Council Services

Council Services

The Town Council (formerly Ampthill Urban District Council) has been a Successor Town Council since April 1974, pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972. Ampthill is situated in Mid Bedfordshire, with a population of approximately 7,300 and 3,150 households.

The Council comprises 12 members and meets regularly at the Council Chambers. The Mayor/Chairman of Ampthill for 2016/2017 is Councillor Margaret Wilson. The Deputy Mayor/Vice Chairman is Councillor Simon Peacock.

Opening Hours: 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and to 4.00pm on Friday. Closed for lunch from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.


Tourism & History

Tourism & History

Ampthill is a Georgian Market Town with a more interesting and significant history than many towns of a much larger size.

With its attractive buildings and unique charm it rarely fails to cast its spell on residents and visitors alike.

Many of the town's Georgian fronted buildings can be seen from the Market Square. However, behind these facades lies a much older history.

With a weekly market (Thursday), places to shop, eat and visit Ampthill has much to offer.

Ampthill twinned with Nissan-Lez-Enserune, France.


Around the Pump & Charter Market

Around the Pump

Around The Pump is Ampthill Town Council's bi-monthly publication. It is distributed to Ampthill households and to various outlets around the town.

You can read the latest issue here and find out more about 'What's on in Ampthill' including community news and events.

If you would like some editorial coverage in a future issue please contact the Town Council.