Hi and welcome to Friends in Bedford – a group of like-minded people who live in and around Bedford who want to expand their social life. We welcome all to our group whether you are single or part of a couple. Although our main age range is 30s – 50s we do welcome all. We consist of a group of organisers and hosts who try to manage the group’s expectations and put on a variety of events that will suit many tastes. We always welcome any ideas put forward and anyone who is willing to host events, providing that they follow our host guidelines.
Member profiles: For security reasons we require every member to post a recent picture that will make them identifiable to an event. Pictures of landscapes or objects or group pictures will not be acceptable. When you join you will be asked some simple questions to ensure that our guidelines are read and understood. If there are any queries on your answers or picture then we may email you to clarify before you are confirmed as a member. This is a private group and so we wish to keep the group’s members confidential. Member Etiquette: We require all members to be courteous and respectful to other members, and any persons not respecting this will be warned and removed. Please be aware this site is to meet like-minded people and to enjoy events together and is not a dating site. Non-attendance Policy:. In order to keep the membership free and to have an active and manageable membership, we need to have a policy on non-attendance of FIB events. So please note that anyone who hasn’t attended FIB event in a six month period or viewed the site in a 3 month period will be assumed no longer to be interested and result in you being removed from the group. We realise that personal circumstances may change and if you are able to participate in events then of course you can always re-apply to
No Show Policy: Whilst we understand that it can be difficult to pluck up the courage and attend, not showing up for events where you have said you will is impolite and if there is a limit on attendees you may have stopped somebody else from attending. Hence the no-show policy for this group is as follows. If you RSVP "Yes" 3 times and do not show up, and make no attempt to contact the event organizer, you will be removed from the group and banned from rejoining.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that by joining this group you are taking responsibility for your own health and safety along with any guests you may bring along to an event. Event hosts cannot be held responsibility for this aspect. Please also be aware that if you commit to an event ensure that you are able to get there as it is not the host’s responsibility to make travel arrangements, although this is sometimes offered as a courtesy.