The Parish of Heath and Reach

Heath and Reach is a historic village with more than six hundred homes two miles north of Leighton Buzzard. The nearest city is Milton Keynes which is ten miles away. Easy links to the A5 and M1 make it a sought-after spot for commuters.

The village has grown up around a mix of thatched cottages and period properties which circle a traditional green and picturesque pump house. New build properties have grown up alongside former artisan cottages, Grade 2 listed buildings, and a stunning semi-rural mix of open fields, footpaths and bridleways. Heath and Reach also hosts five sand quarrying sites – as well known these days as the setting for TV dramas and films as for their original product!

The village boasts a lower school with an outstanding Ofsted result. Generations of villagers have gone through it which contributes to a unique community feel.

It is the role of the Parish Council to ensure Heath and Reach remains a desirable place to live.

If you are just here to learn a bit about our village, please browse. If you are thinking of moving here, please see our Local Businesses and Village Amenities page to find out what else the village has to offer. You may also wish to read through the Parish Council agendas and minutes to get a feel for what life is like in Heath and Reach.

Clicking on the ‘Read more & ‘Visit the Page‘ buttons will give you an insight what the Parish of Heath and Reach offers.

We are recruiting for 4 Speed Watch Volunteers

Slow Down Community Speedwatch sign
Council Meeting Dates

Join us for our upcoming Parish Council Meeting on the 1st Monday of the month (except August or Public Holidays) at Heath Village Barn. Located at the junction of Eastern Way and Leighton Road, LU7 0AA

Our meetings provide an opportunity to discuss and shape the future of our beloved village.

Be a part of the conversation and help us foster a strong and connected community here in Heath and Reach.


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SpeedWatch sign on Heath Green



Attention all villagers of Heath and Reach! We’ve got a need for speed…limit enforcement, that is. We understand the frustration caused by drivers exceeding the speed limit on a daily basis, and we’re here to take action.

Introducing SPEEDWATCH, a live initiative aimed at curbing reckless driving within our beloved village. With supporting documents and further details available, let’s work together to make our streets safer.

Join us in creating a community that values safety and respects the speed limit. Stay tuned for updates and be part of the solution.

Together, we can make a difference!


Shop Local

Local Traders and Businesses

Introducing our Shop Local Directory! Discover a curated selection of independent traders right here in our village and the local areas.

We believe that when businesses and residents come together, our community thrives.

Explore our directory to support local businesses and find the products and services you need. Want to showcase your own business?

Register for free today and join our growing network of talented entrepreneurs.

Click on the button below to get started. Together, we can strengthen our village and build a brighter future.

Local Community Groups and Clubs in Heath and Reach

Local Community Groups

Discover the vibrant local community groups and clubs located in the heart of our historic village.

From sports teams to hobby clubs and everything in between, there is something for everyone to get involved in.

Please make sure to check with the groups listed to ensure their information is up-to-date and save yourself any wasted journeys.

Join us in fostering a strong and connected community here in Heath and Reach.



Boot camp on a sunny morning at Bryants Lane Sports Ground

Bryants Lane Sports & Recreation Ground

Introducing the new timetable for 2024 and beyond at Bryants Lane Sports & Recreation Ground.

Whether you’re planning a group booking or just a one-off event, you can now reserve your preferred dates from our updated schedule. Join us for a season of fun and excitement, or create unforgettable memories with a single event.

Visit our website now to secure your spot and stay connected with us on Facebook for the latest updates.


Meetings agendas and minutes

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Looking for the details of published meeting agendas and minutes? Look no further!

At Heath and Reach Parish Council, we believe in transparency and keeping our community informed.

You can find the meeting agendas in advance of every parish council and committee meetings right here on our website, as well as on our notice board and even on our Parish Council Facebook page.

Join us for our upcoming Parish Council Meeting on the 1st Monday of the month (except August or Public Holidays) at Heath Village Barn.


Members of our Facebook group often proudly display photographs of the parish, taken at different times of the year to show how beautiful our locality is. We think these photographs could be shared with a wider audience and have added a Photo and Drone Gallery to our website and invite anyone who has photographs they wish to share to send them to us at photos @

We would also be interested in receiving any archive snippets about Heath and Reach or any old newspaper cuttings or anything else of interest, and we will be more than happy to display them.

Is there something we should know about, or you’d like to write about? Let us know by clicking on ‘‘Contact Us’‘ at the bottom of this page.

Over time, we hope to expand the information provided by our website, and if you have any thoughts or comments, please do contact us.