P3 stands for People Projects Partnerships.

P3 is about exploring, enjoying and understanding your local countryside, and is a chance to meet people, learn new skills and have some fun doing it! Get involved with projects on footpaths, bridleways, byways, hedges, trees, ponds, bridges, stiles, gates and a host of other matters in the village.

The aims of P3 are:

    * To enhance the countryside for wider community use and enjoyment
    * To improve and promote the public rights of way network

What you can do?

By joining Bedfordshire P3 you can do as much or as little as you want in order to improve the countryside in your parish. You can:

Work on practical projects to improve the local environment and Rights Of Way network
Learn new skills at training and social events
Produce leaflets about the parish and local heritage.

What we will do?

SUPPORT you in a range of activities including setting up and running a group by providing funding and training, as well as organising social events.

FUNDING can cover the following activities:

    * Improvement works to the surrounding countryside, footpaths and bridleways
    * Publicity and information
    * Events and activities to encourage use of the countryside
    * Purchase of equipment for use by volunteers
    * Reasonable volunteers' out of pocket expenses
    * Insurance of volunteers
    * Healthy walking - encouraging people to walk to improve their health as well as enjoying the countryside.

TRAINING courses are organised for you to attend in a wide variety of topics. Just a selection of these are:

    * Safe Working Practices and First Aid
    * Hedgerow History and Management
    * Strimmer UseBat and Badger surveying
    * Leaflets from Design To Print
    * Birds and Birdsong
    * Wildflower surveying

SOCIAL EVENTS, usually including a guided walk and barbeque, are run during May, June and July - A chance to meet other people and for us to celebrate and say thank you for all the work you have put in during the year. In addition to support, funding, training and social events there are regular P3 Newsletters and Annual Reviews published so that you can see what is being done in the rest of the County.

Are you intested?

To find out more just contact Steve Halton, the P3 officer for Central Bedfordshire Council on 01234 228426 or send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Green Heath & Reach (P3)
Regular walks are organised by Go Green Heath & Reach . Walks take in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the village.


Heath and Reach P3 works to maintain the countryside and environment by education, activities and joint ventures. More help and helpers are always required. Please use the Contact Us option to offer your services. You don't have to do a lot nor spend a lot of time doing it. It is very worthwhile.

Heath and Reach P3 help maintain the footpaths to keep them clear for people to pass safely and easily. If anyone would be able to help with this now and again, please contact Graham Leslie on 01525 237588 or use the Contact Us menu option.


Please us the Contact Us menu option for more information