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 surgeries
For young 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
Coffee morning in the Methodist Hall every Thursday morning
Football Club – several teams
P3 footpath group
Flower & Produce Association
Wilstead Allotment Association
Various Church groups
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.
Next Deadline: Friday 24th July
Next Newsletter: Friday 7th August
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featuring news and views from the community and Parish Council.
Updated 13th July 2020
Wilstead Post Office and Store
The Post Office and shop will open for the following hours:
Monday to Saturday - between 7 am and 7 pm.
Sunday - between 7.30 am and 4 pm.
Opening hours Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm
(closed 2-3 pm for lunch)
Both shops apologise for any inconvenience caused.
These hours will only be in force during the pandemic.
Bedford Borough Council
There will be a green waste and orange recycling
collection on a monthly basis from
Friday 1st May.
The next green collection in Wilsterad will be
Friday 26th June.
Due to the present situation, the Village Hall, Jubilee Centre and All Saints Church are closed until further notice.
If you are self-isolating and don't have family or
friends support, then Bedford Borough Council's
Community Hub can help with every day things like
shopping, collecting prescriptions.
if you need help email:
or call 01234 718101.
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Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 situation, it has been decided by the Flower & Produce Committee to cancel the F & P show this year. It is planning to hold the next one in 2021.
Services Emergency Numbers
Gas 0800 111 999
Electricity Emergency 0800 404 090
Power cut 105
Anglian Water 03457 145 145