ARE YOU NEW TO WILSTEAD?

Then you are very welcome and we hope you will join in with all community activities. One of the benefits of living in Wilstead (or Wilshamstead as it is formally known) is that you can get to know your neighbours and other people in the village quite quickly. If you are interested in being part of village life then there is plenty for you to join in with. For details have a look at the Newsletter and the Diary of events, but here is a taster to begin with:  


In the local area there are two doctors surgeries


For  children:

Toddler groups in the Evangelical Church Hall on a Wednesday and in the Methodist Hall on a Friday


Pre-school playgroup in their own building on the Lower School Site


A Brownie pack


1st Haynes & Wilstead Scout Group



All ages:

Coffee morning in the Methodist Hall every Thursday morning


Football Club – several teams


P3 footpath group 


Flower & Produce Association


Wilstead Allotment Association


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Various Church groups


Wilstead Players


Garden Club


Bowls Club



Older people:

Sunshine Club in the Village Hall every other Friday afternoon.



We have a very active Parish Council, a Residents' Association for those living on Briar Bank Park, riding stables and 3 churches. The village is also well served by the Post Office and Store, a mini-market and pharmacy, two take-away restaurants and two pubs. These last are core to a thriving village and we urge you to use them - or lose them.


To find out more, look on the relevant pages on this website or send us a message. We will pass it on to someone who will be able to give you further information.





Wilstead Newsletter

Next Deadline: Friday 15th July

Next Newsletter: Friday 5th August

Welcome to the Wilstead Community Website

featuring news and views from the community and Parish Council.

  Updated 4th July 2022


Services Emergency Numbers

Gas 0800 111 999

Electricity Emergency 0800 404 090

Power cut 105

Anglian Water 03457 145 145

(24/7 line)

Email the Parish Clerk here:

office@wilsteadparishcouncil.org

Wilstead Parish Council Website:  

www.wilsteadparishcouncil.org


Click here for Wixams Newsletter

https://www.wixams.org/newsletter/

WILSTEAD FLOWER, PRODUCE AND HANDICRAFTS SHOW

This Year Will Be Held on Saturday 27th August 2022


At Last!! It looks as if the Wilstead Flower, Produce and Handicrafts Show will go ahead this year now that things are starting to get back to normal.


We have changed many of the classes in most sections from previous years that the show was going ahead, as some were getting a bit stale and we hope you will like the changes.


The new schedule will be printed in July and will be found in the Village Post Office. Meanwhile we will post the schedule on the Village website soon so keep an eye on www.wilsteadvillage.org.uk


The classes for the photographic section this year are:


(1) Mist

(2) Silhouette in black & white (3) A flowering shrub

(4) A thatched building

(5) Junior class – A bench


The show is a friendly community event and all entries stand a chance of a prize so why not have a go!

Wilstead's Rural Nature Under Threat!


You should have received a leaflet from Bedford Borough Council by post summarising the proposals for new housing in the Borough up until 2040.


This shows an additional 2100 houses for a 'Wixams Extension'.


In fact all these, if built, would be within Wilstead Parish – thus trebling the size of the Village.


If this troubles you, if you want to learn more or would like to learn how and what to comment, the Parish Council will be holding a drop-in session at the Village Hall on Sunday 10th July from 10.00am until 1.00pm.


Responses have to be in by Friday 29th July so there is little time.


Find details of the proposals and how to comment at:


www.bedford.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy-its-purpose/local-plan-review/ or Google “Bedford Borough Local Plan 2040”