inspired by place, history and communities is producing fi ve new pieces of work which will be exhibited at Shuttleworth during the Greensand Country Festival. A team of volunteers have received training in

oral history, archiving and historical research and are supporting the artists in their work, but are also interviewing local people to build an oral history archive. Working with Marston Vale Community Rail

Partnership, the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership will be celebrating the stories, landscape and heritage on the train journey from Bedford to Bletchley. Visitors can listen to a 40-minute train radio broadcast as the journey takes in historic parklands, ancient villages, heritage centres and sites of incredible industrialisation. There are creative writing and photography competitions and a series of talks taking place, too. T e events in the Greensand Country Festival

are being put on by charter members and the businesses who partner with Greensand Country. T e partnership is made up of 24 diverse organisations, communities, businesses and landowners that are working together to generate funding to deliver 90 projects. T e projects will help raise awareness of the

distinctive, special and loved landscape and reverse the decline in its distinct character and special qualities. Together, the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership has already achieved a

string of successes for your area. T e Revealing Greensand Country booklet has just been launched.

This was another opportunity for partners and Business Charter members to advertise their businesses. T e booklet contains maps, ideas and details of many local walks, such as the Buzzard Trails which includes the Leighton-Linslade Children’s Trail or the Story in Stone Mosaic Heritage Trail. 30,000 copies have been printed and distributed across the Greensand Country, but it can also be found on on the Festival page where it can be downloaded as a PDF. As the Festival approaches, the Greensand Country is very pleased

to have Mulberry Homes on board as key Festival sponsor for 2021. T ey are an organisation that shares the Greensand Country values in protecting the environment whilst addressing the evolving needs of local communities and businesses. Sponsorship opportunities for other local businesses will be available in the future. If you are interested in any of these activities either from a business

point of view to understand what is involved, or from a personal point of view, then book now via and visit the Festival page. All walks, tours and events are listed there with plenty of information

to help visitors decide what to do. T e walks include Explore Manor Park, Rocks Across Greensand Country, and Walk the Vale. One of the extra benefi ts of being a charter member is being able to

add business details and website address to the Greensand Country website. T is will create a new stream of customer interest and potential growth for the business.

If you’d like to join the Greensand Country Festival visit: and follow link to the Festival page. Or if you are interested in becoming a charter member visit



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