Barton Countryside Conservation provides volunteer manpower and equipment to maintain and develop countryside conservation and public access.
What we do…
BCC was established to bring together local residents and the amazing countryside that surrounds the parish of Barton-Le-Clay in Bedfordshire, working with Central Bedfordshire Council, Hertfordshire County Council, local land owners, farmers, doctors and may other local organisations.
We believe that a strong working relationship between these organisations can work hand in hand with our main objectives of promoting public access, promoting physical and mental well-being, promoting wildlife interest and education.
BCC is operated as a not for profit organisation, during 2018 we expect to move to become a Community Interest Company (CIC), this ensures that our funds are legally locked for use only by BCC to conduct good works and can not be paid to directors or investors.
For our next 5 years we have established several programmes:
BCC Conservation Volunteers : The heart of BCC is our conservation Volunteers, a well trained, hands on dedicated workforce that tackles the seasonal maintenance of local byways, public spaces and select private conservation sites.
BCC Social Prescribing : CV Green Gym, BRCC, local doctors, NHS physical and mental health, self esteem.
BCC Conservation Education : Schools growing boxes, bat bird owl and hedgehog houses, wildlife food, living willow, Orchards East survey team
BCC Public Access : Public right of way maps, walkers routes, viewranger, QR code waymarkers, walking events, cycling and horse riding events, PROW research
We will be running several public displays and exhibitions over the next year however you can contact us directly if you would like to know more about what we are doing, when we are holding events and how you can get involved by simply completing our Contact form.
We try to respond to all submissions within 24 hours when possible.
Alternatively please use our general information email.
North Chilterns Walking Festival, Autumn 2019
download the latest North Chilterns leaflet HERE
From sun burn to washed out…
Well what week, two extremes in two days, thankfully we managed to get a good 1.5m full width cut on some of the parishes ‘permissive paths’ this week. In all a healthy 1.2km track cut ready to have the overgrowth also cut back later this week. Plan is then to move on and start to …
Hello World! So post number 1 on our shiny new blog and I guess it is a great place to highlight some of the many streams of information that we at BCC HQ receive that you our valued readers should be aware of. Does January 1st 2026 ring any bells? NO? oh dear…. If you …
Download and public information services
BCC has an extensive library of public documents ranging from Right of Way Surveys to Social Prescribing handbooks and a whole lot in between… please use the links below to access the download files.
Central Bedfordshire Public Rights of Way Surveys
Hertfordshire Public Rights of Way Surveys
Viewranger QR code mapping
BCC Wild Animal Food