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 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



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 24th July

Next Newsletter: Friday 7th August

Welcome to the Wilstead Community Website

featuring news and views from the community and Parish Council.

  Updated 13th July 2020


Daily Notices


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.


Wilstead Pharmacy

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:


covid19help@bedford.gov.uk


or call 01234 718101.


Stay up to date at


www.bedford.gov.uk/covid19


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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

(24/7 line)