Bramingham

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Bramingham
Bramingham is located in Bedfordshire
Bramingham
Bramingham
 Bramingham shown within Bedfordshire
Population 8,310 [1]
OS grid reference TL077252
Civil parish Bramingham
Unitary authority Luton
Ceremonial county Bedfordshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Luton
Postcode district LU3
Dialling code 01582
Police Bedfordshire
Fire Bedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Luton North
List of places
UK
England
Bedfordshire

Coordinates: 51°54′54″N 0°25′59″W / 51.915°N 0.433°W / 51.915; -0.433

Bramingham is an area of Luton in Bedfordshire. The area is situated in the north of the town and takes its name from Bramingham Farm, the farm house of which is now a grade II listed building betrays the areas rural past.

Bramingham Wood[edit]

Bramingham Wood is a natural woodland, just to the north of Luton. In 1985 The Woodland Trust, a nation-wide charity took over the management and subsequently the ownership of the wood from the private owners. The wood covers approximately 45 acres (180,000 m2) and has been classified as an ancient woodland that is, it has known to have been in existence for at least 400 years and has probably been a woodland for much longer.

After the Trust took over the wood, the Bramingham Wood Volunteers were formed who carry out much of the work on behalf of the Trust. A network of paths through the wood have been created.

The wood has a spectacular spring bluebell display and also pink campion flourishes in the cleared areas.

Politics[edit]

Bramingham ward is represented by Cllr Gilbert Campbell (Conservative) and Cllr David Johnston (Conservative), who is the Conservative Leader at Luton Borough Council. The ward includes the area of Bramingham as well as Warden Hills.

The ward forms part of the parliamentary constituency of Luton North, and the MP is Kelvin Hopkins (Labour). Bramingham is within the East of England (European Parliament constituency).

Map of Luton showing Bramingham


Local Attractions[edit]

Key
AP Icon.svg Abbey/Priory/Cathedral
Accessible open space Accessible open space
Themepark uk icon.png Amusement/Theme Park
CL icon.svg Castle
Country Park Country Park
EH icon.svg English Heritage
Forestry commission logo.svg Forestry Commission
Heritage railway Heritage railway
Historic house Historic House
Museum (free)
Museum
Museum (free/not free)
National Trust National Trust
Drama-icon.svg Theatre
Zoo icon.jpg Zoo

Local Newspapers[edit]

Two weekly newspapers are delivered free to all the houses in Bramingham. However they are not specific to Bramingham. They are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luton Borough Council, Population Estimates and Forecasts, estimate for Bramingham ward in 2007. The count in the 2001 Census was 7,584.

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