For such a small town, Leighton-Linslade has a huge variety of groups to become involved in, most of them within a half-hour walk or 10 minute bike ride of Southern Leighton Buzzard.
Sports clubs cater for all tastes including football, netball, swimming, rugby, golf, but also the more unusual ones such as bowls and croquet.
Please take a moment to look at the various clubs and leisure centres throughout the town and surrounding areas by clicking on a link below. All of which are easily accessible by Public Transport, Walking and Cycling.
To help you settle into your new community we have identified and range of sports and leisure activities that might appeal to you, the majority of which are within walking or cycling distance of your home. Become a valued member of the community by joining one of the many clubs available!
Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact us via the feedback form.
|Leighton Town Football Club
Tel: 01525 373 311
|Buzzards Mountain Bike Club
Tel: 07913 665 550
|Leighton United Football Club
Tel: 01582 840 943
Tel: 01525 634 963
|Ladies Football Club
|Leighton Buzzard Athletics Club
Tel: 01525 221 378
|Soccer For Tots
Tel: 01525 237 750
|Leighton Fun Runners
Tel: 01525 370 570
|Leighton Buzzard Rugby FC
Tel: 01525 371 322
|Leighton Buzzard Ramblers
Tel: 01525 372036
|Leighton Buzzard Netball Club
Tel: 07962 067523
Tel: 01525 758 732
|Leighton Buzzard Town Cricket Club
Tel: 01525 375 140
Tel: 01525 604 361
|Eggington Foresters Cricket Club
Tel: 01525 210 182
|Shokotan Karate Club
Tel: 07810 756 397
|Aspley Guise Cricket Club
|Taikido Freestyle Martial Arts
Tel: 01525 374912
|Leighton Buzzard Golf Club
Tel: 01525 244 800
|Tai Chi Club
Tel: 01908 310 611
|Leighton Buzzard Hockey Club
Tel: 07531 557 798
|Church Riverside Scout Group
Tel: 0843 2890982
Tel: 01525 634 963
|Leighton Buzzard Brownies/Girl Guides
Tel: 01525 373 860
|Leighton Buzzard Stanbridge
and District Riding Club
Tel: 07721 913 855
Tel: 01525 372 033
Tel: 01582 881 643
|Leighton Snooker Centre
Tel: 01525 383 113
Tel: 01582 881 643
|Leighton Buzzard Tennis Club
Tel: 01525 217 219
|Linslade Crusaders Swimming Club
Tel: 01525 381 535
|Leighton Buzzard Community
Tel: 01525 635 111
|Linsalde Tennis Club
Tel: 01525 377552
To help you keep fit we have managed to negotiate a number of discounts with the local fitness centres. For more information please see additional leaflets within your Resident Information Pack.
Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, 01525 375 765
This is the town's main leisure centre and it offers two swimming pools, badminton, tennis, netball, gym, spa and sauna facilities.
From Southern Leighton Buzzard you can walk (25 mins) or cycle (10 mins) across Billington Road into Chartmoor Road, through the Grovebury Industrial Park to the roundabout, then follow the old railway track to the bridge across the canal. Continue into Mentmore Gardens then turn left along Mentmore Road and the Centre is on the left. The number 36 bus also stops in Finch Crescent and Cedars Way which are a 3 minute walk from the Leisure Centre.For more information please see your residents pack, call 01525 375 765 or visit www.harpersfitness.co.uk/gyms/tiddenfoot-leisure-centre
Alzheimer's Society, 07930 894 206
Cancer Support Group, 01525 631 177
Curves Women's Fitness, 01525 219 800, www.curves.com
�nergie Fitness Club, 01525 853 000, www.myenergieclub.com/leighton
Extreme Fitness, 01525 850 770
Jazz Exercise, 01525 851 308
Multiple Sclerosis Society, 01525 377 099, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilates, 01525 850 368, email@example.com
Pilates, 01525 382 657, www.vanillastudio.co.uk
Reiki Support Group, 01525 632 638, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga, 01525 210 553, www.yoga-alison.co.uk
Of course, the cheapest and easiest way to get fit is to go for a walk or a bike ride, or kick a ball in the park. Leighton Buzzard has a large number of parks with grass areas and children's play equipment as we have identified below:
St Judes Clinic offers Clinical Pilates and Ante/Post natal Pilates. Sessions are run by a Chartered Physiotherapist additionally qualified as an APPI Pilates Instructor - so you know you are in safe hands. 1:1 and small group sessions are offered in Leighton Buzzard after an initial assessment.
Below are a number of football grounds which are easily accessible via Leighton Buzzard Railway Station. Services operated by London Midland run between London Euston and Birmingham New Street Station. Details of train timetables can be found on the following links.
Milton Keynes Dons Football Club
Stadium:mk, Stadium Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST
01908 622 900
Luton Town FC
Kennilworth Road, 1 Maple Road East, Luton, LU4 8AW
01582 411 622
Other football stadiums you can easily access by public transport are:
Vicarage Road, WD18 0ER
0844 856 1881
Wembley, London, HA9 0WS
0844 980 8001
|Wycombe Wanderers FC
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
01494 472 100
|Queen's Park Rangers FC
Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, W12 7PA
0208 743 0262
|Northampton Town FC
Sixfields Stadium, NN5 5QA
01604 683 700
Emirates Stadium, N7 7AJ?
0207 619 5003
|Aston Villa FC
Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE
0800 612 0970
|Tottenham Hotspur FC
White Hart Lane, N17 0AP
0208 365 5000
|West Bromwich Albion FC
The Hawthorns, B71 4LF
0871 271 1100
Craven Cottage, SW6 6HH
0870 442 1222
|Birmingham City FC
St. Andrews, B9 4RL
0844 557 1875
Stamford Bridge, SW6 1HS
0871 984 1955
Bescot Stadium, WS1 4SA
01922 651 414
Leighton Buzzard has a wide range of clubs and societies suitable for youngsters - for a full list check the "Groups" and "Community" pages. Most schools run a variety of After Schools Clubs.
Here are a number of useful starting points:
Leighton-Linslade Youth Forum
The Forum works closely with the Leighton-Linslade Town Council to provide better amenities for the 12-21 year old population. The forum started in 1997, by a group of young people who wanted to make a difference in their community. The forum is there to make sure all the young people in the town have a voice if they want to. As mentioned above the best way to get your voice across to the people that matter is by becoming a Youth Forum member, all you have to do is attend the meetings!
Vandyke Road Youth Club
Meets in their large clubhouse next to Gilbert Inglefield Middle School on Vandyke Road.
01525 373 375
Meadow Way Youth Club
Meets at the clubhouse in Meadow Way.
01525 377 597. www.meadowway.org/YouthClub.htm
Cedars Coaching Academy
Gain a sports Junior Coaching Qualification.
Voluntary and Community Action Centre
Bossard House, West Street.
01525 850 559
A confidential support service.
The TACTIC Centre, on Hockliffe Street in the town centre, is a joint project between the Leighton-Linslade Youth Forum and The Leighton Linslade Town Council. TACTIC stands for Teenage Advice Centre, Teenage Information Centre.
The Centre opens from 3 - 6 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 3 - 7 Thursday and 11 - 4 Saturday.
Do you have a health issue, but don't want to go to your doctor? TACTIC has a Health Professional for you to chat to between 4.30pm to 5.30pm most days, offering confidential advice on many subjects including pregnancy tests; condoms, the "morning-after" pill, and chlamydia testing, are also available, completely free!
The TACTIC Centre works with many agencies that are based in and around Bedfordshire, including Citizens Advice Bureau, Youth Service, P.U.K.E (Alcohol Advice), Y.O.T. (Youth Offending Team).
Connexions come to the centre twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon - you can make an appointment or just drop in. Plan B (drugs agency) are also at the centre on a Tuesday. If you would like to speak to a Plan B drugs worker, speak to a support worker at TACTIC.
Of course support workers are always available at the centre to answer questions or just to listen.
Talk Time is another service that the TACTIC Centre offers. Talk Time is a service for young people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or sexual orientation who need support. A trained counsellor is available to chat confidentially on Thursdays from 4 - 7 and Fridays from 4 - 6. You can either make an appointment or drop in. It's where YOU can talk in private to someone who wants to listen.
Anything you say to any member of staff that works at the TACTIC Centre will be taken in the strictest of confidence and will not be passed on to any one else, unless we feel that you or any body else is in immediate danger, but we will always discuss this with you first.
Hockliffe St, 01525 373 838, www.leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk/category.asp?id=SX9452-A7820707
20 minutes walk or 8 minutes cycle via Billington Road, Lake Street and Hockliffe Street.
15 minutes by number 36 or Dash Direct bus to Lake Street then walk up Lake Street to Hockliffe Street.
For more information please contact Rachel Hughes on the number below.
17 Hockliffe Street
KidsOut, help for disadvantaged kids - Church Square, 01525 385 252, www.kidsout.org.uk
Voluntary & Community Action - voluntary and community groups info
Bossard House, West Street. 01525 850 559, www.voluntaryworks.org.uk/action%2Dsouthbeds
Community & Social Groups
Adult Education Evening Classes, 01525 375 769
Allotments, 01525 631 923
Buzzards 50+ Sports & Social Club, 01525 371 254 Diane Clarke, Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Mentmore Road, Linslade. 01525 371 254
Conservative Club, 01525 377 976
Happy Oldies Over Sixties Club, 01525 755 251 Sylvia Turney, 5 Mountbatten Gardens.
Leighton Linslade Senior Citizen's Association, 01525 372 936, Myrna Green, 26 Rock Lane, Linslade,
Leighton Buzzard Society, 01525 372 036, www.leightonbuzzardsociety.com
Lions Club, 01525 210 665
Rotary Club, email@example.com , www.leightonlinsladerotary.com
Royal British Legion, 01525 373 972
Royal Naval Association, 01525 371 680
St John Ambulance Brigade, 01525 852 251, www.sja.org.uk/bedfordshire
U3A, 01525 370 678 Steve Powell, 17 Redwood Glade, 01525 384 139
WI - Billington Village Hall, 01525 378 411
WI - Leighton Cricket Club, 01525 370 114
WI - Riverside, 01525 634 279
Women's Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS), 01525 372 229
Working Men's Club, 01525 372 561
Fairtrade, 01525 221 780, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greensand Trust (Conservation Group) at Stockgrove Park, 01525 237 760, www.greensandtrust.org
Friends Of The Earth, 01525 385 097, www.southbedsfoe.co.uk
Friends Of Clipstone Brook (river conservation), email@example.com
Friends Of Linslade Wood, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leighton Buzzard Greening Group, email@example.com
Woodcraft Folk, 01525 370 900, Christopherbraithwaite@btinternet.com, www.woodcraft.org.uk/directory/21
Air Training Corps, 01525 851 728
Archaeological & Historical Society, 01525 376 550, www.lbdahs.org.uk
Bedfordshire Natural History Society, 01525 378 245 www.bnhs.org.uk
Bridge Club, 01296 661 803, www.lbbridge.org.uk
Flower Club, 01525 371 103
Market Cross Quilters, 01525 716 944, www.marketcrossquilters.fotopic.net
Photographic Club, 01525 372 075, www.lbpc.me.uk
Ramblers, 01525 372 036, www.lb-ramblers.org.uk
Riverside, Hockliffe Rd http://crscouts.org.uk/portal2
1st, Grovebury Rd www.1lbscouts.org.uk
Wargames Club, 01908 568 259, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine circle, 01525 853 412, www.johndaywine.com