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This summer damage was caused to Tithe Farm Pavilion, at the recreation ground. Thieves broke down a wall, causing damage to a gas pipe, and removed equipment that had been stored there. The Town Council faced repair bills of £906.

The September edition of the "Town Crier" from Houghton Regis Town Council is now available online (pdf needs Adobe) -

News Central - now available online (pdf needs Adobe)
Dunstable's "New Vision" appears to include taking over Houghton Regis! News Central -

"7&8 - New family homes and new business" will hopefully be bringing new shoppers and new jobs to Houghton Regis, if you please!

BENEFIT CHEAT CAUGHT: A local woman has been found guilty of fraudulently claiming Housing Benefits and now faces repayment and costs of over £4,000 - Houghton Regis benefit cheat prosecuted

Great entries for the 51st Summer Show Houghton Regis Horticultural Society on Saturday!

YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE: Dog bins – are there enough dog bins in Houghton Regis? Are they located in the right places? Are they emptied frequently enough?

Andrew Selous, MP for South West Bedfordshire, and a group of cross-party MPs handed in a petition this week with over 115,000 signatories to Number 10 Downing Street. The petition has been organised by the online safety campaigning group Safetynet and calls for the Government to mandate that Internet Service Providers introduce a default Opt-In filter system for adult content on the Internet. Read full story ...

SUNDAY BLOGS: Police Commissioner Elections and Voting Rights. Highway improvements linked to Morrisons. Houghton Regis Lower School Age Range Extension - "A public meeting will take place at 6pm at the school on Friday 14 September "

SUNDAY BLOGS: Linda Jack has thrown her hat into the Police and Crime Commissioner position, seeking support for her candidature for the role. Growing Vegetables in a gutter. Call for Changes in the Laws Governing Animals for Sale on Internet sites. Looking at Parking in Dolphin Drive.