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

For young children:

Toddler groups in the Evangelical Church Hall on a Wednesday and in the Methodist Hall on a Friday

Pre-school playgroup in their own building on the Lower School Site

A Brownie pack

All ages:

Coffee morning in the Methodist Hall every Thursday morning

Football Club – several teams

P3 footpath group 

Flower & Produce Association

Wilstead Allotment Association


Various Church groups

Wilstead Players

Garden Club

Bowls Club

Older people:

Sunshine 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.

Wilstead Newsletter

Next Deadline: Friday 18th September

Next Newsletter: Friday 2nd October

Welcome to the Wilstead Community Website

featuring news and views from the community and Parish Council.

  Updated 17th November 2020

If you are self-isolating and don't have family or

friends support, then Bedford Borough Council's

Community Hub can help with every day things like

shopping, collecting prescriptions.

if you need help email:

or call 01234 718101.

Stay up to date at

Services Emergency Numbers

Gas 0800 111 999

Electricity Emergency 0800 404 090

Power cut 105

Anglian Water 03457 145 145

(24/7 line)

The Village Hall will be closed from Thursday 5th November  for at least 4 weeks

Wilstead Village Hall is now open for hire, and hirers are required to follow the Covid-19 Additional Conditions of Hire, which are in line with Government advice.  This advice will be updated as Government information changes.  Each hirer should have their own Risk Assessment according to their activity.

If you wish to hire the Village Hall please contact the Booking Secretary as usual.