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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 buttons will give you an insight what the Parish of Heath and Reach offers.

Council Meeting Dates

Our Parish Council & Committee Meetings are once again being held at Heath Village Barn.

Boot camp on a sunny morning at Bryants Lane Sports Ground

Bryants Lane Sports & Recreation Ground

The new timetable for May 2021 and onwards is now available. You can also follow us on our Facebook page.


Meetings agendas and minutes

Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2022

We publish the agendas in advance of every parish council meeting on this Website and our Facebook page.

Local Community Groups and Clubs in Heath and Reach

Community Groups

Some activities may not be taking place while we are in lockdown.
Please check with the group first to save any wasted journeys.
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Traffic Poll

You can find out further details with supporting documents.

Shop Local

We designed our local business directory to introduce independent traders to residents. We are all aware that when businesses and residents come together, our villages survive.

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.