Coronavirus COVID-19

08 April 2020

Updated: 15th May 2020

Announcement regarding Ampthill Town Council services in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic

Like many organisations and service providers across Central Bedfordshire, Ampthill Town Council has been preparing its response to Government announcements concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic.  

Ampthill Town Cemetery remains open for burials, however, please note that ashes interments and memorial permits have been temporarily suspended. Click here for further information regarding procedures. 

The Great Park, and open spaces owned and managed by Ampthill Town Council are currently still open, however we ask that you are responsible in following government advice on social distancing - please keep a 2 meter distance from other visitors. We appreciate that exercise and fresh air supports good health and well-being but we are all having to change our usual behaviours in current times. 

The Park Hub Cafe, toilets and children's play area are closed until further notice.  The Park car parks are open.

Telephone enquiries: 01525 404355 or email: [email protected] or send a message via our Facebook page. Thank you for your co-operation.

The weekly Thursday market will remain open whilst FOOD traders are able to attend - however this will be reviewed in-line with government advice and on a week-to week basis.  Public toilets located in the town will remain closed until further notice.

The Town Council Office, Park Lodge – We regret to advise residents and partners that the Town Council office will be temporarily closed to visitors with effect from Friday 20th March at 4.00pm. We are taking this step to lessen the risk of Covid-19 being spread to our staff and visitors. This means you will no longer be able to pick up food waste and recycling bags from us so please contact Central Bedfordshire Council in this regard on 0300 300 8000.  

The Town Council is closely monitoring Government advice on COVID-19 in order to keep our visitors, staff and volunteers safe and healthy during this time. We are all experiencing extraordinary circumstances and we thank you for your continuing understanding.

Contacting the Town Council – as long as staffing resources allow, residents and businesses can continue to contact the Council through our Facebook page; our mainline telephone number – 01525 404355 (voicemail messages are being monitored) or email: [email protected]

Ampthill & Flitwick Good Neighbours - Coronavirus Help
•    Self-Isolating? 
•    Got no Family or Friend support Network? 
Ampthill & Flitwick Good Neighbours can help  (We cover Ampthill, Flitwick, Maulden, Millbrook, Steppingley & Westoning) 
•    We can get your shopping or prescriptions 
•    Offer befriending by telephone 
Contact us for help by ringing 07833 314 903 or by emailing:   
[email protected]

Equally, if you want to volunteer for us during this crisis, please contact us so we can meet this increased demand on our services 


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus. Please stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms.
•    a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
•    a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home and testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

How long to stay at home?
•    if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
•    if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
•    you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
•    your condition gets worse
•    your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

NHS advice    

NHS 111 online