Last Sunday April 2nd traction engines maintained and driven by Dave Venn with his Burrell general purpose engine visited the Bedford Arms once more with Robbie Foreman ,second picture down, shown leaving Souldrop on Ted Wootton’s Fowler road locomotive.
Thanks to Jeremy Viewing for sending theses pictures in!
Thieves broke into All Saints Church in Souldrop last week and made of with the safe containing silver, valuables and a small amount of cash. Some damage was caused in the break in but fortunately as the church was empty nobody was hurt. It is also rumored that some nearby village churches have also been robbed in recent weeks.
We asked the vicarage covering Souldrop for a comment but as yet they have not replied.
Villager’s are reminded that there are thieves about and to report any suspicious activity to the Police at telephone number 101
Souldrop Village is to loose out on the long awaited Broad Band upgrade when it comes online in 2018′ It seems the village won’t benefit from the upgrade because the fiber connection will terminate at the box by the Vesuvio Hotel some 2.9 Kilometers away.
The 2.9 kilometers between the box and the village will mean that because of the distance the upgrade will actually make the average village connection slower than it is currently.
This will be a massive blow to those in the village that are expecting an upgrade
“We have been waiting patiently for nearly ten years for this upgrade and now we find out it’s not going to happen, I am absolutely gutted” said one angry villager who preferred to remain anonymous. Many villagers will echo that sentiment.
Below is an extract of correspondence between Roger Vennison and an Openreach officer…first Roger explains the technicalities ….
“Whilst they do seem to be have a lack of knowledge about the local funding for the project the facts about the technical aspects are clear. As you may be aware the cabinet that connects our village to the Sharnbrook Exchange is cabinet 5 and this is situated on the A6 next to the Italian Hotel. This is obviously a good distance away from the village (2.9Km according to the Openreach guy) and the copper link from this cabinet would reduce the broadband speed to less that we currently have!!! As you so rightly say we need a cabinet in the village.
We received a notice from the forestry Commission regarding a ten year review of West Woods. They are asking for feedback from locals
To Whom it may concern,
I have enclosed a copy of the new Brampton Ash, Hardwick, Sywell & West Wood Forest Design Plan.
It is our policy to consult interested parties on new Forest Design Plans and I would appreciate any comments you may have on the plan by 15th March 2017. Comments received by this date will be taken into consideration when preparing the final plan that will be submitted to the Forest Authority for approval.
We are however always pleased to receive information and enquiries at any time.
You can find the document and all the relevant information here
Is there a case for opening up a little more public access a few more footpaths maybe? What do you think?
2017 got of to an unhappy start for Paul and Kay Bone when thieves broke into an outbuilding up Forty Foot Lane sometime either on New Years Eve or on New Years Day.
Kay and Paul would like to get the Quad-bike back and ask if anyone has seen or heard anything, or have seen anyone going round on it?
The Quad-Bike is featured in the above photo. Residents are urged to be extra vigilant and security conscience during the remainder of the holiday. A number of nearby villages have noted a slight increase in crime of late, there are thieves operating in the area!
If you have any information please get in touch with Paul or Kay directly or Contuct Us
The Village memorial to the fallen in two world wars basks in the autumn sunshine. Meanwhile we sent our photographers out and about in Souldrop Village, October 2016
to try and capture some of the magnificent Autumn colours. There are twenty five photos below please click on the first, then enjoy!