Welcome to the online edition of the Parish Link.

The Parish Link is a magazine serving the villages of Kensworth, Studham and Whipsnade in the south of Bedfordshire. This version has been designed to complement rather than replace our traditional paper-based magazine, and hopefully extend its reach to enable previous residents to    remain connected. 

Look on this website for images of previous events throughout the year, back issues of the magazine, whats on, church services and directories, travel information, local organisations and authorities and there is also a contact page if you wish to get in touch about the website or the magazine.


R.I.P.  It is with regret that we announce that Jim Rees passed away on 30th April. Jim was Chair of Studham Good Neighbours Scheme (SiGNS) and had been a prime mover in its foundation. He will be sorely missed.

What’s on in the villages in May

21st Garden Party at Kensworth Gorse, Clayhall Road from 2.00pm until 4.00pm. Afternoon tea, wine or soft drinks in a beautiful garden. Admission by ticket only available from Tessa or Martin Rees (873117) or Isobel Randall (872552).

Bookings are now being taken for a coach holiday to Edinburgh from 23rd-28th September. Details.

For information about future events please click here.

If you would like your event to be shown on the Parish Link website What’s On page, please email info@parishlink.org.uk or get in direct contact with Les Randall on 872552.


Please help local people in crisis. If you would like to help and wish to know how to do so please click here for details. If you can help by donationg any of the items shown please drop them in to any of the churches, the schools or the Vicarage. Thank you.

Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Plans explained.

Studham Neighbourhood Plan:

Presentation of Studham Questionnaire findings

Thank you to all those who attended the public meeting (11th March) that presented the Studham Questionnaire findings. Please see attached the presentation that Jemma McLean from Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) delivered. Also attached is the record of the question and answer session and the full questionnaire findings.

If you are not already on our mailing list for further Neighbourhood Plan information going forward, please email Studhamplan@btinternet.com and we would be delighted to include you.

Studham Green Infrastructure Plan

We are also producing a Green Infrastructure Plan for Studham that informs the emerging Neighbourhood Plan. It will shape and prioritise actions for future enhancements to our network of public access, biodiversity, heritage and landscape assets. We want to encourage all those who value our surroundings to come to a series of drop-in workshops. For dates and more information please see the attached flyer. 

Local Organisations

Do you want to know what clubs or activities are in the villages. Perhaps you need to know who to contact in your Neighbourhood Watch scheme. The answer to these and other questions can be found on the Local Organisations page.

News from the Pews

Please see these words from Reverend Nicola Lenthall in Thought for the Month for May.

If you were unable to attend church this week we would be pleased to see you soon when you will be made most welcome. See Church Services.

Work on the extension to Whipsnade Church is now almost completed. Some snagging issues remain to be addressed.. Please see images here including the most recent. A big thank you to all who contributed to our fund raising. We are extremely grateful.

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