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

Ampthill App 

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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

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  

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

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.....
  • Feel free to contact me with your problems on 01525 402560 (home) or 01234 354366 (work) or at, as even if I can't help I'll probably know someone that can!
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