The Welcome Pack is free to all newcomers. Every effort has been made to ensure the contents of this booklet are correct but if you find any errors please accept our apologies and contact the Welcome Pack co-ordinator listed in the Appendix.
All contact names and telephone numbers are listed in an Appendix at the back of the booklet that will be updated periodically. However, the most up-to-date information can be found on the website. If you move away please leave this pack in your house for the next owner.
If you have access to the internet, all the information contained in this Pack, and links to other useful sites, can be found on the village website, at: www.thurleigh.net The website includes a calendar of events, and reminders of bin collections, mobile library visits etc.
It also contains transcripts of several census returns for the village, as well as other historical references and archive photos.
The website is maintained by villagers, for villagers. To contact the webteam, please send a message via the website.
About 750 people live in the village in about 250 dwellings. Apart from the main village hub, the village is spread across 5 ends - Church End, Cross End, Scald End, Backnoe End and Park End - that cover an area of about 6 square miles.Community life continues to thrive with regular events held at the Village Hall, the Church, the Playing Field Club and the Jackal.
This document was compiled between 2005 and 2007, to record the developments and improvements that parishioners would like to see in Thurleigh over the next 5 to 10 years.
A key outcome from the Parish Plan was the creation of the Environmental Improvement Network (EIN) - a group concerned with maintaining the quality of the environment within the parish. More details can be found later in this document or on the website.
To improve sustainability within the parish, new villagers will be given information on how to access this information on-line. Hard copies will be issued on request.
Orange Bins/Bags and Green Bins/Bags with recycling are collected on alternative weeks.
Orange Bins can contain any of the following:
The nearest bottle banks for glass recycling are:
Scald End Farm shop strives to offer a taste of the real countryside.
They are open seven days a week
Normal opening hours
|This modern Village Hall is situated in the centre of Thurleigh
Outside there is ample parking space and a patio which leads off the
|call 01234 772317 to book the hall|
A map detailing 3 different length walks, all starting and ending at the Village Hall, can also be found on the wall of the village hall.
There is an N.H.S. drop-in centre at North Wing on the Kimbolton Road, Bedford. This is limited to emergency treatment only.
St Peter's Church is the Church of England Parish Church in Thurleigh. It is part of the Benefice of Milton Ernest, Pavenham and Thurleigh which is a group of three village parishes under one Vicar that work together to provide the services and pastoral care to the villages. In turn, the Benefice is within the Sharnbrook Deanery, and the Diocese of St Albans.
St Peter's Thurleigh has a 'Christians Together in Thurleigh' covenant with Thurleigh Baptist Chapel, and the two churches work together. Thurleigh Baptist Chapel is part of Keysoe Row and Thurleigh Baptist Church. United services are held regularly, either in St Peter's or in Thurleigh Chapel.
Although an ancient building, St Peter's has been fitted in recent times with a disabled standard toilet, a kitchen area and and a new heating system in 2012.
Thurleigh Baptist Chapel
The Chapel is now privately owned, with plans to convert into residential property. The Baptist Chapel was built in 1888, replacing an earlier building which had stood on the grassed lawn to the side of the current building.
In recent years the congregation merged with the Keysoe Row Baptist chapel, there is also a close working partnership with St Peter's Church Thurleigh, Both these two locations are used for services.
Moderator: Rev'd Peter Protheroe - 01234 378806
Adventurers and Explorers
Sundays at 9:30am at Milton Ernest School. Adventurers is for ages 3-9, whilst Explorers is for ages 9-13. Please see The Villager for details.
Village Charities & TrustsHarvey Trust
The Harvey Trust is an ancient village trust set up to help villagers of Thurleigh experiencing hardship. Today this is financial assistance in times of illness, disability, bereavement, hardship or any other emergency for any resident of the village. The trustees are all members of the local community so if you, or someone you know in the village, is in need of assistance, please call.
The Free School Trust
The "Villager" Magazine
Clubs and AssociationsThurleigh Playing Field Social Club
Opened 25 years ago, the club has over 300 members from the village and surrounding area. Membership is open to all over the age of 16 and currently costs £3.50 for the first year and £3 for subsequent years. The bar is open every evening 7:00 - 11:00pm, Saturdays from pm and on Sunday lunchtimes. Regular events include Bingo Nights on Thursday and Sunday evenings at 8:00pm, barbeques and music evenings. The Club also has skittle and darts league teams. However, on certain functions, e.g. The Annual Bonfire Night, non-members are allowed to see what is on offer. The clubroom is available to hire for parties, receptions and other events by members. For further information please call the Secretary.
Sunbeam Over 50s Club
Rainbows, Brownies, Girl Guides & Rangers
Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
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