The Bradgers Hill Wilder Future’s Project is a vital and timely project. Designed to inspire people to understand, care for and take action for the precious green spaces that envelop the urban Luton landscape, it has communities at its heart.
The project will use creative ways to engage diverse audiences and forge a new sense of place and belonging within the local green spaces.
Luton, Let's get wild!
Our Project Purpose
We aim to inspire and empower the community local to Bradgers Hill to take action in their lives and forge meaningful connections with their local green space in order to preserve it for future generations.
The project will focus on:
Our Project Mission
We are committed to working locally in Luton to improve the social and environmental wellbeing of our community, simultaneously elevating the significance of Bradgers Hill through heritage, conservation and engagement opportunities which inspire, move and teach.
Bradgers Hill is a hidden gem in the outskirts of the Bushmead Estate in Luton. A lush grassland habitat for significant wildlife and plants, this belt of green space has been utilised by humans for centuries and still bears the markings from medieval farming, to modern warfare when local troupes readied themselves in the chalk pits for the front line.
Until recently, the John Dony Centre (now the Bushmead Community Hub) delivered regular environmental educational activities. Due to changing circumstances, activities ceased for a number of years. The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (BCN) alongside its partner Luton Borough Council and volunteer community group Friends of Bradgers Hill, want to once again deliver heritage and nature engagement activities on this site and in the local communities. We will work closely in partnership with all parties to ensure the legacy of this project is felt for future generations.