Towns and Villages get Greensand Country Gateway Signs


Greensand Country, the distinct, beautiful and loved countryside defined by the Greensand Ridge and stretching from Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay, has made its mark across the landscape, with new gateway signage at the entrances to towns and villages.

The new signs, which sit beneath existing ‘welcome to…’ posts, represent one of over 50 projects that are being delivered across the area to promote its special qualities and help residents and visitors to become better connected with the local landscape, wildlife, heritage and culture.

15 town and parish councils across Greensand Country have already demonstrated they are proud to be in this area and have signed up for the gateways, which will be erected by Central Bedfordshire Council in over 50 locations across the length and breadth of Greensand Country.

As well as the town and village signs, people will soon see new waymark posts on walking, cycling and horse-riding routes within the countryside and a new Greensand Country website is set to launch next Spring. The new website will enable people to find and download routes, information about events and activities and will signpost to local food & drink, independent shops and information on what makes Greensand Country unique and special.

Councillor Caroline Maudlin, explains: “It is fantastic to see the Greensand Country signage going up in villages across the landscape. There is lots of great work being done by partners and supporters within Greensand Country, helping people to have a better understanding and an increased appreciation of the superb area in which they live, work and visit.

“Central Bedfordshire Council has been instrumental in making this project happen, bringing together local authorities from Milton Keynes and Cambridgeshire to successfully secure signage across the entire Greensand Country area.”