the local crossings at Millbrook and Lidlington and to make your views known.
For more information pleae visit Network Rail at: https://www.networkrail.co.uk
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