Campbell Park

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Coordinates: 52°02′50″N 0°44′37″W / 52.047219°N 0.743626°W / 52.047219; -0.743626

Campbell Park
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.jpg
Campbell Park, September 2012.
Campbell Park is located in Buckinghamshire
Campbell Park
Campbell Park
 Campbell Park shown within Buckinghamshire
Population 16,402 [1]
OS grid reference SP861395
Civil parish Campbell Park
Unitary authority Milton Keynes
Ceremonial county Buckinghamshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MILTON KEYNES
Postcode district MK6
Dialling code 01908
Police Thames Valley
Fire Buckinghamshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Milton Keynes North
Website www.campbell-park.gov.uk
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Campbell Park is a district in east-central and south-central Milton Keynes, England, the central park for Milton Keynes, and (As of 1 April 2012) a ward of Central Milton Keynes Parish Council.[2]

Despite the loss of its eponymous district to another parish, the name Campbell Park continues to be used for a civil parish that includes other districts.[3] According to the 2001 census the parish (then including the Park) had a population of 13,364.

The Park[edit]

The park, also known as Campbell Park, takes up the larger part of the district. It was named in honour of the first chairman of Milton Keynes Development Corporation, Lord Campbell of Eskan. It stretches from the Theatre end of Central Milton Keynes down to the Grand Union Canal. A marina is planned for the canal here and it is the planned junction for the proposed Bedford Arm.


Civil parish[edit]

Campbell Park is a civil parish in the borough of Milton Keynes. The parish is bounded by Childs Way (H6) to the north, the River Ouzel to the east, the A5 to the west, and Chaffron Way to the south. The parish includes the Fishermead, Oldbrook, Springfield, Winter Hill and The Woolstones grid-squares. The parish was originally known as Woolstone-cum-Willen[4] and was formed on 1 April 1934 as a merger of Great Woolstone, Little Woolstone and Willen.[5] The parish was part of Newport Pagnell Rural District until it became part of the borough of Milton Keynes in 1974.[5] The parish was redefined in 2012, when the districts of Campbell Park (sic), Newlands and Willen were reallocated to other parishes. Despite the loss of its eponymous district, the Parish Council continues to use its name.

Fishermead[edit]

Fishermead is named after a field called Fishers Mead. The fishing theme is continued in the street naming. All of the streets are named after Cornish fishing villages. There are two schools in the area, The Willows (formerly Newlyn Place) first school and Jubilee Wood School (formed by the amalgamation of Penwith first school and Meadfurlong middle school in 2012). Fishermead is known for its many trees and parks, with several local shops including a co-op and three fast-food vans.

The BT telephone exchange known as 'Bradwell Abbey' that serves Central Milton Keynes and the surrounding districts is located here, at the bottom of Helford Place – about three miles east of the real Bradwell Abbey.

Fishermead has a mixed population which reflects the demographics of Milton Keynes in general however the proportion of immigrants may be higher here with larger communities of somalis and more recently, eastern Europeans.[citation needed]

The area was the location of a double shooting in 2011 which left two somali teenagers dead.[6][7][8]

Oldbrook[edit]

Oldbrook is separated from Central Milton Keynes by Child's Way (H6). Despite its proximity to Central Milton Keynes, it has its own local centre comprising various shops and restaurants including Blockbuster, Lidl, Domino's Pizza, Tesco Express, and Pizza Hut. Oldbrook is also home to Milton Keynes Christian Centre which is one of the larger churches in Milton Keynes. There is one school in Oldbrook, Oldbrook First School, situated next door to The Cricketers pub on Oldbrook Blvd.

All of the streets are named following a cricketing theme, most after English cricketers.

Springfield[edit]

Springfield is a residential area situated close to Central Milton Keynes. It sits between the districts of Fishermead, Peartree Bridge and the Woolstones. There are two schools in the area, Shepherdswell first school and The Orchards (formerly Springfield Middle) school. Springfield has a local pub, community center and a Tesco Express convenience store. The Grand Union Canal runs by Springfield into nearby Peartree Bridge.

The Woolstones[edit]

Winterhill[edit]

For other uses, see Winter Hill.

Winterhill is the most westerly district of the parish, butting up as it does to the West Coast Main Line, south of and convenient to Milton Keynes Central railway station. It is a small district, split from the rest (Knowlhill) of its natural grid square by the railway line and the A5. It consists primarily of 'big shed' retail outlets and campus style offices.

Other Campbell Parks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics. "Neighbourhood Statistics 2011 Census". Neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/elections/documents/PUBLIC%5FNOTICE%2Edoc Notice of Outcome of Community Governance Review] – Borough of Milton Keynes
  3. ^ Parishes in Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes Council.
  4. ^ "The Story of Campbell Park Parish Council". 
  5. ^ a b GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Woolstone Cum Willen. Retrieved on 16 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Gunman executes two teen friends | The Sun |News". The Sun. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "BBC News – 'Suspicious men' seen after Fishermead shooting". Bbc.co.uk. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  8. ^ 2url=http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/two-men-shot-in-drugs-war-1-3550709 (23 February 2012). "Two men shot in drugs war – Local – Milton Keynes Citizen". Miltonkeynes.co.uk. 

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