Ampthill.Info

 

Welcome to your Gateway to all things Ampthill   

 

The Website that puts the Spirit back into Community

 

Ampthill - Past, Present and Future aims to foster community spirit and action by informing, engaging and empowering the residents of Ampthill and the wider community. Truly 'The Big Society' in Practice.

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The Family of Ampthill Websites

Ampthill.Info is part of a Family of Key Ampthill Websites that include Shop Ampthill, Ampthill and District Directory, Around Ampthill Forum, Ampthill History, Ampthill TV, Ampthill Images, Ampthill Video ArchiveAmpthill Weather Station, Ampthill Community Safety Group and Ampthill Town Council


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 New for 2013 - The 'Ampthill App' for i-Phone & Android

Download the new 'Ampthill App' for Free. The App initially includes the following:

  • Ampthill Events - details of town events straight to your mobile
  • Ampthill News & Information - details from the Ampthill.Info Facebook & Twitter pages
  • Ampthill Video - YouTube videos from the Ampthill.Info & Ampthill TV channels
  • Ampthill Photos - from Flickr, Facebook & TwitPic. Plus the ability to upload your photos of Ampthill to the App via LiveAlbum
  • Local News - from Beds On Sunday RSS Stream

Why not take a look!

More features will be introduced over the coming weeks and months

If you want events, news or information promoted via the new up contact Mark Smith at mark.andrew.smith@hotmail.co.uk


Ampthill Welcome Pack

I Ampthill Welcome

Welcome to the town of Ampthill to residents old and new. In the Ampthill Welcome Pack you will find lots of useful information about our town, including clubs, facilities and useful phone numbers, email addresses and websites. Residents have commented, in the past that they have lived here for years without realising the full extent of facilities, services and opportunities available, so the aim of this pack is to put that right. Find out more.....

Furthermore, the Ampthill Essentials Information Sheet has been produced as a useful listing that you can kept to hand so you can quickly access the contacts for local councils, local councillors, other useful organisations and when emergencies occur. Find out more..... 


I Ampthill Visiting

If you are thinking of visiting historic Ampthill visit this site's Tourism Page and download the 'Stay a Little Longer in Ampthill' Leaflet (this contains details of the town's history, places to visit, eat and stay)


Ampthill Noticeboard

  • New Updates - Coming Soon

Find out what's on the Ampthill Notice Board & how you can place a notice on their visiting the Ampthill Notice Board Page


I Ampthill Informed

Informing = Imparting Knowledge - Without the knowledge of what has gone on in Ampthill's past, what goes on in the town today and what's happening in the future, it is difficult to feel a part of the community whether you are a lifelong resident or a new arrival to the town. Pages include:

About Ampthill, Ampthill History, Ampthill Timeline, A Tour Around the Streets of Ampthill, Ampthill Town Council, Local Government, Council Watch, Shops & Markets, Housing & Development, Education, Sports, Voluntary Groups, Leisure & Entertainment, Ampthill Music, Young Ampthill, Halls & Meeting Rooms, Tourism, Transport & Parking, Heath & Social Care, Ampthill & District Good Neighbours, Community Safety, Environment, Churches, Food & Drink  

I Ampthill Engaged

Engaging = Involving & Participating - There are opportunities on many levels to get involved and participate in shaping the town we live in. Pages include:

Ampthill Councillors Surgery, Ampthill Community Safety Forum, Ampthill Social Networking, Around Ampthill Forum, Consultations, Issues Further Afield

I Ampthill Empowered

Empowering = equipping &/or supplying you with the tools &/or abilities to achieve more in life - The idea of empowerment is that those who have little or no influence, such as excluded people, are able to acquire the capacity to have informed opinions, to take initiatives, make independent choices and influence change. Community empowerment is the giving of confidence, skills and power to enable communities to shape and influence their own development. Pages include:

Ampthill Town Plan, Don't Just Complain..... Campaign, Standing as a Councillor, Volunteering, Starting a New Group, Funding Sources, Communicating Your Message, Pride in Ampthill, Awards, Influencing Planning Issues, Tackling Climate Change


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 Upcoming Events  

Date

Details

Venue

Time

 

 

 

 

Sat 1 Mar

 Zonita - Ampthill Community Cinema presents... Madagascar 3 (PG) Fully licensed bar and snack kiosk. Doors open 1.15pm. Adults £5. Children £3. Tickets available from Waitrose in advance or on the door. www.zonita.co.uk

 Parkside Hall

 2.00pm

 

 

 

 

Sat 1 Mar

 Zonita - Ampthill Community Cinema presents... The Life of Pi (PG) Fully licensed bar and snack kiosk. Doors open 6.00pm. Adults £5. Children £3. Tickets available from Waitrose in advance or on the door. www.zonita.co.uk

 Parkside Hall

7.00pm

 

 

 

 

 Mon 3 Mar

 Ampthill and District Archaeological and Local History Society. "Our Greensand Heritage Part 2" From the Romans through the Mediaeval period. Our past from archaeological, historical records and our living landscape. Stephen Coleman, Historic Environment Information Officer. Visitors are very welcome - £2.50 payable on the door

 Flitwick Library Lecture Room

7.45pm

 

 

 

 

Tue 4 Mar

Ampthill & District Preservation Society.  Bedfordshire Scandals, by Nigel Luft of the County Archives and Record Service. Visitors welcome -£4.

 St Andrew's Church, Chapter House

8.00pm 

 

 

 

 

Sat 8 Mar

Call My Wine Bluff – a light-hearted evening of wine tasting with our panel of “celebrities” along the lines of the old TV Panel Show.   Knowledge of wines is unnecessary – just come and enjoy the wines and decide which “celebrity” gives the correct description – TRUE or BLUFF! Tickets are £12.00 and include a welcome drink, tasting wines and a French plate – they are available from Fairies ‘n’ Frogs, 9 Church Street, Ampthill, 01525 840271 or from Angie Murdoch,angiemurdoch@virginmedia.com, 01525 403076.  Please come along and support your Twinning Association.

 Parkside Hall

7.00pm for 7.30pm

 

 

 

 

Wed 12 Mar

Aragon Ladies Club - Family lawyers are almost human. Duncan Willox. New members welcome - visitors £3 including drink and biscuits. Our charity this year is East Anglian Air Ambulance. For information Tel. 01525 718772

 Redborne Upper School, Culcheth Centre

 8.00pm

 

 

 

 

Fri 14 Mar

Walk 4 Health. Fortnightly short walks in and around Ampthill. All welcome, walks last about an hour (there are some hills), its all free -just turn up, walk at your own pace in a friendly group. For further info contact Lynda on 01234 740788 or atolivetree47@googlemail.com

 Marston Vale Forest Centre

 10.00am

 

 

 

 

Fri 14 Mar

The Ant Hill Comedy Club with Stefano Paolini, Jeremy O'Donnell and Ian Moore. Licensed bar, gourmet hot dogs and other snacks will be on sale. Tickets are £10 from Cambridge Wines, 12 Church St. 01525 405929. Over 18s only. For more information go to www.parksidehall.org.uk

 Parkside Hall

 7.30pm

 

 

 

 

Sun 23 Mar

 Crochet Workshop - Spring Time Wreath : £25. This spring time crocheted wreath is perfect for Mother’s Day or an Easter Decoration. Suitable if you have mastered the basic crochet stitches To Book: Contact Eve at cakestand & crumb on 07843574379. To secure your place a £10 non-returnable deposit is required a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop, otherwise your place will be offered to someone else. Balance of payment is due on the day and includes materials, full tuition, drink and a piece of delicious homemade cake. Please note: This workshop is for adult learners only. This workshop would not be suitable for participants who are sensitive or allergic to wool or synthetic yarns.

 Cakestand & Crumb

2.00pm - 4.00pm

 

 

 

 

Sun 23 Mar

Volunteering at Cooper's Hill. Help us keep Cooper's Hill the best patch of lowland heath in the county! Volunteer tasks over winter will be removing scrub from parts of the reserve in order to keep the heathland healthy. No prior experience needed, just bring your enthusiasm and a packed lunch, hot drinks provided. Remember to wear sensible footwear and waterproofs as necessary. For further information contact Gwen 01525 874317 or Andy 01234 364213 or emailgwen.hitchcock@wildlifebcn.org

 Cooper's Hill

TBA

 

 

 

 

Sun 23 Mar

Redborne Association Indoor Boot Fair - Outdoor pitches are available on the day but tables are not provided. Sellers can set up from 7am. Hot drinks and snacks available in the school canteen. All proceeds go to fund school projects such as the school minibuses

Redborne Upper School 

8.00am - 12noon 

 

 

 

 

Tue 25 Mar

Ampthill & District Lions Springtime Dance and Sing along. To reserve your seat telephone Lion Margaret 01525 751878

 Flitwick Village Hall

7.30pm

 

 

 

 

Wed 26 Mar

Aragon Ladies Club - Birthday Dinner. New members welcome - visitors £3 including drink and biscuits. Our charity this year is East Anglian Air Ambulance. For information Tel. 01525 718772

 TBA

TBA

 

 

 

 

Fri 28 Mar

Walk 4 Health. Fortnightly short walks in and around Ampthill. All welcome, walks last about an hour (there are some hills), its all free -just turn up, walk at your own pace in a friendly group. For further info contact Lynda on 01234 740788 or atolivetree47@googlemail.com

 Ampthill Park, west car park

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 29 Mar

The Vauxhall Male Voice Choir is delighted to return to Ampthill for a matinee performance in the newly refurbished Parkside Hall. Tickets will be £8 and can be obtained from Ken 01525 753110, Brian 01525 841077 or on the door on the day.

 Parkside Hall

2.30pm

 

 

 

 

Sun 30 Mar

Kings Arms Gardens - Open Gardens. Adults £1 children free. Plant stall and refreshments

Kings Arms Gardens

2.30pm - 5.00pm

 

 

 

 

Tue 1 Apr

Ampthill & District Preservation Society.  The Vigil:  A dramatised trial in which you will be the Jury.  Visitors welcome - £4. 

St Andrew's Church, Chapter House 

8.00pm 

 

 

 

 

Sat 5 Apr

Ampthill Bowls Club - Ever thought about taking up Bowls? Today is signing on day when we will be giving a friendly welcome to anyone who feels they would like to give it a try. We cater for all ages, beginners (coaching available) and for experienced players who have an interest in joining us. The club is situated in beautiful surroundings along Kings Arms Path (off Church St or via Brinsmade Rd). For more information contact Wendy (Club Secretary) 01234 740778

Ampthill Bowls Club

2.00pm - 4.00pm

 

 

 

 

Sat 5 Apr

Zonita - Ampthill Community Cinema presents... Despicable Me 2 (U) Fully licensed bar and snack kiosk. Doors open 1.15pm. Adults £5. Children £3. Tickets available from Waitrose in advance or on the door. www.zonita.co.uk

Parkside Hall

2.00pm

 

 

 

 

Sat 5 Apr

Zonita - Ampthill Community Cinema presents... Sunshine on Leith (PG) Fully licensed bar and snack kiosk. Doors open 6.00pm. Adults £5. Children £3. Tickets available from Waitrose in advance or on the door.www.zonita.co.uk

Parkside Hall

7.00pm

 

 

 

 

For details of other forthcoming events visit the Future Events Page


  Volunteering in Ampthill

Volunteering is central to life in Ampthill. Find out what's available locally by using the search box below. Just type in 'Ampthill' or your postcode and your Interests or the volunteering activities your are keen to explore. Once submitted the search engine will by default bring up all the volunteering opportunities with in a 5km radius. You then have the opportunity to further refine the search. Why not give it a go to find that perfect volunteering opportunity.


Alternatively, why not pay a visit to your local volunteer centre, Volunteer Centre Bedford, where you can attend one of their weekly Volunteer Recruitment Sessions in Bedford or Biggleswade. For the dates of these sessions visit www.volunteeringbedford.org.uk

If your voluntary organisation, sports club or society require volunteers/new members also visit the Volunteer Centre's website or call 01234 213100 to find out how your can register your organisation and volunteering opportunities. By doing this these opportunities will be uploaded to national 'Do-It' database of volunteering opportunities and will be searchable via the 'Do-It' website and via 'Do-It' search boxes (such as the one on this page). What are you waiting for, register your volunteering opportunities today!


 


About Webmaster - Mark Smith

  • Find out more about Mark (this site's webmaster, his inspiring fight against Leukaemia and about serving his community in many different capacities (including been Town Mayor) - more details.....
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