Banks: The Shefford branch of Barclays is now closed. Nearest banks are the Biggleswade and Hitcin. An ATM is available 24 hours at the One Stop in Shefford Road .
Doctors' Surgery: The nearest Doctors’ Surgery is The Shefford Health Centre, Robert Lucas Drive, Hichin Road, SHEFFORD, SG17 5FS (01462 818620). Web Page.
Education (Schools,Colleges etc) :
Pre-School: Breakfast and After School Clubs: Previously known as Clifton Pre-School, The Woodlands is located with the grounds of All Saints Lower School. For further information call 01462 811486 (term time only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Web Page.
Lower Schools: The lower school ‘Clifton All Saints Academy (A Voluntary Aided Church of England Academy), Clifton (01462 628444). Web Page.
Middle Schools: The Middle Schools serving Clifton are: Henlow Academy, Henlow (01462 813733). Web Page.
Upper School: The Upper School is Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford Road, Clifton (01462 629900). Web Page.
Private Schools: There are four Harpur Trust schools (The Bedford Charity) in Bedford for ages 7-18 (01234 342424). Web Page.
East Lodge School is an independent school catering for children aged 3-8 (Mrs. Green 01462 812644)
Adult Education: Local Adult education is provided by the Samuel Whitbread Community College (01462 629906). Web Page.
The Bedford College, (01234 291000). Web Page.
The North Herts College (01462 424242). Web Page.
The Rothsay Education Centre, Bedford (01234 302203/4). Web Page.
Parents and Toddlers Group: This meets in All Saints Church Hall every Wednesday during term time from 2.00pm-3.30pm(Mrs. Diane Breacher 01462 628760).
Orchard Children's Centre: Shefford Lower School, School Lane, Shefford, Beds SG17 5XA (Ms. Catherine Williams Tel: 01462 615115 Mob: 07504 932576). Web Page.
Samuel Whitbread Nursery School: Samuel Whitbread Community College, Shefford Road, Clifton, SHEFFORD, Bedfordshire, SG17 5EZ - 01462 815637.
The Yoga for Health Foundation : A charity on our doorstep. Weekly and Special courses available. Web Page.
Halls:The following halls are available for hire:
All Saints Church Hall. Bookings Contact: (Mrs Dorothy Brown 01462 628982)
All Saints Lower School Hall. Contact: (School Secretary, 01462 628444)
Libraries: A mobile library (01234 853092) visits Clifton fortnightly on Fridays making the following stops: Mobile Homes Site, New Road 9.40am-9.55am Shefford Road / Fairfax Close 10.00am-11.00am All Saints Church11.05am11.25am
Clifton Wartime Memories The book is about the lives of many folk who lived in Clifton during the Second World War and has lots of interesting stories and details about life in the Village at this time. The Book is on sale in local bookshops or it can be ordered by contacting Daphne & Roy.
Local Shops: Shops etc: There is a Petrol Station, an Indian Restaurant, two Public Houses and four shops in Clifton.
The Petrol Station is at 72 Broad Street (01462 813712)
The Indian Restaurant is ‘The Clifton Cuisine’ at 39 Broad Street www.cliftoncuisine.co.uk (01462 851482)
The two Public Houses are:
The Place to Stay and/or Eat is ‘The Airman’ at 16 Hitchin Road, Meppershall, Bedfordshire. SG17 5JF www.theairmanhotel.com (01462 850853)
The four shops are:
Milk Deliveries: There are daily milk deliveries (excepting Sundays) from.....
Milk&More www.milkandmore.co.uk (0845 606 3606)
Express Dairies, 6 Hills Way, Stevenage (01438 351187)
The ‘Clifton Chronicles' contains information about the Church and other village activities and is delivered free to every house in Clifton 11 times a year and is downloadable from the Village website www.clifton-beds.co.uk.
Lloyds the Chemist, 7 High Street, Shefford (01462 813283)
The Shefford Health Centre, Robert Lucas Drive, Hichin Road, SHEFFORD, SG17 5FS (01462 818620)
Police: The Shefford police out post is now closed. They are now working out of either Biggleswade or Ampthill. The main permanently manned Police Station is the Bedfordshire Headquarters at Kempston ( (01234) 841212 )
Clifton's Community Beat Offficer is Sargent Jason Geary 01234 842531. This has message/text facilities.
In an emergency dial 999.
Post Office: The Clifton Post Office is located in the village General Store. (01462 819255) Opening hours are the same as the shop (7.00am-10.00pm Daily). There is also a Post Office in Bridge Street Shefford and High Street Henlow.
Refuse Collection: Refuse collection takes place in Clifton every Wednesday. A twin bin system (black and green lidded) is used and each bin is collected alternately once a fortnight. Specific collection dates for the following few months are published in the Clifton Chronicles. Special collections for Christmas are advertised locally or notices are placed on the bins
There are three reasonably local ‘Tidy Tips', one is at Bells Brook, Biggleswade (near Sainsburys), and another at Abbey Lane, Ampthill. Possibly the most convenient is the large tidy tip in Blackhorse Lane, Letchworth.
Recreation, Sport & Social:
Aerobics Classes - Legs, Bums and Tums aerobics classes on Monday and Thursday mornings and evenings. Circuit classes on Thursday evenings. Classes to suit all levels. Website www.getfitwithtessa.com or please call Tessa for details - 01462 629972.
Air Cadets at 22 ( Sandy ) Squadron - Flt Lt Margaret Bell Officer Commanding. Website www.sandy-aircadets.org.uk or call -01234 307776. Further information here...
Bridge Club - Mrs F Warner (01438 357617)
Clifton Elder Peoples Club - Mrs Gladys Dawson (01462 629822)
Cricket Club - Chairman - Phil Jones 01462 629596, Vice Chairman - Ricky Monaghan 07528 445888, Website - www.cliftoncricketclub.clubbuzz.co.uk
Mr John Whitbread (01462 811826)
Drama Club - Lesley Wilson - Chairman (01462 813096)
Floral Art Society - Mrs Jackie Harris (01462 700630)
Football Club - Clifton FC Chairman – Mark Gearing (07748 986932) Head Of Youth Football – Jason Shacklock (07909 888577)
Girl Guides of Clifton -
Rainbows are aged from 5 to 7 years and meet on Tuesdays at 4.30 - 5.30.
1st Clifton Brownies are aged from 7 to 10/11 years and meet on Wednesdays 5.45 - 7.15.
2nd Clifton Brownies are aged from 7 to 10/11 years and meet on Tuesdays 5.45 - 7.00.
1st Clifton Guides are aged from 10 to 15 and meet on Tuesdays 7.15 - 8.45.
Golf - Golden Lion Golf Society - Alan Evans (01462 816939)
National Women’s Register Mrs Sharon McLean (01462 812907)
Netball Mrs Sue Welsford (01462 811303)
Rugby Club Biggleswade Rugby Club - The club caters for players from six to twelve (Minis) and from thirteen to seventeen (Youth) and has a Colts section and three Senior teams. There are a number of players at the club from the Clifton and new players are always welcome, in recent seasons, some of the younger adult players have coached rugby at All Saints Lower School. Contact the club via www.biggleswaderugby.co.uk
Ruth Ellen Dance School Contact: Miss R. Davies Flat 54, Tennyson Court, Tennyson Close, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5SZ. www.ruthellendance.co.uk Telephone : +44(0)1763 233194
Scouts (Henlow/Clifton Scout Group) Group Scout Leader: Sarah Panton, 123 High Street, Henlow, 01462 813799, which includes Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
Theatre School - Mad Hatters Theatre School - Theatre School in Shefford, for children and young people aged 2-18years - Hollie Johanson-Smith (07789 510 899) www.madhatterstheatreschool.co.uk
Womens Institute Mrs Pat Kemp (01462 812233)
Residents Association: Clifton Residents Association, Working for the Community, Secretary
Bob Smith Tel: 01462 812336 email@example.com. Also contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leisure & Pleasure Society: Looking for something new? More.....
Buses: There is a regular return bus service (Numbers 71 & 72) between Bedford and Hitchin, stopping at Clifton Post Office and Bilberry Road There is a less regular return service (Number 200) between Potton and Ampthill, also stopping at Clifton Post Office. Finally, there is a service between Biggleswade and Milton Keynes (Number 197) which runs on Tuesdays only and stops at Clifton Post Office at 9.21am going to Milton Keynes and at 2.43pm on the way back. Time tables: www.stagecoachbus.com/bedford. Also refer to: Bedford Area Bus Users Society www.babus.org.uk and Services from Clifton
Trains: Arlesey Station http://www.thetrainline.com/stations/arlesey
PLACES OF INTEREST
Bedford Museum & Cecil Higgins Art Gallery _______A600
Bromham Mill ________________________________A428
Butterfly Park, Renhold, Wilden __________________B660
Elstow Moot Hall ______________________________A6
Grafham Water (for picnics, sailing and fishing) ______A1/ B661
Hatfield House ________________________________A1000
Houghton House (historical ruin) __________________A507
Lower Stondon Motor Museum ___________________A600
Luton Museum & Art Gallery _____________________A6
Nene Valley Steam Railway ______________________A1
Old Warden village _____________________________B658
St. Albans Cathedral ____________________________A1/A1057
Stockwood Park Museum _______________________A1081
Swiss Garden, Shuttleworth Aircraft Museum _______B658
Stevington Windmill ___________________________A428
Whipsnade Zoo _______________________________B4540
Willington Dove Cote __________________________A603
Woburn Abbey Wild Animal Kingdom ____________A4012
Wrest Park, Silsoe _____________________________A6
John Bunyan Museum _________________________Bedford