Leighton-Linslade Town Council have some great events and activities this Summer. Check out our summer activities at TACTIC, our parks & open spaces, try some of our local trails and download some free activities. You can also find information on other local events and activities on our Community Noticeboard.

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What's on at LB Market this Summer?

Every Saturday and Tuesday throughout March, April & May – Charter Market 08:30-15:00

Saturday 1 July – Charter Market & Independents Day
Saturday 8 July – Charter Market & Vintage Fair 08:30-15:00
Saturday 15 July – Farmers & Producers Market 08:30-13:00
Saturday 22 July – Handmade & Craft Market 08:30-15:00
Sunday 30 July – Visiting Street Food Heroes 11:00-16:00

Saturday 19 August – Farmers & Producers Market 08:30-13:00
Saturday 26 August – Handmade & Craft Market 08:30-15:00
Sunday 27 August – Visiting Street Food Heroes 11:00-16:00
Tuesday 29 August – Charter Market & Back to School Event

Saturday 9 September – Community Market with the Bee’s Knees Club
Saturday 16 September – Farmers & Producers Market 08:30-13:00
Saturday 23 September – Handmade & Craft Market 08:30-15:00
Sunday 24 September – Street Food Heroes 11:00-16:00

Town Council Opening Hours

The Town Council Offices will be closed on Monday 28 August.

Parks & Open Spaces

Leighton-Linslade is fortunate to be home to a number of award winning parks, green spaces and children’s play areas, which provide residents and visitors opportunities for sport, leisure and recreation.

We at Leighton-Linslade Town Council take pride in all parks and open spaces and are constantly striving to ensure they are maintained to a high standard.

The largest parks we manage are Parson’s Close Recreation Ground (home to Splash ‘n’ Play, the beach and the Skate Park), Pages Park, Linslade Memorial Playing Field and Garden of Remembrance, Linslade Recreation Ground and Astral Park.

Many of our open spaces include children’s play areas, sports and exercise facilities. For example, Danes Way Park and Vandyke Road Playing Fields are home to our two recently refurbished BMX tracks. You can find more information on sporting activities in our parks here and a link to a map showing all Town Council owned open spaces.

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Parsons Park band stand with wild flowers in the foreground
Sunset Photo
Leighton Park

Get Involved

If you’re looking to get outdoors this spring, or looking for a project, why not join one of the many local volunteer groups. If you want to make friends, socialise and be involved in some great community projects, then take a look at the groups below. You can also find more volunteering opportunities on our Community & Volunteering page and on our Community Noticeboard.


Groundwork East invite volunteers to help them in the new community garden at Parson’s Close Recreation Ground. Learn new skills and meet other members of your community. Drop-in sessions run weekly from March-October, Wednesday mornings from 10am-11:30am. Interested? Contact Kealey Henderson, Project Officer on 07702 941445 or email kealey.henderson@groundwork.org.uk

Rotary’s HUB Project

The Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade are delighted to be joining the drive by the
International Fellowship of Rotary Healthcare Professionals to provide hats for small babies in Ukraine.

So the challenge whether you are an individual or a group is can you knit a small woolly hat for a vulnerable little newborn – or do you know anyone who can?

More information and knitting patterns can be found on their info sheet.

Ll In Bloom

The Friends of Leighton-Linslade in Bloom are a friendly, informal group of keen gardeners who have created and maintain the two beautiful community gardens in Pages Park and Linslade Recreation Ground, the drought garden on West Street and help to maintain other areas such as the beds at the North Street roundabout.  The group holds plant stalls and creates an annual calendar to raise funds for local charities and also works in partnership with local schools and businesses.

Knit a Poppy Appeal

The Town Council is pleased to support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and last year,  we invited you to create knitted poppies as part of a new display for the 2022 Remembrance commemorations.

Following several enquiries and the appreciation expressed by residents, we hope to extend this project in 2023.

If you are interested in contributing Poppies please forward your details to info@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk. Poppies can be knitted or crocheted and we welcome a variety of different designs – lots of ideas here!

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Bedfordshire Police Are looking for Volunteers to join their Street Watch and Speed Watch schemes in Leighton Buzzard.

You can find out more about both schemes on the Community & Volunteering page or by contacting Bedfordshire Police: watchschemes@beds.police.uk / www.bedfordshire.police.uk/watchschemes

Need support?

The Cost-of-Living Crisis is affecting many local households, we know it can feel overwhelming at times, but there is advice and support out there. The Town Council has created a web page with links to information and advice on how to keep your house warm and grants that you might be entitled to.

Central Bedfordshire Council have a dedicated cost of living webpage with lots of advice and help available with things like:

• Paying your bills.
• Support with your income.
• Benefits.
• Employment.
• Housing support.
• Risk of becoming homeless.
• Foodbanks.
• Universal credits and childcare costs

Mental Health can be a big challenge for many and Mental Health UK can help with this. If you are feeling the pressure, take a look at their Mental Health tips.

You can also find more help and advice on the Mind website.

If you know someone who is sleeping rough, or about to become homeless, there are ways you can help. Central Bedfordshire Council have advice and support for homelessness on their website. If you are concerned about a rough sleeper, you can make a report through the national rough sleeping reporting line, StreetLink. Your report will be forwarded direct to Central Bedfordshire’s outreach service to provide the earliest support for anyone reported as sleeping rough in Central Bedfordshire.