Welcome to the Wilstead Community Website

featuring news and views from the

community and Parish Council

Updated 4th January 2018

Neighbourhood Watch, Wilstead

Next Deadline:  Friday 19th January

Co-ordinators meeting: Monday 29th January

Next Newsletter: Friday 2nd February

For emergency telephone numbers go to Neighbourhood Watch page

Rainbow over Wilstead 21st March 2014

Taken by C Lowery

MUGA available for tennis, netball, 5-a-side football, basketball and cricket practice. To hire, please contact the Booking Secretary at jbookjcentre@icloud.com


Then you are very welcome and we hope you will join in with all community activities. One of the

benefits of living in Wilstead (or Wilshamstead as it is formally known) is that you can get to know

your neighbours and other people in the village quite quickly. If you are interested in being part of village life then there is plenty for you to join in with. For details have a look at the Newsletter and the Diary of events, but here is a taster to begin with:  

In the local area there are two doctors surgeries, click here for more information

For young children:

  1. BulletToddler groups in the Evangelical Church Hall on a Wednesday and in the Methodist Hall on a Friday

  2. BulletPre-school playgroup in their own building on the Lower School Site

  3. BulletA Brownie pack

All ages:

  1. BulletCoffee morning in the Methodist Hall every Thursday morning

  2. BulletFootball Club – several teams

  3. BulletP3 footpath group

  4. BulletFlower & Produce Association

  5. BulletWilstead Allotment Association

  6. BulletW I

  7. BulletVarious Church groups

  8. BulletWilstead Players

  9. BulletGarden Club

  10. BulletBowls Club

Older people:

  1. BulletSunshine Club in the Village Hall every other Friday afternoon.

We have a very active Parish Council, a Residents' Association for those living on Briar Bank Park, riding stables and 3 churches. The village is also well served by the Post Office and Store, a mini-market and pharmacy, two take-away restaurants and two pubs. These last are core to a thriving village and we urge you to use them - or lose them.

To find out more, look on the relevant pages on this website or send us a message. We will pass it on to someone who will be able to give you further information.

All Saint's Church

Do you want Wilstead to remain a village?

Bedford Borough Council are proposing 500 new houses in our village between now and 2035. 

click on this link to find out details and how you can have your say.