The Greensand Trust is an independent environmental charity that works with local communities and landowners to conserve and promote the distinctive landscape, wildlife and history of the Greensand
Ridge, and to improve access, understanding and enjoyment of this fascinating area.
Our work includes:
Promoting and carrying out conservation management of important greensand
--. habitats and species;
Promoting the local distinctiveness of the Greensand Ridge;
Improving the rights of way network, including assisting Parish Paths Partnership (P3) groups in their work;
Managing open spaces, country parks and nature reserves for the benefit of wildlife and visitors;
Helping local communities set up environmental improvement projects with advice, fundraising and practical help;
Advising and assisting landowners who wish to improve the wildlife and/or heritage value of their land;
Providing opportunities for voluntary conservation work;
And promoting environmental education for all ages.
We work in partnership with local councils, national agencies and the business and voluntary sectors. Our partners include Aylesbury Vale District Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Natural England, Environment Agency, Forest Enterprise, Lafarge Aggregates, Leighton-Linslade Town Council, Bedford Borough Council, Milton Keynes Council, Luton Borough Council, Shanks, Groundwork Trust and the Wildlife Trust.
The Greensand Trust is a Registered Charity and is governed by a board of Trustees as follows:
Peter Smith Chairman of Trustees
Steven Smith Trustee
Gillie Sharp Trustee
Sally Hunt Trustee
Sonnie Wing Trustee
In addition to the Trustees the following Senior Officers of the Trust attend in a non-voting capacity.
Gill Welham Chief Executive and Company Secretary
Jon Balaam Director of Development