About Me

 


  • Personal Information - I was born in Ampthill in 1962. After severe illness during the 1990's I have been passionate about doing more for my community. You can find out more about me and my fight against leukaemia at by visiting my Ampthill.Info Website
  • Councillor:

    • Ampthill Town Councillor - 1997 to present day
    • Ampthill Town Mayor - 2005/2006
    • Mid Beds District Councillor (Independent) - 2007 to 2009
    • Central Bedfordshire Councillor (Independent) - 2011 to 2015

  • Work - I work for a Local Community Development Charity, namely Community & Voluntary Service (your local Council for Voluntary Service), where I am the Information Officer/Funding & Development Officer. Find out more at www.yourcvs.org
  • Volunteering - I'm a Trustee/Committee Member of the following organisations:
    • Ampthill & District Good Neighbours - Founder & Chairman of this community care scheme, whereby those that can help voluntarily offer help to those in need in Ampthill, Millbrook & Maulden - find out more at www.ampthillgoodneighbours.info
    • Ampthill & Flitwick Timebank - Timebanking is a means of exchange used to organise people and organisations around a purpose, where time is the principal currency.  For every hour participants 'deposit' in a timebank, perhaps by giving practical help and support to others, they are able to 'withdraw' equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. In each case the participant decides what they can offer. Everyone's time is equal, so one hour of my time is equal to one hour of your time, irrespective of whatever we choose to exchange. Because timebanks are just systems of exchange, they can be used in an almost endless variety of settings. 
    • Mid Beds Citizens Advice Bureau - providing advice on all matters from their base in Ampthill. I'm a former volunteer and now a trustee - learn more at www.midbedscab.org.uk
    • Mid Beds Hospice at Home Volunteers - provides befriending & respite services for local terminally ill patients
  • Webmaster & Creator of:
    • Ampthill - Past., Present & Future (www.ampthill.info) - with the aim of informing, engaging, empowering the residents of the town

 

  • Ampthill App - an app available for your smartphone or tablet that keeps you up to date with everything Ampthill whilst on the move

Ampthill App

Available for Android Phones/Tablets & for iPhone/iPad from http://ampthillapp.conduitapps.com

  • Ampthill Biz (www.ampthill.biz) - a collaboration with Ampthill Chamber of Trade & Commerce to promote the town's retail & business sectors

 

  • Ampthill Welcome Pack - developed this resource for residents old & new. You download a copy of this useful resource from www.ampthill.info/page61.htm 
 
  • Ampthill Essentials Leaflet - developed this resource for residents so you can have those essential contacts close at hand. You download a copy of this useful resource from www.ampthill.info/page61.htm
Ampthill Essentials Leaflet

An A4 sheet of all those essential phone numbers, such as doctors, your councillors, Ampthill Town Council etc

Download: Ampthill - Essential Information Sheet

If you require any more information on how to develop a Welcome Pack for your community contact me at mark.andrew.smith@hotmail.co.uk