Rainbow over Wilstead 21st March 2014

Taken by C Lowery

Welcome to the Wilstead Community Website featuring news and views from the community and Parish Council

Updated 20th November 2019

Wilstead Neighbourhood Plan

Have your say!

The Survey has now ended.

Please check the Wilstead Newsletter and this site for the results over the next couple of weeks.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

Click here for a link to Bedford Borough Council leaflet on A6 Road Closure in July 2019 ---------->

Click here for link to notes from meeting on 18/09/19 with Bedford Borough Council representatives

and contractors for road repairs, concerning road closure  ---------->


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, click here for more information

For young children:

  1. BulletToddler groups in the Evangelical Church Hall on a Wednesday and in the Methodist Hall on a Friday

  2. BulletPre-school playgroup in their own building on the Lower School Site

  3. BulletA Brownie pack

All ages:

  1. BulletCoffee morning in the Methodist Hall every Thursday morning

  2. BulletVillage Voices Ladies Choir (see Wilstead Newsletter for meeting dates)

  3. BulletFootball Club – several teams

  4. BulletP3 footpath group

  5. BulletFlower & Produce Association

  6. BulletWilstead Allotment Association

  7. BulletW I

  8. BulletVarious Church groups

  9. BulletWilstead Players

  10. BulletGarden Club

  11. BulletBowls Club

Older people:

  1. BulletSunshine 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.

All Saint's Church