Here are the planned, current and past projects from the Wixams Community Group.
We have more in the pipeline!
Despite such a turbulent year the Wixams community has excelled itself once again and together have created a magical place filled with lights, colours and decorations for everyone to enjoy. We've seen lots of families taking walks around our town enjoying the displays and getting into the festive mood. Thank
The Wixams community excelled itself again for Halloween in 2020 and put on a fantastic display for all to enjoy. The Trick-or-Treaters were out in smaller groups than normal and residents found some creative ways to share sweeties with the kids in a safe way, one home even had them
Since the B&M distribution centre opened at the end of 2019 Wixams has seen a sharp increase in traffic crossing over The Causeway which has caused significant disruption to residents who live nearby. The increase in vehicles mainly includes HGVs servicing B&M and other industrial units but also hundreds of
If you want to learn a new skill, take up a hobby or even change your career, then perhaps learning mobile app development will interest you. We'll soon be running a free iOS App Development Course open to all residents in Wixams which will be held weekly in the evening
Following on from the success of our Spring Bulb Planting morning back in November we had planned to run a second gardening event, a Summer Flowering Planting morning. It was hoped we could run the day in a similar way, however due to the Coronavirus outbreak we were unable to
Welcome to the Wixams Photography Club. We are an online community on Facebook for everyone in Wixams who love photography. Join us if you would like to share your images captured in and around our delightful village. Other members of the community who join the group can then enjoy different
The Wixams & Wilstead Community Shopping Club has been set up to help support those in both communities who are required to self-isolate during the time of the Coronavirus outbreak. The club aims to coordinate a set of volunteers who are willing to carry out shopping or prescription collection on
In collaboration with the Bedford Homeless Partnership
In recent years, there has been more awareness about the hardship of homelessness in Britain, with winter being an especially challenging time for anyone without housing. Bedford has the 8th highest number of rough sleepers in the whole of England, so we decided to
Update 1 - 17 March
The deadline for comments on the G-Park planning application has now passed. A total of 114 objections to the proposal were submitted by residents. The decision on the application will be made by the planning team at Bedford Borough Council on 17th March. We will
The 2019 Wixams Christmas Decorations Competition is now complete and we're very pleased to announce the winning home further down the page. Every year in Wixams we see a lot of nicely decorated houses and our judges were very impressed by the fantastic array of styles on display this year.
UPDATE - Please skip to the bottom for some recent photos of our spring flowers in bloom
With around 80 people taking part in our Spring Bulb Planting Morning, we're very pleased to say that this project was an even bigger success than we had dared hope for. There were a
The very first Halloween Decorations Competition was a resounding success, with dozens of houses around Wixams covered in a wide range of spooky props. We saw many skeletons, spiders, cobwebs, witches (including a set of legs poking out of a cauldron), ghosts, grave stones, light shows and a lot of
The Wixams Gardening Group are currently liaising with Bedford Borough Council's Tree Officer to try and get the dead trees in Wixams replaced. As the majority of trees here have all been planted in the last decade, we have many more dead trees than you'd find in a more established
As part of our ongoing efforts to bring the community together, we run the Wixams Walkers group, part of the national Walking for Health scheme. The group is aimed at all ages and abilities and simply gives an opportunity for residents to get some exercise, meet people and to explore
The Wixams Gardening Group is a small group of keen gardeners who are willing to give up a little of their time to help improve and maintain some of the communal green spaces in Wixams. We meet fortnightly on Fridays to crack on with the next area and we have