Welcome to the Heath and Reach Parish Council Website

The Parish of Heath and Reach

Heath and Reach is a village with approximately 640 homes lying just two miles north of Leighton Buzzard, four miles south-east of Woburn and ten miles south of Milton Keynes Central Shopping Centre. There is easy access to the A5 trunk road and the newly built link road to the M1 Motorway.

The village is centred around a mix of thatched cottages and period properties. The village, highly sought after by house buyers, has continued to expand as people seek to move here, keen to join the community spirit. Here you find new build homes alongside former artisan cottages, Grade 2 listed buildings, together with open fields, footpaths and bridleways around our nationally known sand quarrying sites.

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

The village boasts a lower school with an outstanding Ofsted result.

If you are just here to learn a little bit about our village, please feel free to 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 minutes and agenda to obtain a feel for what life is like.

Click on the images below to see what the Parish of Heath and Reach has to offer. Each image will open in a new window.

Rushmere Country Park

Rushmere Country Park

Heath and Reach is home to Rushmere Country Park, with its two cafeterias, a lake and great walks.

Rushmere Country Park is proud to be the home of Sky 1’s popular game show Wild Things, which ran for three series up to 2017.

Committee Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

This is where we store all of the Agendas, Minutes and documents from the various Committee Meetings that we hold at The Barn on a regular basis.

Leighton Buzzard Railway

The terminus of the Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway is located at Stonehenge Works in Heath and Reach.

This railway is one of England’s finest narrow-gauge railways and was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2017 for ’50 years of conserving England’s industrial railway heritage.’

Sports & Recreation

Situated in Bryants Lane, the Parish has playing fields and all-weather courts for various activities including football, basketball, bowls & tennis.

Community Groups

The Parish has a number of groups that serve the community for all ages. From babies to our seniors, there is something happening for everyone.

Heath Village Barn

A number of clubs and organisations together with our own Parish meetings use the Heath Village Barn to host their activities on a regular basis.

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

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.

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