South Bedfordshire Association

Visitors at the 2014 Dunstable Kite Festival, on the Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.
The Dunstable Downs benefits from the support of the South Bedfordshire Associatin National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

The South Bedfordshire Association is an association of National Trust members and volunteers who promote the work of the Trust.

We currently have over 230 members from Dunstable, Luton, Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding villages.

What we do

The object of the association is to promote the work of the National Trust by raising funds.
We have a programme of talks and visits to enhance members' understanding of the work of the Trust and make membership more enjoyable and enriching. We have at least one holiday a year and usually an event around Christmas time.
Members receive a newsletter four times a year to keep them informed of the activities of nearby Trust properties. We support our local property, the Chiltern Gateway Centre on Dunstable Downs, and the nearby Tree Cathedral at Whipsnade. Some of our members either work or volunteer at the local properties.
We meet at the Salvation Army Centre, Bull Pond Lane, Dunstable, LU6 3AH on Wednesday evenings during autumn and spring. During the winter months we meet on a Monday afternoon. At all our meetings we serve refreshments which are free and this enables our members to socialise with each other.


The best way to get the full value of the association is to become a member, which is open to National Trust members, staff and volunteers.
Membership is £10 per person.
To join or for more details please contact our membership secretary:
Lynda Power
48 Mentmore Crescent
Tel: 01582 696193
We are also pleased to see non-members, who are charged £3 per meeting.