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Local rowing:

Star Club Star Club Juniors – Incorporating a number of local maintained schools Bedford Rowing Club Bedford Modern School Bedford School Bedford Girls School  

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Bedford International Rowers – rowing for Rio

Charlotte Taylor Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016 At the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials Charlotte finished 2nd in the lightweight women’s single scull. To commence the 2015 season, she joined Kat Copeland in the lightweight women’s double scull for the European Rowing Championships in Poznan and won her first international title. …

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Bedford International Rowers – rowing for Rio

Phelan Hill Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016 For the first race of the 2015 season, Phelan coxed the men’s eight to a silver medal at the European Championships in Poznan. Phelan coxed the GB men’s eight to two bronze medals during 2014, firstly at the European Championships in Belgrade and then at the final …

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Bedford International rowers – rowing for Rio

Eleanor (Ellie) Piggott Rio 2016 Olympiad: 2013 – 2016 At the 2015 GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 Trials Ellie finished 4th in the lightweight single . For her first competition of the 2014 season Ellie raced with Charlotte Taylor in the lightweight women’s double scull (GBR2) at the second World Cup in Aiguebelette where, …

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One Team to make it happen

Phil Simpkins Chief Executive of Bedford Borough  Council urges “one team” to make lake project happen. The Landmark Dinner and the Open Day celebrated the fulfilment of the final condition of the 2006 Planning Consent and marked a small but hugely significant change in viewpoint from ‘Is it going to happen?’ to, ‘It is going …

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The Forest of Marston Vale comment:

A 2.3km watersports lake in Bedford River Valley Park came a step closer in March, when Bedford Borough’s Executive formally approved their Allocation and Designations Plan (the Allocations and Designations Plan is part of the Bedford Development Framework which will eventually replace Bedford’s Local Plan.  Read more on Marston Vale’s website

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Willington rowing lake work starts

Work has started on landscaping a rowing lake as part of a £100 million community scheme. Double Olympian Pete Mulkerrins, from Bedford, joined council representatives and others at the site on Wednesday which will house the Bedford Rowing Lake near Willington. Read more on Bedfordshire On Sunday.

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