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Tempsford War Memorial/Cenotaph - Proposed Relocation

Tempsford Parish Council has been asked to consider relocating the War Memorial to a more suitable location.

The council is well aware of the history of the memorial and the adjacent Stuart Memorial Hall, the significance of the War Memorial’s present location, and that this is a potentially emotive issue and is therefore acting as an impartial facilitator to ensure a democratic decision is reached.

A leaflet/ballot paper will be circulated to every household in the parish to ensure every resident on the Electoral Roll has a say in whether to proceed with the relocation of the War Memorial. This leaflet also forms the Ballot Paper for the democratic process.

Please download the details of the proposal here.


Tempsford Museum is organising this event:

Friday 30th May 2014 7.30pm - 9.30pm
A talk by Dr Matt Edgeworth on the
"Archaeology of Tempsford from the Ice Age to the present day"
(Refreshments will be served afterwards)


Anglian Water update -

Actions so far:
- Pumping station electrics raised to protect against any future flooding.
- Increased pumping capacity on the Station Road pumping station.
- Camera survey completed.
- Six manholes affected by surface flooding have been sealed.
- Non-return valves installed at two pumping station overflows to stop the river entering the sewer

Current modeling is unable to replicate the flooding seen so far.

Next steps:
A flow survey will begin in January 2014 which will last 1 - 3 months depending on rainfall. The results of this will be used to produce a further model to determine if any additional capital investment is required.

Click here for the transcript of the official response from Anglian Water to Tempsford Parish Council.

High Speed Broadband

In 2011 Central Beds Council received £1,060,000 from central government to improve the provision of high speed broadband in rural areas. Tempsford does not have high speed broadband, the average is 2Mb/s. High speed (or superfast) broadband delivers speeds of between 30Mb/s - 100Mb/s.

Central Beds are currently planning high speed broadband, details here: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/local-business/business-information-and-advice/broadband.aspx

There is an online survey to investigate the need. If you want faster broadband it is recommended you complete to survey to have your say, and ensure Tempsford is included in the plans.

Survey link here: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/surveys/Broadband/broadband_online_survey.htm