About Ampthill & District Good Neighbours

What is the aim of Ampthill & District Good Neighbours?

Ampthill & District Good Neighbours is a Voluntary Group that provides a link between those residents in Ampthill, Maulden & Millbrook  needing help and those who are willing to offer it. The Group acts as a safety net for all residents, young and old. Using local volunteers. Ampthill & District Good Neighbours builds on existing help already provided in the town and also fills gaps in that provision.

April 2006 - Ampthill Charter Market - Launch of Ampthill Good Neighbours Scheme - Pictured: Town Mayor 2005/6 Mark Smith (Chairman of Ampthill Good Neighbours) & founding members Doreen Stoddart, John Stoddart and Avril Marshall

Ampthill Good Neighbours was launched during April 2006 and was a product of the Ampthill Town Plan that had surveyed the local community over their aspirations for the community. Support for the notion of setting up a Good Neighbours Scheme for the town was overwhelming and with the assistance of Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity a governing committee was formed and volunteers from the community were recruited.

Subsequently a need was identified in Maulden and Millbrook for such a scheme and Ampthill Good Neighbours extended its remit to cover those communities and the organisation become Ampthill & District Good Neighbours.