South Bedfordshire Association

Visitors at the 2014 Dunstable Kite Festival, on the Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.

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

We currently have members from Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Luton 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 to make membership more enjoyable and enriching. We have at least one holiday a year and usually an event around Christmas.

Members receive a newsletter four times a year to keep them informed of activities of nearby Trust properties. We support our local properties, the Chiltern Gateway Centre on Dunstable Downs, the Ashridge Estate and the nearby Whipsnade Tree Cathedral. Some of our members either work or volunteer at local properties.

We meet at the Salvation Army Centre, Bull Pond Lane, Dunstable, LU6 3AH ON Wednesdays evenings, 7.45pm. during Autumn and Spring. During the Winter months on Monday afternoon, 2.30pm.
To find out more about South Bedfordshire Association and to see our 2020 programme click here


The best way to get full value of the Association is to become a member, which is open to National Trust members, volunteers and people interested in our activities.
Membership is £12 per person.
To join or for more details please contact our membership secretary, Lynda Power by telephone on 01582 696193 or email
We are also pleased to see non-members, who are charged £3 per meeting.