Local links and groups
Age Concern Bedfordshire
Arlesey Good Neighbour Scheme
Arlesey Railway departures
Arlesey Resource Centre
Arlesey Roll of Honour
Arlesey Town Youth Football Club
Bedford Area Bus Users Society BABUS
Bedfordshire Adult Skills & Community Learning
Central Bedfordshire Council
Link a Ride
Walks Around Arlesey
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
(Stotfold and Arlesey Branch)
Registered Charity No. 219279
Mr Vic Williams
Please use these contact details for ordering poppies, wreaths, crosses etc. Please also use this contact for details of the Remembrance Sunday parade and service.
Arlesey Resource Centre and Library
The High Street, Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6SN
Manager: Erin Jackson
Administrative Assistant: Mrs Karen Rogers
Volunteer: Mrs Christine Bird
Tel: 01462 731469
The centre is situated in the same building complex as the Town Council, Village Hall and Doctor's Surgery and has parking and easy access for the disabled.
Two Blues Art Group
Tel: 01462 639468 Email
This Adult art class meets at Arlesey Football Club on Thursday mornings 9.30am – 12 noon. There are no fees to join the class, other than a 50p donation towards tea/coffee and our annual Christmas Dinner. You do, however, have to become a member of Arlesey Town Football Club. There is no formal tutor, but all members help each other to improve. The class is suitable for all levels of ability.
If you would like to find out more about the class, why not join us for coffee one Thursday morning at 10.30am – 11.00am. You will be most welcome.
Kate Elmitt (Principal)
Tel:- 01462 622222
Fax:- 01462 622111
VIVACE is a choir in Mid-Beds formed in 2001 by Kate Elmitt and Bob Wilkins, which meets at Edgeworth House, 121 High Street, Arlesey on Wednesday's during school term time.
Young Vivace - 7.30pm
Vivace Adult Choir - 7.30pm
(occasional meetings for Vivace Strings & Wind)
Acre Wood Day Nursery
For more information please contact:
Tel. 01462 835550
Arlesey Beavers, Cubs and Scouts
Tel: 07886 558708
Meet at the times detailed below in the Arlesey Scout HQ, Cluny Way, Arlesey, which is situated opposite the Village Hall just off the High Street. Facilities at the Scout HQ include parking for approximately 15 cars, fully equipped kitchen, seating for around 100 and disabled access.
Beaver Scouts (6 to 8 years) meet Tuesdays 6:15pm to 7:30pm School terms only
Cub Scouts (8 to 10.5 years) meet Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8pm School terms only
Scouts (10.5 to 14 years) Meet Thursdays 7:15pm to 9pm School terms only
Explorer Scouts (14 to 18 years) meet Mondays 7pm to 9pm throughout the year
Find us on Facebook: 1st Arlesey Scout Group
For scout hall bookings cost of £10 per hour all inclusive: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arlesey Rainbows, Brownies, Guides
Arlesey Rainbows – Sue Margiocchi – Tel: 01462 643231
Arlesey Brownies – Julia Hanna – Tel: 01462 451053
Arlesey Guides – Mrs Helen Frost – Tel: 01462 733248
Arlesey Nursery and Childcare Centre
The Nursery is in the centre of the village and offers nursery education and childcare facilities for children 3 to 9 years. Term time Nursery is open 9.00am to 3.30pm and the childcare is open 8.00am to 6.00pm. Holiday Club runs during most school holidays from 8.00am to 5.30pm, the Nursery has a very large, well-resourced classroom area and large garden and playground. Childcare has its own room and also uses the garden, playground and classrooms.
Arlesey Parent & Toddler Group
Tel: 01462 731412
Arlesey Village Hall, Tues & Thurs 9.00am - 11.30am (term time)
Open to anyone with babies or young children, the group meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9.00am to 11.30am during term time. They are always happy to see new faces, regardless of age or religion. Parents, Grandparents, or carers with young children are all welcome and all you need to do is sign in on arrival.
Tel:- 07815 293670
Stotfold & District Childrens Centre
Arlesey Conservation for Nature
This organisation was formed in 1992 and carries out practical conservation work in the Ivel Valley area of Bedfordshire, eg planting, hedge laying, habitat improvement and creation, and footpath access. It is a partner in the Parish Paths Partnership. The group works mainly on Sundays and some Saturdays. They also meet on Wednesdays, with occasional talks and slides at a local pub. There are organised walks and visits to the nature reserves at weekends. Details are published in the Quarterly News.
In May 2000 it was agreed to set up a sub group (The Arlesey Walks Group) to undertake the task of publishing a circular walks guide. This was achieved on 12 June 2004. Walks information boards can be found at the junction of Old Oak Close and Church Lane and at the entrance of the Village Hall in the High Street. Packs detailing the walks are available free at the Town Council Office and the Resource Centre. Latest information on activities being planned by ACORN can be viewed on line. Arlesey Walks .
Arlesey Old Moat Nature Reserve
Tel: 01462 731963
The Old Moat Nature Reserve is a narrow strip of low lying land bordered by the railway to the east and the River Hiz to the west and is approximately 6 acres. It is situated at the south end of the Glebe Meadows and is owned by the Wildlife Trust. The main feature of the Reserve is the L shaped Moat, which contains a variety of water plants, including yellow iris, fool's water cress, marsh marigold and water figwort. It also supports several dragonfly and damselfly species with frogs and toads spawning in the spring. Grassland, scrub and secondary woodland provide food and shelter for birds, insects and small mammals. Muntjac can frequently be seen crossing the various paths. Access to the Old Moat is via Glebe Meadows. Residents and visitors are very welcome to walk around the Reserve.
The Wildlife Trust holds twice monthly work parties on Sundays between 10.00am and 1.00pm and new volunteers are always welcome.
Pix Brook Nature Reserve
The Pix Brook Nature Reserve is situated on the Stotfold Road, just outside the 40mph sign as you leave Arlesey.
Walks around Arlesey
A number of walks have been put together by local people so that you can enjoy the varied local countryside around Arlesey. Further details on these walks can be found by accessing the Walks Around Arlesey web site
Tel: 01462 731117
The Glebe Meadows are situated on the River Hiz and can be accessed by walking over the A507 bridge, crossing the railway and the river. Walk back down the service road, to the Disabled Parking area for the Railway Station. The entrance to Glebe Meadows is clearly marked on your right. There is a very pleasant riverside walk through the Meadows, with riverside picnic tables and seats so that you can enjoy the surroundings. You will find an abundance of wildlife flowers, birds, butterflies, insects and other wildlife such as small lizards. Keep an eye open on hot days for Kingfishers flying about the River Hiz.
They were purchased by Arlesey Conservation for Nature (ACORN) on 4 March 1999. The meadows are held in *perpetuity by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire as traditionally managed riverside meadows. The day to day management is undertaken by volunteers under the direction of the Glebe Meadows Management Group. The Management group consists of ACORN, Arlesey Town Council, The Ivel and Ouse Countryside Project and the Wildlife Trust. A management agreement between the Wildlife Trust and Arlesey Town Council ensures the continuity for future generations. There are currently two volunteer wardens.
Passing through the meadow, diagonally left, through the kissing gate, brings you into the Old Moat Nature Reserve. The moat can be traced back to deeds dating 1820 and is shown next to Arleseybury Farm. The Old Moat Nature Reserve was purchased in 1974 by the Wildlife Trust.
Arlesey Women's Institute (W I)
(reg charity no 221224)
Katie Juffs - Tel: 01462 638286
Wendy Pink - Tel: 01462 625235
Arlesey Women's Institute meets in the W I Hall in the High Street every second Tuesday in the month. We have a varied programme, enjoying speakers from all walks of life, demonstrations of craft and making visits to local places of interest. Our social events are always popular. We also join other local W I’s twice yearly for group meetings and with the Bedfordshire Federation in Bedford and Dunstable, so have lots of opportunities to hear many interesting speakers. Visitors or new members are always welcome, so please call in and see us.
The W I Hall is available for private hire and has kitchen and bar facilities and lots of parking. Disabled ramps are also available.
Arlesey Community Safety Group
Hugh Harper (Chairman)
Tel: 01462 731891
Arlesey Community Safety Group is concerned with all aspects of safety in Arlesey. This includes obvious subjects such as home security and traffic management but also includes topics such as community information and awareness.
Bedfordshire Adult Skills & Community Learning
We offer courses for people wanting to:
- return to work
- gain a new skill or qualification
- continue their professional development
Equally, it is for those wishing to:
- maintain or gain independence
- improve their health and general well being
- meet new friends and have fun
Central Bedfordshire Neighbourhood Watch Association
On the button
Arlesey Town Football Club
Keith Broughton, The Secretary
Tel:- 01462 734324
Arlesey Town is your community Football Club, playing their home games at the aRMadillo Stadium and currently competing in the Southern Football League Premier Division, having been winners of the Southern League Division One Central in the 2010-11 season.
Arlesey Town Youth Football Club
Steve Hazelwood, Chairman
Tel: 01462 732147
Flying to flag for Arlesey in the Royston Crow League, Arlesey Town Youth Football Club has ten teams from Under 7's to Under 17's and recently became only the forth club in Bedfordshire to achieve the FA Community Club status.
The Club prides itself on giving playing opportunities to local children and seeks to attain the highest standards both 'on' and 'off' the field. A friendly and open club, we always welcome the involvement of the player's parents to continue the club's progress.
For more information on ATYFC use the email link above.
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
Town Council Office
Tel: 01462 733722
The Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) is situated in the High Street behind the Village Hall. Facilities include a hard court surface suitable for 5 a side football, netball and tennis. There are changing rooms, a shower room, a meeting room and private parking.
Short Mat Bowls
Tel: 01462 731697
Meet on Fridays 2 – 4 pm in the Village Hall. Currently there are about 10 – 12 members but newcomers are always very welcome. For further information contact Betty Joyce.
Arlesey Karate Club
Gabriel Tan, Chief Instructor
Tel: 01462 730551 or 07742 820956
Practicing traditional Shotokan Karate with a strong Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa's influence. New members are always welcome.
Weekly Kundalini Yoga Class
Tel: 07971 977665
at Pure Light Studios, 29 Vicarage Close, Arlesey, Beds SG15 6XH
Every Tuesday 10am til 11.20am. £9 per class. Spaces are limited so please call to book your place, all levels catered for, all welcome.
More useful numbers
For Bedfordshire and Luton: Janet Heinsen - 01234 842619
Trust Administrator: Geoff Comb QPM - 01234 842612
Main post office, 1 High Street - 01462 835003
Sub post office, House Lane - 01462 731291
Aragon Housing Association
Daytime repairs - 0300 123 5544
Night time emergencies - 0808 144 2809
Traveline (for Bus information)
0870 608 2608
Mid Beds Link a Ride